On Sunday evening, reigning champions Accra Hearts of Oak defeated AshantiGold SC 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana Premier League match day 21.
Accra Hearts of Oak started the game on a high note, knocking on the doors of the visitors, AshantiGold SC, with the hopes of breaking the draw, but the miners held firm.
Eric Esso, the Miners' captain, was unable to stop Sulley Ali Muntari, who has been outstanding in the middle of the field. In the 11th minute of the game, the Phobians were awarded a penalty kick after a foul in the visitors' 18-yard box. The defending champions took the lead as Afriyie Barnie rose up and converted the penalty brilliantly.
Following the goal, the Miners battled back to tie the game with Aminu Adams' equalizer. At the Accra Sports Stadium, two goals were scored following a spectacular first half with each side scoring one.
The Miners stepped up their game after the recess, matching the Phobians. Yaw Annor nearly put a ball into the Phobians' net, but the defenders were there to save Hearts of Oak.
Sulley Ali Muntari, who has been outstanding in the game, found Daniel Afriyie Barnie, who drilled the ball past Dennis Votere to double the lead for the hosts.
The miners fought back to tie the game, but their efforts were insufficient. The game finished with Accra Hearts of Oak winning 2-1.
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