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Ghana Premier League Preview: Hearts of Oak vs Dreams FC - Phobians to begin new era without Kenichi

Published on: 25 June 2016
Ghana Premier League Preview: Hearts of Oak vs Dreams FC - Phobians to begin new era without Kenichi
Hearts of Oak

 

Hearts of Oak open a new chapter in their quest to win the Ghana Premier League once again since 2009 after the Japanese-American gaffer Kenichi Yatsuhashi who guided them in the first round of the season has exited the club mutually.

They welcome Dreams FC to the Accra sports stadium on Sunday with new head coach Sergio Daniel Moniz Traguil in charge. The Portuguese tactician replaces the departed Kenichi Yatsuhashi.

The Phobians could hand newly recruited Kassenu Ghandi, Marcou Badu and Patrick Razak their debuts if they make squad for the Sunday's league game.

Dreams FC are determined to upset Hearts of Oak at their own backyard with an augmented squad. They completed deals for experienced trio Philemon McCarthy, Abeiku Ainoonson and Theophilous Annorbaah in the second transfer period.

Alhassan Kalusha and Godwin Horlali are likely to make squad for Sunday's big clash since missing the entire first round of the premiership through injuries.

Daniel Adade and Prince Ofori could mark their maiden debuts if selected by coach CK Akonnor for the trip to Accra.

MATCH FACTS

Total matches played = 1

Hearts of Oak wins = 0

Drawn matches = 1

Dreams FC wins = 0

*Hearts of Oak have lost just one of their last five premier league matches. (W2 D2 L1)

*Dreams FC have won two of their last eight fixtures in the premiership. (W2 D3 L3)

*Hearts of Oak have managed only one victory of their last five home games in the premier league. (W1 D1 L3)

*Dreams FC have been victors three times in their seven away matches in the premier league this season. (W3 D1 L3)

*The two teams will be meeting for the second time in the history of the Ghana Premier League. Their maiden clash ended in a stalemate.

*The Phobians have kept just two clean sheets in their seven homes premiership fixtures this current season.

*Dreams FC have conceded seven goals in their last three league games as guests. They have kept two clean sheets overall at away.

By Nuhu Adams

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