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02.04.2004 Confederation Cup

Skipper Amankwaah Mireku cleared by CAF

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Accra, April 2,GNA- Accra Hearts of Oak's skipper, Amankwaah Mireku and Francis Bossman have been cleared by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the team's second round tie against AS Aviacao of Angola billed for the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, April 11.

The duo who were suspended for a game having received two yellow cards each during the first leg round preliminary match against Stade d' Malien in Bamako a couple of weeks ago, have now been cleared to join their team according to information gathered by the GNA Sports. The players served their ban in the return encounter in Accra, where the Phobians won the match 2-0, courtesy goals from Emmanuel Osei Kuffour and Dan Quaye and are therefore likely to be starters against the Angolans who eliminated Hearts from the championship last year.

A Press Release signed by Mr Ashford Tetteh Oku, Administrative Manager of the club said officials from the Republic of Gambia have been selected by CAF to handle the encounter. They are Referee Malick Sillah as the man to handle the match with Sering Sugufara and Madiba Singnateh as Assistant Referees one and two. The fourth referee is J K Yeboah of Ghana while the Match Commissioner is Alimu Bah of Sieera Leone.

According to Mr Oku, the match is billed to kick-start at 3pm with the rates for the VIP as 150,000 cedis, the Wings 100,000 cedis, Upper Terrace 80,000 cedis, Osu South and North Wings 40,000 cedis whilst the Popular Stand will attract a rate 30,000 cedis. The Release indicated that VIP tickets in the form of complimentary cards will also be sold at 150,000 cedis and urged interested supporters to contact the Hearts Secretariat to purchase the tickets during working hours.

The Administrative Manager said apart from the Presidential Box, all complimentary cards are rendered invalid and advised fans to make it to the booths and buy tickets for entry into the stadium. He appealed to the teeming fans of the club and other enthusiastic football loving fans to make sure they come in their numbers to cheer the club unto victory.

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