The Phobians were coming from drawn games from weeks one and two against Legon Cities FC and West Africa Football Academy. The defending champions were pegged back to a goalless draw by Legon Cities FC in the first game at the Accra Sports in week one before being held to a 1-1 draw against WAFA at the Sogakope Park in the second game. The Phobians started the first half of their week three clash against Aduana Stars with an energy sapping action which left the “Ogya Boys” in wonderland. Hearts of Oak’s Burly striker, Kofi Kodzi who’s goal earned them a point at WAFA in week two fired them into the lead with 10 minutes played.
The millennium champions had a better share of the ball possession with Kofi Kodzi missing a few chances moving into the break. Hearts of Oak made two substitution with Benjamin Yorke coming on for Isaac Mensah and Ushau Abu replacing Frederick Ansah Botchway on the 64th minute. Hearts of Oak nearly doubled their lead on the 67th minute through Kofi Kodzi after he dribbled past three defenders but his effort was saved by Joseph Addo in post for Aduana Stars.
Aduana Stars were awarded a penalty after Mohammed Alhassan shoved Bright Agyei off the ball on the 73rd minute. Bright Agyei made no mistake in scoring the equalizer for Aduana Stars on the 74th minute. Hearts of Oak were reduced to ten men when Mohammed Alhassan was sent off as a result of causing the penalty.
The game ended 1-1 after the entire duration to continue Hearts of Oak’s winless streak. The Phobians have already drawn two games against Legon Cities FC and West Africa Football Academy. They have now collected three points from three opening games of the season.
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