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The former Ghana captain, who took over the coaching job recently, has tipped his rivals Asante Kotoko to lift the title

The coach of Hearts of Oak, CK Akunnor, has conceded that the race for the Ghana Premier League title has already been decided and rivals Asante Kotoko have won the top flight competition with five games to go.

The Phobians’ hopes of taking second in the domestic top flight took a blow after the Accra-based team registered a disappointing 0-0 draw with Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday.

Akunnor's side are third on the table and 15 points adrift of the Porcupine Warriors, who are closing in on a record 22nd title.

“It’s clear that Kotoko have won and we only have to fight to become second,” the former Ghana international told Goal.com.

“I love the tight competition in the league and only shows that Ghana football has come of age. Next season will be different and expect Hearts of Oak in action.”

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