GHANAsoccernet.com brings to you Live updates on the Ghana Premier League game between Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Hearts of Oak will be chasing their first win in four games when they host local rivals Great Olympics on Wednesday.
The Phobians are under pressure from fans after just a win in their last six games, which has seen the Rainbow club go six points adrift off leaders Medeama SC.
Midfielders Emmanuel Nettey and Fredrick Ansah Botwe could return to the starting line up after both missed the 1-1 draw against Inter Allies last Sunday.
Meanwhile, Great Olympics will be without deputy captain Gladson Awako, who suffered a fracture to his arm ruling him out of the derby.
His absence will be a major loss for the Wonder club, who have been dependent on the services of the former FIFA U-20 World Cup winner.
Hearts of Oak are one of the least scoring teams in the Ghana Premier League, having scored just 11 goals in 13 games, a problem Coach Edward Odoom is trying to fix.
However, their opponents Great Olympics have one of the worst defence in the league, after shipping in 15 goals in 13 matches.
The two sides met before the start of the season in the Homowo Cup, which was won on penalties by the Rainbow club.
Starting line ups
Hearts of Oak
Coach Odoom makes four
Changes to the team that drew against Inter Allies. •Captain Fatawu drops to the bench •Michelle, Addo, Afriyie and Nettey return to the starting XI Fatawu,Agyare,Nettey,Nurudeen Afriyie,Addo,Aminu,Michelle
Accra Great Olympics
Starting line up
Nelson Ayuba (GK), Ofori Dunga, Jamaldeen Haruna, Maxwell Nii Abbey, Philip Sackey, Yusif Abdul Razak, Isaac Gyamfi, Sulley Ibrahim, Emmanuel Clottey, Eric Osei Bonsu, Hamza Zakari
The game is about to begin here at the Accra Sports Stadium as the two neighbors clash in the Accra derby.
Players are exchanging pleasantries at moment.
Game underway here at the Accra Sports
01' Olympics with the first kick of the game.
03’ Olympics dominating possession at the moment but Maxwell has been flagged offside
05’ Ovuka has been impeded and referee whistles for a foul against Olympics
06’ Hearts on the attack, Kofi Kordzi sends a teasing ball across the face of goal but there is nobody to connect
07’ Hearts wins a free kick, Nettey sends one in but ball has been cleared
08’ CHANCE: Kordzi effort goes wide for a goal kick
10’ It’s Hearts 0-0 Olympics
Joseph Esso hits a long drive but ball goes wide for a goal kick
12’ Daniel Afriyie with a powerful header but his effort miss the pole by inches
13’ Olympics on the counter attack, they win a free kick as the player has been fouled by Hearts defender.
Poor effort from the taker
15’ Goal oooooo as Joseph Esso scores from a rebound as the Olympics goalkeeper failed to push the ball away from a Kofi Kordzi’s shot
Hearts of Oak lead the Accra derby at moment
19’ CHANCE- Emmanuel Clottey tries a bicycle kick but the ball goes over for a goal kick
20’ Esso has been fouled just some few meters to the goal area
21’ Kordzi effort has been saved by the Olympics goalkeeper Ayuba
23’ Sulley Ibrahim shoots but ball has been saved by Hearts goalkeeper Richard Attah
25’ It’s Hearts 1-0 Olympics
27’ Kordzi fouls Jamal referee whistles in favor of Olympics
29’ Ovuka sends in a dangerous ball into the Olympics goal area but ball has been cleared for a corner kick
30’ It’s Hearts 1-0 Great Olympics
31’ Ovuka sends in a cross but goes straight into the gloves of the Olympics goalkeeper
33’ Michelle Sarpong twists and turn in the middle for Hearts but he has been fouled
35’ Olympics awarded a free kick
Osei Bonsu with a decent cross into the box, but the header was too weak to trouble the Hearts goalkeeper
45’ It’s Hearts 1-0 Great Olympics
Referee blows his whistle to end the first half
Second half underway
48’ Kordzi beats his marker but sends in a poor cross to the box. Ball has been cleared for a throw in
50’ Michelle Sarpong heckled and gets a free kick
51’ Chance: What a miss by Sulley Ibrahim as his effort misses the post by inches
53’ Temporal hold up- Olympics player is down on the pitch with injury
57’ Olympics with a chance to equalize but the ball goes over for a goal kick
60’ It’s Hearts 1-0 Great Olympics
64’ Goal oooooo Benjamin Afutu heads in a cross into the net. It’s Hearts 2-0 Great Olympics
67’ Goal ooooo Benjamin Afutu gets his brace with the third goal of the game
Olympics goalkeeper failed to deal with a strike and Afutu was pounced on the ball and tapped it into the net
70’ It’s Hearts 3-0 Great Olympics
73’ Chance for Olympics to pull one back but Amuzu’s strike misses the post by inches
75’ Chance for Hearts of Oak but Esso fails to direct the ball into the net. Ball goes wide for a goal kick
The Phobians dominating play at the moment
81’ Afutu fouls Olympics player Obuoba, referee whistles in favor of Olympics
85’ It’s Hearts 3-0 Great Olympics
86’ Larry Sumaila with some beautiful moves but he has been brought down
88’ Ovoka on the attack for Hearts, he tries to beat his marker but ball has been intercepted.
We are doing three minutes of stoppage time
Goal ooooo Daniel Barnie makes it 4-0 for Hearts of Oak with the last kick of the game.
Referee blows his whistle to end the game here at the Accra Sports Stadium.
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