Accra Hearts of Oak won their first Premier League trophy in 12 years after drawing against Liberty Professionals FC in Accra on Sunday afternoon.
The Phobians did not come out of their blocks quickly in the game and allowed the visitors to make early incursions.
Liberty should have taken the lead in the opening minutes of the match when a free-kick from the left side of attack located Kwaku Karikari in the box but the attacker lacked composure as he fluffed his effort.
The away team who are threatened by relegation pushed the Phobians to the back of the walls in the opening quarter of the match and made things difficult for the title hopefuls.
Raddy Ovouka and captain Fatawu Mohammed were the brightest spots for the home team as they showed their mettle by putting an end to Liberty’s dangerous attack from the flanks.
Goalkeeper Richard Attah was called into action more than two times and was up to the task as he kept his team in the game by preventing the visitors to take the lead.
Hearts of Oak came into the game after 20 minutes and started commanding the game with a dazzling display from the wings due to the inability of their midfielders to stamp their authority on the game.
Striker, Kojo Obeng Jnr had a great opportunity to put the hosts 1-0 up but decided to use his outer foot in a situation he should have connected with his right and blasted his shot way over the bar.
Obeng Jnr again had a good chance to make amends but could not keep his composure in front of goal and missed his third chance in the first half minutes after missing those two good goal opportunities.
Hearts kept probing and finally got their reward in the dying embers of the half when Ibrahim Salifu’s corner was connected by in-form Daniel Afriyie Barnieh to poke home the opening goal of the match to put the hosts 1-0 up before the break.
Hearts came close to scoring in the second half from Frederick Ansah Botchway’s free-kick and also came close again but Liberty’s goalkeeper denied Salifu from scoring the second goal.
Kwame Paul snatched a point for the away team on the 85th minute with five minutes on the 85th-minute mark.