Despite suffering a heavy defeat to Karela United, Hearts of Oak assistant coach David Ocloo remains optimistic about their chances of winning the Ghana Premier League title.
The Nzema based side produced a dominant display in the game, handing the Phobians their heaviest defeat of the season. However, Ocloo insisted that his team is still in the race and will fight until the end.
“It is football; we are still in the race” he said.
Emmanuel Boakye Owusu opened the scoring for Karela in the 17th minute, and Konadu Yiadom scored an own goal in the 32nd minute, giving Karela a two-goal lead.
Rashid Okine was shown a straight red card just before halftime, leaving Hearts with ten men. Richard Berko scored in the 87th minute, sealing a convincing win for Karela.
The loss leaves Hearts of Oak in sixth place with 25 points after 23 matches, significantly damaging their title bid.