Asante Kotoko Regional Circles Chairman Obeng Sekyere says arch-rivals Hearts of Oak  are trying to distract the team ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup Group C return leg against Nkana FC on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium

But he says the Porcupine Warriors remain focused and poised for victory after losing the reverse fixture 3-1 in Kitwe last Sunday.

Public Relations Officer of Hearts of Oak’s National Chapters Committee Paa Kofi Sunsum has confirmed his outfit’s support for the visiting team.

”I will urge our supporters never to mind the Hearts of oak supporters who are supporting Nkana Fc  just to distract our focus. Whether rain or shine, Nkana FC will fall,” he told Accra based radio station Happy FM

”Paa Kofi Sunsum of Hearts of Oak is helping us hype the game so we will give him something small after the game because it will fetch him nothing so we are going to reward him for hyping the game for us. He should come to Kumasi. We will accommodate him nicely,” he added.

Asante Kotoko need a win to revive their chances of progressing from the Group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.