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Ghana’s version of the El Classico ended with a trailer as it took a late penalty to decide the winner of the game.
The two most successful clubs in Ghana battled for supremacy and bragging right in week six of the Ghana Premier League.
Heart of Oak had not lost in their last three games including an impressive comeback against Dansoma side Liberty Professionals but the Phobians failed to continue their recent impressive run.
Heart of Oak began the first half very promising after missing two chances before they were punished in the 11th minute for their wastefulness.
Kotoko’s first goal came through Justice Blay who headed home an Augustine Okrah freekick.
Kotoko could have doubled their lead minutes after taken their first goal when midfielder Mudasiru Salifu shot wide after making an impressive run.
Heart of Oak was the better side during the remaining first which they could have equalised before the break after seeing several chances gone wasted.
Heart of Oak began the second-half once again very promising but this time saw their effort paying off in four minutes past the hour mark.
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Joseph Esso capitalised on his effort which had hit the side poles in the 64th minute to give the Phobians the equaliser.
Kotoko began to mount pressure on the home side after their equaliser and they were rewarded with a penalty in the 90th minutes when Kotoko teenager Matthew Cudjoa’s shot on goal struck the arm of defender Mohammed Alhassan.
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The Guinean, Naby Keita made no mistake to convert the penalty to restore the Porcupines Warriors lead.
This the second time this season the Porcupines Warriors had had the better say between the two after piping the Phobians in the Presidential Cup In Kumasi to be crown champions.