Defender, Vincent Atinga haunted his former club, Hearts of Oak when Medeama nailed the Phobians 1-0 at the Akoon Park in an outstanding week six fixture on Wednesday.
The towering central guard man elected himself to take the penalty awarded the Mauve and Yellow after Hearts defender, Robbert Addo Sowah had brought down Burkinabe striker, Ahmed Toure in the penalty area.
Atinga made no mistake by ensuring that goalkeeper, Richmond Ayi was pinned down to his knees on the 82nd minute for the opener and the eventual winner.
The Phobians were further dealt a blow after striker, Kwadwo Obeng Junior was made to take a shower in stoppage time after picking a second yellow card.
Those two decisions has left Hearts coach, Samuel Boadu fuming at the poor officiating meted out to them.
“They[Hearts of Oak] didn’t struggle, it’s because of the officiating.
“I don’t talk about officiating but time around, I will hammer that area.
“Why can a referee take such a penalty and after taking a penalty, just wants to destroy our team, giving [Kwadwo] Obeng red card?
“What’s the motive behind it? It’s very uncalled for.
“We need the beauty of the game, let’s play good football, the better side wins, period,” Samuel Boadu told StarTimes.
“The boys did well, I will congratulate them, they played to the instructions, they did very good during the first half and the second half.
“If not because of the penalty, it will be hard for them [Medeama] to score but now they have scored so we take it like that.” Samuel Boadu added.
“All the teams are pushing hard and we Hearts of Oak, we will try our maximum best to push harder.” Samuel Boadu concluded.
The defeat keeps the defending champions further apart from the top four as they remain in 7th with 17 points and a week seven outstanding clash against. Asante Kotoko. It is the Phobians first loss in six games since November last year and second in all this season.
The 21 time champions are nine points behind rivals and leaders, Asante Kotoko and six less than second placed sides, Aduana Stars and King Faisal.
They return to the Accra Sports Stadium January 16 to host Eleven Wonders in week 13.