Accra Hearts of Oak head coach Frank Nuttall says Sunday’s game with Kumasi Asante Kotoko is “business as usual” adding that he wants to witness positive support from the fans for the team on the match-day.

The Phobians will face Kotoko in the 106th league meeting between the two sides at the Babayara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Kotoko were involved in an tragic accident last month which resulted in the rescheduling of this game but coach Nuttall insists his players will be focused on the game once they cross the white line.

“Every game is a big game so it is another game. We trained well this week and I am sure we will be ready for the game [on Sunday],” Nuttall told

“Our players are just focused players and are concentrating on the next game of football regardless of whom it is against. So it is business as usual since you cross that white line, you are going to win the game.”

Hearts fans produced a spectacle the last time the Phobians played Kotoko in the Babayara Sports Stadium, defying the rains to show unflinching support to the players to force the President Cup game into replay.

And Nuttall, who was in Scotland during that game, says he is hoping to witness another spectacle from the club’s teeming supporters.

“It is a positive response and a positive support from the fans,” he said. “I have heard good things about the fans in Kumasi and so hopefully, I will witness that on Sunday.”

Midfield linchpins Leonard Tawiah and Winful Cobbinah missed the 1-0 MTN FA CUP victory over Danbort due to the accumulation of yellow cards but they have returned and coach says they will be involved in the game.

“They are already in the travelling squad so far they are involved and we will see what will happen on Sunday.”