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Don Bortey recalls atmosphere during Ghana’s ‘El Classico’


Former Accra Hearts of Oak forward, Bernard Dong Bortey, revealed the atmosphere during matches against Asante Kotoko was enough to motivate him to score some memorable goals against the Porcupine Warriors.

Speaking to Graphic Sports, Bortey recalled what he described as fond memories against Kotoko revealing that he was always conditioned to beat Kotoko whenever they clashed.

“The euphoria surrounding Hearts and Kotoko matches was enougho prepare you for the task ahead. It motivated me enough to score Kotoko anytime we met.”

“Every player in our time wanted to play in matches involving Kotoko because it gave one the platform to prove one’s worth to the supporters,” he further stated.

Bernard Don Bortey played the Phobians from 2001-2010 winning 4 Ghana Premier League titles, 1 CAF Confederation Cup, as well as the joint top scorer in the 2002 league season.

He is currently coach of Division Two side, Techiman Gold Stars, where he is expected to use his experience to help develop young talents at the club.

By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports |

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