Ghana Premier League Juju scandal hits Hearts-Kotoko clash again

Hearts Oak needed a late penalty call by referee Samuel Suker to beat their archrivals 1-0 at the Ohene Djan Sorts Stadium, Accra.

  • Published:
play Juju scandal hits Hearts-Kotoko clash again
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Another juju scandal rocked Hearts of Oak Oak-Asante Kotoko clash as the former won 1-0 in Accra on match day eight of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.

There was drama in the early stages of the game, as four of Hearts of Oak players fell to the ground like leaves, without any body contact- Malik Akowuah, Alex Kouassi, Inusah Musah and Samuel Akurugu.

Reports going round claim, the Phobians after consulting a spiritualists about the outcome of the game before kick off had been told that Asante Kotoko would score  within six minutes after play had begun, so the only way to avoid that was to delay the game in the early stages.

The visitors on the other hand walked with their back to the field before play resumed due to superstition.

READ MORE: Top seven juju scandals that rocked Hearts-Kotoko clashes

Asante Kotoko dominated play in the first half but couldn't  find the back of the net.

Hearts managed to come into the game in the second half after introducing Patrick Razak and Cosmos Dauda and from then it was an end to end action.

The hosts, however, were  awarded a contentious penalty by referee Samuel Sukah and Vincent Atingah scored from the resultant spot kick to win the day for the Accra giants. The goal generated slight chaos in the stadium, as Kotoko fans who argued the ball touched the Ahmed Adams back instead of his hand in the 18-yard box resorted to the throwing of water onto the field to show their displeasure, after the game.

Meanwhile, Hearts of Oak supporters who benefited from referee Samuel Suker's decision were pleased with the call, saying it was a genuine penalty.

It would be recalled that Accra Hearts of Oak allegedly ensured a tear gas was fired to enable their clash against Esperance de Tunis in the CAF Chamions League final in 2000 travelled beyond 5:00pm, because they had been informed they would lose should the game finish before 5:00pm.

Hearts of Oak survived a scare in the early minutes and in the end they fought back and won 3-1 to win 5-2 on aggregate against Esperance of Tunisia.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Video Watch how Atsu's goal wins Newcastle promotion back to Premier Leaguebullet
2 English Championship Atsu scores as Newcastle gain promotion back to...bullet
3 Video Watch Essien's score for Persib Bandung in 2-2 away drawbullet
4 Photos Christian Atsu celebrates Newcastle United promotion in his...bullet
5 Video Ghana defender Isaac Vorsah enjoys Edem's latest songbullet
6 Video Young Ghanaian Kingsley Sarfo scores Messi-like goalbullet
7 Michael Essien Ghanaian midfielder scores for Persib Bandung...bullet
8 Gideon Mensah Ghanaian defender wins UEFA Youth Leaguebullet
9 Ghana Premier League GFA signs sponsorship deal with...bullet
10 Nii Lanyey Vanderpuye BNI raids ex-Sports Minister's homebullet

Top Videos

1 Video Watch Essien's score for Persib Bandung in 2-2 away drawbullet
2 Video Watch how Atsu's goal qualified Newcastle for Premier Leaguebullet
3 Video Watch Kevin-Prince Boateng 10th goal for Las Palmasbullet
4 Video Young Ghanaian Kingsley Sarfo scores Messi-like goalbullet
5 Video Watch Majeed Waris score his NINTH Ligue 1 goal for Lorientbullet
6 Video Abednego Tetteh scores then gets sent off in Sudan leaguebullet
7 Video Janet Amponsah qualifies for IAAF World Championshipbullet
8 Video Essien scores on debut for Perisab Bandungbullet
9 Video Cristiano Ronaldo’s son proves he’s a chip off the...bullet
10 Video Michael Essien's impressive display in Indonesia...bullet

Sports