For barely three days after scoring a massive 4-1 victory over U.S. Goree of Senegal (Union Sportif ), Hearts returned to the local scene yesterday to score yet another big success in the national knock-out contest at Ho, writes Lee Accorley.
And the vanquished were no less a side than their number one rivals and defending champions Asante Kotoko. The scores were 8-7 for Hearts.
Hearts, however, had to seat for victory through the penalty kick system to settle the issue after both sides had scored two goals apiece at the end of the 90 minutes of play.
Earlier, Simons Awuah had opened the scoring for Hearts with a 13th minute goal, followed by Seidu's classic goal in the 59th minute.
Skipper Opoku Afriyie of Kotoko , however, brought life to his team with two beautiful goals in the 67th and 76th minutes to warrant the application of the nervebreaking penalty system to settle the deadlock.
Hearts: Suppey, Eddie Quaye (Eddie Phobia???), Sulley, Eben Thompson, Justice Moore, Seth Wilson, Simons Awuah, Mama Acquah, Tanko Ayuba (my main man!) /Hammond, Anas, Douglas Tagoe (Kotay???).
Kotoko: Ibrahim Lanquaye (Beres??), Gyabaa, Adade, Yusuf Salifu, Appiah, Buckman, Papa Arko, Kennedy, Charles Osei/Anthony Agyipaih, Gyasi, Opoku Afriyie (Kwabena Dankwa1), Kofi Badu.