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18.02.2009 Football News

Hearts To Tour Sudan

By Daily Guide
Hearts To Tour Sudan

Obed Ansah Hearts of Oak will embark on a one-week training tour of Sudan in an attempt to preserve their form during the two-week break of the Glo Premier League.

The current league leaders have a seven point lead and want to keep their focus until action resumes after the CHAN tournament in Ivory Coast.

Hearts are expected to play Sudanese crack sides Al Merreikh and Al Hilal before returning to Accra.

An 18-man squad is expected to make the trip but without first choice goalkeeper Philemon McCarthy, defender Michael Osei Bonsu and Charles Taylor who are in the Black Stars squad for the tourney.

The team could also move to South Africa if arrangements are stitched up later.

The Glo Premier League is expected to resume on 11 March.

Nii Noi Thompson of Bechem Chelsea is the latest coach to be axed in the ongoing Glo Premier League.

He joins Maurice Coorman, and Edward Gallagher, former coaches of Asante Kotoko and Sekondi Eleven Wise respectively, who were given the boot in the past two weeks.

DAILY GIUIDE SPORTS learnt that the former assistant coach of Liberty Professionals was sacked by his employers because his side was not producing the desired results.

Further information available to this paper indicates that Thompson who was on a three-month probation contract with Chelsea was relieved of his post because of lack of communication with his assistants.

Chelsea started the league on a blissful note recording wins against both Liberty and current league leaders Hearts and held Kotoko to a one-all draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

However, a recent slump in the team's performance where they have managed three draws and three wins have pushed them from second to the ninth position in the league, an outcome that is ultimately unacceptable and has cost Thompson his job.

It is however uncertain whether he would return to Liberty who have been struggling in the 16-team league.

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