Hearts of Oak play guest to Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Matchday 3 of the 2022/23 season.
The Phobians have not recorded an away win in their last 5 games in the league however, the Rainbow club has won 1, lost 1, and drawn 3 when they play as the away team against Kotoko.
The Ghana FA has named Ho-based Selorm Yao Bless as the centre referee for Sunday’s Ghana Premier League Super Clash between the two titans. Tinaji Mohammed and Patrick Papala are the assistant referees.
Media outlet, Ghana Sports Online delves into the background of the referee ahead of the game
- Name: Selorm Yao Bless
- Date of Birth: November 30, 1989
- Active officiating seasons: 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23
- Number of Games officiated in the Ghana Premier League: 26
- 2022/23 – 1, 2020/21 – 11 Games, 2021/22 – 14
- Number of Kotoko games officiated: 4
- Kotoko results when Yao Bless is the centre man: W2 L1 D1
- Details of Kotoko games when Yao Bless is the centre man: Beat Medeama 1-0, Dreams FC 3-1, Drew 0-0 with Hearts of Oak, Lost 3-1 to Legon Cities
- Number of Hearts of Oak games officiated: 2
- Hearts results when Yao Bless is the centre man: L1 D1
- Details of Hearts of Oak games when Yao Bless is the centre man: Lost 1-0 to Aduana Stars, Drew 0-0 with Kotoko
- Breakdown of games when Yao Bless is the centre match: Home wins – 13, Away wins – 8, Draws – 5
- Home goals: 33 & Away Goals: 23 – His games produce an average of 2.15 goals per match
- Bookings: 100 bookings recorded so far in 26 games – An average of 3.84 bookings per game
- Breakdown of bookings: 2020/21 – 38 booking, 2021/22 – 60 bookings, 2022/23 – 2
- Goals scored by Kotoko when Selorm Yao Bless is the centre man: 5
- Goals conceded by Kotoko when Selorm Yao Bless is the centre man: 4
- Previous Kotoko vs Hearts of Oak game officiated: 1 – February 28, 2021 – Scoreline: 0-0
- Hearts of Oak are yet to win a game when Selorm Yao Bless is the centre man.