Fan View: Ghanaians react as Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics split the loot
Thousands of people have followed with enthusiasm the Ghanaian Premier League’s showdown between the two Accra-based clubs
Despite being content with a 1-1 draw with Great Olympics in their derby, Hearts of Oak was delighted to leave the Accra sports stadium as the leader of the Ghana Premier League.
In the famous Accra derby, also known as the Ga Mashie derby, Emmanuel Nettey gave the Phobians the lead in the 51st minute but the equalizer of Maxwell Abbey Quaye in the 72nd minute shared the spoils of the 28th day.
Samuel Boadu’s outfit entered the matchweek top of the table, but a 1-0 victory for rivals Asante Kotoko over Ashanti Gold in a kickoff earlier on Sunday meant the Phobians momentarily lost. their first position against their familiar enemies before the start of the Ga Mashie derby.
Hearts’ draw and one point won ultimately tied them on points with Kotoko, but the Phobians are superior due to a better goal difference.
One of the most anticipated matches on the national football calendar, the Accra showdown has unsurprisingly attracted thousands of followers, both at the stadium and online, especially on social media, and has triggered many talking points.
Notably, Ghanaian-born Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who recently won the Champions League and whose father previously played for Hearts, was among the stadium’s spectators.
Here are the best social media reactions to Sunday’s epic encounter: