Accra Hearts of Oak started their 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League campaign on a sour note losing 1-0 to a tough Berekum Chelsea side at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The first half had a relatively slow tempo with Hearts going close on a couple of occasions in the opening embers of the game, but good goalkeeping from Chelsea goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad kept the Phobians at bay.
Berekum Chelsea who were proving to be a tough nut to crack shot into the lead after 34 minutes, after Jonah Attuquaye‘s Shot was deflected Hearts goalkeeper Richmond Ayi.
The visitors managed to hold on till the break, despite Hearts going close on a couple of occasions.
Hearts head coach Kim Grant made a change soon after the restart, with forward Kofi Kordzi coming on for Aminu Alhassan.
The result is certainly not the way the Phobians would have wanted to start the season, and will be seeking to make amends on matchday 2 against Medeama.
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