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23.03.2009 League Report

Hearts Whip Liberty

By Daily Guide
Hearts Whip Liberty

Eric Gawu Accra Hearts of Oak brightened their chances of winning the Glo Premier League when they trounced Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals 3-1 at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra yesterday.

The Phobians opened scoring through Eric Nyarko who directed Charles Taylor's cross into the roof of the net. But the Dansoman lads equalized after several onslaughts, bringing the scores at the end of the first half to 1-1.

Back from recess, Hearts restored their lead through Samuel Affum, and on the stroke of full time, Elvis Acheampong extended Hearts' lead when he fetched another goal for the Phobians.

At the Abrankese Stadium, Kessben caused an upset, beating Kumasi Asante Kotoko 1-0. Baba Iddi grabbed the match winner for the homesters in the 89th minute, compounding the woes of the Defending Champions. This match afforded Bashiru Hayford of Kessben the opportunity to exact revenge on Kotoko who axed him after leading them to their first league title in years.

After the match, while some fans were calling for the head of Coach Isaac Opeele Boateng, others blamed Referee Cecil Fletscher for the loss, compelling the security agents at the stadium to stretch every nerve in order to protect him. At the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi, Hasaacas white-washed Sporting Mirren 3-1, whilst Arsenals beat visiting Tema Youth 2-0 at Berekum.

Scores at a glance
King Faisal 2   Wa All Stars 1
Kessben  1       Kotoko 0
Hearts 3          Liberty 1
All Blacks 0     RTU 0
Hasaacas 3       St. Mirren 1
Ashgold 1        Chelsea 1
Arsenals 2        Tema Youth 0
Lions 3              Wise 0