Hearts coach Seth Hoffman confident his side will bounce back in the return leg against Kotoko

Published on: 27 August 2018

Hearts of Oak coach Seth Hoffman is optimistic his side will bounce back strongly next week against arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in the return leg of the two-legged friendly.

The Phobians suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat by the Porcupine Warriors at the Baba Yara in the first leg of the Double Super clash on Sunday.

Hearts finished the game with 10-men after defender Robert Sowah received his marching orders in the 58th minute after accumulating yellow cards.

According to Coach Hoffman. he believes his side will defeat Kotoko in the 2nd leg encounter.

''We take it in good faith that we have lost and go back to prepare next week,'' Hoffman told StarTimes in a post-match interview.

''We know in football it is three things, you win, you draw or you lose but not in Hearts and Kotoko matches. They supporters always want a win so we are returning next week so by faith we will win.

''I entreat the supporters to return and support us because we will win.''