The 1983 African champion prepares for Sunday’s big match between Ghana’s two biggest clubs
Former Asante Kotoko star Samuel Opoku Nti has urged the Porcupine Warriors to stay focused on the prize ahead of Sunday’s clash with Hearts of Oak.
Tied on points, the two clubs are preparing to face each other at the top of the standings on the 31st day of the Ghanaian Premier League.
With four more rounds at the end of the season, three points for each team will significantly increase their chances of winning the trophy.
“This game is quite historic considering the dynamics and I know both clubs will do anything to make sure they get a win. This game has the potential to cost a manager his job and bring the fans to tag corruption allegations against a player, ”said Nti, who won the 1983 Caf Champions League with Kotoko. FM Silver before the Sunday meeting.
“Whenever we had to play Hearts of Oak, I prepared thoroughly for the game because it’s that kind of game that offers multiple scenarios.
“My advice to Kotoko players is that they should stay away from unnecessary distractions and risk factors that can affect their chances of playing well.
“They should get enough rest to be in great shape. They need a lot of sleep, so they should put their phones down and get some rest. “
As Kotoko entered Sunday’s game after a 2-1 home win over Karela United in the Premier League on Wednesday, Hearts are equally confident after inflicting a 2-1 defeat on Legon Cities on Thursday.
The Phobians and the Porcupine Warriors are not only Ghana’s two biggest clubs, but also the most successful clubs in Premier League history.
With 23 titles, Kotoko is unmistakably the king of the GPL, having won four more gold medals than Hearts.
While there is obviously pride and bragging rights to play for on Sunday, both teams are also very motivated to win the league this season to end a disappointing streak in recent times.
Kotoko won the last of their titles in 2014, beating the now relegated Heart of Lions, while Hearts won their last of 19 titles in 2009.