Hearts of Oak were held to 1-1 draw by a lucky Karela United side on Sunday at the CAM Park on Match-day 21 Of the Ghana Premier League. A win for the Phobians would have taken them top of the league but were undone by gifted goal to Karela by the experienced Nuru Sulley.
The Phobians largely controlled the game in the first half finding Manaf and Salifu Ibrahim in the half-spaces but created very little from that exploitation. Afutu’s ball retention and passing range ensured there total dominance in the middle of the park.
The biggest chance of the half, even though it looked somewhat like a half chance, fell to Victor Aidoo who failed to show upper body strength and work the Karela goalkeeper. Raddy Ovouka was in his elements and showed why he was the best left-back in the Ghanaian Premier League.
The second half evened up with chances few and far between. Undeservingly, Karela took the lead in the 72nd minute through substitute Maxwell Boakye after Nuru Sulley failed to clear his lines. Samuel.
Boadu responded with the introduction of Kojo Obeng Junior for Victor Aidoo who was casual in the game. The substitution would pay off in the 87th minute after the Obeng sent home a well-hit corner kick from Salifu Ibrahim.
Hearts of Oak still remains third on he league log with 34 points and face Dreams FC next on Match Day 22.