Ghana Premier League: Hearts of Oak 0 – 1 Accra Lions – Phobians suffer fifth defeat in last six matches


The Accra Sports Stadium was the stage for an exhilarating match on Wednesday afternoon, where Accra Lions secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Accra Hearts of Oak in a rescheduled Week 28 fixture of the Ghana Premier League.

Originally slated for March 27th, the match was postponed to May 1st, building anticipation among fans of both teams. Ahead of kickoff, Accra Hearts of Oak occupied the 12th position in the league standings with 35 points, while Accra Lions held a comfortable 8th place with 40 points.

The game commenced with a battle for midfield control, resulting in a tightly contested first half with no breakthroughs for either side.

Following halftime, tactical adjustments and substitutions injected fresh energy into the match. Accra Hearts of Oak faced an early setback as Glid Otanga was replaced in the 49th minute due to injury, paving the way for Gideon Asante Yeboah after a collision on the pitch.

However, it was Accra Lions who seized the pivotal moment in the 56th minute, capitalizing on a swift counterattack that saw Ibrahim Issa netting the decisive goal, igniting jubilation among their supporters.

Despite a relentless push from Accra Hearts of Oak to equalize, Accra Lions’ defense held firm, safeguarding their slender lead until the final whistle.

Looking forward, Accra Hearts of Oak will square off against Berekum Chelsea, while Accra Lions gear up for a clash with Aduana Stars in their forthcoming league encounters.

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