The ‘Ga-Mantse’ derby ended in a pulsating 1-1 stalemate thanks to Konadu Yiadom’s late header to cancel out Razak Yussif’s first half lead.
Both Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics started so cautiously in an attempt of reading the game plan of each other with less attacks at the early stages.
But, an unpardonable mistake from Konadu Yiadom on his debut saw him gifted a pass out to Razak Yussif who struck into the net to snatch the lead for Great Olympics on the 8th minute.
Yassan Ouatching wins Hearts of Oak a free kick at a good position after he was pulled down by an opposing player but was only a wasted one.
The host took total control of the game after going down and dictated the pace and pattern but getting the equaliser was their major problem.
Early substitution for Hearts of Oak after Yassan Ouatching picked up a knock on the 42nd minute and was replaced by Suraj Seidu. Olympics went into the first half with a goal lead.
Back from recess, the Rainbow club returned on a higher note after Dennis Korsah picked up Junior Kaaba with a decent ball but was subsequently fouled for another wasted corner kick.
Great Olympics looked really calm on the ball and defended so gallantly to protect their lead in the last 15 minutes.
On the 77th minute, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh did a decent job and crafted in a decent cross to locate Junior Kaaba in the box but his effort missed the post by inches.
On the 81st minute, Hearts of Oak finally got the equaliser through Konadu Yiadom who connected with a towering header to get his side back on level terms leaving the home fans in total raptures. It finished 1-1 after full time.