Awudu eyes victory over Hearts of Oak


Kumasi Asante Kotoko towering defender Nafiu Awudu says they are ready for Wednesday’s GHALCA Top 8 semi finals game with Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors defeated Aduana Stars 2-0 in the last Group A game to top the standings with six points and a goal difference of plus two to set a date with their bitter rivals in the last four on Wednesday.

Awudu who was a pillar at the back when the Porcupine Warriors defeated Aduana yesterday insists they are well equipped to defeat their eternal rivals in midweek.

“Kotoko-Hearts games are always crucial and sometimes it defies logic, but we are preparing for it and I am very optimistic we will beat them and get to the finals,” Awudu told

“We just have to stay focus and play for 90 minutes. We beat them in the MTN FA Cup and we can beat them again,”

The former Ashgold defender also stressed that they had no choice to beat Aduana in the last group game as that was the only they could qualify and they did just that.

“Playing the G8 has been a great exercise, Against Aduana on Sunday, we had no option than to beat them and sail through and with determination we did just that,” he added.



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