Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak returned to practice at the Pobiman Training Center on Wednesday after a eleven-day break for the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Phobians trained for the last time in 2018 on December 21 with head coach Kim Grant telling journalist Betty Yawson in a video interview he needs his charges back fit and focused for the task ahead.
Club Spokesman Kwame Opare Addo confirmed to Accra-based Asempa FM that the team has resumed training: “We have returned to training this morning. All members of the technical team and players are supposed to be training this morning.”
The former CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup winners are preparing in earnest for the proposed GFA Normalisation Committee Special Competition which is expected to kick off on January 26, 2019.
Hearts thumped Medeama 3-1 in a friendly game in early December with the side impressing new manager Kim Grant.
Former England youth international and Sunderland defender Titus Bramble trained with defenders of the club before the Christmas break.
By El Akyereko
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