Isaac Mensah's only goal of the game ensured Hearts of Oak returned to winning ways against Medeama SC at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Phobians need to win this game to keep the chase on league leaders Asante Kotoko in the race for the league title.
The two sides created a lot of chances but were unable to score in the first half.
Obeng Jnr came close to scoring for Hearts after a defensive mistake from the medeama defense. His kick was too shallow to beat Anaba in the 33rd minute.
Hearts of Oak appealed for a penalty in the 50th minute after the ball struck the hand of Medeama defender Vincent Atinga in the box. Referee Fuseini Alfaa Ba-Adey ignored for play to continue.
Isaac Mensah broke the deadlock for Hearts of Oak in the 55th minute with a nice header from a Daniel Afriyie Barnieh cross.
Watch highlights of the game below: