2021/22 Ghana Premier League matchday 9: Hearts of Oak defeat Accra Lions to climb high on league table

Published on: 19 December 2021

Ghanaian giants, Hearts of Oak continued their steady rise on the Ghana Premier League table on Sunday night when the team defeated Accra Lions FC 2-0.

Today’s fixture was originally scheduled to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium but had to be staged at the Cape Coast Stadium due to the unavailability of the venue.

In a game where both teams played well in the first half, neither side could take their chances and had to settle for a stalemate at the break.

After recess, Hearts of Oak created the better chances and eventually broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when striker Kofi Kordzi scored with a fine record effort.

Five minutes later, SWAG home-based footballer of the year Daniel Afriyie Barnieh equalized with a clinical strike to double the lead for the Phobians.

With no goal from Accra Lions in the remainder of the game, Hearts of Oak held on to win 2-0 to secure all three points.

Courtesy of the win, the defending champions have now climbed to 12th on the league table and with three outstanding matches to play.