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Heart of Lions stun Hearts of Oak in GHALCA Top Four opener in Accra

Published on: 30 August 2014
Hearts of Oak recorded a 1-0 defeat against Lions

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Accra Hearts of Oak slipped to a narrow 1-0 reverse against Heart of Lions in the opening game of the GHALCA Top Four competition on Saturday afternoon in Accra. 

The Kpando-based side registered the only goal of the game in the 14th minute through former Ghana striker Sam Yeboah from the spot.

Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo left surprisingly left Kenneth Okoro and Winful Cobbinah on his bench while Gerald Odupong and Owusu Addai both started for the Phobians.

Tetteh Luggard manned the post with youngster Kingsley Kissi dropped to the bench.

Lions' trainer Yussif Abubakar responded to Addo's line-up by naming former Ghana striker Sam Yeboah in his line-up along with experienced midfielder Edmund Owusu Ansah in midfield.

Neither of the sides had barely settled in the game before Lions claimed the opening goal with the first quarter of an hour approaching.

Tetteh Luggard whose form has come under question from fans impeded Sam Yeboah inside the box and referee Reginald Lathbridge pointed to the spot.

The 28-year-old former Racing Genk striker sent Luggard the wrong way.

Hearts made several attempts to defray the deficit but they were unable to break down the Lions defence.

After the break, Herbert Addo shuffled his cards and introduced Kenneth Okoro, Gilbert Fiamenyo and Winful Cobbinah but were unable to equalise.


  • SIR JOE says:
    August 30, 2014 08:45 pm
    Herbert, we trust u so wake n do the job for us
  • The greatest says:
    August 30, 2014 07:27 pm
    Addo ap) awu
  • moshie says:
    August 30, 2014 06:21 pm
    This is wake up call. The coach will get a hard time coaching these school boys. Go ask Mohammed Polo. He is the best man to brief you about this team.You have a big job to the league proper. No meaningful signings.
  • Francis Obeng, Kumasi says:
    August 30, 2014 10:14 pm
    A good game by the phobians...Coach Herbert Addo has done a very good job on the team. A clinical finisher is all we need. Hearts will bounce back to disgrace our enemies.
  • Chu says:
    August 30, 2014 06:56 pm
    back up herbert but we pardon you this time
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    August 30, 2014 11:46 pm
    I was @ the stadium this afternoon and I can only say one thing wow what a performance from the boys despite the lost. Fans should bear in mind that we played without most of our regulars as the manager was trying the new boys, Lions played with their first team players and were a lil more experienced than our talented young boys. The second game is on Wed and I believe Addo will introduce some of our key players to enable us win the game. Still Phooooobia!! Masters!!!