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 Iâ€™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 GHANAsoccernet.com
''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 itâ€™s going to be tough but Iâ€™m positive about our chances."
Hearts beat Kotoko in the first leg 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium.