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Ghana

Hearts edge out Dwarfs to record first win of the season

By
Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Jan. 12,
GNA  – Accra Hearts of Oak recorded their
first victory of the season when they edged out Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 in a
match-day three of the Ghana Premier League played at the Accra Sports Stadium
on Sunday.

Joseph Esso and Kofi
Kordzi scored sublime free-kicks in each half to ensure victory for the
Phobians. Ishmael Antwi scored the consolation for the away side.

Hearts started the
game on the front foot dominating possession as they searched for the early
lead.

Benjamin Efutu
nearly opened the scoring on the third minute but his header from close range
was tipped of the crossbar by the Ebusua Dwarfs goalkeeper Issah Razak.

Joseph Esso could
have given Hearts the lead on the 11th minute mark but once again Dwarfs goalkeeper
Isaac Razak was equal to the task.

Hearts created
numerous opportunities in the first 20 minutes of the game but couldn’t
capitalize on their dominance of the game.

Dwarfs nearly took
the lead against the run off play after a mix-up in the Hearts defence but
goalkeeper Attah Richard denied Dwarfs marksman Toshibua Martin.

Esso broke the
deadlock for the Phobians on the 28th minute mark when he curled in
a beautiful free kick.

Hearts were very
impressive but couldn’t capitalize on their numerous chances as they ended the
first half with a 1-0 lead.

Dwarfs started the
second on a bright note as they searched for the equalizer but lacked potency
upfront to deliver.

Hearts striker Kofi
Kordzi doubled the lead for the Phobians on the 55th minute mark
when he curled in beautiful free kick to the delight of the home fans.

Dwarfs responded
very after going two goals down and pulled one back on the 70th minute
mark through Ishmael Antwi after he was beautifully headed home a cross
Toshibua Martin.

Dwarfs mounted
relentless pressure on the Hearts defence as they searched for the equalizer
but the Hearts defence stood firm.

Hearts created
countless chances to restore their two-goal cushion but Dwarfs goalkeeper Isaah
pulled off some magnificent save to keep the same as Hearts secured all three
points at the end of the game.

GNA

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