Hearts of Oak wove their way into the quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup with a hard fought victory over Elmina Sharks.
The defending league and FA Cup champions defeated the bottom placed premier league side 8-7 on penalty shootouts after the 90 minutes ended 2-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The win excites Hearts assistant coach, Hamza Obeng but admits it was far from an easy task.
“Looking at the game, we played a lot of systems. “We had to change a lot of systems, technically we had to change a lot of tactics in play.
“Looking at their bench, they have a very tactical person over there [coach Kobbina Amissah].
“Coming into this game, we knew what will happen so we were able to deploy our tactics and it worked for us.” Hamza Obeng told StarTimes.
The Phobians won treble last season but the league title defence looks a tall order as they trail rivals, Asante Kotoko who are out of the FA Cup by 13 points from 21 games.