Kordzi powers Hearts past Bechem United

By Simon Asare, GNA       

Accra, Feb. 16, GNA – A last-gasp strike by
Kofi Kordzi ensured Hearts defeated Bechem United 3-2 in a fascinating game at
the Accra Sports Stadium.

Kordzi scored two goals on the day while
Fatau Mohammed grabbed the other goal. Prince Adu and Hafiz Konkoni were on the
scoresheet for the Hunters.

Hearts had a slow start to the game but
created some decent chances in the early stages.

Kordzi should have put the home side ahead
in the 12th minute but his effort on goal was feeble as Bechem United goalkeeper
Daniel Afadzw gathered safely.

Hearts were on the front foot as they
dominated possession half way through the first half.

Bechem United took the lead against the run
off play after Referee Benard Domfeh awarded the away side a penalty after
Hafiz Konkoni was brought down in the penalty box.

Prince Adu stepped up and struck home from
12 yards.

There was more drama past the half hour mark
after Referee Domfeh awarded Hearts a penalty under controversial

Kordzi made no mistake from 12 yards as he
pulled parity for the Phobians.

The game produced some thrilling attacking
football, but the first half ended with both sides level.

Hearts started the second half on the front
foot playing some impressive football. Fatau Mohammed put Hearts in the lead in
the 64th minute when he tapped in from close range after a shot from substitute
Umar Manaf.

Charles Bosomtwe could have pulled parity
for the away side on the 73rd minute mark but his header sealed wide off the
cross bar.

Konkoni restored parity for the away side
two minutes later after Randolf Augustine beautifully teed up the striker who
calmly slotted from close range.

Benjamin Effutu had a glorious opportunity
to put Hearts in the lead in the 77th minute but he shockingly missed from five
yards to the despair of the home supporters.

The pressure from Hearts was relentless and
deservedly grabbed the winner in stoppage time after Kordzi’s powerful header
went past

Bechem United goalie Afazdwu.

Man of the Match: Kofi Kordzi