Division One League: Accra Lions held at home by Heart of Lions

Rauf Salifu Accra Lions .jpeg Forward Rauf Salifu

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Accra Lions’ winless run continued after they were held at home by Accra Hearts of Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Forward Rauf Salifu netted a brace but it was not enough for the hosts who were twice pegged by the visitors through Richard Boateng and Ebenezer Abban.

Accra Lions began the game brightly but it was the visitors who had the first bite at goal after an effort from Charles Offei was coolly collected by Fredrick Asare.

The hosts gradually warmed themselves into the game, creating chances after chances.

The dominance soon counted when a brilliant piece of play between strike partners Evans Etti and Rauf Salifu saw the latter coolly slot home.

Accra Lions made sure they went into the break with their tails in front.

But a very determined Hearts of Lions benefited from a mix up in the middle which saw a floating cross from the left met by Richard Boateng just five minutes after the break.

Super sub-Oliver Amedor was brought on for Kelvin Kyei who was having an off day, and he immediately earned Lions a penalty.

Salifu elected himself for the kick and expertly fired home to give Accra Lions the lead.

There was late drama as Christopher Asare fouled a Heart of Lions player at the edge of the box with the resulting freekick met by the head of Ebenezer Abban.

Accra Lions were in desperate need of a winner as they tried to send in long balls but the visitors were resolute in the final minutes, traveling back to Kpando with a point.

The draw means Accra Lions are on a run of three games without a win.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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