Monday, October 13, 2008


KING Faisal drew 1-1 with Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday
but lifted the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Charity Cup on a 2-1 aggregate.
Faisal who won 1-0 in the first leg in Accra deserved the cup, having played better on the afternoon.
For Hearts of Oak, their unimpressive output should alert their authorities about the danger that lies ahead of them in the upcoming premier league if they fail to romp in tried and tested materials.
Their unco-ordinated play and reckless kicks were not characteristic of a typical Hearts of Oak team, and their disenchanted fans hurled insults at the management for signing on raw materials, some of whom would not pass for even second division players.
Hearts never fired one shot at goal in the first half as Faisal put pressure on them, forcing the experienced Daniel Coleman and hard-tackling defensive partner, Godwin Osei Bonsu, to play it hard to keep their area clean.
As Faisal kept probing for the leader in the first half, newly signed on Hearts keeper, Joshua Akrafi, scored full marks, pulling off some brilliant saves to deny Abraham Basit and Abdul Samad Oppong.
Hearts were awarded the first goal on the 71st minute when a long free kick by Tetteh Nortey saw defender Hassan Mohammed connecting.
Faisal took over the game and levelled up on 80 minutes through Abdul Samad Oppong.

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