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15.07.2004 Football News

Hearts whip Agaza

Hearts whip Agaza
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Accra, July 15, GNA - Accra Hearts of Oak on Thursday gave their teeming supporters an array of hope when they whipped visiting Agaza football club of Togo 4-1 in their international friendly match at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Phobians used the game as preparatory grounds towards their Confederations Cup return tie against Senegalese A.S Douanes and scored twice in each half to rekindle the hope of their supporters. Hearts dominated play from the onset of the game and their opener scored by "Wonder Kid", Louis Agyemang with only 15 minutes of play, was long expected.

Perhaps what the supporters did not know was that the young striker will tear the visitors defence into shreds before placing the ball in an acute angle having rounded goalkeeper Alem Kalem.

Hearts kept the goal-mouth of the visitors boiling and when the opportunity presented itself five minutes later, it was Emmanuel Osei Kuffour who was gifted from a well executed cross from the flanks to head home the second goal.

From recess, Hearts coach, Ernst Middendorp introduced Prince Tagoe, Alfred Nii Larbi and Kwame Antwi for Kuffour, Dan Quaye and Amankwaah Mireku and that greatly favoured the Phobians.

Having profited from the substitutions, Hearts probed for more goals and managed to increase the tally 10 minutes later through Tagoe who finished off an Agyemang's hard work.

Agaza fought back for a consolation goal which eventually came their way through Azaleko Fofo who capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding to shoot in a re-bound.

Tagoe was on hand to score the fourth goal on the 70th minute mark to crown his side's improved output.

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