Homowo Cup: Hearts to play Olympics in rematch on Sunday

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Hearts' Kofi Kordzi (right) in a tussle for the ball with an Olympic marker
Hearts' Kofi Kordzi (right) in a tussle for the ball with an Olympic marker

The Accra derby is expected to take place once again on Sunday when Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics slug it out in a rematch of the Homowo Cup.

Hearts and Olympics will have to decide who rule the capital this time around after the first game last Sunday saw a goalless draw.

The first game despite ending in a stalemate was an entertaining one which lived up to its derby billing and Sunday’s match is expected to be a very tough one.

With the bragging right up for grabs, the Phobians and their Wonder Club rivals will put off their outmost best to challenge for the most prestigeous trophy within the Ga-Adangbe fraternity.

Coach Kim Grant of Hearts would welcome four of their Black Stars B stars, Fatawu Mohammed, Mohammed Alhassan, Joseph Esso and Benjamin Afutu from the WAFU Cup as they look to beat their sowrn rivals ro the title.

The arrival of the local-based national stars could give Hearts the edge over Olympics in their bid to win convincingly against their opponents.

Olympics, who currently play in the Division One League, will be up to win the title which will maintain their prowess in the capital having performed impressively in the first encounter.