Accra Great Olympics hosted league leaders, Hearts of Oak on match-days 28 in the Ghana premier league at the Accra sports stadium in a match which was dubbed ‘The Ga Mantse Derby’ that ended one-all at the end.
In the first half where Hearts of Oak dominated the entire game, forward, Isaac Mensah striked from a distance that hit the cross bar and bounced back which became an argument as to of it was a goal or not even after playback.
The away team, Hearts Oak fired first from a bullet into the roof by midfielder Emmanuel Nettey before Maxwell Abbey-Quaye got the equalizer in same second half.
At post match interview, The phobians gaffer, Samuel Boadu made a clear statement that the disallowed goal was clean and clear and should have stood but due to some rumours in the media that says ‘Hearts are being favoured by match officials in their quest to win this seasons league’ is what made the referee look over and whistled play on instead of taking a goal all out of fear and panic.
“Before I start my interview, all of you here should go outside and tell everyone that ball from Isaac Mensah was a clean goal but the reason the lines man denied us the goal was because of you same people spreading rumours that they are favouring us” he said.
Hearts are joint league leaders with rivals Asante Kotoko on 50 points each going into match-days 29.
By: Courage Kwame Dzide