The Phobians are hoping to use their rivals as the sacrificial lamb while they start to play home games in Kumasi
Hearts of Oak are hoping to record victory over Asante Kotoko in Ghana Premier League matchday 14 fixture at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The Phobians, who have moved their home games to Kumasi due to National Sports Authority’s decision to close Accra Sports Stadium for sporting events.
As a result, Hearts will play as hosts to Kotoko in Kumasi in their first game since the directive from NSA.
Interim coach Rahim Bashiru has named his starting line-up for the game as he is wishing to make a statement following the club’s top hierarchy decision to sack his former boss and give him the mandate.
Salifu Ibrahim will be starting in midfield with support from Linda Mtange while goalkeeper Richmond Ayi keeps the post for the Phobians.
Meanwhile, Kelvin Osei former Bechem United star Kofi Agbesimah will be in the heart of defence to prevent Kotoko’s Steven Dese Mukwala and Isaac Oppong from breaching their wall.
Hearts of Oak XI Vs Asante Kotoko
Richmond Ayi, Michael Ampadu, Kevin Asibey, Kofi Agbesimah, Denis Korsah, Glid Otanga, Linda Mtange, Salifu Ibrahim, Hamza Issah, Kashala Ramos, Gideon Asante