Hearts to play in Shamo Quaye Memorial on Sunday

Published on: 02 September 2016
Hearts to play in Shamo Quaye Memorial on Sunday
Accra Hearts of Oak

Accra Hearts of Oak will play in memory of their fallen legend Shamo Quaye in a specially organized memorial game on Sunday.

The Phobians are set to play lower tier side Shamo Babies at Gomoa Achiase in the Central region in honour of the former Ghana international who died in 1997.

Quaye is largely regarded in Accra Hearts of Oak circles having been part of the famous musical youth team put in play by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe in the mid 1980’s.

He went on to do great things for the Phobians helping them to many successes before leaving to ply his trade outside Ghana.

He suddenly died when he was on a visit to the country having arrived from Sweden where he was playing for Umea FC in 1997.

This game with Shamo Babies has been played annually for the last four years in honour of the former player and, last year’s encounter finished 2-1 in favour of the lower tier side.

Hearts will also be using this game to prepare for the resumption of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) which has three games to go.

The Phobians are fourth on the GPL table, six points behind the leaders Wa all Stars and will play two home games against Ebusua Dwarfs and Medeama SC in Accra when the league resumes.

Their final game of the season will be at Bekwai against a New Edubiase United side that looks set to be relegated at the end of this campaign.

Hearts of Oak will need to win their remaining three games if they are to stand in with a chance of winning the GPL title for the first time since the season of 2008/2009.