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Updates: Hearts 1-1 Kotoko

Its the Super Clash at the Accra Sports Stadium with Glorious Accra Hearts of playing host to the arch-rivals the Porcupine Warriors Kumasi Asante Kotoko in week 24 of the Glo Premier League.

Its an electric atmosphere on a hot scorching sun. The stadium is packed with the majority wearing the Phobian colours.

The Porcupine Warriors in their white apparel start strongly creating the best of the chances but it the Phobians who get their noses in front through Winful Cobbinah in the 26 th minute.

The Phobians have now taken charge of the game with obed Ansah, Moro Abubakar dictating the pace for the Phobians in midfield.

Kotoko look emasculated, do not look a side on the third place on the league log.

Its half time now. Coach Dramani has a lot of talking to do to his charges who appear to be losing the psychological battle of the Super Clash.

(Back from recess)

The players are filing onto the pitch for the second half of hostilities.

It is Hearts who set the game underway. Surprisingly Obed Ansah is out, Abanga is in and it is Hearts who are continuing from where they left off in the first half.

Hearts win a freekick just at the edge of the 18 yard box. Great technique by the Phobians as captain Mahatma Otoo lays a low ball to his compatriot whose poor touch lets yhe Phobians down.

Its now Kotoko who lift up their game. And they get a great opportunity to draw level but goal keeper Tetteh Luggard makes a brave save for the Phobians.

Kotoko get the equaliser through Michael Helegbe in the 64th minute. The former Liberty player leapt a notch higher than the Phobian defenders to head home what will be a crucial equaliser for Kotoko.

It is now Kotoko who are in the driving seat at the moment. They are enjoying the game with some sweet build up and getting the Phobian defence to do overtime.

Coach Duncan brings in Gilbert Fiamenyo to partner Mahatma Otoo in the Hearts attack and already the Kotoko defence is having a difficult time marking the bulky striker.

Just seconds after coming on Fiamenyo announces his presence with a great strike that hits the wood work. His goal bound header from a corner is headed off the line to keep the Porcupine dream alive.

Kotoko against the run of play get a glaring opportunity in the dying embers of the game but Richard Mpong’s little flick beats Luggard but fails to enter the net.

Hearts in a last gasp effort to run away with the maximum points mount pressure on the Kotoko defence but the defence of Kotoko remain resolute and manage to get a point from the Super Clash.

Its one all here at Accra Sports Stadium but it is the Kotoko fans who are jubilating the most