Accra Hearts of Oak failed to claim the bragging right over Accra Great Olympics in the capital derby this afternoon.
The Dade boys were highly motivated going into this game and, they duly responded with a high-class performance as they claimed the three points.
A Yussif Abdul Razak’s 8th-minute goal in the first half gave the Dade Boys the lead in the game.
The goal came when Hearts of Oak’s lanky defender Konadu Yiadom made a mistake to give Razak the chance to punish them.
Both teams lined up with the services of former Black Stars duo, Samuel Inkoom and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu.
These two players played a pivotal role in Black Satellites’ glory during the 2009 U-20 World Cup in Egypt, making Ghana the first African country to win the title.
On match-day, Hearts of Oak’s new attacker Yassan Ouatching picked up a knock in the 41st minute and was replaced by Seidu Suraj which is bad news for them going into the Super Clash.
Having lost to Aduana Stars in the opening fixture, the Rainbows were hoping to secure their first win of the season but they shared the spoils with a 1-1 scoreline following Konadu Yiadom’s late-minute equaliser.
The draw moves Great Olympics to the third position of the table with four points as they push for their third GPL title.
The result also represents a huge setback for the Phobians as they also seek to snatch the title from the Porcupine Warriors and will have to respond quickly in their next game.
Samuel Boadu’s side finds themselves in the 13th position with one point.