Hearts move to the top of the league after controversial win

Published on: 07 November 2011

Hearts of Oak moved to the top of the Ghana Premier League thanks to their controversial 2-0 win over New Eduabiase on Sunday night.

The Phobian opened a two-point lead at summit after arch rivals Kotoko were held to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenal earlier in the day.

Despite Hearts' move to the top, their second goal by Joseph Tagoe on 83 minutes has sparked controversy over the use of goal line technology locally.

Uriah Asante's opener had given the Phobians the advantage until Tagoe's effort was vehemently contested by the Edubiase players.

Edubiase argued that the ball had not crossed the line but the match referee Cecil Fleischer with no benefit of technology had given the goal.

The result means Hearts move to the top with 13 points while Kotoko are second with 11 after they were to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenal.

Stephen Amankwah scored from the spot for Arsenal to salvage the draw after Mohammed Fatawu opened the scoring in the 40th minute of the game at the Berekum Golden City Park.

Coach Hans Van Der Plyum got his Berekum Chelsea campaign off to a flying when they brushed Wassaman United aside with a 4-1 away win in Sekondi.

The Dutchman who took over the side last week introduced the side's most experienced players and it brought the desired results when Emmanuel Clottey hit a brace while Abdul Basit and Mubarak Moro got the goals for the Blues with Zufah Zuga getting the consolation for the home side.

The win, Chelsea's second in five games moves them up to the sixth position.

AshantiGold missed the chance to move closer to the top-four of the Glo Premier League standings after sharing the spoils at home.

The Miners drew goalless with Liberty Professionals on Sunday at the Len Clay Stadium.

The result leave AshantiGold in 10th place while Liberty remain 8th on the log.

Heart of Lions bounced back strongly to secure a win following last weekend's defeat to Asante Kotoko.

The Kpando side beat Wa All Stars 1-0 on Sunday to keep them in mid-table.

A 9th minute goal by Daniel Bonsu separated both sides as All Stars picked up their second league defeat.

Medeama's struggles were evident at the Tema Park where they were beaten 3-0 by home side, Tema Youth on Sunday in the Glo Premier League.

The visitors were unsettled when Bernard Akuffo opened the scoring for Tema Youth after 3 minutes.

Fourteen minutes later, Terry Benjamin increased the tally for Tema Youth before Daniel Appiah sealed Medeama's fate, scoring the third goal in the 76th minute.

The win, Tema Youth's first, this season has lifted them out of the relegation zone.


  • redd
    says: 8 years ago
    Metro TV commentators shld be very careful.Who made them match experts.To the extent of counting the errors made by the referee and talking like they know all the laws of the game.They should be aware that the matches are shown on DSTV all across africa so if they downgrade the referees they downgrade the whole ghanaian game.Especially that rasta guy showing glaring impartiality.No wonder during the world cup these two guys were not considered for commentary.Metro TV beware.I wonder why you cant stick with Prince Annan to handle the commentary for those games that will be shown on DSTV.
  • John Abato
    says: 8 years ago
    You're just spot on. But I guess what you wanted to say was "... showing glaring partiality". I personally know Chris to be a Kotoko fan who by extension could have an agenda against the Phobians. But that would be unfortunate because they are expected to always do a PROFESSIONAL JOB!
  • Mustapha Slomo
    says: 8 years ago
    Redd, who do you think you are and on what authority do you warn Metro TV? Your assessment of Nana Agyemang and Christopher smacks of prejudice; it won't surprise me if you are a Phobia fan! To compare Prince Annan to either of the aforementioned duo is simply farcical and at best laughable. Is it because Annan is a well known Hearts sympathizer? Is it any news that refereeing in our league is second-rate and often even comical? Why aren't our referees being considered for major international competitions? What is bad is bad and must be criticised so that it may be improved; so stop your parochial and obviously emotionally biased tirade against those two fine gentlemen.
  • kojo
    says: 8 years ago
    i think what Redd said is right, the game is being shown across Africa and if by your personal interest you want to down play the whole nation game then they nare warned. i wull personally warned them.
  • Oh pee!
    says: 8 years ago
    I totally agree. I dont want to talk on partiality but simply their language. They dont sound too professional in their criticisms and thats the problem. We all was foreign leagues and here their criticisms when referees are bad. But they go about it so well you just must agree and appalaud. I hope Chris will take this in good faith and work on improving his style this time.
  • Nanaba
    says: 8 years ago
    Nana Agyemang should watch his tongue, otherwise........ You couldnt achieved anything in coaching so how much more refereeing.
  • John Jorgen Rhule
    says: 8 years ago
    if Nana Agyemang thinks he know everything about football what is his achievement in coaching.keep your mouth off and learn how to coach proper.
  • Destro
    says: 8 years ago
    Nana Agyemang is well known 4 his attitude towards refrees. Personally I'm yet to see him praise a refree. No wonder kotoko petitioned last season that he should not be allowed to do commentary on their matches again.
  • Derek
    says: 8 years ago
    I hear them talking about the refree giving a yellow or a red for every bad tackle forgetting that the players would finish if cards are to be flashed out like that.
    says: 8 years ago