Dreams FC captain, Abdul Jalilu has snubbed defending champions, Asante Kotoko while naming his toughest Premier League opponent in the first round of the season.
Jalilu named Accra Hearts of Oak as the most difficult opponent he has faced so far in the ongoing Premier League.
Dreams FC and Hearts shared the spoils at the Accra Sports Stadium on week 8 of the BetPawa Premier League, with the Rainbows coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2.
The ‘Still Believe’ lads took the lead through David Van Dijk in the 15th minute.
In the 49th minute, David Van Dijk scored again to double the lead for Dreams FC before their midfielder, Emmanuel Agyei was sent off during the 66th minute.
However, the Rainbows narrowed the gap to one goal via Collins Boah’s own goal in the 75th minute and Benjamin Yorke, who climbed from the bench in the second half leveled in the dying embers of the game to stop Dreams FC from snatching the maximum points.
In an interview with 3Sports, the defender was asked to name his toughest opponent he has faced thus far and he said: “For me so far I will say Accra Hearts of Oak. Individually, I didn’t have a problem but coming together as a team we had a problem because we scored them two but after our red card we lost our concentration, our shape and everything. At the end of the day they equalized the two goals and I was mad that day but is football. There’s nothing I can do,” he said.
After the 2-2 draw in November, Dreams FC eliminated Hearts of Oak from the MTN FA Cup with a goal victory at the Accra Sports Stadium in January.
The only goal was scored by Agyenim Boateng Mensah, who was named as NASCO best player in January.
Their next meeting is scheduled for next month at the Dawu Park, with Dreams FC playing as the hosts.
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