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14.09.2005 Football News

Attuquayefio maps out Hearts' fall on Sunday

By GNA

Accra, Sept 14, GNA -Liberty Professionals tactician, Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio is seriously mapping out a strategy aimed at clipping the wings of Accra Hearts of Oak when the two sides cross swords in their premiership duel on Sunday.

The former Phobian coach says Liberty has stepped up its preparation to enable them upset the defending champions who badly need all three points to stay in contention.

He told the GNA Sports that free scoring Liberty have embraced the challenge that the Phobians would present on Sunday, insisting that "we are very prepared and hungry to divert attention to ourselves with a decent result".

He reckons that his former club would not come easy in the game, which is expected to be an emotional one following the circumstances that surrounded their first meeting.

Hearts former coach, Emmanuel Ofei Ansah gave up life when he succumbed to ecstasy after beating his mentor and former boss (Attuquayefio) 1-0 when they met in the first round of the premier League at the Ohene Djan Sports stadium in Accra.

The celebrated coach said "we intend observing a minute's silence for Ofei but besides that, Hearts can be assured we will come all out at them for the maximum points".

Analysing the strength of his team, coach Attuquayefio told the GNA that, "superior mental toughness and durability is what we bring into the game.

My boys are very focused and mentally aware of why we need to beat Hearts and I'm convinced we would sell out a great game capable of providing us the desired results".

The tactician said he considers the Phobians as the best club in the country and was mindful of the threat they can present to their aspiration of picking one of the four slots after the season "especially at a time their form remains enviable". Whilst Liberty was on song in their league game against Kade Hotspurs last Sunday, Hearts laboured to settle for a draw against Ashantigold in Obuasi. Leading goal king, Prince Tagoe separated the two sides with a clever goal when the city rivals met in the first round. 14 Sept 05

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