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Hearts and Lions Top-four tie set for rematch on Friday after Wednesday's abandonment

Published on: 04 September 2014
Hearts will face Lions again in replay

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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GHALCA have declared Friday as rematch day of Hearts of Oak and Heart of Lions Top-four reverse tie after Wednesday's duel was abandoned due to extreme darkness and unavailability of floodlights at the Accra Sports Stadium. 

Lions will still go into the game with a 1-0 aggregate lead as Wednesday's outcome has completely been annulled by the competition's regulations.

Ahmed Toure's 68th minute strike for Hearts sent the game into penalty shoot-outs at the Accra Sports Stadium but officials directed the game should be abandoned following failures to get floodlights at the stadium to work due to power issues.

Lions will remain in Accra to continue their preparations for the off-season tournament though Accra-based radio station Asempa FM reports they might pull out of the game, cannot independently confirm the claims.

AshGold have reached the final and are waiting for the outcome Hearts and Lions' game for a final in Sunday. The Miners defeated Ghana Premier League champions Asante Kotoko 2-0 on aggregate after repeating a 1-0 win at the Len Clay Stadium on Wednesday.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
    September 04, 2014 05:57 am
    its a pity for Ghana football. a country with almost every natural resources cannot supply electricity power constantly for its citizens. a stadium in the capital city of Ghana is struggling with electricity power supply. a national sports stadium? its a pity. i wonder! military and democratic rules have failed Ghana drasticaly. no political leader can curtails the problems of Ghana. the only hope for Ghana is to abide by the doctrines (the holy BIBLE) of JEHOVAH.
  • Nii says:
    September 04, 2014 10:17 am
    The new arrangement is totally nonsense. Heart of Lions can not go into the Friday match with the one goal. Hearts of oak were able to equalize that goal during normal playing time in the second encounter with Lions on Wednesday. It was when the two scores were dimmed equal that the match was pushed into penalties. The event which brought the match to an abrupt end (darkness) occurred during the penalty shoot outs. So if anything at all it is the penalty shoot outs that should be affected. This means the current score should stand at 1-1. Hearts must resist the new arrangement were Lions would be going into Friday match with one goal.