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Accra Hearts of Oak succumbed to a 2-0 away defeat at the hands of Aduana Stars on Sunday.
Daniel Darkwa and Derrick Sasraku scored for the hosts in the opening 17 minutes of the game.
Thomas Abbey saw a goal-bound effort come off the two opposite posts but it was a day to forget for coach Frank Nuttall's side.
The Scotsman kept an unchanged side, from the win over AllStars, for the game with Aduana Stars.
But the hosts got off to a flying start when Darkwa rose to head past
Ben Mensah from a well-floated free-kick from Godfred Saka in the 9th
minute of action.
Eight minutes later, Aduana caught Hearts flat-footed with striker
Sassraku stealing a yard at the first post to head past Mensah from a
Hearts tightened up at the back but they were not at their best in attack.
The hosts started the second half in similar fashion but they were kept at bay for many minutes.
Abbey was denied by the finest of margins when Hearts lifted the
tempo. The winger had burst a lung to arrive in the box but his snapshot
hit the left post and then bounced off the right for the hosts to
A few minutes later, the Hearts skipper was swept off his feet in the box but play was allowed to continue.
Coach Nuttall switched for an all-attacking side after the hour mark
with Bright Lukman and Cosmos Dauda, taking the place of Yeboah and
Kodie, to partner Alex Kouami in attack.
But Aduana were resolute at the back and denied Hearts of any half chances.
The Phobians fell to a first defeat of the campaign and would be looking to bounce back in the derby next week.
More to follow....
Hearts XI vs Aduana: Benjamin Mensah, Anthony Nimo, Joshua Otoo,
Musah Inusah, Vincent Atinga, Malik Akowuah, Patrick Razak (76' Fatawu
Mohammed), Daniel Kodie (67' Cosmos Dauda), Alexandre Kouami, Samuel
Yeboah (67' Bright Lukman), Thomas Abbey (c).
Unused substitutes: Evans Gbeti, Richard Akrofi, Robert Addo, Fatawu Mohammed, Samudeen Ibrahim
Booked: Inusah Musah (21), Anthony Nimo (79)
Aduana XI vs Hearts: Stephen Adams, Godfred Saka (c), Daniel Darkwa
(63 Kenneth Owusu), Emmanuel Akuoko, Wahab Adams (89 Michael Amengah),
Noah Martey, Zakaria Mumuni, Elvis Opoku, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel
Asamoah, Derrick Sasraku (33 Tanko Mohammed).
Unused substitutes: Gordon Yeboah, Bright Nsiah, Bright Adjei, Richard Mpong.
MATCH REFEREE: Prosper Ardii
Assistants: Dawood Ouedraogo, Augustine Abugri
Fourth: Awal Mohammed
MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Noah Martey (Aduana)
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