2022/23 GPL: Caleb Amankwah scores late winner as Hearts of Oak beat Kotoku Royals – Match week 22 review
Hearts of Oak laboured to a slim win over bottom club Kotoku Royals on matchday 22 of the Ghana Premier League at Accra Sports Stadium Sunday.
The former champions were hoping to continue their unbeaten run against Kotoku Royals but did not come cheap as the visitors frustrated the Phobians for the majority part of the game.
With the first half, ending goalless, the second half saw a renewed sense of urgency from Hearts of Oak, as they pushed forward in search of the opening goal. However, Kotoku Royals defended resolutely, with goalkeeper Frank Boateng making a number of brilliant saves to keep his side in the game.
Caleb Amankwah broke the hearts of Kotoku Royals with a late strike to give Hearts of Oak a 1-0 win as he popped up with the decisive goal to send the home fans into a frenzy.
The Phobians are now fourth in the table with 35 points – four points behind leaders Aduana Stars who play Legon Cities on Monday.
Bechem United returned to winning ways as they recorded a 3-1 victory over Karela United at Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.
Hafiz Konkoni put The Hunters in front in the 20th minute. Isaiah Nyarko doubled their advantage in the 42nd minute before Abdul Karim made it 3-0 for the hosts on the halftime break.
Karela were awarded a penalty in the 58th minute but Samuel Atta Kumi scored to give his side a consolation as Bechem United held on to win 3-1.
In Tarkwa, Medeama SC scored in either half to beat Accra Great Olympics 2-0 at Akoon Park.
Joshua Agyemang netted first on the stroke of halftime before Jonathan Sowah added the second goal inside 66 minutes.