Sunday, 07 March 2021 10:42

PREVIEW: Hearts of Oak vrs WAFA Featured

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Hearts of Oak play as the home team this time around as they welcome their nightmare, West African Football Academy (WAFA) at the Ohene Gyan Stadium in a herculean week 17 clash of the Ghana Premier League.

 

Hearts of Oak look to extend their recent unbeaten run to three games whiles the Academy Boys will also want to grind their first win in the capital this season having lost already to Great Olympics, Legon Cities and Inter Allies all in Accra.

 
Hearts of Oak exhibited a stupendous output against their arc rivals Asante Kotoko last week in the Superclash- an encounter the Phobians dominated but failed to utilize their chances resulting into a scoreless drawn game in the end.
 
However, WAFA also look like reviving their season halting their recent winless run with a great comeback 3-1 victory over league-topping side Karela United in their last fixture in Sogakope.
 
The Phobians having relied on the exploits of youngster Isaac Mensah who has been decisive in their last two games before last week, have climbed up to the sixth position with 23 points on the standing.
 
WAFA on the other hand until that win over the Anyinase-based outfit last Sunday, had gone four games without a win leaving them 9th on the league log with 22 points, with a win today likely to send them above the 20- time champions.
 
TEAM NEWS
 
Hearts of Oak's new head coach Samuel Boadu and his assistant W.O Tandoh takes their first task today as they will be at the dugout for the first time since joining the Phobians hoping to grind a win to mark a good start.
 
Former Eleven Wonders marksman Ibrahim Salifu has been training with the team in the course of the week hoping to make his debut for the Rainbow club today but looks very likely he will start from the bench. 
 
Meanwhile, Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has all his players available for this crunchy encounter except Eric Asmany who's still struggling from his leg injury and has still not yet recovered.
 
Kickoff
1500GMT/ 3:00pm
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