Hearts of Oak parted ways with Martinus Koopman, 67, after their goalless draw against Legon Cities last week. The Dutch manager had a horrible start to the campaign and therefore was sacked by the Accra-based club.
Managerless Accra Hearts of Oak will visit Accra Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with assistant coach Abdul Rahim Bashiru charged to beat Accra Lions.
Surprisingly, Hearts of Oak has scored the least number of goals in the betPawa Premier League having scored just 6 goals. Hearts Oak are lying in 14th position due to their profligacy in scoring.
The Phobians have not scored a goal in their last two games and are winless in their last three games. With just two wins all season, Hearts of Oak must start scoring and winning games to keep in touch with the top four.
Ibrahim Tanko’s Accra Lions are a point and a place above Hearts of Oak going into this Accra derby. Accra Lions’ mini-revival has been incredible after winning two and drawing two in their last four games having lost three consecutive games before the four-game unbeaten run.
Hearts of Oak have beaten Accra Lions in all their four meetings in the Premier League since Accra Lions gained promotion to the Ghana Premier League in 2021.
Accra Lions’ last 5 games
Hearts of Oak’s last 5 games
•Last 4 meetings
•Hearts of Oak 1-0 Accra Lions, 2023
•Accra Lions 1-3 Hearts of Oak, 2022
•Accra Lions 0-3 Hearts of Oak, 2022
•Hearts of Oak 2-0 Accra Lions, 2021