The Phobians were shocked in a five-goal thriller by Premier League newcomers in Accra
Ghana’s sole representatives in Caf Champions League Hearts of Oak suffered a shocking 3-2 defeat to Ghana Premier League new side Accra Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday ahead of the Caf Champions League game against Guinean side CI Kamsar.
Due to the political unrest in Guinea, CAF announced that there will be a one-off game in Accra on Sunday, September 19, to determine the winner.
Accra Lions took the lead very early in the first half but Daniel Afriyie Barnieh who was recently called to the Black Stars scored the equaliser.
Before the break, Hearts had their noses in front through Isaac Mensah.
The striker sent out a powerful shot which went past Lions goalkeeper Appiah Kubi by the 43rd minute.
However, the Premier League debutants restored parity.
Accra Lions pushed men forward in search of the winner and Rauf Salifu finally got it for them. The forward calmly latched onto a pass from his teammate and sent the ball past the Hearts goalkeeper.
This is the second game the Phobians have lost as they were also beaten by Togolese champions ASKO de Kara in a friendly last week Monday.