Accra Hearts of Oak coach Martin Koopman has named his starting XI to face FC Samartex 1996 this afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Hearts of Oak have been very average in their first four matches of the campaign after winning only once thus far. To add to that, the Phobians have won two of their last five home games with two losses and one draw.
FC Samartex are coming in the game on the back of two away defeats to Nations FC (2-0) and a 1-0 loss to Nsoatreman FC. However, the Sameraboi lads are the only team with 3 home wins in the league.
The Phobians are winless in their last two games – a draw against Dreams FC at the Accra Sorts Stadium and one loss to Bofoakwa Tano at Sunyani – with one outstanding game against Heart of Lions.
Hearts of Oak sit 17th in the league table with 4 points after two losses, one win and one draw.
FC Samartex have won two away games in the league since making their premier league debut in the 2021/22 season with 12 losses and 5 draws – with their two away wins coming against Kotoku Royals and King Faisal in the 2022/23 season.
Below is Hearts of Oak starting XI