MATCH REPORT: Dreams, Hearts thrill “Premier league thirsty” Theatre of Dreams in 1-1 draw
In what summed up the desire and need of the average football fan for top soccer action, the Theatre of Dreams, Dawu lived up to the billing as it hosted a fierce encounter between Dreams FC and Accra Hearts of Oak.
Hearts got ahead on the 15 minute mark through Samudeen Ibrahim’s sleek header after connecting to Camara’s free kick from 20 yards.
The Phobians had the lions share of possession prior to the goal and maintained dominance moments after as well.
However Karim Zito’s lads stayed in contention for the equalizer with goal begging chances after the 30 minute mark.
After connecting from a defense splitting pass from Leonard Owusu, striker Zuberu Sharani was almost on the scoresheet after his shot rolled inches away from the goal line to keep the Phobians in the lead.
Legendary striker Eric Gawu once again was the tormentor-in-chief against the Phobians as he stepped up for the Still Believe lads in the 42nd minute with a signature header to keeps scores level until recess.
It’s worth mentioning Gawu had an effort against the upright in the 33rd minute after connecting well to Razak Cromwell’s cross.
Both sides had moments of wonder in the second half but it was the home side who yearned for the winner in the high profile friendly which attracted good numbers at the Theatre of Dreams.
Coach Zito made a number of alterations to his squad in the second half when the likes of Michael Sarpong, Samuel Alabi, Bashiru Alhassan and Cletus Nombil all got a bite of the cherry
Skipper Leonard Owusu almost grabbed the match while winner with the last kick of the game but his short was artistically tipped over by Hearts of Oak goalie.
Referee Hubbert Atipo signaled for the end of proceedings after two minutes of added on time in a game that allowed both managers fully assess their team’s potential.
DREAMS FC STARTING LINE UP BELOW:
1. ISAAC AMOAKO – 2. RAZAK CROMWELL – 3. MAXWELL ARTHUR – 4. ABDULLAH MASAHUDU – 5. YAKUBU ISSAH -6. GEORGE DWUBENG – 7. PATRICK ARTHUR – 8. MUNTAKA OSMAN – 9. ERIC GAWU – 10. LEONARD OWUSU – 11.SHARANI ZUBERU