Afriyie Barnieh Nets Brace as Hearts of Oak Overcome 10-man Accra Lions

Afriyie Barnieh Nets Brace as Hearts of Oak Overcome 10-man Accra Lions

  • Defending Ghana Premier League champions Hearts of Oak thumped Accra Lions 3-0 at the Accra Sports stadium on Friday
  • Two goals from Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and a strike by Isaac Agyenim Boateng were enough to hand victory for the Phobians
  • The victory moves Hearts of Oak into 4th place with 40 points after clinching their 10th win of the season

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored a brace as Hearts of Oak ended their two-game winless run in the Ghana Premier League to secure a vital 3-0 away triumph over 10-man Accra Lions.

The Ghana U-20 captained opened the scoring for the Phobians in the 11th minute, before substitute Isaac Agyenim Boateng added a second with a witty finish in the 55th minute.

Sulley Muntari, Hearts of Oak, Accra Lions, Daniel Afriyie, Ghana Premier League
Hearts of Oak demolished Accra Lions 3:0 at the Accra Sports stadium on Sulley Muntari's return thanks to Daniel Afriyie's brace. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

Barnieh registered his brace when he headed in an expertly delivered corner kick from substitute Sulley Ali Muntari in the 89th minute.

Muntari has been absent from Hearts of Oak's last four games in the Ghana Premier League and FA Cup but he made an immediate impact after he was introduced into the game with an assist.

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Accra Lions were reduced to ten men after a nasty tackle by Rashid Abubakar on Kwadwo Obeng Jnr .

The victory moves Hearts of Oak into 4th place with 40 points after clinching their 10th win of the season.

The result is Hearts of Oak’s 3rd win in 13 away games this season, as the Rainbow club continues to push for a fourth place finish in the GPL.

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Samuel joins the reigning Ghana Premier League champions on a one-year deal and is expected to shore up the defence of the Phobians.

In a post on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, Hearts of Oak welcomed their latest addition ahead of their weekend encounter against fierce rivals Asante Kotoko.

Source: Sports Brief News