June 15, 2021

Match Report: Hearts of Oak 2-0 King Faisal, more about the game Ghana Premier League 2020-2021

Hearts of Oak return to winning ways having struggled in the last two games but get back on track in matchday 23 in the capital.

A pair of second half goals ensured Hearts of Oak put King Faisal’s bogey to rest and recorded a 2-0 win over the Kumasi based side on Sunday evening at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The result ensured the Phobians picked up their first win in three matches after two difficult encounters on the road.

Hearts dominated the game and the scoreline told the whole story but maybe things would have been different had Faisal been awarded a penalty early on in the second half.

Early on in the game, Faisal nearly conceded an own goal after miscommunication between Eric Donkor and his goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim.

A quarter into the match, Hearts of Oak tested the agility of Ibrahim when Victor Aidoo’s powerful drive from 20 yards was smothered by the Ghana U20 gloves man.

Five minutes later, Hearts came threatening again and this it was Salifu Ibrahim’s free-kick which came off the crossbar.

Faisal came into the match late on when Enoch Morrison found  Zubairu Ibrahim inside the box but the latter failed to find the back of the net.

Few minutes into the second half, striker Kwame Peprah was thrown into the action by replacing Tophic Razak.

King Faisal felt they were denied a clear penalty.  Zubairu Ibrahim has been brought down in the penalty box but the referee shockingly allowed play to continue.

Hearts of Oak continued to push for the opener and were duly rewarded in the 57th minute when Kojo Obeng Junior who had the easiest task of directing a cut back pass from the left side inside the box .

Six minutes from time, Obeng Junior unleashed a powerful shot but Ibrahim produced a save.

Two minutes later, Hearts doubled their account when Daniel Afriyie slotted home after collecting a Salifu Ibrahim selflessly put the Ghana U20 captain through on goal.

 

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