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07.02.2009 Football News

Kotoko, Hearts In Cliffhanger

By Daily Guide
Kotoko, Hearts In Cliffhanger

Eric Gawu, Hearts of Oak Defending champions Asante Kotoko would tomorrow lock horns with their bitterest rivals Hearts of Oak in a battle described by many soccer pundits as a cliffhanger.

Trailing their opponents by four points, the Porcupine Warriors are bent on beating the Phobians who are currently leading on the league table with 19 points from eight matches.

Already, off-the-field incidents which usually characterized matches between these two sides are ongoing with each side swearing to run away with victory.

Matches between these sides are always unpredictable irrespective of the form of either team. Hearts have been in top shape lately winning their last three matches whilst Kotoko had struggled until the last match in which the team whipped R.T.U 3-0.

Satellites duo Samuel Inkoom and Agyemang Badu will be playing their first matches in the season and their presence will be vital to Kotoko's output. On the other hand, Hearts may feature Charles Taylor and Tawrik Jibril, two of the most gifted midfielders in Ghana today.

Undoubtedly, the 44,000-seater Kumasi Sports Stadium would be filled to capacity and it is the hope of many that fans would comport themselves.

In other matches, Bechem Chelsea would battle Heart of Lions at the Sunyani Coronation Park.

Elsewhere, third placed Tema Youth would play as guests to Real Tamale United at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Liberty would host Kessben FC in Accra whilst Ashgold battles King Faisal.

Sekondi Eleven Wise would travel to Wa to play All Stars, as bottom placed Hasaacas welcome fellow strugglers All Blacks to the Essipong Sports Stadium. In Berekum, Arsenal would be hoping to account for Sporting Mirren who are 15th on the league table.