It is the first major derby of the season and Hearts of Oak are determined to avenge last season’s back-to-back defeats to their city rivals Great Olympics when the two sides meet on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Phobians suffered defeat (1-0) on the opening day at Aduana Stars and cannot afford to taste another defeat.
Head Coach Samuel Boadu has come under early pressure but the dethroned league champion is defiant.
“We’ve lost the last two games to Great Olympics so they have the mindset they will be us again but trust me, it won’t happen for the third time,” he told reporters.
“We are preparing to meet them and I know it will be good football on Sunday.”
New signing Konadu Yiadom is available for selection after missing the season opener at Dormaa.
This season, Great Olympics are handled by ex-Ghana international and Hearts of Oak winger Yaw Preko.
He replaced Annor Walker who has crossed carpet to newboys Samartex and made a draw start last week when they drew goalless against Tamale City.
Great Olympics will also see former Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu available for the clash. Badu made his Olympics debut last weekend in victory over Bechem United.
Hearts of Oak predicted lineup: Eric Ofori Antwi, Samuel Inkoom, Caleb Amankwa, Mohammed Alhassan, Dennis Korsah, Yaw Amankwa Baafi, Eric Esso, Seidu Suraj, Gladson Awako, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Junior Kaaba.
Great Olympics predicted lineup: Benjamin Asare, Solomon Adomako, Ebenezer Sekyere, Crippman, Andrian Adjetey, Razak Kassim, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Amos Acheampong, Abdul Bashiru, Razak Abdul, Ayikwei Aryeetey.
The game will be live in Ghana and across some African countries. The game will be live on StarTimes Channel in Ghana.