Legon Cities head coach Bashir Hayford has advised his Hearts of Oak counterpart to improve on his side’s finishing spirit.
Cities staged an unsuccessful late comeback in the game at the dying embers but the Phobians held on to claim the maximum points to go back to the top of the ladder.
All three goals in the encounter were recorded in the first half with Nigerien Victorien Adebayor scoring the consolation goal from a free kick for the Phobians.
Ghana youth attacker Barnieh produced a moment of magic and inspiration for the Phobians as his jaw-dropping skill saw two Cities defenders beaten inside the box with his supreme nimble foot and energy as he weaved past the defence men before laying the pass to Kwadwo Obeng Junior who has positioned himself in space to score the opening goal and register his 9th league goal of the campaign for the Phobians.
Hearts continued to exert their energy and forced their presence on the game and 9 minutes after Obeng’s equaliser, the Phobians doubled their lead through midfielder Frederick Ansah Botchway. The former Liberty Professionals box-to-box midfielder who came in for Emmanuel Nettey in the starting XI swept home a screaming low grounder after Salifu Ibrahim’s corner kick was ganged out of the box by the Cities defence men.
After the break Hearts created a few chances but it was Cities who took the game to them in the final minutes and Hayford says the Phobians must improve on their last moments of the game.
“I will advise them to take care of their finishing. When they are ending the game they should double up. The way we were giving it to them in the second half if we had some few minutes in addition they could have gotten problem. Its a good team and they are doing very well but, they should work on their finishing,” he told Eli Kondoh in the post match interview.
Hearts have moved back to the top of the league table with the latest results and are in the best of forms in the Ghana Premier League having won 7 of their last 8 league games.
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