Hearts of Oak to face Ittihad Tripoli in friendly

Accra Hearts of Oak will be playing a two-club international friendly with Libyan giants Ittihad Tripoli in the North African country on December 12 and 14.

The Phobians management earlier confirmed an invitation from the Libyan outfit and have announced the Ghanaian team are set for the trip.

The double header will also serve as warm up meetings for Hearts ahead of the new season, whose official kickoff date is yet to be known.

The team will be led by newly-appointed coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi, who has played two friendlies since his arrival, drawing against Sunshine Stars and losing 4-1 to WAFA.

Hearts’ Board of Director have approved the offloading of four players deemed surplus to requirement. They are Emmanuel Hayford, Kwame Kizito, Issah Mumuni and Shaun October.