TEAM NEWS: Richard Akrofi misses out after accumulating three yellow cards in the league.  

Anthony Nimo, Robin Gnagne, and MalikAkowuah are all fully fit. 

Thomas Abbey, Winful Cobbinah, Patrick Razak, and Fatawu Mohammed have returned from national assignment to rejoin the full squad.

Inusah Musah (ankle) and Richard Yamoah (knee) remain on the treatment table.

MATCH PREVIEW: Accra Hearts of Oak will play as guests of West African Football Academy (WAFA) SC in the match-day 17 Ghana Premier League fixture at the Sogakope Stadium on Sunday, 4th June, 2017.

The Phobians will seek to bounce back after dropping points at home to Liberty Professionals last Sunday with their third ever trip to the new Sogakope Stadium home of WAFA. On the two previous visits, Hearts are yet to pick the maximum point having drawn on the first trip and lost by 3-0 on their last visit to the Sogakope Stadium.

Coach Frank Nuttall’s side have picked up seven points from their last four trips on the road. On their last visit on the road, Hearts beat Liberty 3-0 in Dansoman kind courtesy of a brace from Thomas Abbey and Cosmos Dauda. Heart have won two, drawn three and lost three, scoring nine and conceding nine on the road.

WAFA have been near perfect at home this season. The Academy boys have won an impressive seven games out of their last eight home matches in the 2016/17 season. Aduana Stars have been the only team to pick up a point on their trip to the Sogakope Stadium this season having eked out a 1-1 draw in match-day four. Ebusua Dwarfs (2-0), Tema Youth (2-1), Berekum Chelsea (2-0), Ashgold (3-0), Bolga AllStars (2-0), Liberty (2-1), and Inter Allies (2-0) have all fallen at the Astroturf home of the Academy boys.

Coach Klas Rasmussen’s side are firmly in the title race having shown good form in the season and a victory over Hearts would be their biggest result at home in this campaign. 

The last time the two sides met, Hearts beat WAFA by 2-1. Goals from Thomas Abbey and Winful Cobbinah had Hearts coasting but a late goal from Caleb Amankwah setup a nervy finish which the Phobians weathered. 

WAFA will be coming for revenge whereas Hearts want another chance to resurface in the title race. And so the game promises to be a good spectacle. 

 

MATCH FACTS: The two sides have 11 times in the league since WAFA’s (formerly Gomoah Fetteh Feyenoord) promotion in 2004.

The Phobians have triumphed seven times, drawn three and lost only one game to the Academy boys. 

21 goals have been scored in this fixture and Hearts lead the way by a 14 goals to WAFA’s seven.

Head-to-head

SEASON/RESULT

2004?Feyenoord 0 – 1 Hearts

?Hearts 3 – 0 Feyenoord

2005/6?Hearts 2 – 1 Feyenoord

?Feyenoord 0 – 0 Hearts

2006/7 Hearts 2 – 1 Feyenoord

?Feyenoord 0 – 2 Hearts

2014/15 Hearts 1 – 0 WAFA

?  Feyenoord 0 – 0 Hearts

2015/16 Hearts 1 – 1 WAFA

?  Feyenoord 3 – 0 Hearts

2016/17 Hearts 2 – 1 WAFA