15.03.2005 Football News

Big Weekend For Hearts, Kotoko, Faisal

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ACCRA Hearts of Oak, King Faisal and Asante Kotoko this weekend embark on their crucial second leg encounters against Dolphin F.C., ASC Ndiambour and FAR of Morocco respectively.

With the exception of Faisal who face a relatively less arduous task, Hearts of Oak and Kotoko enter into their games on very shaky legs.

The Nigerians enter Sunday's game with a comfortable 4-0 win they handed their Ghanaian counterparts a two weeks ago in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The 0-4 deficit notwithstanding, coach Jones Attuquayefio has assured faithfuls of the Confederations champions of a good turn of events, come Sunday at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

On Saturday in Morocco, Kotoko will play as guests of FAR in their CAF Champions league. In 1980, the Porcupine Warriors edged out their opponents in the then African Club competition.

Regardless of Kotoko's slender lead, they seem tactically organised than when they played against FAR in Kumasi.

Coach Malik Jabir guided Kotoko last Sunday to beat their Togolese opponents 2-0 in a friendly encounter, an indication of the capability of Kotoko to make it to the next round of the competition.

King Faisal travel to Senegal to battle ASC Ndiambour in their CAF Confederation encounter after thrashing the Senegalese 3-0 in the first leg.

With Eric Gawu in top shape, it will come with no surprise if the Ben Wilson, Prince Antwi and Mohammed Suraju and co. win on foreign soil.

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