Hearts of Oak end 11 year wait for Ghana Premier League title after draw against Liberty Professionals

Hearts of Oak end 11 year wait for Ghana Premier League title after draw against Liberty Professionals

  • Hearts of Oak win Ghana Premier League title after 11 year wait
  • The Phobians were crowned champions after a 1-1 draw against Liberty
  • Hearts pocket GHC 250,000 as champions of Ghana

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Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak has won the Premier League title for the first time in eleven years despite a pulsating 1-1 draw against Liberty Professionals on Sunday.

The Rainbow club were crowned after picking a point in Accra with close rivals Asante Kotoko losing in Bechem.

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was the hero for the Phobians after heading in the opener with a powerful header at the stroke of half time.

Hearts of Oak end 11 year wait for Ghana Premier League title after draw against Liberty Professionals
Hearts of Oak end 11 year wait for Ghana Premier League title after draw against Liberty Professionals. SOURCE: Twitter/ @HeartsOfOakGH
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But the visitors, who are striving to survive, pulled parity with three minutes left after forward Kwame Paul scored from a header.

This is the first time in 11 years Hearts of Oak are winning the Ghana Premier League after several years of failed attempts.

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The Accra Sports stadium erupted in eustasy after the final whistle was blown by the referee with fans going agog in jubilations.

Some sang while others shed tears of joy, seeing the club return to it's rightful place.

Hearts of Oak wasted no time in establishing their desire of winning the title after dominating the first half but had to wait until the final minute of half to break the deadlock.

With results in Bechem favouring them, the Accra based giants kept their composure but Kwame Paul made sure Hearts could only leave with a point.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Big games they say are for big players and anytime Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko meet, there are the difference makers.

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In the past, players like Ishmael Addo, Bernard Don Bortey, Charles Taylor, Stephen Oduro, and Emmanuel Osei Kuffuor etched their names in history for roles played in Ghana's version of El-Classico.

Ahead of Sunday's game, which could be a potential league decider, YEN.com.gh looks at the six players that could make a difference when Hearts hosts Asante Kotoko.

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