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Ghana U20 duo Bempah and Kumi join Hearts squad for Top-four rematch with Lions

Published on: 05 September 2014
Owusu Bempah and Eric Kumi have joined the Hearts squad

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Hearts of Oak head coach Herbert Addo will have the luxury of full house to face Heart of Lions in their GHALCA Top-four rematch on Friday afternoon. 

The arrived in Ghana on Monday with the Black Satellites after playing in their African Youth Championship qualifying success against Gabon but could not play in Wednesday's game that got abandoned.

However, after holding over three training sessions with the Phobians, head coach Herbert Addo could decide to include the pair in his squad for the game and Bempah, the U20 skipper is already confident of a Hearts win after watching the reverse fixture from the stands.

"I am very happy to join my club and I am ready to give my best for the Club. I have missed Hearts very much and I am coming to do my best for the team when I get the chance," he said.

Bempah played the entire duration of the Ghana win at Gabon while Kumi was a second-half substitute.

"I think from our play yesterday, it gives me confidence that we can win the game tomorrow [Friday] because of the chances we created. We created a lot but we scored only one, but I think we can change that tomorrow looking at the way training has gone well today. I am hoping that we can convert our chances," he added in an interview with

Hearts will go into the game with a 1-0 aggregate deficit from the first-leg as the results of Wednesday's game has been annulled due to the competition's regulations.


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