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Hearts of Oak upset Bechem United – Kofi Kordzi’s late winner breaks Hunters’ Hearts

Hearts of Oak upset Bechem United – Kofi Kordzi’s late winner breaks Hunters’ Hearts

By Dom Agbakpe,

Hearts of Oak roared from a goal down to beat Bechem United 3-2 in an exciting 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League match Day 10 game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Kofi Kordzi’s double and a goal from Fatawu handed the Phobians the victory. 

Hearts of Oak signalled their intent in the game with 8 minutes on the clock as forward Daniel Afriyie slot the ball into the net but it was ruled out for offside.

Bechem United with little possession were awarded a penalty by referee Bernard Dumfeh after a player was tripped inside the box. 

Youngster, Prince Kwabena Adu expertly converted the spot kick to put his team 1-0 up on 28 minute.

His 7th goal in the ongoing campaign.
4 minute later, the Homeside fetched the leveller also via the spot – Controversial – Kofi Kordzi.
Daniel Afriyie was booked for a rough play late on in the game.

Both teams held on to end the half one apiece.
After recess, captain, Fatawu Mohammed doubled the Phobians’ advantage with a scintillating finish. Benjamin Afutu missed a golden opportunity minutes later.

The Hunters didn’t relent as they pushed forward to snatch the equaliser. Eventually, it did came via Hafiz Konkoni, who finished off a good team move inside the box on 74 minute.

In the dying embers, Hearts of Oak knocked on the doors of Bechem United for a winner but finally got it from Kofi Kordzi. The bulky striker was adjuged the Nasco Man-Of-The-Match.

Next up for Hearts of Oak is a tricky tie against Karela United FC at the Akoon Community Park while Bechem United host Liberty Professionals at the Nana Gyeabour Park. 

Both games to come off between Feb 18-20.

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