NC Special Competition: WAFA 3-2 Hearts – Academy boys edge five-goal thriller

WAFA SC put on a show to edge Hearts Oak 3-2 at the Sogakope Park in arguably the biggest game of the round on Sunday. The hosts started the match on the front foot and were asking all the questions in the opening ten minutes. Their efforts was rewarded in the 12th minute through Jamal Haruna who rounded up goalkeeper Ayi and then fired into the roof from an acute angle with his right foot. The Phobians grabbed the initiative from then onwards and began to dominate play with youngster…

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NC Special Competition Preview: WAFA, Hearts lock horns in Sogakope

Resurgent Hearts of Oak will lock horns with in-form WAFA SC at the Sogakope Park in arguably the biggest game of the week on Sunday in the Normalization Committee Special Competition. After a stuttering start to the league, the Phobians recorded back to back victories over Ebusua Dwarfs and Liberty Professionals to signify a change in fortune for Kim Grant’s men. However Joseph Esso and co. must punch above their weight if they are to get a result against the high-flying WAFA team who have an enviable home record. The…

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Samudeen confirms possible Hearts of Oak return

Former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Samudeen Ibrahim has revealed talks are ongoing for a possible return to the Rainbow Family. The midfielder was suspended by the club for gross misconduct after missing training for sometime but the player insisted his contract had run out. But the story has taken another twist with the player confirming talks are ongoing for a possible return to the continental club masters. “Yes it’s true, talks are ongoing for my return. I’m still a Phobian so no problem. “But pending on agreement between us,”…

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Karim Zito to be enskinned as Waziri of Nsawam Zongo

  Dreams FC technical director Abdul Karim Zito will be enskinned as the Waziri (Krontihene) of the Nsawam Zongo this weekend. The veteran trainer is among twelve astute people who are forming the new cabinet of the chief of Nsawam Zongo. The occasion to swear in Zito as the Waziri of Nsawam Zongo will be held on Sunday April 20 at the Al Rajihi Islamic School field in the Nsawm Municipality. Born and bred in Nsawam Zongo, Zito featured prominently for Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Kumapim Stars during his playing…

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NC Special Competition: Kim Grant pleased with victory over Liberty

Hearts of Oak gaffer Kim Grant is pleased with the performance of his boys after their hard fought victory over Liberty Professional on Sunday at the Carl Reindorf Park. Kojo Obeng Junior’s first half header ensured the Phobians walked away with all the three points from Dansoman as Liberty Professional suffered their first home defeat in the Normalization Committee Special Competition. Speaking to the media after the game, Kim Grant expressed his satisfaction over the progress of his team and also insisted his tactics worked perfectly against the Dansoman lads….

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NC Special Competition: Liberty 0-1 Hearts – Hungry Phobians end Soccer Lads unbeaten home run

Accra Hearts of Oak ended Liberty Proffesionals’ unbeaten home run in the GFA Special Competition at the Carl Reindolf Park on Sunday. A solitary strike from Kwadwo Obeng Jr. was enough to secure all three points for a rejuvenated Hearts of Oak The Scientific Soccer Lads came into the game on a fine run of two wins and a draw in their last three matches against a Phobian side that has managed one win in their last three attempts. It was an exciting opening 40 minutes as both sides enjoyed…

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Preko, Nassamu to assist Kenichi at Krystal Palace

Ghanaian coaches Yaw Preko and Nassamu Yakubu will be assisting Japanese trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi as deputy coach and goalkeeper’s trainer respectively at Division One side Krystal Palace, FootballMadeInGhana.com understands. Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been appointed the head coach of the Division One League side and will be heading the technical team. The two, Nassamu and Preko worked with Kenichi Yatsuhashi during his wonderful outing with Accra Hearts of Oak and also sat on the bench with him when he moved to FC Ifenyi Ubah of Nigeria. The loyalty and bondage among…

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Former Hearts trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi named Krystal Palace head coach

Former Hearts of Oak gaffer Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been appointed the head coach of ambitious Ghanaian Division One League side Krystal Palace FC. The trainer who is part of a Japanese consortium that has agreed a partnership deal with the Ghanaian side will be the technical director of the club as well as the head coach. Kenichi, whose successful stay with Hearts of Oak marked a wonderful career for him in Ghana is set to announce, yet again, another roller coaster moment with the Ghanaian second tier side. This will…

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I understand the frustration of Our fans – Kim Grant

After beating Dwarfs by 2-0, head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak Kim Grant has called on Hearts of Oak fans to have patient with his team building, saying he appreciates their frustrations. According to the coach, he is looking at the long term project of the team and not short term. Grant also admitted understanding the frustration of the supporters after going over a decade without winning any silverware. “I’m not looking at short term, I’m looking at the long term,” he said. “I brought in young player’s and…

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NC Special Competition: Hearts 2-1 Dwarfs – Esso’s double sinks former side

Joseph Esso registered a brace as he inspired Hearts of Oak to winning ways with a 2-1 win over his former side Ebusua Dwarfs. Two first half goals from striker saw the Phobians recover from back to back defeats to record their second win in the NC Special Competition. Returnee Bright Lukman pulled one back for the visitors. Esso could have grabbed a hat trick by putting the Phobians in a 3-1 lead but a late penalty miss from left the result 2-1. Joseph Esso lashed onto a Kojo Obeng…

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