“We would have scored Kotoko 6 nil if they had entered the pitch with their back”- Thomas Abbey

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Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey has rubbed salt into the wounds of  slain giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

The phobians comprehensively defeated their arch rivals at the Accra Sports Stadium on May Day by 3-1 in the Ghana @ 60 commemoration match.

The Hearts captain who scored his sides second goal in an interview on Kapital Hot Sports said “we would have beaten Kotoko by 6 nil If they had entered the pitch with their backs like the last time”.

Kotoko will be seeking to exact revenge on Hearts of Oak in the return leg on 28th May at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium but the Hearts midfielder is bullish and insist that Kumasi is their home grounds and will consolidate on their first leg win on 28th May.

Abbey rued their missed opportunities and insist they should have pummeled Kotoko more than the 3 goals they scored.

The capital based club were without their Scottish trainer Frank Elliot Nuttal who is on a one week leave of absence but assistant manager Henry Joseph Wellington who defeated Kotoko in the pre season G6 tournament repeated the dose on the porcupine warriors.

Hearts of Oak took the lead in the second half after goalkeeper Felix Annan attempted a dribble but failed gifting Hearts substitute Kwame Kizito an easy tap in to slot home.

Kotoko responded immediately with defender Awal Mohammed directing a free kick past Hearts goalie Samuel Akurugu.

With ten minutes to go mercurial midfielder Thomas Abbey restored Hearts’ lead with a fine long range finish while man of the match Patrick Razak made things safer for Hearts after connecting with a Fatau Mohammed cross which appeared to have crossed the line.

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo,his vice Alhaji Mahmoud Bawumia,Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah and other dignitaries were all present to grace the occasion.

The second leg comes off on 28th May at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with the winner taking home a GH 50,000 cash aside the GH 50,000 appearance fee that has been paid to both teams.

 

Source: Kingsley Opoku-Amoako|kapital971.com

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