GPL Week 19: Hapless Hearts Of Oak Fall To AshantiGold At Len Clay


Unlucky Accra Hearts of Oak failed to go joint top of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier after falling to AshantiGold at the Len Clay Stadium on Saturday.

The Phobians went into the week 19 game against the Miners with two victories against WAFA and Aduana Stars in weeks 17 and 18 respectively.

The 20 time Ghana champions had the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot with just 16 minutes played.

The club’s current top scorer and arguably best penalty taker, Victor Aidoo missed.

Aidoo who was looking to extend his goal tally to 8, shot straight into the arms of AshantiGold’s goalkeeper, Kofi Mensah to leave the game open.

Both sides could not find the net moving into the break.

Back from recess, the two clubs pushed for goals but to no avail.

The Miners however pushed harder which eventually paid off in the dying embers of the game.

With full time done and four minutes of added time to play, AshantiGold were awarded a penalty kick.

Amos Addai made no mistake in planting the ball behind Benjamin Mensah in goal for Hearts of Oak on the 92nd minute.

The 1-0 win for AshantiGold sees them go 26 points in 8th after 19 matches.

Hearts of Oak remain on 30 points in 4th from 19 matches.