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13.01.2005 Football News

Hearts outlines programmes for week

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Accra, Jan. 13, GNA - The Interim Management Committee of Accra Hearts of Oak in conjunction with the supporters body, the National Chapters Committee (NCC) of the club have outlined preliminary programmes to celebrate the success of the club in the just ended Confederation Cup competition.

Hearts last Sunday handed a bitter pill down the throat of their archrivals in the finals of the competition to win the trophy on penalties after the two leg tie ended two all.

According to the programme issued from Hearts Secretariat copied to the GNA Sports, the club will first pay a courtesy call on the Ga Traditional Council at 10:00 am after which they will embark on a float through some principal streets of Accra.

The players together with the fans are to converge at the Kaneshie Azumah Nelson Sports Complex at 1:30pm after which they will file through Awudome, Obetsebi Lamptey Circle, Mortuary Road, High Street, Makola market through the Kojo Thompson Road with the terminal point being at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

The programme will be rounded up with a reception at the Ware House Night club, Adabraka.

The team will pay another courtesy call on the Nungua Traditional Council and attend a brunch at the residence of Mr S.T. Nartey at New Town, Accra with a mammoth rally at the Holy Gardens, Circle at 2:p.m. Also lined up in the programme is a thanksgiving service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral at 6:30 am with the climax of the week being an international friendly game against a Togolese side, Togoport at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium.

The match also forms part of the teams' preparation towards their game against Enyimba club of Nigeria for the Super Cup as well as the Coca Cola Top Four Tourney.

According to Mr Ashford Tettey-Oku, Administrative Manager of the Club, a flat rate of 50,000 cedis will be charged at the VIP, Wings and Upper Terrace with 20,000 cedis going for the Popular, Osu and May 9 Stands.

Mr Tettey-Oku said that a second phase of the programme including presentation to other traditional authorities and regional tours would be released in due course.

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