Hearts of Oak head coach Samuel Boadu has named experienced midfielder Gladson Awako among his substitutes as the Phobians go in search of their first win of the season against Elmina Sharks.
The midfielder, who turns 31 later in December, is likely to come off the substitute bench to make his debut for the bottom-placed Rainbow club.
Meanwhile, last season’s top-scorer for the club, Kwadwo Obeng Junior has returned to the squad and also starts from the bench along with Kofi Kordzi who has also been dropped.
But, ex-Berekum Chelsea defensive midfielder Ushau Abu starts in defensive midfield and is joined in a double pivot role by Frederick Ansah-Botchway.
Below is the starting XI
Richard Attah – Fatawu Mohammed, William Dankyi, James Sewornu, Mohammed Alhassan – Ushau Abu, Frederick Ansah-Botchway, Salifu Ibrahim, Enoch Asubonteng – Isaac Mensah, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh