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Bring back the love; Hearts of Oak players excited to be back at training

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Team Hearts of Oak started gym work last Friday following the lifting of the ban on all contact sports by the government in President Akufo-Addo’s 17th Covid-19 address to the nation.

The exercise has continued with beach work as Coach Edward Odoom and his technical teamwork on the boys this preseason to get them in shape for the start of the 2020/21 football season.

And, the players have been happy and responding positively to the demands of the technical team who will want the best out of them before the new campaign starts.

Captain Abdul Fatawu Mohammed said they have been waiting for this opportunity for a while and welcomes this moment to work themselves up to scale as they anticipate a tough campaign coming up.

“The ultimate is to win silverware next season and, we are leaving no stone unturned in making sure that the team will be ready to go when the opening whistle sounds,” Fatawu told Hearts Media.

His comments were re-echoed by striker Abednego Tetteh who said, “we cannot wait for the start of the new campaign as we want to repay the club for the faith, they have shown in us.”

Similar comments were passed by all the players and, they also asked for prayers and support from all Phobians before and during the upcoming season as they are moved to win the ultimate for the club next season.

Head Coach Edward Odoom said he is happy with the output of the boys during these few days of working together and believes that the team will be in shape for the start of the new season.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that the 2020-2021 season will commence in November following the decision of the Ghana government to give the green light for football to resume in the country.

Premier Division games are expected to start from Friday, November 13, 2020, with the Division One League scheduled to start on December 3, 2020. The Women’s Premier League has been fixed to start on January 2, 2021.

The 2019-20 season was cancelled following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when the campaign in the topflight was less than halfway through the season.

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