Today In history Heart of Lions beat Hearts of Oak to win Top-4

Exactly seven years today, Heart of Lions defeated the Phobians to emerge champions of the GHALCA top-4

  • Published:
play Heart of Lions beat Hearts of Oak to win Top-4
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

On 13th September, 2009, Kpando Heart of Lions won the MTN Top 4 championship despite a game in hand after they beat Premier League Champions, Accra Hearts of Oak 3-2 in their penultimate game played at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

The win has thus put Lions on top after they have drawn just once and won four of their five games played so far and are on 13 points, five richer than second placed King Faisal, their last opponents in the competition.

Hearts appeared the better side when proceedings got underway; dictating an early pace and Bernard Don Bortey was set clear on five minutes but the bravery of Lions goalkeeper Stephen Ahorlu came to play to deny the Phobians an opener.

However seven minutes on, it was Kofi Nti Boakye who shot Lions ahead with a brilliant half volley whilst sandwich in-between two Hearts defenders.

It was Hearts' striker, Samuel Affum who gave out a careless throw-in deep into the Lions area and Edmund Owusu Ansah controlled well the resultant throw to send a long pass to Tanko Mohammed in the middle for the latter to pick out Boakye who raced between the two defenders to unleash a half volley that beat advancing Laud Quartey in post. Needing a quick reaction to turn the game around, Hearts launched an attack that left the Lions defence compromised and when the Phobian invasion produced a corner kick, the Hearts faithful dotted within the arena had room for them to chant.

With Don Bortey sending in the in-swing, defender Karim Alhassan towered over his markers to pull an equaliser for the Phobians in 27 minutes to end the first half at par. Both teams resumed the second half stronger but when Lions tore away in what appeared a harmless move, Alhassan gifted the victors an own goal when he turned the ball into his own net from a lame cross from the right flank.

With the advantage restored, Hearts strengthened their fight for another equalizer but twice Gilbert Fiamenyo was wasteful in front of goal in a manner that drew negative reactions from his colleagues and supporters alike.

Just when it appeared Hearts could fetch the equalizer, Lions Mohammed finally got his name on the score sheet when he profited from an excessive dribble by Hearts Ishmael Aryee to tear his markers into shreds before shooting beneath Quartey on 70th minute mark. The game from then became a one way affair as the Lions team decided to toy with the Phobians as they created rings around the players to pleasure of their supporters, however deep into added time, Hearts Tetteh Nortey pulled a goal back from a goal mouth melee to end proceedings in favour of Lions. 13 Sept. 09

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Confirmed Avram Grant names starting XI for Uganda clashbullet
2 Video Fans mob Andre Ayew in Port Gentilbullet
3 Social media fight Jon Benjamin in Twitter brawl with Avram Grant's PRbullet
4 AFCON 2017 Christian Atsu wins Man of the Match against Ugandabullet
5 AFCON 2017 'No Black Stars captaincy beef, no Gyan exit' - GFAbullet
6 Facts and Figures Ghana vs Uganda in numbersbullet
7 AFCON 2017 Mahama wishes Black Stars well in AFCONbullet
8 AFCON 2017 How Ghana have fared in their opening AFCON gamesbullet
9 Black Stars Waris dropped as Ghana name squad for AFCON 2017bullet
10 AFCON 2017 Uganda win reawakens Ghanaians interest in...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Watch Black Stars first training session in Gabonbullet
2 Video Fans mob Andre Ayew in Port Gentilbullet
3 Video Black Stars vs Bunyodkor: Gyan score's Grant speaksbullet
4 Video Jonathan Mensah scores long-range goal in pre-AFCON trainingbullet
5 Video Watch highlights of new Black Stars striker Raphael Dwamenabullet
6 Video Goals and skills of Bernard Tekpetey Stars newcomerbullet
7 Video GFA dismisses Black Stars hotel rejection reportsbullet
8 Video Official song anthem for the 2017 AFCON in Gabonbullet
9 Video Watch the most beautiful goal of 2016bullet
10 Video Ivory Coast whip Ghana's group D opponent Uganda 3-0bullet

Sports