Hearts of Oak travel to Kumasi to face King Faisal in search of their second Premier League win in 2023 after their 3-2 success over Tamale City. The Rainbows can be optimistic about their chances of leaving the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with all three points as the hosts’ form is far from perfect.
The visitors have kept alive their hopes of a title challenge and are now looking to keep up the pressure on sixteenth-placed King Faisal with an away win in the Ashanti Region.
A victory over the Inshallah Boys would help Hearts of Oak find themselves with a chance of staying up above Asante Kotoko.
In their set up, Enoch Asubonteng returns after missing their match against Tamale City through red card. He is available for selection but will start from the bench. Meanwhile, Caleb Amankwah is in the starting lineup for the Phobians. The defender scored their winning goal against Tamale City over the weekend and has earned a late call-up to join the Black Galaxies for the CHAN tournament.
However, Samuel Inkoom will partner Zakaria Yakubu and others in defense as Ayi starts in posts.
Captain Salifu Ibrahim continues in midfield and the attack consists of Isaac Mensah along with Benjamin Yorke.
HEARTS OF OAK’S STARTING XI AGAINST KING FAISAL:
Richmond Ayi GK
Salifu Ibrahim (C)
Yaw Amankwah Baafi
Eric Ofori Antwi
Kwadwo Obeng Jr
Robert Addo Sowah
Linda Mtange Don