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Hearts face Oly on August 7 for Ga Mantse Cup

BY: Kweku Zurek
Hearts face Oly on August 7 for Ga Mantse Cup
Ga Mantse, His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II

FA Cup holders Accra Hearts of Oak will renew their storied rivalry with Accra Great Olympics on Sunday, August 7, 2022, when they clash for the Ga Mantse Cup.

The match launched last Friday in Accra is to honour the Ga Mantse, His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II and celebrate the 2022 Homowo Festival, the first since he ascended the throne.

The regional derby is also to be used as a rallying point for the vision of the Ga Mantse to construct a modern football academy in Accra.

Purpose

Delivering a keynote address at the launch, the Ga Mantse was hopeful that the tie would promote unity in the Ga state and contribute to the construction of the Ga Mantse School of Soccer Excellence.

The facility when completed will have facilities including; FIFA standard pitches, an Information Technology centre, libraries, a clinic, boarding, offices, a swimming pool and a canteen.

He said the two traditional clubs were selected for the clash because of the contributions they had made to sport in the Ga State over the years.

He further urged both clubs to produce stellar performances which will bring honour to the Ga state.

Support

For his part, the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku said he was thrilled to be involved with the revival of the Ga Mantse Cup.

He also commended the Ga Mantse for contributing towards the development of the sport and youth development in Accra, adding that he could not have chosen better teams for the tie.

Present at the launch were traditional leaders of the Ga state, board members of both clubs, members of the diplomatic corps and executives of the Ghana Football Association.

The Ga Mantse Cup is also supported by Bethel Logistics, the National Lottery Authority, Ghana Gas and Republic Bank.