Hearts’ opponents arriv. on Friday

ACCRA Hearts of Oak CAF Confederation Cup opponent, Olympique De Ngor will arrive in Ghana on Friday to ahead of the first leg clash at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Senegalese will fly directly from the Dakar International Airport on Friday morning and arrive at the Kotoka International Airport few hours later to begin preparations for the duel on Sunday, 15th March at Accra sports stadium.

The phobians manage to progress to the 1/16th of the competition by beating AS Police of Benin 1-0 on aggregate, whiles Ngor also triumph over Unisports Bafang of Cameroon on 3-2 aggregate.

Senegalese side Olympique De Ngor is making its debut appearance in the CAF Confederation Cup this season.

Ngor are currently lying on the 10th position in the Senegal ligue-1 league. They have played 11-matches; won-3, drew-5 and lost-3.

In another development,lawyer of David Duncan, Amoah Larbi has confirmed his client has received his complete due compensation from Hearts of Oak.

The Phobians were ordered to pay a staggering $40,000 compensation to Duncan for his wrongful dismissal in November 2013.

The club also failed in its appeal to the Ghana FA’s Status Committee ruling.

Hearts, facing financial challenges had to engage Duncan and his representatives to negotiate for a reduced amount.

The protracted negotiations is believed to be one of the reasons why Duncan’s prospective return to coach Great Olympics fell through.

An amount was eventually settled on but payments was to be made in tranches.

Duncan’s lawyer, Amoah Larbie has now confirmed his client has received the full negotiated compensation to end the saga with Hearts of Oak.

“We renegotiated with Hearts and they have been able to pay the debt owed to David Duncan,” Larbie told Peace FM.

“The amount was reduced for Hearts and they’ve finished paying.

“We therefore no longer have any issues with Hearts.”

David Duncan has now agreed to join rivals Asante Kotoko on a two-year deal.

Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga has revealed the much-awaited Sports Bill has not been submitted to *Parliament yet because of the insistence on introducing a new tax to support sports development in Ghana.

The bill seeks to replace SMC Decree 54 of 1976 regarding the various aspects of sports management, promotion and development in Ghana and seeks to make it current with international best practises. It is also aimed at significantly helping with the way sports is financed in Ghana.

But speaking on the Ultimate Sports Drive show, Ayariga said the bill has stalled because stakeholders have not been able to agree on the introduction of a new tax.

“I think that if people are willing to forgo a new tax for sports, I think the bill can go ahead without any hindrance.

“For now the bill is not yet in Parliament because stakeholders have not agreed on whether to impose a new tax because of all the political and economic implications it may have,” Ayariga said.

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