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November 18, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
Baba Yara Stadium — Kumasi
 
90′ +5
It's all over here at the Baba Yara Stadium. Asante Kotoko 0-0 Hearts of Oak. What a day it has been. Ten-man Hearts side hold Kotoko at their fortress
 
90′ +4
Luggard has gone down again. Oh no!!! Missiles being thrown from the stands. We hope the security personnel save the situation quick.
 
90′ +2
Nti Boakye with the ball. Great low drive but no where near the post.
 
90′
We have five minutes of added time at the Baba Yara Stadium. could a goal be recorded before the final whistle? Looks as if we might leave here with same score line
 
86′
Emmanuel Ansong is down and has been taken out to receive attention.
 
83′
Hearts' Luggard Tetteh is down now.
 
82′
GREAT SAVE by Luggard. He punched the ball out of his post. Kotoko could open the score sheets oooooooooooooh Nii Adjei shoots way out of the goal area.
 
78′
Alhassan Ali has been sent off. He gets a second yellow. Hearts are going to play with 10 men now. Could this be the turning point for Asante Kotoko?
 
77′
Hearts of Oak's playmaker Laryea Kingston on the ground now. His coach Duncan is so furious and wanted a foul ruled in their favour. Game has resumed.
 
75′
Amos Frimpong fires from the 25-yard position, but wasn't a threatening shot to Luggard.
 
73′
It's a 50-50 affair here at the Baba Yara Stadium with Kotoko mounting the pressure more. They are pushing more men up front.
 
67′
Daniel Nii Adjei comes on for Mpong. The stadium is on fire now. So much noise from the stands. Laryea Kingston has been booked as well.
 
65′
Douglas Nkrumah on for Thomas Abbey. Kotoko are also bringing on some fresh limb and it looks like Daniel Nii Adjei
 
65′
This should be it for Kotoko. Goal mouth melee. The defender clears his post.
 
64′
Iddrisu Moro on the ball. Hearts are pressing on. Ohhhhhh the assistant referee raises his flag for off side.
 
62′
The game on hold again. Kotoko's Issa Yakubu being stretched off and Michael Anagba replaces him. Match resumes and Hearts got their first yellow card through Issah Ali.
 
60′
Game has resumed now. Free kick to Kotoko. Ochaya behind the ball again. Can he cause another stir, oh no that was way too wide.
 
57′
Luggard on the ground now receiving treatment. The game has halted temporarily. It's still 0-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium.
 
56′
Corner to Kotoko now. Richard Inkoom takes it. The ball has been cleared. Hearts have it and heading to the Kotoko half. Nothing positive came out of it.
 
54′
Iddrisu Moro has come on for James Abban
 
50′
Laryea behind the ball. Ooops, the ball was flighted a bit and landed on the roof of the post.
 
49′
Abban tries to go round his marker. Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, he has been elbowed and the referee says it's a foul.
 
46′
Free kick to Kotoko. The Ugandan-import takes a 1 2 3 steps. Kicks it powerfully towards Luggard and it nearly spill from his gloves.
 
45′
The second half has resumed.
 
 
It's the end of the first half. No goal to either side. It was a 45 minutes of action-packed football. Of course, any game between Hearts and Kotoko is tension-packed. We'll be back.
 
43′
Another chance gone begging for Kotoko. Issah Yakubu blasted it again and the score board still reads 0-0. Three minutes of time added on.
 
41′
Goooooooa.... NO!!! Tettey Luggard once again saves Hearts. That was a lovely and powerful drive from the Kotoko player
 
39′
Ooooh!!! That was a poorly taken free kick. It was blasted off the post.
 
38′
Free kick to Kotoko right on the edge of the danger zone.
 
35′
Corner kick to Hearts. Laryea takes it and it's another corner. Second one taken and what a huge relieve for Kotoko as the ball goes out.
 
32′
Michael Akuffu has found his name in the referee's book. The Porcupine Warriors seem to have found their game again. They are capitalising on counter-attacks, but Luggard is always on the alert to save the Phobians.
 
30′
Michael Akuffu with the wide shoooooooooooooooooot! It's offside
 
28′
It's a ding-dong affair now. Looks as if the steam that kicked off this game is being lost now. We are recording a lot of throws than one will expect.
 
26′
Michael Helegbe with the ball now. Ooops! He blasts it wide into the stands.
 
24′
Laryea is putting so much on Kotoko now. He's won a corner kick for Hearts. Corner effected, but failed to get to any Hearts player.
 
22′
Hearts on the counter now... ball cleared and it's a chance for Kotoko but Acheampong seem to have lost steam to get that ball
 
20′
Free kick to Hearts. Laryea crosses. Gooooooo... nope. Joseph Ochaya heads it out. The pressure is still on. Soulama clears another goal-bound ball with his legs. Gets up quick to cover his post and wow he saved Kotoko once again after Mahatma Otoo's flick.
 
16′
Issa Yakubu is the first to go into referee Atikese's books. Corner to Hearts now.
 
14′
Ben Acheampong in Hearts' box but he couldn't go pass his marker. Ball is back into Kotoko's half.
 
12′
This should be it for Kotoko. Tettey Luggard came out quick to earn an applause.
 
10′
Free kick to the Phobians. Laryea behind the ball. He culls it, but Soulama was at the right place at the right time to save Kotoko from any disgrace.
 
8′
Mahatma Otoo in a one-on-one situation here with Laryea Kingston. It looks dangerous. Oh nooooo, that was a feeble touch by the veteran midfielder.
 
5′
Could this be it. Nice cross from Kotoko side, but the assistant referee says it's offside. It's difficult to say who might win this game at this time. Each side seem determined to draw the first blood.
 
3′
Throw in to Asante Kotoko, but Hearts of Oak intercept. It's a 50-50 situation here at the Kumasi Stadium now.
 
1′
And we are off!
 
 
Hello and good afternoon. Welcome to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium where Ghana’s two oldest clubs, Kumasi Asante Kotoko meet Accra Hearts of Oak in Matchday 7. Any game between these two clubs is a cracker and expect nothing less than action. My name is Kent Mensah.
 
 
The Porcupine Warriors have won the Ghana Premier League 21 times whiles the Phobians have it 20 times. Kotoko are lying at the 7th position of the log and Hearts are at the 12th. This could be the turning point for both teams in the domestic top flight.
 
 
Here’s the line up. Hearts: Luggard, Ansong, Owusu, Sulley, Ali; Abban, Laryea, Gnagne, Otoo; Kingston, Abbey (4-4-2)
 
 
Kotoko: Abdoulaye; Ochaya, Frimpong, Adusei, Sumaila; Mpong, Yakubu, Akuffo; Helegbe, Acheampong, Boakye (4-3-3)
 
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