Asante Kotoko medical team head Dr Michael Leat has declared all but Ollenu Ashitey fit for Sunday's Super Clash against rivals Hearts of Oak in Kumasi.

It will be the first competitive match for the Porcupine Warriors after suffering a fatal car accident three weeks ago.

The club's team bus rammed into a stationary vehicle on the Nkawkaw road on their return to Kumasi after playing Inter Allies in a Accra.

Players suffered injuries and traumatized in tragic accident which claimed the life of the club's assistant kit manager.

"Every player has to be ready for every game, the most important thing is the recovery they go through after the game," Leat said at a press conference on Tuesday.

''Every player is fit to play the game on Sunday and that Ollenu Ashitey is the only player out.''

Asante Kotoko have lined up a friendly against division two side Nat Costa FC to be played at the Babayara Sports Stadium on Wednesday, July 2, 2017.

It will be the first Kotoko will be engaged in competitive fixture after suffering fatal bus accident some few back.

This fixture will serve as a preparatory match ahead of their outstanding week 23 fixture against arch-rivals Accra Hearts Oak in a match dubbed the ‘Super Clash’ slated for the Babayara Sports Stadium on July 6.

Meanwhile, Ollenu Ashittey and Micheal Akuffo have been ruled out of the clash due to the severity of their injuries sustained during the accident.

In attendance was the Head Coach, Steven Polack and Team Manager, Godwin Ablordey. Also in attendance will be Operations Manager, Ernest Owusu Ansah and the Head of the Medical Team, Dr. Michael Leat.

The National Circles Council (NCC) Chairman, Kwaku Amponsah together with the Ashanti Regional Circles Chairman, Obeng Sekyere were also at the press briefing at Sports Hotel, Kumasi.

 

Alhaji Akambi: Hearts of Oak Board Member Predicts Doom For Kotoko On Sunday

Hearts of Oak board member, Alhaji Akambi, says Kotoko will fall on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Kotoko will host Hearts of Oak in a Premier League outstanding fixture in Kumasi.

The clash was billed to come off two weeks ago, but it was compassionately called off after Kotoko’s fatal accident on the Nkawkaw road en-route to Kumasi after they lost 1-0 at Inter Allies in a midweek game .

Ahead of the game, a lot of football pundits believed Kotoko are psychologically not ready for the game as the Phobians have been tipped to carry the day.

And Akambi in an interview with Hello Fm, says his side will beat Kotoko for the three points on Sunday.

“We have done everything possible to beat Kotoko on Sunday,”says Akambi.

“However, we will not predict the scoreline because it’s a big game between two big clubs but I’m confident we’ll carry the day.”

Source|Oseikromonline.com