Hearts, Kotoko face tall order in Ghana Premier League

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The two giants are set for tough tasks on Sunday in week two of the local championship

While Hearts of Oak go in search for a first victory, rivals Asante Kotoko will be hoping to make it two wins on the bounce on matchday two of the Ghana Premier League.

Under new Scottish coach Frank Nuttal, the Phobians are eyeing three points at the expense of Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday following a scoreless draw with Inter Allies in week one.

Kotoko overcame an early scare with a 3-1 comeback over Liberty Professionals last week, and will hope to be second time lucky when they play as guests to 2010-11 champions Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park.

Having lost 1-0 to Medeama in week one, Wafa will seek to make amends in Sunday’s welcome of league leaders Ebusua Dwarfs to the Sogakope Park. The latter beat Bolga All Stars 3-1 to jump to the top of the table.

Newly-promoted Elmina Sharks are set for their debut on Sunday in a home tie against Aduana Stars at the Nduom Sports Stadium. Sharks saw their matchday one fixture against Wa All Stars postponed due to the latter’s involvement in the Caf Champions League.

At the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman, Liberty Professionals, who have renowned coach Sellas Tetteh back with the team, are tipped for three points in their clash with Inter Allies.

But earlier on Saturday, Accra Great Olympics will play away to 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Defending champion Wa All Stars and FA Cup champions Bechem United will not be involved this weekend due to continental assignments. The former face Libyan side Al-Ahli Tripoli in the Caf Champions League on Sunday, a day after the latter play Algerian outfit MC Alger.

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