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25 July 2017

Kotoko, Hearts clash to be played August 6 – Starr Fm

The Premier League game between Accra Hearts of Oak and rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been rescheduled to Sunday August 6, 2017.

The game was postponed indefinitely after the Porcupine Warriors were involved in a fatal accident on the Nkawkaw road in the Eastern region after their premier league game with Inter Allies.

In a release, the Premier League Board confirmed that the Super clash will now come off on August 6 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Meanwhile, the Premier League Board has also confirmed that the Ghana Premier League will go on a one month break to pave way for the MTN FA Cup as well as allow the local Black Stars to prepare for the upcoming CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso.

Below is the full statement.

PREMIER LEAGUE GOES ON A ONE MONTH BREAK

The Ghana Premier League is to go on a month break to allow the quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup to be honoured, as well as pave way for handlers of the Black Stars Team B to prepare adequately for the 2018 CAF CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso.

The quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup will be honoured this weekend, and the Black Stars B Team, which is made up of players from the domestic league, will commence a one week residential camping ahead of their two-leg qualifiers with Burkina Faso, which will be played over a two-week period in August.

The Premier League returns with Match Day 25 and Match Day 26 on August 27 and August 30 respectively, before it goes on another three-week break in September to allow the Black Stars B to prepare and participate in the Ghana 2017 WAFU Tournament.

Meanwhile all outstanding matches, including matches involving Asante Kotoko, will be cleared within the one month break.

A second medical review from Asante Kotoko to the GFA/PLB on Tuesday July 25, 2017, has indicated that Kotoko will be medically ready to play by August 6, 2017.

Below are the dates for the outstanding matches:

Sunday July 30, 2017 – Ashantigold vrs WAFA in Obuasi.

Sunday August 6, 2017 – Kumasi Asante Kotoko vrs Accra Hearts of Oak in Kumasi

Wednesday August 23, 2017 – WAFA vrs Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Sogakope.

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