Ghana Premier League holders Hearts of Oak defeated Division Two side, Ghana Police Nationals 3-0 in a friendly encounter at the St. Thomas Aquinas School Park on Wednesday morning.
The friendly game was arranged as part of the club’s preparations for the second round of the ongoing Premier League season which commences this weekend.
Head Coach Samuel Boadu handed starting roles to Richmond Ayi, Larry Sumaila, Caleb Amankwah, Richard Kwabena Agyei, Ansah Botwey, Amankwaa Baafi, William Opoku, Tudor Blagoji, Benjamin Yorke and Kofi Kordji
The Phobians demonstrated their superiority in the first half and went into the break two nil up. Kofi Kordzi opened the scoring in the 20th minute before Benjamin Yorke doubled the lead on the stroke of half time.
At the start of the second period, Samuel Boadu subbed off the entire team and brought on Ben Mensah, Fatawu Mohammed, Kudus Mohammed, James Sewornu, Patrick Razak, Sulley Muntari, Salim Adam, Suraj Seidu, Arafat Alhassan, Enoch Asubonteng and Isaac Mensah.
Just minutes into the half, Hearts of Oak scored their 3rd goal through Suraj Seidu, he made no mistake in front of goal after receiving a pass from Sulley Muntari.
The remaining minutes of the game saw no goals but wasn’t short of chances, Sulley Muntari was denied a goal by brilliant goalkeeping.
Hearts of Oak will start the second round of the season with an away game against Legon Cities at the El-Wak Stadium on Saturday.
The Phobians are looking to get their season back on track after an abysmal first round. Hearts of Oak after the first round sit in 7th place with 24 points.