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Sports News of Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Source: goal.com

Hearts of Oak coach reveals pre-season challenges as Ghana Premier League beckons


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Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant has revealed he is having to deal with some setbacks including injury worries as his side continue preparations for the new season.

The Accra-based outfit have reached an intense phase of their preseason programme, with the Ghana Premier League only about two weeks away.

They have been boosted by a penalty shoot-out win over city rivals Great Olympics in the Homowo Cup on Sunday.

“It has not been a smooth pre-season for me because I had players with the national teams and there were others who were injured," Grant said as reported by Citi Sports.

"In addition, I had some players coming in and they needed to gel with the rest of the team.

"But then, I think we did well against Olympics.

"I am still building the squad for the new season.

"I believe that things will get better when I have everyone back, the squad will be stronger.”

Hearts, the second most successful club in the history of the league with 20 titles, are eyeing a first title since 2007.

The top flight has been tentatively set to commence on November 3

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