FT: Kotoko 0-0 Hearts

FT: Kotoko 0-0 Hearts

1704 Referee Atikesse brings proceedings to a close. The Super Clash is over. 0-0 it ends.

1700 Daniel Nii Adjei strikes a bullet but goes a whisker. Tetteh Luggard is down for Hearts.

1656 Kotoko pile pressure on the Phobians but have not been able to unlock the Phobian defence. Its 5 minutes added time.

1648 Helegbe’s half volley but Luggard makes an instinctive save for Hearts.

1645 Alhassan Ali for Hearts gets a second yellow and sees the Red for a dangerous tackle.

1642 Amos Frimpong takes a shot from 25 yards but it whisks just wide.

1629 Michael Anaba comes in for Issah Yakubu for Kotoko.

1624 Kotoko make an incursion with Ben Acheampong leading the attack but Luggard comes in with a brave save and gets injured in the process.

1622 Kotoko win a corner, whipped in but well defended. Hearts on break Kingston controls well and finds Iddrisu Moro who makes a ran on the right his final touch touch is saved by Sulama.

1620 Iddrisu Moro comes in for James Abban. The first Hearts substitution for the day.

1610 Back from recess. Hearts get the game underway. It is Kotoko who take over. Free kick awarded to Kotoko after foul on Nti Boakye. Robben of Kotoko takes a shot, Tetteh Luggard struggles with it but ball finally cleared.


1555 Referee Atikese brings the first half proceedings to a close.

1553 Kotoko mount pressure on the Hearts defence. Mpong makes a rampaging run on the right but Nuru Sulley tidies up well in defence for the Phobians.

1552 Issa Yakubu beats his marker but his final strike goes wayward.

1550 Great save by Tetteh Luggard after a stupendous shot from Issa Yakubu 20 yards away.

1545 Kotoko win free kick just at the edge of the 18 yard after a little shove on Nti Boakye but Michael Akuffo woefully blasts the kick away.

1534 Great build up from Michael Helegbe who is beginning to get into the game combines with Michael Akufo who finally unleashes a bullet as the ball take a ricochet of a Hearts defence man, but Nti Boakye has been flagged offside.

1526 Hearts win a free kick just at the edge of the 18 yard box. Laryea bends one in but Kokoto’s Yakubu heads it out just at the edge of the goal line. Back to Laryea on the right who bends one in. Great control by Otoo and his strike is saved by Sulama.

1524 Hearts win corner. Taken deep by Kingston but the header goes wayward.

1521 Issa Yakubu for Kotoko gets a yellow card for dangerous play.

1519 Kofi Nti Boakye gets the best chance for the game but Lugard makes a great save for the phobians.

1516 Laryea Kingston again in the tick of affairs, great build up with his attacker but his final delivery was too feeble to beat Sulama in post for Kotoko.

15:11 Hearts take over and its skipper Laryea Kingston trying to pull the string in midfield. He gets a kick in his face for his troubles.

15:09 Kotoko get the game underway and they go on rampage trying to get a goal.

15:06 With referee Atikesse yet to blow the whistle for the commencement of the game, Hearts goal keeper Tetteh Lugard is down complaining of a sprain. Interestingly, he calling on the fans to up their cheers. He gets first aid.

15:05 There is one minute silence for the departed soul of Ghana’s ex-Vice president Alhaji Aliu Mahama.

14:57 The players share pleasantries and take their positions ready to do battle. Its a packed stadium in Kumasi.

14:55 The two teams file onto the pitch for inspection and for hostilities to begin.

The Super Clash is on. Ghana’s version of the el-Classico between the Porcupine Warriors Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak starts at 15hrs GMT in Kumasi.

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