Sports News of Saturday, 18 March 2017
The midfield dynamo says their epic encounter against their arch-rivals is a must-win game as they are determined to pick all the three maximum points at stake on Sunday
Hearts of Oak midfielder Malik Akowuah has said his side will leave no stone unturned when they lock horns with fierce rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko in match-day 8 of the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The 26-year-old reckons it will be a major setback to their title winning ambition if they fail to amass all the three maximum points against the Porcupine Warriors.
The mercurial midfielder added a draw will not augur well for them as that could rub more salt to their wounds following their abysmal start to the ongoing top-flight.
”I’ve never played in such high-profile match before, although I’ve equally played in high-tempo games with both sides at a different club,” Akowuah told Kumasi-based Silver FM
”The game is a massive one and considering our current situation in the league, we can’t afford to lose or even draw in this game against Kotoko,” he declared.
The former Medeama SC kingpin continued: ”All that we want is to clinch all the three maximum points at stake and judging from our preparations before the match; I can assure you nothing but a victory. We want to leapfrog some clubs to go top of the league table from our current position,”
”We’ve lost some crucial points so far and It’ll be very upset to lose six points in our last two games. We’ll continue to sink on the log sheet shoud we lose against Kotoko,”
”So we must do everything possible to win the game in order to keep our title winning ambition on course. Our operation plans of amassing nine points in our last three games didn’t materialised and so a draw will not even be good for us.”