2021/22 GPL: Hearts of Oak vs Asante Kotoko: Team news and expected lineups

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Ghana Premier League holders Hearts of Oak and current league leaders Asante Kotoko will renew their rival in an outstanding gameweek 7 Premier league encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The outstanding Premier League encounter was initially scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2021 but was postponed due to the Phobians’ participation in the CAF Cup competitions.

The two teams come into the game with contracting forms. Hearts of Oak come into the game without a win in their last 2 league games and are 12 points behind their biggest rivals Asante Kotoko.

Asante Kotoko on the other hand come into the game at the back of a 3-1 win against Accra Lions and are sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League table.

Team news

Hearts of Oak

Hearts of Oak will have some few players unavailable for this game. Caleb Amankwah is out due to suspension, Salifu Ibrabim is out with an injury.

Dependable defensive duo, Mohammed Alhassan and Robert Addo Sowah who missed last weekend’s scoreless draw against RTU due to injuries return to the squad.

James Serwonu who picked up an injury last weekend and was replaced by Larry Sumaila at halftime has recovered and has reportedly been included in the squad.

New signings, Dennis Korsah and Sulley Muntari also make the match-day squad.

Predicted lineup

Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko will also be without some few players for the game. Brazilian international Fabio Gama is ruled out after he suffered a set back in training earlier this week. Youngster Clinton Opoku is also ruled out due to an injury.

Mudasiru Salifu who missed lasted weekend’s 3-1 victory against Accra Lions due to illness has recovered and is in contention to start.

Cameroonian import, George Mfegue and Ibrabim Imoro who both missed last weekend’s game due to suspension are available and have been included in the squad.

Sensational youngster Isaac Oppong who hasn’t been in action since December 2021 also makes a return but is expected to start from the bench.

Predicted lineup

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