Nations FC’s five-game winning run may have been halted by Hamza Issah’s early goal on Saturday but the newbies managed to extend a remarkable unbeaten streak with a 1-1 scoreline.
Since a 1-0 loss to the Bofoakwa Tano at the Coronation Park on November 5th, the Kumasi-based club have gone 6 games without defeat in the Premier League, picking up 5 wins and drawing the other one in this fine run.
Hearts of Oak exerted control from the start and their relentless pressure eventually helped them secure the lead on the 8th minute through Hamza Issah.
Nations FC searched for a way back into the game but resolute defending prevented them from getting the equalizer before halftime.
In the second half, both teams mounted wave upon wave of attacks, and wasted several chances.
The hosts could have levelled with a glorious opportunity during the 60th minute but Nurudeen Abdul Aziz made a crucial block to block Nations FC.
Nations FC continued to press the Phobians as the game opened up before Richard Danso got the breakthrough in the additional nine minutes to tie the match.
The Phobians will be disappointed after failing to pick the maximum points following last weekend’s defeat to Kotoko.
The result has pushed Nations FC to third place on the league log, with the Phobians holdind occupying ninth position after 15 games.
Hearts will next face their city rivals, Great Olympics at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in another crucial encounter.
Elsewhere, Nations FC will make the trip to battle Bechem United.