Hearts of Oak score late to snatch point against Kotoko

Hearts of Oak avoided defeat against Asante Kotoko in the Super Clash on Sunday thanks to Caleb Amankwah’s goal in the 88th minute.

Kotoko were by far the superior team, and Yusif Mubarik gave them a well-deserved lead in the 57th minute. But two minutes left in regulation, defender Amankwah equalised.

Kotoko have themselves to blame for failing to win this match because they had several chances to win comfortably at home but failed to take them, with striker Steven Mukwala and Isaac Oppong both guilty of costly misses.

Referee Selorm Yao Bless will face harsh criticism from Kotoko fans for denying them at least two penalties.

Hearts are still without a win this season, with two draws and a loss after three games, while Kotoko have earned a point after just one.

Because of their African campaign, which ended last weekend with a penalty shootout loss to RC Kadiogo, Kotoko’s first two matches had to be rescheduled.

Great Olympics lead the table after a 1-0 victory over King Faisal in Accra. Former Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was named man of the match.

Aduana Stars battled back to earn a point against Samartex. Aduana were two goals down at halftime, but an impressive second-half performance saw them keep their unbeaten start to the season and move up to second place.

Accra Lions defeated Tamale City 1-0, Real Tamale United lost 1-0 at home to Legon Cities, Kotoku Royals and Nsoatreman played out a goalless draw, and Bibiani Gold Stars earned their first win of the season against Bechem United.

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