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The Ghana Premier League Matchday 24 game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC vs Accra Hearts of Oak SC is now scheduled to kick off at 3pm on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Kick off time for the match has been changed due to advise from the Ghana Police Service.

The Match Coordination meeting will be held at 10 am on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium.

All Stakeholders are to take note of the change in time accordingly.

The latest installment of the Ghana Premier League’s Super Clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko this Sunday will be the 107th Ghanaian top flight meeting between the two clubs.The two Premier League giants kicked off their big rivalry at the Jackson Park in Kumasi but the match ended abruptly over heated disagreements. Hearts were leading 4-2 at the time the game was called off prompting a replay of the match on November 2, 1958.HEAD-TO-HEAD (LEAGUE GAMES) SINCE 1958Total matches played  – 106

Hearts wins     – 36

Goals scored  – 116

Kotoko wins   – 35

Goals scored   – 125

Drawn games   – 35

ALL MEETINGS IN THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM:

Total matches played – 52

Hearts wins         – 15

Goals scored        – 55

Kotoko wins         – 16

Goals scored        – 53

Drawn games        – 21

[NB: 2006-07 game at Cape Coast which Hearts won 3-1 is not included].

HEARTS OF OAK HOME GAMES IN THE GHANA LEAGUE:

Total matches played  – 55

Hearts wins         – 17

Goals scored          – 60

Kotoko wins          –  17

Goals scored          –  56

Drawn games         – 21

THE PREMIER LEAGUE SINCE 1993-94

The premier league was first introduced on 19th December 1993 and it was 1993-94 season.

Total matches played  – 45

Hearts wins          – 17

Goals scored         – 47

Kotoko wins         – 10

Goals scored        – 45

Drawn games        – 18

HEARTS HOME GAMES FROM 1993-94 SEASON:

Total matches played  – 23

Hearts wins         – 9

Goals scored        – 29

Kotoko wins         – 5

Goals scored        – 19

Drawn games        –  9

NOTE: 2004 novelty league decider which Hearts won 1-0 is included.

The FIRST premier league game @ the Accra Sports Stadium was 29th May, 1994 (Hearts 0-0 Kotoko). Hearts paraded goalkeeper Leonard Moffat and Ezekiel Alamu both from Nigeria while Kotoko Joe Debrah also back from Asec Abijan. Kotoko coach was Malik Jabir.

The FIRST player to score a goal in a Premier league game involving the two clubs at the Accra Sports Stadium was Nicholas Addo of Hearts in the 31st minutes on 22nd November, 1994 in match Day 3 in the 1994-95 season. [Hearts 2-1 Kotoko] Hearts scorers: Nicholas Addo 31′ & Annor Aziz 44′

Kotoko scorer: Kwadwo Anane 79′

TWO TEAMS MEETING IN MATCH DAY 10 IN THE GHANA LEAGUE:

– They have met ONCE in Day 10 on 9th Jul. 1980 [Wednesday] in Accra.

Hearts 0-3 Kotoko

Opoku Afriyie 7′

Francis Kumi 23′

Kofi Badu 81′

– Referee F.T Mensah dissallowed Albert Asaase heading goal.

– Hearts director was Alhaji Tijani and Kotoko Executive Board Chairman was Frank Appeagyei.

– Opoku Nti, now General Manager was by then a player for kotoko.

BOTH CLUBS ENCOUNTERS ON THE MATCH DAY (MONDAY )

– Hearts of Oak are yet to beat Asante Kotoko on Monday.

Monday 6th March 1989 [INDEPENDENCE CUP] ACCRA.

Hearts 2-3 Kotoko

Emmanuel Quarshie got all the two goals for Hearts

Scorers for Kotoko : Yahaya Kassim, Joe Debrah & Kwaku Adu.

– Referee William Okuampah officiated that game.

Monday 4th April 1994. [MR S.K MAINOO MEMORIAL MATCH].

Kotoko 3-3 Hearts. Scorers for kotoko, Gasco Owusu Afriyie, Christian Sabah and Asare Bediako.  Scorers for Hearts George Alhassan, Felix Karikari and Robert Sabah.

Monday 6th October 2014 [SUPER TWO, 1ST LEG] Kotoko 2-0 Hearts

Ahmed Toure & Dauda Mohammed scored for Kotoko.

THE MATCH DATE (2ND MAY)

– This will be the first time that the two teams are facing each other on MAY 2.

NB: But in 1979, their league game was supposed to be played on 2nd May but Hearts delayed at reported late so the match was scheduled to a different date.

BOTH CLUBS LEAGUE GAMES PLAYED ON 2ND MAY (MATCH DATE)

2010-11 Season

Monday 2nd May 2011 [Day 26] Hearts 3-0 BA Stars

Douglas Nkrumah ( brace) & one was penalty & Urial Asante.

Heart Of Lions vs Kotoko [rained off] Played on 3rd May, 2011.

2011-12 season

2nd May, 2012

Hearts 3-0 Wassaman

Mahatma Otu, Urial Asante & Godwin Osei Bonsu [pen] Wassaman player,Abdul Bashiru got red card.

Lions 0-0 Kotoko

BOTH TEAMS MEETINGS (LEAGUE GAMES ONLY) IN THE MONTH OF MAY:

Total matches played  – 12

Hearts wins         – 4

Goals scored        – 14

Kotoko wins         – 3

Goals scored

– 15

Drawn games        – 5

May 25, 1975

Kotoko 2-0 Hearts

Malik Jabir & Opoku Afriyie were scorers

May 16, 1976

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Kotey Kalala scored for Hearts and Gorden Prempeh scored for Kotoko

NB: Peter Lamptey missed penalty for Hearts.

May 3, 1978

Kotoko 1-2 Hearts

Victor Siriboe scored for Kotoko while Bismark Odoi & Douglas Tagoe got the goals for Hearts

NB: Hearts finished with 9 men.

– Robert Hammond and Seth Ampadu of Hearts were shown red card for challenging Referee Baah Alhassan decision for allowing Victor Siriboe goal to stand.

– There was a temporary hold up for 10 minutes.

– After the stampede,15 people were killed and several injured.

May 11, 1986

Hearts 0-1 Kotoko

Saarah Mensah

May 1, 1988

Kotoko 2-2 Hearts

Yusif Alhassan & Prince Opoku scored for kotoko while Henry Acquah & Joe Addo scored for Hearts

Note: Voilence broke out at the end of the game as Kotoko fans registered their disapproval at the performance of FIFA referee G.M Affidzie over the awarded of the penalty to Hearts.Some Installations were destroyed and wind screen of vehicles were smashed. The

GFA gave Kotoko 6 home game band and later reduced it to 3 games.

May 12, 1991

Kotoko 0-1 Hearts

Ezekiel Alamu 52′

May 29, 1994

Hearts 0-0 Kotoko

May 30, 1999

Kotoko 0-1 Hearts

Edmund Copson 24′

NB: Hearts played 10 men from 81st minutes.

– Referee Ibrahim Iddrisu gave Osmanu Amadu red card for elbowed Baba Amando.

May 9, 2001

Hearts 2-1 Kotoko

Lawrence Agyei scored first for Asante Kotoko in the 60th minutes and Ishmael Addo got the brace for Hearts.

NOTE: 126 fans were killed by police tear gas.

May 15, 2005

Kotoko 3-1 Hearts

Kotoko scored all the three goals in the first half [Douglas Nkrumah, Kwabena Dodzie & Dan Acquah] and Amankwaa Mireku got the consolation for Hearts in the 72nd minutes of the game.

May 25, 2008

Kotoko 3-3 Hearts

scorers for Kotoko [Kojo Poku, Eric Bekoe & Stephen Oduro]

Scorers for Hearts: Don Bortey, Francis Bossman & Eric Gawu]

May 4, 2013

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Winful Cobbina scored first in the 24th minutes for Hearts and Michael Helegbe got the equalizer for Kotoko in the 74th minutes.

NON LEAGUE GAMES IN THE MONTH OF MAY

May 28,1995 [ECOWAS CUP] ACCRA

Hearts 0-2 Kotoko

Ernest Boateng scored first in the 1st minute & Prince Amoako double it for Kotoko.

May 14, 2006 [GT TOP 4] AT SUNYANI CORONATION PARK

Kotoko 1-1 Hearts

George Yamoah scored first in the 62nd minutes and Kwabena Boafo got the equalizer on the 76th minutes.

May 28, 2006 [ONE TOUCH GALA] IN OBUASI LEN CLAY

Kotoko 0-1 Hearts

Eric Gawu

IT IS LIKELY A TEAM WILL AVOID DEFEAT IF IT LEADS 1-0 BY THE CLOSE OF THE HALF TIME.

The last time a team lost in their encounter after leading at half time was 1963-64 season

( Hearts 3-2 Kotoko)

Mfum scored in the 40′ minute but Hearts fought from the 1-0 goal deficit to win 3-2 in the 2nd half.

Since May 9, 2001, No team has SCORED FIRST and lost the game.

Hearts 2-1 Kotoko

Ishmael Addo 77′ Lawrence Adjei 60′

Ishmael Addo 81′

Referee Joseph Wilson Sey was the official. Lawrence Adjei scored first in the 2nd half but Hearts fought back to win 2-1.

LET’S NOW COME ON TO THE FIELD OF PLAY.

* The last time a team lost after starting the first half from International Conference Centre was 21st May 2002.

[(Hearts 3-0 Kotoko)

Charles Taylor 35′

Don Bortey 40′

Emmanuel Osei Kuffour 42′.

NB: Hearts used 7 minutes to score three Goals

and it also came in the 1st half)].

Any team starting from the International Conference Centre [OSU CEMETRY] worst score line is draw.

Do You Know that the last Ten [10] League games involving the two clubs @ the Accra Sports Stadium, Anytime Hearts of Oak Kicks the ball first [pass], their best is a drawn game. It has happened five [5] times.

Eric Donkor has NEVER Lost a League game at the Accra Sports Stadium against Hearts of Oak when he feature since joing Kotoko in 2011. He have played two games against Hearts

2007/08

Hearts 0-0 Kotoko

2009/10

Hearts 1-0 Kotoko

Samuel Affum

2011/12

Hearts 0-0 Kotoko

2012/2013

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Winful Cobbina for Hearts and Michael Helegbe for Kotoko

In 1992, Kotoko won at home to Goldfields while Hearts won away to Neoplan at Bekwai Gyamfi Park and the Day two match was

Hearts of Oak vs Kotoko in Accra

Day 1

16th February, 1992

At Kumasi

Kotoko 1-0 Goldfields

At Gyamfi Park, Bekwai

Neoplan 1-3 Hearts

IN ACCRA Day 2

23rd February 1992

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Scorer for Hearts Emmanuel Armah 90′ and Scorer for Kotoko Mahmoud Ahmed 82′

1997-98 SEASON

12th April 1998 [Day 12]

At Kumasi

Kotoko 1-1 Dwarfs

At Obuasi Len Clay

Goldfields 0- 1 Hearts

Joe Fameyeh

IN ACCRA

19th April 1998 (Day 13)

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko. Emmanuel Yartey scored first for kotoko and Joe Ansah got the equalizer for Hearts.

– Referee F.K Mensah from Tarkoradi was suspended for four matches for poor performance.

– Both teams started with 10 men. Before the game, there was a rumour that, the last player who will step on the pitch will loose the game (superstition). Both team players who wait before the start of the game ( Jacob Nartey for Hearts and Lawrence Amankwaa for Kotoko).

1999 SEASON

29th September 1999 [Day 29] At kumasi

Kotoko 2-0 Okwawu

At Obuasi

Goldfields 2-1 Hearts

IN ACCRA [Day 30]

3rd October 1999

Hearts 2- 0 Kotoko

Emmanuel Osei Kuffour 74′ & Ishmael Addo 87′

NB: Kalilu Dramani of Kotoko got red card in that game from Referee Alex Quartey.

2008-09 SEASON

27th May 2009 [Day 21]

At Obuasi

Ashanti Gold 1-0 Hearts

At Kumasi

Kotoko 3-0 Tema Youth

IN ACCRA [Day 22]

14th June 2009

Hearts 0-1 Kotoko

Francis Kwoffie

2013-14 SEASON.

15th September 2013 [Day 1]

At Bekwai Gyamfi Park

New Edubiase 0-2 Hearts

At Sunyani [Kotoko home game]

Kotoko 2-1 Aduana

IN ACCRA [Day 2]

22nd September 2013

Hearts 0-1 Kotoko

Seidu Bancey 29′

2014-15 SEASON

26TH July 2015 [Day 24]

At Kumasi

Kotoko 1-0 Ashanti Gold

At Obuasi July 25th

New Edubiase 2-1 Hearts

IN ACCRA [Day 25]

2nd August 2015

Hearts 1-2 Kotoko

scorer for Hearts: Inusah Musah & Dauda Mohammed scored [brace] for Kotoko.

ASANTE KOTOKO YET TO WIN IN ACCRA IN AN ELECTION YEAR.

The first presidential election in Ghana was conducted on 27th April, 1960 but the football was played after the election.

1979

Hearts 1-0 Kotoko 1992

Hearts 1-1 Kotoko 1996

Hearts 3-3 Kotoko 2000

Hearts 4-0 Kotoko 2004

played after election

2008 outstanding game

Hearts 0-0 Kotoko 2012

played in 2013 after the election now 2016?

No team based in the Ashanti Region have WON against Hearts of Oak in Accra in the Month of MAY since the Introduction of 16 League clubs in 1999 (17 years).

23/05/99 Hearts 1-0 Goldfields

09/05/01 Hearts 2-1 Kotoko

19/05/02 Hearts 3-2 Faisal

28/05/02 Hearts 1-1 Goldfields

05/05/13 Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Hearts: W3  D2  GF8  GA5

The last time Hearts of Oak beat kotoko in a league match with a WHITE COACH while Asante Kotoko coach was a FORMER PLAYER was 1st June, 1971 (In Kumasi).  Kotoko 0-1 Hearts scorer: Kofi Bruce.

The last time Asante Kotoko beat Hearts of Oak @ the Accra Sports Stadium with a former player as a coach was 26th September, 1993.

Hearts 0-1 Kotoko. Frimpong Manso (pen) 75′.

NB: Kofi Nimo of Hearts penalty was saved by Goal-keeper Anthony Osei Kwadwo on the 30th minutes.

– Referee F.K Mensah was the centre man and Malik Jabir was Kotoko Head Coach.

The last time Hearts of Oak won over Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium was 13th December 2009. (2009-10)

Hearts 1-0 Kotoko Samuel Affum scored the only goal.

Hearts of Oak have kept 204 clean sheets out of 472 games in the GPL since 1999.

Asante Kotoko have kept 214 clean sheets out of 473 games in the GPL since 1999.

Hearts have won the GPL title on 19 occasions since the competition started in 1958. And remain, the only club who have competed in every season since the competition started in 1958.

Asante Kotoko have won the Ghana league title on 23 times since the competition started on 1958.

Hearts of Oak worse position in the GPL since the competition started is 13th with 40 points in the 2014-15 season.

Asante Kotoko worse performance in the Ghana League since 1958 is 11th out of 15-club league in the 1970 season.

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