Hearts of Oak secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in the Presidents Cup held in honor of President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Konadu Yiadom scored the only goal in the 57th minute with a fine header.
Both teams had good chances to score early on, but the first half ended in stalemate. In the second half, Hearts of Oak came out strong, and their persistence paid off when Yadom found the back of the net. Kotoko attempted a comeback, but Hearts’ defense stood strong to secure the win.
The win not only secures the trophy for Hearts but also gives them an edge in the Ghana Premier League table. The Phobians are now fourth in the table with 31 points, same as Kotoko but ahead due to better head-to-head record.
The match was not without controversy as Hearts of Oak head coach Slavko Matic, who was sacked from training before the match, was not on the bench. Assistant coach David Oclu took his place.
Source: 3 News
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