MTN FA Cup: Hearts of Oak thrash Utrecht 3-0 to seal a semi final berth

Hearts of Oak have booked their place in the semi final stage of the MTN FA Cup competition after thrashing second -tier side Tamale Utrecht 3-0 at the Tema sports stadium on Sunday.

The Phobians chasing a title they last won 15 years ago were ruthless on the day having no mercy on the inexperienced Tamale Utrecht side who were much determined to beat the Phobians but they shot themselves in the foot due to the aggressive play of the Accra based club.

Emmanuel Hayford opened the scoring in the 12th minute mark of the game after he was played through on goal by Isaac Mensah, the total dominance of the Phobians showed their intentions as Eric Kumi doubled Hearts of Oak lead in the 39th minute before Gerald Odupong Wellington capped a fantastic first half display with a diving header in the 44th minute.

From recess, Tamale Utrecht came in strongly searching for goal to reduce the deficit but the calmness of Hearts of Oak’s back four prevented the second-tier side to get through. Tetteh Lugard in post for the Phobians was virtually on holiday as the game ended 3-0 advantage the home side.

Hearts of Oak XI – Lugard Tetteh, Fatau Mohammed, Shaun October, Philip Boampong, Robin Gnagne[C], Emmanuel Hayford, Kofi Abanga, Ollenu Ashittey, Odupong Wellington, Eric Kumi, Isaac Mensah.

Tamale Utrecht XI – K. Abban, V. Dey, K. Mohammed, A. Muntala, U.Kporvi, M. Fatau, M. Taurik, J. Michael, E. Adu, P. Razak, A. Alidu.

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