Vision FC’s first game of 2020/21 Division One League season ended in a 2-1 defeat to Heart of Lions at the Kpando Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Prince Owusu’s men impressed at times against a strong Lions side but it was the home team who emerged victorious thanks to the 18th-minute own goal from Abraham Laryea and Samuel Amoah’s 45th goal.
Midfielder Mohammed Karim pulled one back in the 68th minute through a well-taken penalty to give the Eewo lads hope of claiming a draw, but the hosts held on.
Vision played some encouraging football, especially in the second period, with a desire to build the attack from the back.
One lovely move saw Vision work the ball from one end of the field to the other, but Kelvin Obeng was flagged offside as he prepared to run through on goal.
Both sides struggled to create clear-chances until eighteen minutes into the game when a Heart of Lions corner kick was headed into the back of the net by Laryea.
Having conceded early in the first half, Prince Owusu’s defence was breached once more just before half time. This time a header came in from the edge of our penalty box for Patrick Mensah who then feeds his teammate Samuel Amoah before the latter fired low past goalkeeper Adade.
Vision tried as soon as possible to draw level but failed to register a goal before Samuel Amoah’s debatable goal added salt to our injury.
Despite trailing by two goals, Vision came back improved and controlled the contest in the final quarter which led to an effort being handled inside the box. The resulting penalty was slotted home by debutant Karim Mohammed.
Vision threatened again with a series of attacks but failed to register another goal before the home team’s goalkeeper Grabiel Nudakpa resorted to time-wasting.
Prince Owusu’s boys play host to Krystal Palace in week two on Saturday afternoon.
Vision FC line-ups: Adade; Ofori, Owusu, Yegbe, Suleiman; Laryea, Osei (Karim), Abdallah; Korley (Aloma), Oppong (E.Owusu), Obeng.
Subs: Essu, Karim, B. Fuseini, Gyau, Aloma, K. Owusu, E. Owusu