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06.05.2007 Football News

Champions crowned

By Ghana FA
Champions crowned

Accra Hearts of Oak earned all the plaudits at their adopted home grounds, the Carl Reindorff Park, Sunday afternoon as they were presented with the league title.

The Phobians won the 2006/2007 league season, their 19th title, a week ago ending the premiership with a total of 58 points.

However, a week after that feat, the new league champions were decorated with the premiership trophy as a specially arranged match-day which saw the Phobians engage 7th placed, Liberty Professionals in a ceremonial encounter.

Hearts, who had an 18-point gap separating them from Liberty Professionals however drew goalless at the Carl Reindorff Park.

After the first half of the game, it was time for the Phobians to pick their league gong.

Jubilant players, technical staff and officials of Hearts of Oak led by team captain, Hassan Mohammed mounted the dais to be bestowed with the league honour won after 30 weeks of footballing action.

FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, Welbeck Abra-Appiah, the Chairman of the Professional League Board and officials of league sponsors – OneTouch, handed over the trophy to the Phobian party.

Aside the trophy, the Phobians together with the three other teams that made the top four – AshantiGold, Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions will share a 200 million cedi package.

Accra Hearts of Oak and AshantiGold will be representing the country for next season's CAF Champions League competition while Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions take their places in the Confederation Cup.