Liberty Professional took advantage of an Accra Hearts of Oak penalty miss by Uriah Asante to silence them with a 1-0 win, courtesy Guinean import Naby Capi Soumah.
Basking in the glory of their 1-0 win against their arch-rival Kumasi Asante Kotoko away last week, many were the fans who thronged the Ohene Djan Stadium cock- sure of running riot over their visitors who until yesterday’s game had won only two out of nine games and drawing two.
Hearts started on a bright note attacking the opponent goal area and could have won the game but for goalkeeper Patrick Antwi’s alertness and some lackadaisical play on the part of the Phobian frontline made up of Douglas Nkrumah, Uriah Asante and Wilson Andoh.
It was Liberty’s Kassenu Ghandy who drew the first of some spectacular saves from goalkeeper Sammy Adjei on the afternoon when his thunderous effort towards goal was parried over the bar in the 21th minute.
From then it was a ding-dong affair until Nkrumah had the best of his side’s till the end of the first half.
Back from recess the Phobians tried to get the opener , butnot even a penalty awarded to them by referee Thomas Nunoo after Nkrumah was pushed in the box by David Kabu was made to count.
A break intiated by Christopher Nkansah in the 79th minute saw the Guinean import Capi Soumah nodding home the only goal of the afternoon to send the expectant home crowd back home dejected