Ghana Premier League side, Hearts of Oak took another step towards a domestic cup glory when they edged out Division One club, Accra Young Wise from the MTN FA Cup round 16.
The 2001 CAF Super Cup winners squeezed a 1-0 win from Accra Young Wise, courtesy Daniel Afriyie Barnieh’s penalty to book the quarter final slot.
Hearts coach, Samuel Boadu admits the lower tier side gave them a good run for their money.
“It was very tough because as you play with the lower club, Division One club, they wanted to show up, they wanted to show the talent that they have and they know that they are playing with Hearts of Oak.
“Hearts of Oak is a big team, they will frustrate the Hearts of Oak players but I think it’s a very nice game and we managed to get one goal which is very good.” Samuel Boadu said.
The Phobians are the record FA Cup holders with 10 trophies in their wardrobe with rivals, Kotoko following closely with nine cups.
The victory over Young Wise is coach Samuel Boadu’s 12th wins in all competitions this season.
The 20 times Ghana league champions currently lead the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League table with 60 points, three better than rivals Kotoko and will fancy a double this season.
The Phobians are CAF Champions League and Confederation winners in the years 2000 and 2004 as well as the 2001 CAF Super Cup.