“Kotoko will beat Hearts on Sunday,” Opoku Nti talks about Hearts vs Kotoko & heaps praise on Prosper Ogum

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The Porcupine Warriors legend was at their last training at the Adako Jachie training ground on Thursday afternoon before they left to Accra for the Super Clash on Sunday

Asante Kotoko former player and chief executive officer Opoku Nti continued with their fine tuning on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s Super Clash against Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium.

With the team expected to leave Kumasi to Accra on Friday, the players held their last training at the Adako Jachie training ground with a full house.

Apart from players like Fabio Gama and Isaac Oppong who have been ruled out of the game due to ill health, almost every player that have been playing part of Kotoko’s games recently were present.

Last season, Kotoko were pipped 1-0 by Hearts at the Accra Sports Stadium and the Phobians went on to lift the Premier League title.

Opoku Nti at Asante Kotoko training ground on Thursday

“Our coming here was made possible by the current management team of the club and technical team so we are grateful,” Opoku Nti said in an interview with journalists.

“The legends of this club always pray for the players to succeed. The only club we have is Kotoko and we adore it and if Kotoko progresses, it also opens doors for us in different ways.

“We want to mainly motivate them so that they can defeat Hearts. We feel the coach [Prosper Ogum Narteh] is doing wonderful job especially since he is new to the club and more than half of the players are also new.

“However, the results are very encouraging even though they didn’t get time to have pre-season so he is using the league games to work on the players and I think he must be commended.

“Football isn’t about magic but togetherness and cohesion and even though the player’s would’ve needed enough time to play as a unit, the coach has been able to work around the clock to make them understand his philosophy so easily,” he added.

Kotoko lead the Premier League table with 36 points, twelve points above Hearts of Oak who sit eighth with 24 points.

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