Kotoko set to finally play Hearts following PLB clearance

Wednesday 26th July , 2017 12:12 pm

The Premier League Board have announced the dates for Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s outstanding league games, after a second medical review from Asante Kotoko to the GFA/PLB, indicated that the team will be medically ready to play by August 6, 2017.

The PLB earlier this month postponed Kotoko’s league fixtures against arch rivals Hearts of Oak and WAFA after their team bus was involved in a fatal accident while returning to Kumasi after their Ghana Premier league game with Inter Allies.

The announcement sees the much anticipated Superclash between Kotoko and Hearts set for 6th August 2017, in Kumasi.

Below are the dates for the outstanding matches:

Sunday July 30, 2017 – AshantiGold vs WAFA in Obuasi.

Sunday August 6, 2017 – Asante Kotoko vs Accra Hearts of Oak in Kumasi

Wednesday August 23, 2017 – WAFA vs Asante Kotoko in Sogakope.

The PLB have also announced the league will take a one-month break from 1st August to help the Black Stars B prepare for next month’s 2018 CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso.

The much anticipated clash between Ghana’s sworn rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak has been fixed for the 6 of August 2017.

The new arrangement was confirmed by the Ghana Premier League board after the game was postponed due to the fatal road accident involving the Kumasi Asante Kotoko team bus.

The second round fixture was initially scheduled for 16 July was postponed indefinitely after the Kotoko team were involved in a fatal car accident which claimed the life of the team deputy kit manager.

Kotoko were returning to Kumasi after playing Inter Allies in Accra when their team bus rammed into a stationary vehicle on the Nkawkaw road.

The club, traumatized after the tragic accident, are yet to fully recover.

On Tuesday, the league organizer PLB, announced the league will take a one-month break to help the Local Black Stars prepare for next month’s 2018 CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso.

By:Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana