In a closely contested game on Sunday night at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Real Tamale United Defeated Hearts of Oak by a score of 1-0, securing a significant victory.
Both teams had chances throughout the entire game, which was equally matched, but Manaf Umar, a former player for Hearts of Oak, scored an incredible goal in the 83rd minute to seal the victory.
Umar’s strike from long range beat the goalkeeper Richmond Ayi and proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Hearts of Oak supporters who were expecting for a victory to maintain their title chances found the goal to be a difficult pill to take and a testament to Umar’s talent.
Hearts of Oak needed to win to stay within three points of league-leading Aduana Stars, but instead of winning, they lost, falling from second to fifth position, just one point ahead of RTU, who moved up to sixth.
Hearts of Oak made every effort to tie the score, but were unsuccessful, and RTU earned a victory.
Real Tamale United defeated a title challenger in a thrilling and hard-fought match, picking up a crucial three points.
While Hearts of Oak will be left regretting wasted opportunities and needing to refocus as they aim to go back to winning ways, the victory will provide RTU the much-needed lift they need as they attempt to get into the top four.