Hearts of Oak moved to top of the league after securing a first ever defeat of Berekum Chelsea at the dreaded Golden City Park on Sunday.
The last time Chelsea lost at home was on the 30th December 2012, a 0-1 defeat to Amidaus and since then, they have gone four years without losing a match at home. This was the visitors’ first win in eight years at the Stadium.
Also, the Phobians had not recorded a win at the Golden City Park since 2008. This win is also notable because Kenichi had, only two weeks ago, led Hearts to a first win in nine years in Obuasi
This game in Berekum was an end-to-end affair from the blast of the whistle in the early stages of the games.
Hearts protested for a penalty in the 17th minute after Paul Acquah’s ball struck Nicholas Opoku of Chelsea in the penalty box but the referee waved play on.
A minute later, Samuel Yeboah had a great opportunity to open the scoring but his shot went straight to the side netting.
The home side took the game to the visitors afterwards, pilling all the pressure for a first goal but held on to curtail the series of attack to end the first half goalless moving to the dressing room.
After the break, the host continued with the pressure whiles Hearts kept sitting back clearing their lines.
On the 59th minute, Paul Acquah broke on a counter attack and set Cosmos Dauda who put Samuel Yeboah through to finish off by opening the scoring for Hearts.
Nine minutes after, substitute Foovi Aguide struck a long range shot only to have it rattle the crossbar.
Hearts were under extreme pressure from the host as they sat deep into their half, but the host only had goalkeeper Samuel Akurugu to beat as he made fine and point blank saves to keep his team in the game.
Aguidi had an opportunity in the 90th minute to increase the tally but his shot went way over.
The match ended with the Phobians beating Chelsea at home to go top of the league table after Wa All Stars also succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Techiman City.
Berekum Chelsea Line up
John Moosie, Nicholas Opoku, Richard Adjei, Justice Anane, Osei Bonsu, Kingsley Effah, Brimah Mohammed, Charles Appiah, Ameyaw, Asiwome Fumador, Richard Oti
Hearts of Oak Line up
Samuel Akurugu, Robin Gnagne, Fatawu Mohammed, Kenndy Appiah, Richard Akrofi, Mustapha Essuman, Isaac Mensah, Ashitey Ollenu, Samuel Yeboah, Cosmos Dauda, Paul Acquah