Hearts’ coach denies match-fixing claims

Edward Ansah, Hearts’ interim coach – Dismisses claims

Edward Ansah, Hearts’ interim coach – Dismisses claims

Accra Hearts of Oak interim coach, Eddie Ansah has dismissed claims that their win over Berekum Chelsea was a fixed match.

Hearts edged closer to the top four with a 3-2 win over Chelsea at the Accra Sports Stadium last Sunday.

The numerous errors before the goals have fuelled the perception that it was a match of convenience.

However, coach Eddie Ansah is adamant his team played a highly competitive match.

“We came in to win and they also came in to win,” he said.

“My players were constantly under pressure because we wanted to score.”

“And that is how come we missed a lot of chances so how can this game be a fixed match?”

Ansah also said his team has itself to blame for their close shave against Berekum Chelsea.

The Phobians needed to hold off a late attacking surge from their visitors to clinch the three maximum points in a 3-2 win.

He is unamused by his team’s inability to finish off the numerous chances created in the game.

“We missed glaring chances. They were unpardonable misses,” he fumed.

“So we only have ourselves to blame.”

“It was a hard won victory for us, it was a game of two halves, Berekum Chelsea came in the first half and played good football and in the second half we came into the game strongly, but we missed some chances in the first half. If we had taken the chances that we created it would have changed the trend of the game in the first half.’

“We missed those glaring chances that we were supposed to have scored,” Ansah told the press after the game.

Hearts travel to play WAFA in the final match of the season at the weekend.

In another development, Ebusua Dwarfs have sealed their return to the Ghanaian Premier League after finishing as winners of Zone 2 in the GN Bank Division One League.

Dwarfs amassed an unassailable 70 points with a 3-0 win over King Faisal in the final game of the season in Cape Coast.

The “Abontua Abontua” boys are heading back into the Ghanaian top flight just within a year of going down.

They are joining Dreams FC – pending the hearing of a protest – to have sealed qualification to the Ghana Premier League.

By Times Sports Reporter

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