The 2020/21 Ghana premier league has risen to a crescendo with football pundits attributing it to the high performance of Ghana’s top two clubs, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.
Prior to the start of the 2020/21 league season, many did not give Hearts of Oak the chance among the top two clubs due to their struggles.
Hearts of Oak before now were handled by youth team coach, Edward Odoom following the departure of English trained, Kim Grant.
The 2000 CAF Champions League winners did not have much faith in Odoom leading to his return to the youth side.
Serbian coach, Kosta Papic was appointed to run the technical affairs of the club but he was leaving with just three months in charge.
It was Papic’s second stint with the Phobians yet he failed to glitter in his second return.
The Phobians combed the market and later came out with former Medeama Sporting Club coach, Samuel Boadu.
The young trainer has since turned the fortunes of the club since joining the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners.
Coach Samuel Boadu has since led his side to six wins and a draw in their last seven Ghana premier league matches.
He led the 20-time Ghana Champions to beat Liberty Professionals 3-0 in the MTN FA Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Phobians are now top of the league table on goal difference with 53 points from 29 matches, same as rivals Asante Kotoko.
Asante Kotoko on the other hand dispensed with the service of Maxwell Konadu and retained deputy Johnson Smith briefly.
The record league holders equally relegated Smith to the youth side after appointing Portuguese and former Black Stars coach, Mariano Baretto.
They have since recorded four wins and three draws in seven matches under Baretto.
The two sides will go head-to-head in match day 31 on Wednesday, June 27 after Hearts clear their week 30 game against Legon Cities and Kotoko welcoming Karela.
Kotoko former captain, Amos Frimpong believes the clash will determine which club wins the 2020/21 league.
“It’s looking very tough with both teams having the same points.
“So that game in Accra will be a decider because both teams will win the rest of their games.
“Whoever wins [the game in Accra], wins the league,” Amos Frimpong told Topical Radio of Germany.
Amos Frimpong however believes his former club have an upper hand over Hearts of Oak and will win the league.
“And l tip Kotoko to win the League because we have a very good record against them [Hearts of Oak] in Accra and l am confident Kotoko will beat Hearts on that day.” Amos Frimpong told Germany based Topical Radio.
The first round of their clash ended goalless at the Accra Sports Stadium when Kotoko played their home games at the venue.