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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.


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.


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


Hearts 4:0 Kotoko
Kotoko 1:1 Kotoko



Hearts 2:1 Kotoko
Kotoko 2:0 Hearts



Kotoko 1:1 Hearts
Hearts 3:0 Kotoko


Hearts 0:0 Kotoko
Hearts 1:1 kotoko


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

Hearts 1: 0 Kotoko


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


Hearts 0 : 1 Kotoko

Kotoko 1 : 1 Hearts 

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