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26.03.2006 Football News

King Faisal draw with Hearts

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Obuasi, March 26, GNA - Kumasi King Faisal played an improved second half game to hold Accra Hearts of Oak to a goalless drawn game in their One-Touch Top-4 encounter at the Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi on Sunday. Hearts led by Skipper Don Bortey were the first to show early aggression in search of the opener with Faisal looking more purposeful at goal but wasting the first corner-kick in the sixth minute.

In the 15th minute, Edmund Owusu Peprah nearly shot Faisal ahead but the ball missed the posts narrowly after he had crashed with Hearts goalkeeper Laud Quartey.

Keeper Quartey in the process got injured and was replaced by Sulemana Abubakari.

Hearts who were determined to bring back the smiles on the faces of their followers, lifted their game but by the 36th minute they wasted four corner-kicks.

The Phobians had two chances to break the deadlock before the recess but Don Bortey and Moses Andoh wasted the opportunities as they shot wide.

In the 62nd minute Hearts were reduced to 10 men when Kwabena Boafo was red-carded for two bookable offence with the second one following a foul against Faisal's Sumaila Yahya that resulted in the damage of the player's jersey.

King Faisal took advantage of their numerical strength to raise their game plan but poor marksmanship upfront denied them victory. Faisal's Skipper Iddris Yahya picked the best player award.