GPL Preview: Hearts of Oak vs Hasaacas – Phobians hoping to maintain top spot

Hearts of Oak will host Sekondi Hasaacas on match day 12 of the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Phobians will be playing the game behind closed doors following a punishment handed to the club by the FA’s disciplinary committee after crowd violence in their week 6 fixture against Wa All Stars in Accra, a game Hearts lost 1-3.

Hearts of Oak went to the top of the league table for the first time in over a month after their 1-0 win at Berekum Chelsea while then league leaders Wa All Stars lost 3-1 at Techiman City.

The host have gone three games without a win at home while the Sekondi based club have been very poor on the road – losing all their five away games.

Last season in Accra, the Sekondi based club shocked the Phobians by winning 1-2.

“We want to end our three games winless streak at home. Per this season’s record Hasaacas have lost all their away games so they will be coming for a point or three points but we are angrier than them,” Fatau Mohammed told Pulse.com.gh

“We know that we are playing behind closed doors but that will not stop us from getting the three points, we are psyched up for the game and our fans should be rest assured that the three points will stay in Accra,” he added

Augustine Arhinful who has been one of Hasaacas’ best players is unfazed by Hearts of Oak threat.

“We are not scared of Hearts of Oak, last season we beat them in Accra. Preparations for the game have been good and we are waiting for the match day.

“We have the men to beat Hearts of Oak and we will repeat last season’s feat,” Arhinful told Pulse.com.gh.

Match Facts

Since 1999, Hearts of Oak have battled Hasaacas 25 times in the Ghana Premier League. The Phobians have won 14 times, lost 5 and drawn 6.

63 goals have been scored in their last 25 meetings. Hearts of Oak lead the pack with 40 goals as against Hasaacas’ 23.

Season / Result

2014 / 2015

Hearts 1 – 2Hasaacas
Hasaacas 1 – 1 Hearts [

2013 / 2014

Hasaacas 3 – 0 Hearts
Hearts 2 – 1 Hasaacas

2010  –  2013

Hasaacas relegated

2009 / 2010

Hasaacas 1 -1 Hearts
Hearts 5 – 0 Hasaacas

2008 / 2009

Hearts 1 – 0 Hasaacas
Hasaacas 1 – 1 Hearts

2007 / 2008

Hearts 2 – 0 Hasaacas
Hasaacas 3 – 2 Hearts

2006 / 2007

Hasaacas 1 – 3 Hearts
Hearts 2 – 1 Hasaacas

2005 / 2006

Hasaacas 1 – 1 Hearts

Hearts 1 – 1 Hasaaca

2004

Hearts 1 – 1 Hasaacas

Hasaacas 0 – 2 Hearts

2003

Hearts 2 – 0 Hasaacas
Hasaacas 0 – 0 Hearts

2002

Hasaacas 1 – 2 Hearts

Hearts 2 – 0 Hasaacas

2001

Hearts 1 – 0 Hasaacas
Hasaacas 1 – 0 Hearts

2000

Hasaacas 1 – 2 Hearts

Hearts 3 – 1 Hasaacas

1999

Hasaacas 1 – 0 Hearts
Hearts 2 – 1 Hasaacas

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