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RTU deepens Hearts of Oak nightmare in Tamale with GPL opener defeat

Accra Hearts of Oak’s nightmare in Tamale continues on Friday evening after suffering another defeat at the hands of Real Tamale United in the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League opener.

A stoppage-time goal by the pride of the North were enough to hand the Phobians 1-0 defeat at Aliu Mahama Stadium.

RTU, who were the better side in the first half but failed to find the back of the net before the break.

Back from the break they came close to scoring only for Hearts goalkeeper Richard Attah to denied them on two key moments.

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However, their breakthrough moments came in the stoppage-time when striker Owusu Afriyie scored the only goal of the match.

The wins means RTU extended their dominance over the Phobians since returning to the top division with two straight home wins over the GPL powerhouse.

They also achieve a feat of unbeaten against Hearts in their last five league matches.

Meaning, the nightmare of the Accra-based club in Tamale has taken another shape following their defeat.

Hearts will be expecting to go back to the drawing board amid their matchday two fixture against Nsoatreman FC at the Accra Sports Stadium.

RTU on the other hand will travel to Bofoakwa Tano.

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