Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe was left stunned and perplexed by the brimming energy levels of Hearts of Oak players during the Ghana Premier League Super Clash on Sunday afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Attacker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored a cracking finish on the 65th minute mark to snatch the maximum points for the former African champions who have now gone three points clear at the top of the table.
Hearts of Oak have now gone 9 league games unbeaten (W8 D1) and 11 games in all competitions (W10 D1).
Hearts defeated Legon Cities FC 2-1 on Thursday going into the Super Clash while Kotoko played on Wednesday and also won 2-1 against Karela United at the Len Clay Stadium.
Bekoe was left stunned by Hearts of Oak’s brimming energy levels despite playing just 48 hours ahead of the game.
“If I were around I would have called for the Hearts players to be tested for doping after the game. I got scared by the comments of Samuel Boadu on Thursday after the Legon Cities game. If you look at the energy of the Hearts players, you could say they were too tough for Kotoko to compete with,” he told Kumasi-based Pure FM.
Hearts of Oak will be declared champions of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title if the Phobians win of two of their last three games in the league.
With third-placed Great Olympics sitting 49 points the Wonder Club are 10 points away from the Phobians which means if Hearts win one game more it would be impossible for them to overtake Hearts.
To catch up with Hearts at the top of the Kotoko must all remaining matches and hope Hearts drop four points or even more.
But, if Hearts of Oak win any of their remaining last two games they have mathematically won the league title because that will leave just three points available for Kotoko to use to be at par with them.
With the current situation even if the Porcupine Warriors manage to crawl back on points terms with the Phobians the leaders have better head to head over them.
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