–UPDATE: Kotoko attacked by robbers on Sunday morning. Click to read–Hearts have played league games on August 2 four times. And the Phobians have not lost any of the four. Meanwhile, Kotoko also played four games on the same date. But they have won two and lost two.That sets the tone for Sunday’s game.Usually, clashes between between both sides have often determined winners of a competition, but the script is different as both teams battle to escape the drop.The stakes are equally high as all the finals played between both teams as a negative result for either side could potentially spell their doom. HOW THEY GOT HEREBoth teams began the season full of promise with the hope of clinching the Premier League. Kotoko were coming in on the back of a league and cup triumph. The mastermind behind the double, Didi Dramani was still in the helm of affairs and had added quality signings such as Obed Owusu, Jackson Owusu and Kojo Poku to their ranks.Hearts of Oak on the other had re-signed experienced coach Herbert Addo who had just performed a miracle escape with minnows Inter-Allies. The Phobians had also bolstered their ranks with exciting youngsters such as Kwame Kizito, Richard Yamoah and Isaac Oduro. Herbert’s second reign as Hearts was expected to be equally glorious as his first as he won the league and went unbeaten with the team in his two seasons.Hearts were particularly impressive in pre-season playing some delectable football during the Top 4 competition.UNFORTUNATELY…The scripts did not go as planned as both teams suffered from inconsistency. Kotoko started the season with two victories out of seven with Didi Dramani paying for this with his job as he paved way for ex-Hearts coach David Duncan while Hearts of Oak registered only six wins under Herbert Addo in 21 games to see him replaced by goalkeeper’s trainer Eddie Ansah.
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