Hearts eye return to continental football

Head Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Kim Grant, has said the club was focused on staging a return to continental football, hoping to ride on the Normalisation Committee’s (NC) special competition which starts this weekend to achieve that aim.

Speaking at a media interaction on Wednesday at the club’s secretariat, Grant indicated a strong desire to snatch one of the slots for Africa by emerging tops in the NC special competition.

“We have been working very and we are ready for the competition. Our ultimate desire is to play in the next CAF Champions League competition and we would stop at nothing in achieving that.”

According to him, the prestige that comes with playing in the CAF Champions League is what will drive Hearts of Oak to conquer all until our dream comes to pass.

Hearts are billed to play Dreams FC on Sunday at 6pm and the former Ghanaian international said Hearts will make the Accra Stadium a waterloo for visiting clubs with the incredible performance they hope to churn out.  

The Coach announced the return of defender Benjamin Agyare to full fitness and would be available for Sunday’s fixture as well as the duo of goalkeeper Richmond Ayi and defender William Denkyi who went on national assignment with the Black Meteors.

Consequently, he has urged the supporters to play their role by filling the stands on Sunday to cheer the club because support plays a big role in achieving their target of returning to Africa.

Speaking on Sunday’s opposition, Grant said he anticipates a tougher and stubborn Dreams FC side using every arsenal available to them to upset the Phobians.

“Having played them (Dreams FC) and won in one of our off season games, they would go back and correct their wrongs to come stronger at us but we are ready for whatever they throw at us. We are bent on starting on a good note and that remains our aim.”

Team captain Fatau Mohammed and striker Joseph Esso tasked the fans to come out in their numbers on Sunday and cheer them to victory.

BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY 

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