MATCH REPORT: Young Wise 0-1 Hearts of Oak - Esso sends Hearts to FA Cup Round of 32 Featured
27 May

MATCH REPORT: Young Wise 0-1 Hearts of Oak - Esso sends Hearts to FA Cup Round of 32

Accra Hearts of Oak have progressed to next round of the 2018 MTN FA Cup following their away victory over Young Wise FC on Sunday evening.
 
The Phobians lads booked themselves a place in the Round of 32 of the competition after whipping lower-tier side Young Wise FC 1-0 at Zaytuna Park.
 
Coach Henry Wellington made two changes in his starting line up that shared spoils with West African Football Academy in the week 13 of the Ghana Premier League as Patrick Razak and Aminu Mohammed replaces Isaac Mensah and Malik Akowuah.
 
The Rainbow boys started the match on a good note as skipper Winful Cobbinah nearly snatched the opener in the early minutes of the game.
 
The home side, Young Wise FC gained possession in the mid of the first half to mount pressure on Hearts of Oak.
 
Goalkeeper Ben Mensah made a double brilliant saves as he fisted out strikes from Osman Baba and Paul Kwei in the 25th and 27th minute respectively.
 
Hearts of Oak broke the deadlock on the stroke of the first department from the spot after Burkinabe international Abuboucar Traore was fouled in the 18-yard box.
 
Joseph Esso ended the first half in a 1-0 lead in favor of the Capital-based club as he neatly converted the penalty-kick awarded to them in the 45th minute of the game.
 
With the inclusion of Malik Akowuah to replace Camara Nguessan stabilized the Phobians midfield to continue dominating the match.
 
Ghana U17 star Isaac Antah tormented the defense of Hearts of Oak but his thunderbolt was denied by goalkeeper Ben Mensah.
 
The match ended in 1-0 win in favor of Accra Hearts of Oak.
 

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