Hearts resurgence of annexing their first win in the Ghana premier league against defending champions Wa All Stars has lifted the doom and gloom surrounding the club.
Confidence is very high as they approach the Nana Agyemang Badu park this weekend and I’m very confident of momentum they gathered in their previous game against the Northern Blues at the Accra sports stadium by predicting they will emerge victorious from this eagerly anticipated clash.
Hard-working Aduana Stars have enjoyed an impressive start to the season as joint leaders of the 2016/17 GhPL table along with the Porcupine Warriors after four games with their recent away draw against WAFA at the sogakope park.
That has put the game into difficult stride somewhat ahead of Sunday which is why I’m favouring the visitors.
That said, regardless of the result at Nana Agyemang Badu park, Aduana will remain ahead of their rivals Hearts of Oak and that alone should be celebrated if you’re of royal "Ogya" supporter.
So why do I think Hearts will win? These are the reasons:
With the three draw hoodoo now off their backs following last week’s morale boosting win against defending GhPL champions Wa All Stars, the tension on their travel has eased. Hearts will be able to play with more freedom now as they know success on the road can be achieved. That could be dangerous for opponents because this side is just starting to click and when it reaches full speed there will be no stopping them.
It’s amazing how positive energy can be transferred onto the pitch and bringing back the never say die syndrome. When results are going well you tend to get the fans elated and come near the team either home or away with a massive support in their favour. A fit and firing Phobian team are a match for any side in this season's league and that level doesn't seen to be far away.
Frank Nuttal, the new "Asafo aky3" masterminded the impressive victory over All Stars so by now he knows all about the importance of the clash against Aduana.
That’s not to say that Yussif Abubakar and his side doesn’t know what they're doing. I just think Yussif will be inspiring his side this week and hammering home how important this cracker is because of his affiliation with his former club and also retain the top spot.
Hearts players are still trying to impress their new boss and what better way than to perform out of their skin on Sunday to give Nuttal his second win at Dormaa. When you’ve got a team really playing for the coach, those extra yards that they put in can make all the difference.
Nuttal has ensured his back four led by the "defence minister" Inusah Musah along with the trio of Vincent Atinga, Joshua Otoo and Anthony Nimo have a proper understanding and high level of concentration to checkmate any attacking threats.
Hearts have bagged three goals after four games and conceded two goals with their inform Ivorian striker Alexander and optimising midfield dynamo Malik Akowuah look worth every penny Hearts splashed out on their services this season. Having an in-form goalscorer and a combative midfielder on your side during typically-cagey encounter affairs is a huge bonus.