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Hearts of Oak will host Asante Kotoko on match day 8 of the Ghana Premier League

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Inconsistent Hearts of Oak will host inform Asante Kotoko on match day 8 of the 2017 Ghana Premier League on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Hearts of Oak for the past seven seasons have not won at home against their fiercest rivals.

Hearts of Oak – Kotoko clash will be the 104 meetings between the two giants in Ghanaian football and their clash is the biggest rivalry in the country’s football history.

The Phobians will be going into the weekend’s clash from the backdrop of a 2-1 loss at Tema Youth, while the Porcupine Warriors won their last game at home – beating WAFA 1-0.

Since the season began, the Accra giants have played three games at home – they have won two and drawn one , while the Kumasi giants have also played three away games –winning one and drawing two.

Last season at the Accra Sports Stadium, Hearts of Oak despite their form lost 0-1 following Soulama Abdoulaye’s howler.

 

For the first time in a decade, the two teams will be going into the game having expatriate coaches in their dug – Frank Nuttall will be on the bench for Hearts of Oak, while Kotoko has Zdravko Logarusic.

Hearts of Oak on the log sheet are 9 position with 9 points while Kotoko are joint top on the table with 17 points.

MATCH FACTS

Hearts of Oak have battled Asante Kotoko 104 times in the Ghana Premier League. The Phobians have won 34, drawn 37 and lost 33 times.

Since the start of Professional League in Ghana in 1993/1994, the two sides have met 43 times. Hearts of Oak have picked 15 wins, lost 10 and drawn 18 times. In that period the Accra giants have scored 48 goals as against Kotoko’s 40.

HEAD TO HEAD

1993 / 1994

Hearts 0-0 Kotoko
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts

 

1994 / 1995

Hearts 2:1 Kotoko
Kotoko 3:1 Hearts

 

1995 / 1996

Kotoko 2:1 Hearts
Hearts 3:3 Kotoko

 

1996 / 1997

Kotoko 1:2 Hearts
Hearts 1:1 Kotoko

 

1997 / 1998

Hearts 1:1 Kotoko
Kotoko 2:2 Hearts

 

1998 / 1999

Kotoko 0:1 Hearts
Hearts 2:0 Kotoko

2000

Hearts 4:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 1:1 Kotoko

 

2001

Hearts 2:1 Kotoko
Kotoko 2:0 Hearts

 

2002

Kotoko 1:1 Hearts
Hearts 3:0 Kotoko

2003

Hearts 0:0 Kotoko
Hearts 1:1 kotoko

 

2004 (Over All Decider Between Zone A and Zone B)

Hearts 1: 0 Kotoko

2005

Kotoko 3:1 Hearts
Hearts 1:1 Kotoko

 

2006 / 2007

Kotoko 0:1 Hearts
Hearts 3:1 Kotoko

 

2007 / 2008

Hearts 0:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 3:3 Hearts

 

2008 / 2009

Kotoko 1:2 Hearts
Hearts 0:1 Kotoko

 

2009 / 2010

Hearts 1:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 0:1 Hearts

 

2010 / 2011

Kotoko 0:1 Hearts
Hearts 0:2 Kotoko

 

2011 / 2012

Hearts 0:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 2:1 Hearts

 

2012 / 2013

Hearts 0:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 1:1 Hearts

 

2013 / 2014

Hearts 0:1 Kotoko
Kotoko 0:0 Hearts

 

2014 / 2015

Kotoko 0:1 Hearts
Hearts 1:2 Kotoko

2015/2016

Hearts 0 : 1 Kotoko

Kotoko 1 : 1 Hearts 

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