Kotoko vs Hearts in numbers
Facts on Kotoko and Kotoko games as both sides clash at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on Sunday August 6
Hearts have won 35, while Kotoko have 33 wins, with 37 games ending in draws, which is a total of 105 league games both home and away matches.
The first league encounter between them came in 1958, which the Phobians won 4-2 but it was replayed because the game ended abruptly and once again the Accra based side thrashed the Porcupine Warriors by 5 goals to 2 at the Kumasi Jackson Park, now the Jubilee Park
Number of times Kotoko hosted Hearts
The Porcupine Warriors have hosted the Phobians on 50 occasions.
However, two (2) of the clashes happened outside Kumasi: In 1961 Asante Kotoko were suspended from playing at the Kumasi Sports Stadium, so their encounter against Hearts took place at Nkawkaw.
That game ended in a one all draw and also in the 2006/07 season due to the renovation of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kotoko hosted Hearts of Oak in Cape Coast, but lost 0-1.
Hence, to look at their encounters in Kumasi, there is the need to take out two from 50 games to get 48 games.
Asante Kotoko in games against Hearts of Oak in Kumasi are trailing their arch-rivals.
Kotoko have won 17, while Hearts of Oak have won 18 games and 13 games have ended in draws.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will be facing each in the Ghanaian topflight league for the 13 time in the month of August when they do battle on Sunday 6 August in Kumasi.
In the 12 previous clashes they have shared the spoils: Asante Kotoko have four wins and Hearts of Oak have the same number of wins, with the remaining four having ended in draws.
Ghana Premier League clashes
Kotoko are trailing their bitterest rivals when it comes to matches played since the introduction of the Ghana Premier in the 1993/94 season P44(W10, L16, D18).
Last 5 league games: Hearts vs Kotoko
Round 6 [Feb 7]
Asante Kotoko 0-1 Hearts of Oak
Hearts of Oak 2-1 Asante Kotoko
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts
Hearts 1-0 Kotoko
Hearts have recorded 2 wins, whereas Kotoko registered 2 victories and 1 game has ended in a draw from the last 5 games
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