Sportive pose a test for Hearts
Accra, March 19, GNA – League leaders, Hearts of Oak face an
uphill task in their championship ambitions when they play
host to Tema Real Sportive in the 26th week clash of the
Onetouch Premier League when the league resumes on
The match is scheduled for the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park
Sportive have always emerged tough customers for the
Phobians in all their meetings since joining the elite
division three seasons ago and Wednesday’s encounter is not
expected to be different from the traditional ones.
On current form, Sportive has not been faring badly since
Serbian Moncilo Medic took charge some months ago with their
attack bolstered by the inclusion of former Asante Kotoko
striker, Frank Osei in their set up.
The Tema lads are bent on causing problems for a Hearts
team, depleted by the absence of such players as Moses Andoh,
Francis Bossman and Amankwah Mireku through injury.
Hearts have not been consistent in their recent outings and
will need to produce a 24-karat gold performance to set the
tone for their 20th league title as the same number of their
archrivals Asante Kotoko.
Bulgarian trainer Mitko Kostadinov Dobrev however believes
he has equally good replacements, who can perfectly fit into
the vacuum created by the absence of his key players for the
issuance of victory.
At the Kaladan Park, Real Tamale United (RTU) are favourites
to grab the three maximum points as they clash with Sekondi
Hasaacas, while Bofoakwa Tano and Great Olympics sort things
out at the Coronation Park in Sunyani.
Kpando Heart of Lions trek to Swedru as guests of Gamba All
Blacks while Power FC seeks for redemption of their fortunes
against Tema Youth at the Ho Sports Stadium.
On Thursday, Liberty will host Ashantigold at the Carl
Reindorf Park while Asante Kotoko is tipped to worsen the
woes of Fetteh Feyenoord at the Sunyani Coronation Park.