By Michael Amoah
Patrick Razak was in the driving seat at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, August 27 as Glorious Hearts of Oak came from a goal down to beat relegation threatened Great Olympics 2-1.
The Phobians [Hearts of Oak] were a little bit suspect in central midfield due to the absence of Winful Cobbinah who could not feature for the former continental club masters because of malaria but Samudeen Ibrahim was able to stand up to the challenge from Olympics.
After lots of midfield battles in the first half, Great Olympics managed to open the floodgate in the 26th minute when Emmanuel Amartey bombed from the blind side of Vincent Atingah to head the visitors ahead.
But Great Olympics’ wild celebration could only last for twelve minutes as Patrick Razak capitalized on Asiamah Badu’s defensive blunder to run the ball from deep inside the midfield straight into the goal as the Phobia supporters found their voices.
The early stages of the second half belonged to Hearts as Great Olympics opened up play above their elastic limit giving Samudeen the luxury to thread lots of attacking passes to Kwame Kizito and Patrick Razak who kept constant runs at the Olympics defence.
Kwame Kizito gave Hearts the match winning goal in the 56th minute as he followed up his partner in crime’s [Patrick Razak] effort into the eighteen yard box to latch on a loose ball to give the Phobians the bragging right over the wonder club [Great Olympics].
Great Olympics came into the game in time added on but could not pull parity.
The defeat has thrown the once wonder club of Ghana football [Great Olympics] deep into the relegation basket [15th] with just 26 points.