Games between these two sides have always lived up to the billing and on Sunday all roads will lead to the Northern regional capital Tamale to watch the much-awaited cracker of a match.

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The last time they played in an FA Cup final was in 1990, which Kotoko won 4-2 in Accra, but they were declared losers for using an unqualified player against Hearts of Oak.

The game on Sunday which will be interspersed with entertain will kick off at 3:00pm after Fancy Gadam had performed.

Head to head

Total games- 8

Kotoko wins- 4

Hearts wins- 2

Draws- 2


Sunday 30th March, 1958

Accra Sports Stadium

Hearts 2-4 Kotoko


Accra Sports Stadium

Sunday 25th September, 1960

Hearts 2-3 Kotoko

Semi finals

Sunday 3rd September, 1961

Accra Sports Stadium

Hearts 2-2 Kotoko

Sunday 17th September, 1961

Semifinal replay

At the Kumasi Sports Stadium

Hearts 5-6 Kotoko

Sunday 7th July, 1974

At the Accra Sports Stadium

Hearts 1-0 Kotoko


At Ho

Wednesday 14th November, 1979

Kotoko 2-2 Hearts (7-8 penalties)


Sunday 5th August, 1990

At the Accra Sports Stadium

Hearts 2-4 Kotoko

However, Hearts of Oak were declared winners after their protest against Kotoko for using Joe Debrah who was unqualified for the game due to three yellow cards in all competitions prior to the game was withheld by the Disciplinary Committee.


Quarter final

Kumasi Sports Stadium

Wednesday, 14 November 2001

Kotoko   1-0 Hearts

An attack initiated by Shilla Alhassan was finished off by the overlapping Aziz Ansah.

This season's clashes

In Accra

Hearts of Oak 1-0 Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko 1-1 Hearts of Oak

Ghana@ 50 clash

Hearts 3-1 Kotoko

President's Cup

Ended in a draw but Kotoko won on penalties