Chairman of the National Chapters Committee (NCC) of Accra Hearts of Oak, Elvis Herman Hesse, is confident the club will emerge winners of the upcoming Mantse Derby, though he admits it will be tough for his side.
The Phobians will lock horns with city rivals Accra Great Olympics in a game tagged the ‘Mantse Derby’ this weekend in a match day 2 fixture of the 2022/23 betPawa Premier League.
Hearts go into the game having suffered a 0-1 defeat to Aduana in their opening game of the season while Olympics were winners over Bechem United.
In an exclusive interview with Nhyira FM in Kumasi, the supporters’ leader, Hesse, admitted Olympics’ determined approach would make it difficult for Hearts, amid fears within the Phobia camp. But his side has what it takes to outwit the Wonder Club.
“It’s going to be a tough game. When the Homoho cup didn’t come on, I went to Oly’s training grounds and from their players to their coaches, to their management, they were wild and disappointed, the game didn’t come on,” he said.
“So they will be coming into this game with a lot of determination but trust Accra Hearts of Oak, we know it will be tough but we have psyched ourselves and have put the right things in place so we will not be surprised to carry the day.
“We are always ahead of them [Olympics] just that in the last two or three years, they have tried to overcome us but we believe with the right support, we will turn things around.
“We need this win more than them and the players understand what’s at stake,” he concluded.
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