Hearts of Oak will be without Scottish trainer Frank Nuttall for the second consecutive time in a Super 2 clash against Asante Kotoko.

The Scotsman missed their 3-1 win over their rivals in the Ghana @ 60 Cup match and is set to miss the Republic Day clash as well due to personal reasons.

Communication Director of the club, Kwame  Opare Addo, disclosed they will be without Nuttall with assistant Henry Wellington set to take charge.

"We will be in Kumasi to honour the 2017 President on Sunday without our head coach, Frank Nuttall," Opare told Kumasi-based Adehye FM

"He has traveled to his country, Scotland for personal reasons and he is expected to return on Thursday."

Nuttall left Ghana after their painful 1-0 home defeat to  AshantiGold last Wednesday,