When Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak meet in the Super Clash, it invariably results in the polarisation of not only football fans but also two footballing philosophies. At one side we have the Tiki-Taka (possessive football) of Asante Kotoko and on the other the fast counter-attacking game of Hearts of Oak. For years, this has not changed much despite changes in management. On Sunday afternoon, we gear up for the latest edition in this great rivalry.
Despite a slow start, the talents at disposal of the two clubs means there should not be any dip in the quality of the clash. Ahead of the Super Clash, Kickgh.com look at six players who can have a say in the outcome of the clash.
The former WAFA and Azam goalkeeper is usually most needed when Kotoko plays matches of this calibre. The Super Clash tends to be a perfect set-up for him to showcase his qualities, and the goalie knows this perfectly.
The Porcupines wouldn’t be the same without his opportunistic saves, especially in high profile games. Sunday’s will be key for him to get a proper performance that can help his club secure the three points.
Magnificent! Ibrahim is enjoying life at Kotoko, and the former Karela man will now want to kick on from his fine form this campaign and Kotoko fans will hope his fine display against ES Setif wasn’t a flash in the pan.
He has been terrorising opposing right-backs and is still more than capable of causing any defender problems on his day. Physically, he is also strong, able to motor from box to box in the blink of an eye. All these attributes combined create the archetypal world-class left-back. Phobians be warned!
Presently, he ranks among the best defenders in the local scene. His anticipation, intervention, timing and brilliance cannot be swept under the carpet. His presence alone serves as an impregnable shield for Accra Hearts of Oak’s frontmen.
We are not exaggerating when we say that Sarkodie has been one of the main revelations of the season in the Ghana premier league.
“King Sark” is arguably one of the top young players on the local scene right now, he is even taking Adom Frimpong’s place at the moment.
We will definitely see him play from the start against the Rainbow club, and we can already watch him fighting for all the balls.
We are excited to see how he does against the likes of Emmanuel Nettey or Frederick Ansah Botchway.
The Brazil midfielder has been one of the most important players in Asante Kotoko’s current form. This offensive midfielder has the ability to multiply himself in order to remain everywhere at all times.
This is a skill that very few players in the Ghana Premier League possess. Gama knows how valuable he is to Johnson Smith and the Porcupines. His biggest challenge will be against Hearts of Oak’s top players.
There will be a midfield battle in which Fabio Gama will play a leading role. We will have to wait and see if he is the man for this particular job in his maiden appearance in Ghana’s biggest football game.
‘Monikered’ Bayie is arguably going through the best season of his career, he’s even reaching levels that can catapult him to the top.
We are already waiting for this game to come and see how well he does against the likes of Mohammed Alhassan or Nuru Sulley.
Kwame Opoku has everything to become one of the best players in the premier league and help the Porcupines win the title at the end of the season. He has scored 8 goals in 13 games so far in his debut season.
We seriously can’t wait for Sunday to come, we are just as excited as you are.
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