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Hearts striker Mahatma Otoo declares himself fit to play Kotoko

Published on: 14 March 2011

By Patrick Akoto

Hearts of Oak have been boosted by news that striker Mahatma Otoo will be available for selection against arch-rivals Asante Kotoko on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League derby .

Otoo picked an injury during their Premier League game with Liberty Professionals on Saturday and there have been concerns about his ability to recover fully in time for Ghana's version of the ''El-Classico.''

The Ghana captain Under-20 has declared himself fit to face Kotoko.

"I picked a minor knock in the game but now I feel good and I’m ready for Kotoko on Sunday. It was a deliberate attempt to come out of the game that early so I can be fully ready for the game as been suggested by some fans," Otoo told

''Matches involving Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have always been uncompromising and it will be a further in my cup and that of my team-mates if we beat them. We know it’s going to be tough but I’m positive about our chances."

Hearts beat Kotoko in the first leg 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • bryte says:
    March 14, 2011 03:31 pm
    haha, too funny! they can even decide to give him the cortisone injection, but still the porcupine WILL prevail victorious....!
  • bedo'o ,mile7 says:
    March 14, 2011 03:53 pm
    waw thats a good new for the phobian fraternity. he is ghana's version of wayne rooney
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    March 14, 2011 05:44 pm
    @Bryte of whatever u call urself,football is played on the pitch not with names or with mouth,we'll teach ur useless team fabu some football lessons.keep on dreaming buddy cuz the mighty oak tree will stand tall come Sunday no matter what PHOOOOOOOOBIA!!