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Yakubu chases Otoo in goalking battle



The goal king race in the Glo Premier League is reaching a climax, with two players neck and neck for the top prize.

Both players, Mahatma Otoo of Hearts and Yakubu Mohammed of AshGold, are incidentally the hottest transfer targets of other clubs in, and out of, the league now.

With 15 and 14 goals respectively, the two have been standing out with their performances this season.

"All I want to do is keep scoring and to help Hearts get to the top four. We can now see that it is very possible," said Mahatma after drilling a brace against RTU on Wednesday.

Hearts are in the top six of the league, a position they have not been a considerable amount of time this season, and Mahatma knows it as been a long road.

"It has not been easy and now that we are about to end the season, we really have to finish hard," he said.

Right behind him, literally, is Yakubu Mohammed, an even more consistent forward than Otoo in the past three seasons. "Scoring more than ten is not new and I am happy to be able to do it again," he tells supersport.com.

The player has indeed hit double figures for the last three seasons, despite not having the best player support at all times with the Miners.

Can he grab the goal king race by the scruff of the neck from Otoo? Yakubu jokes: "I will take every game as it comes, but if Otoo stops scoring, I'm sure I will win it!"

Hearts have Chelsea at home, All Stars away, Dwarfs at home, Edubiase away and finish with Tema Youth at home.

"Goals can come from anywhere and at anytime so I will not say I will score against this team or that team. I want to score to help y team get to the top. That's it," Mahatma deadpans.

The final five games will be a stern test for both players as they aim to beat lasts season's 21 goal haul of Emmanuel Baffour.

Ghana still awaits a player who can equal or break Ishmael Addo’s twelve-year-old record of 22 goals.

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