Line ups for both teams out there is no Sogne Yacouba as reported on Saturday by this portal for Kotoko,his replacement id Guinean import Naby Keita.
In midfield there is Kwame Adom Frimpong and Mudasiru Salifu for Kotoko in their first encounter with Hearts of Oak.
For Hearts of Oak its the usual suspects at the back with Raddy Ovouka and Fatawu Moahammed at full back with Robert Addo and Mohammed Alhassan at center back.
With the midfield three of Frederick Ansah Botchway, Emmanuel Nettey and Benjamin Effutu in midfield.
New boy Bismark Afriyie replacES the injured Kwadwo Obeng Junior in the front three with Kofi Kordzi and Joseph Esso completi ng the Hearts set up.
STARTING LINE UPS:
1'Joseph Esso wins a freekick for Hearts of Oak after a foul
3'Joseph Esso with a glorious opportunity but blazes wide
4'Hearts causing Kotoko all manner of problems
Hearts of Oak is all over Kotoko with Emmanuel Nettey and Joseph Esso missing gilt edge opportunities.Hope they don't rue their chances later.
8'Hearts waste another good free kick .
Augustine Okrah deliver a brilliant free-kick and the on loan Medeama midfielder applied the finish
11' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!!! Asante Kotoko open the scores through Justice Blay.1 nil in favour of Kotoko
17'Raddy Ovouka wins Hearts of Oak's second corner but it has been wasted as Kwame Baah grabs the ball.
19'Goal kick in favour of Kotoko still 1 nil Kotoko
Mudasiru Salifu stealing the show with some terrific skills in the centre of the pitch.Mohammed Alhassan of Hearts is on the turf and requires treatment.
26'Raddy Ovouka send in a good cross but Kofi Kordzi headed wide
Kotoko set to make a change with Collins Ameyaw set to come in for Salifu Mudasiru who has picked up an injury.
29 Mudasiru Salifu OUT Collins Ameyaw IN Such a shame Salifu Mudasiru is leaving
Free kick for Hearts inside the Kotoko territory but Kwame Baah grabs the ball.Joseph Esso is down on the turf. Still 1 nil Kotoko
32'Kotoko win their second corner kick.Patrick Yeboah to effect it
33'Justice Blay gets his head to the ball but this time sends it wide
34' Hearts wins their third corner kick but referee awards a free kick after a foul in the box
Justice Blay's goal for the Kotoko lead
45' Patrick Yeboah of Kotoko shown a yellow card for a bad foul
Referee Eshun adds two minutes to the first half
It's halftime and Asante Kotoko leads with a lone goal
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
Hearts wastes their first corner kick of the second half
Wahab Adams shown a yellow card Free Kick for Hearts with Kofi Kordzi behind the ball
Kofi Kordzi is only able to hit the ball against the human wall
Justice Blay after scoring the opener
67' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAL Joseph Esso pulls parity for the home side 1-1
Corner kick for Hearts after Wahab Adams blocks Kofi Kordzi's shot
SUBSTITUTION FOR KOTOKO OUT AUGUSTINE OKRAH IN MATHEW ANIM CUDJOE
OUT Kwame Adom Frimpong IN Richard Arthur
SUBSTITUTION OUT-Joseph Esso IN-Bernard Arthur
Watch Joseph Esso's equalizer for Hearts of Oak
80’ Hearts second sub: Nurudeen Abdul-Aziz comes on for Frederick Ansah Botchway
87' Kofi Kordzi blazes a long shot wide from distance
88'Naby Keita waste a glorious opportunity to score for Kotoko
89' Penalty awarded Kotoko after a handball incident
90Mins Naby Keita buries the ball in the back of the net. GOOOOAAAAAAAAL 2-1 Kotoko
90' 4mins added on
FT its Hearts 1 Kotoko 2
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