Match preview of the Ghana Premier League game between Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics.
A game between Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics is the biggest and the longest derby game in the history of Ghana since the Club Football League in Ghana started in 1957.
Going into the game, the two coaches, Frank Nutall of Hearts of Oak and Godwin Attram of Great Olympics are under intense pressure to win the game.
Nuttall’s sides lost 2-0 in their last game, while Attram’s side are yet to pick a win in the ongoing campaign.
The Phobians last home game they recorded a 2-1 win over Wa All Stars, for Great Olympics they lost 1-0 at Bolga All Stars.
The Phobians are 7 on the log sheet with six points, while Great Olympics are last on the table with 2 points.
“We know games between Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics doesn’t follow form guide but we are playing at home and we must take advantage of it because we need the points badly.
“We failed to make our fans happy in our last game which we lost 2-0 to Aduana Stars. In that game we performed well in the second half and we must replicate that performance in Sunday’s game.
“We have put our last week’s defeat behind us and our focus is on Sunday’s game and I’m optimistic of a win.”
“It is a big game and it is my dream to play in this game, since the league started we have not won a game and it is very bad. We are much prepared for Hearts of Oak on Sunday.
“We will start our win in Hearts of Oak game. Motivation in camp is very high and we are poised for action. We will give Hearts of Oak a good run for their money and we will beat them on Sunday.”
- The two sides have engaged in 88 league games – the Phobians have won 38, while Gt. Olympics have managed 22 league victories and 28 have ended in draws.
- The last time the Wonder club reigned supreme in a league game against the Phobians was 2004. They recorded a 3-2 win
-The last meeting between the two sides was two seasons ago, Hearts of Oak piped Great Olympics 1-0 courtesy Foovi Aguidi’s strike.
- They have engaged each other in 32 premier league games, with Hearts of Oak winning 11, losing 5 and drawing 12 against Gt. Olympics in encounters which date back to the 1993/94 season.