Real Tamale United will open the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League season with a home game against Hearts of Oak on Friday at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The home team will be coming in the season without their key players Stephen Badu Dankwa, Abdul Manaf Umar, Nurudeen Yussif Mohammed, Kwame Boakye, Roland Frimpong, Sadat Mohammed Mathew Abayase.
Forward Issah Kuka is also back to Hearts of Oak after serving the one season loan deal at RTU last season.
The Phobians are also going into the new season without Robert Addo Sowah, Caleb Amankwah, Junior Kaaba, Yassan Oatching, and Gladson Awako.
Since the return of Real Tamale United to the topflight league in the 2021/22 league, they are yet to lose a game against Hearts of Oak in four games, winning three and drawing one.
RTU have won one and drawn one at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium and are yet to lose a game against Hearts of Oak at home.
Hearts of Oak have signed center back Kelvin Osei Asibey from Eleven Wonders, Kofi Agbesimah from Bechem United.
The former Premier League CHampions have also boosted their squad with Micheal Ampadu, Liventus Attur, Martin Karikari and Rapheal Amponsah and have appointed new head coach Martinus Koopman.
Real Tamale United will rely on new signings Christan Gyan from Pride of the North, Faisal Dauda from Kintampo Top Talent, Mohammed Abuu from Wa Suntaa and Abdul Aziz from Ebusua Dwarfs.
The game will be broadcast live on Startimes Adepa channel 247 on Friday September 15, 2023 at 6pm
Check out the statistics of the last four matches between the two teams: