The Ghana Premier League clash at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon saw Accra Hearts of Oak and Nations FC battled to a 1-1 draw, a result that extended Hearts of Oak’s winless streak to four games while solidifying Nations FC’s unbeaten run, now spanning six matches.
The Phobians made a formidable start, establishing a lead in the ninth minute as Hamza Issah notched his sixth goal of the season with a deflected shot. Despite their early dominance, Nations FC gradually gained momentum, proving to be a threat on the counter-attack as the game unfolded.
However, the 94th minute brought a dramatic twist as Richard Danso secured a crucial equalizer for Nations FC, taking advantage of a goalkeeping error by Hearts of Oak’s Richmond Ayi.
Ayi’s failure to secure the ball properly allowed it to slip through his hands, raising concerns about his recent performances.
The draw left Hearts of Oak frustrated, as they came close to breaking their winless streak. The future of interim coach Abdul Bashiru with the club may now face uncertainty, given the challenges the team is grappling with in their pursuit of the league title.
On the flip side, Nations FC will find contentment in the draw, maintaining their unbeaten streak and securing fourth place on the league table.
This result serves as a foundation for their ambition to climb higher in the standings and make a lasting impact in the Ghana Premier League.