Accra Great Olympics host rivals Hearts of Oak in Kumasi

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Accra Great Olympics will do battle with city rivals Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yasra Sports stadium on Friday. The Matchday 16 has been moved to Kumasi due to the unavailability of the Acca Sports stadium.

Accra Great Olympics were held goalless by Asante Kotoko while Hearts of Oak managed a 1-1 draw against inform Nation FC on Matchday 15.

Accra Hearts of Oak are 10th in the League table with 17 points having won only 1 of their last five games - the Dade boys have drawn 2 and suffered 3 defeats. Accra Great Olympics, have lost only one home match following 4 wins and 3 draws in seven games - scored 7 and conceded 3 goals.

Hearts of Oak have managed 7 points on the road - scored 5 and conceded 7 goals in the process and are among the clubs with the least number of wins in the league after picking only 3 thus far.

The Dade Boys have one outstanding game to play against Medeama SC due to the latter's participation in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions’ League.

Accra Great Olympics have played Hearts of Oak three times at home since the 2020/21 season and have won two and drawn one. In the 2020/21 season Accra Great Olympics drew 1-1 against Hearts of Oak before beating them 3-0 in the 2021/22 season and 1-0 in the 2022/23 season. The Dade boys have won 4 of their last 6 meetings against Hearts of Oak with the other 2 ending in a draw since 2020/21 season.

Hearts of Oak top scorer Hamza Issah will hope to add to his 6-goal tally on Friday against Accra Great Olympics after making headlines in recent weeks. Issah has proven to be the most reliable forward for the Phobians following his promotion from the junior team. Linda Mtange, Salifu Ibrahim, Enock Asubonteng, Kelvin Osei Asibey, Michael Ampadu, Kofi Agbesimah, Dennis Korsah, Seidu Suraj and Eric Esso are all available for selection.

For Accra Great Olympics, forward Emmanuel Antwi who has been included in the Black Stars provisional list for the Africa Cup of Nations is expected to dazzle the thousands of fans in the stadium and beyond. They also boasts of captain Razak Kasim, Christopher Nettey, Michael Osei, Ebenezer Sekyere, Emmanuel Akesseh, Mathew Agama, Kekeli Attor, Mathew Abayase and Boateng Frimpong.

The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 6pm on Friday, December 22, 2023.