Hearts boss speaks ahead of Kotoko showdown on Sunday

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Frank Nuttall looks ahead to Sunday's meeting with Asante Kotoko

Hearts of Oak coach Frank Nuttall says his side are focused on getting one over nemesis Asante Kotoko when they lock horns on Sunday.

The two teams - the biggest clubs in the country - are set to renew their rivalry in the second leg of Ghana's 60th independence anniversary game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The first leg ended 3-1 in favour of the Phobians.

“Our preseason training has been good,” Nuttall told his club's official website.

“We have narrowed down the numbers at training and that is going to increase our focus. 

"We have focused well and we have played a couple of friendly games and we are looking forward to the game.

“Certainly, it wasn’t in the original plans but it is something that has been put in at a later stage and that is what happened and we have to just manage that situation and prepare accordingly."

Sunday's game comes on the back of Hearts' 3-1 defeat to Kotoko in the FA Cup final in Tamale in October.

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“I think that the game in Tamale is in the past and I do not think it has any relevance to this game," Nuttall added.

"It is a derby game so I do not think previous results have any relevance.”


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