Akuse To Host Hearts’ Pre-Season

HeartsAccra Hearts of Oak will hold their pre-season training in the Eastern Region town of Akuse from 11 August.

The two-week residential camping will see the team taken through exercises in tactics, technique and conditioning.

The team will return to Accra on Sunday August 25, after which it will play its first pre-season trial match a week later, on the 1st of September.

Team Hearts will take to the field again to play its second preseason fixture on Wednesday September 4, after which it will round up pre-season activities with a final match to beplayed on Sunday September 8.

All the preparatory matches will be honoured at the Accra Sports Stadium against yet to be determined opponents. Hearts are careful to avoid a repeat of disruptions to its last pre-season camping at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi.

It created low morale leading to a patchy start to the season. Dwarfs have been confirmed by the Ghana Football Association as
participants in next year’s CAF Confederations Cup.

According to sources, the GFA met to discuss the issue of who was to join MTN FA Cup winners Medeama SC in the competition, with Hearts of Oak and Amidaus Professionals also mooted as possible candidates for reaching the MTN FA Cup semifinals.

Dwarfs finished joint third on the Premier League table and were considered favorites for the slot. The management of Dwarfs will
soon confirm the club’s participation, according to Footy-ghana.com.

Premier League champions Asante Kotoko and runners up Berekum Chelsea will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League next year. The Ghana Football Association, in conjunction with organizers of the domestic League, the Premier League Board, are reported to have cancelled this year’s Premier League awards due to lack of funds from title sponsors
Globacom.

According to our sources, Glo is yet to settle arrears owed to the 16 premier league clubs in the just ended Glo
Premier League and are also yet to support the upcoming GFA/PLB Awards Night next month.

The Annual event has always been supported by Headline sponsors in recent years and since no payments have been made so far, the GFA and the PLB have decided to call it off. The Awards night was scheduled to take place early this month at the State Banquet Hall here in Accra.

Mahatma Otoo of Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko Head Coach Mas Ud Didi Dramani had been largely tipped to win the best player and the coach of the year respectively.

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