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Sports News of Wednesday, 20 December 2017


Hearts won't allow Kotoko to clinch Ghana@60 Cup - Opare Addo

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Communications Director for Accra Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo, says the Phobians won't allow their rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko to snatch the Ghana@60 trophy from them when they clash in the second leg at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday, December 24.

Hearts of Oak have a two-goal advantage over the Porcupines after they drubbed them 3-1 in a game that was categorized by heavy rains at the Accra Sports Stadium in May this year.

Last month, Kotoko beat Hearts to win the MTN FA Cup in Tamale after the 'Rainbow team' failed to record a goal when striker Saddick Adams nailed an hat-trick.

Despite the inability of the Hearts of Oak to win a silverware this season, Kwame Opare Addo says "Hearts of Oak has accepted that defeat we suffered from Kotoko in Tamale, but we know the spirit of the team would not sit back and accept another defeat,"

He added, "We are already going into this game with a two goal advantage over them, our aim is to go to Accra with the cup and that I can assure every Phobian with the words of the head coach, this game would be much more competitive than the one we saw in Tamale, even though we lost the FA cup this is another opportunity to prove to everybody that Hearts of Oak does not fall twice a roll."

Opare is also very optimistic Frank Nuttal's charges would emerge as winners on Sunday.

"We would come to Kumasi on Sunday and make sure that our fans enjoy the peace but when we are going to Accra our supporters would have the bragging rights."

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah would be the guest of honour at the match.

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