Hearts of Oak steered themselves clear of Asante Kotoko after beating them 1-0 in the Ghana Premier League Super Clash on Sunday afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored the only goal of the game with a 65th minute finish.
Samuel Boadu was forced to make an early substitution when Emmanuel Nettey suffered a leg injury after tackling Emmanuel Gyamfi on the goal line. Frederick Ansah Botchway who played against Legon Cities in Nettey’s absence was brought on to take up midfield duties.
Kotoko escaped an early-minute fate when Abdul Ganiyu had to be at his best in defence to block a Daniel Afriyie Barnieh fierce drive from inside the box after Salifu Ibrahim delivered a decisive cross into the box.
The Porcupine Warriors gradually warmed themselves into the game with Fabio Gama, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Emmanuel Keyekeh coming into the mix for Mariano Barreto’s men. In the 21st minute Gyamfi delivered a tailored cross into the box but his delivery did not find any target man.
Below is the video highlights of the game