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Red-Hot Kotoko Burns Hearts with 2-0 Victory

For the first time in 36 years, Asante Kotoko made history yesterday by clinching the Ghana Premier League double over arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.

Asante Kotoko made history by clinching a two-leg win over arch-rivals, Hearts of Oak for the first time in 36 years, thanks to a stunning brace from Steven Desse Mukwala, securing a 2-0 triumph at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

With a goal in each half, the Ugandan player led the Porcupine Warriors to victory, claiming maximum points and earning the bragging rights.

Kotoko took the lead in the 9th minute through Mukwala’s impressive strike, which goalkeeper Kwesi Nketiah couldn’t stop, and Mukwala added a second goal in injury time with a skilful solo effort.

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Kotoko claimed a narrow 3-2 win in their first-leg clash with Heart of Oak in December 2023.

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Coach Ogum’s unbeaten run against Hearts of Oak continues, and his team moves up to 9th place in the table following this outcome.

The Phobians find themselves just two points clear of the relegation zone, as they sit 14th on the table with 38 points, amidst a difficult campaign.

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Kotoko claims the bragging rights with celebration expected to go deep into the night in the boisterous city of Kumasi while Hearts make the return journey to the capital empty-handed.

With only three games remaining in the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League season, Hearts of Oak faces a real situation and a genuine risk of relegation.

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