Another episode of Ghana Premier League derby will take place on Sunday when Hearts of Oak host champions Asante Kotoko in a thriller.
Both giants will be seeking their second straight wins of the season after they all won last week.
Hearts produced a marvelous display to beat New Edubiase 2-0 at Bekwai wile Kotoko came from behind to dispatch Aduana Stars 2-1 at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
The hugely anticipated fixture has been characterized by accusation leveled against the Ghana FA by Hearts coach David Duncan who has claimed appointment of national team coaches were not based on merit but on ‘political’ grounds.
The ex-Ashantigold trainer is under pressure to withdraw the comment which sort to incite Hearts fans against the FA, Kwesi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu.
The game may have come a little early this season but the enthusiasm and energy that surrounds meetings between the two sides is very strong.
The two powerhouses are expected to sell Ghana’s brand of attractive football to millions across the globe.
Last season, indecisive goalkeeping from Tetteh Luggard allowed a Kotoko equalizer in a match Hearts could claim as having dominated but dominating against this season’s version of the Porcupine Warriors will be very difficult on two fronts.
Hearts have been boosted by news that last week’s two goal hero Emmanuel Hayford will be available for selection after passing a late fitness test.
The former Amidaus Professionals midfielder was a major doubt for the fixture but has been passed fit to face the Kumasi-based side in a game which could prove crucial on team confidence this term.
Coach David Duncan has promised to make the Accra stadium a fortress this season and that agenda start with a difficult tie against their sworn rivals.
The performance of the capital-based will determine how far they will go this season.
Hearts have a youthful side who are expected to cause a stir this season.
Striker Sellasie Adjei failed to score on his Premier League debut and will relish a chance to score against Kotoko in front of their home fans.
On paper, Kotoko look the stronger side with a blend of youth and experienced players.
Coach Mas-ud Dramani has spoken highly of the immense talent of midfield duo Yahaya Mohammed and Jordan Opoku.
They two players combined effectively from the heart of defence as the Porcupine Warriors came from behind to beat a stubborn Aduana side away from home.
The club has received a major injury boost after midfielder Michael Helegbe passed a late fitness test to feature.
Fans of both teams are anxious of a win after recent meetings failed to produce a clear winner.
Last season a goalkeeping howler denied Hearts the maximum point as it ended 1-1 in the capital.