Daniel Afriyie Barnieh
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh

MTN FA Cup: Daniel Afriyie Barnieh powers Hearts of Oak to quarter-finals

In-form striker, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, powered Accra Hearts of Oak to the last eight stage of the MTN FA Cup following a lone goal victory over stubborn Accra Young Wise at Dawu on Tuesday.

Barnieh’s spot kick


Barnieh converted from the spot to give the Phobians the match winner in the 65th minute after he was fouled in the box by the Young Wise goalkeeper.The young promising striker caught the goalie wrong-footed from the resultant kick to throw Hearts fans into a frenzy.

The deadlock was finally broken after the two sides had fought to a barren draw in the first half.

The Division One side went all out in search of the equaliser but the Hearts defence stood tall to ensure a safe passage to the next stage of the competition.

Other results

In other matches, Medeama beat Great Olympics 5-3 on penalties at the Akoon Park in Tarkwa yesterday to qualify for the quarter-finals.

This was after the two sides had settled for a goalless drawn game in regulation time.

At Dormaa-Ahenkro, Aduana FC lost 2-4 at home to Ashantigold while, Attram De Visser Academy kicked out Legon Cities at the Accra Stadium.

The Division Two side beat the Premier League outfit 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time to qualify to the next stage of the competiton.

Elmina Sharks also qualified with a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Tema Youth at the Ndoum Stadium in Elmina. The two sides ended the game 1-1, pushing it into penalties.

Top Talents were 3-2 victors over Tamale City in their encounter at Kintampo.

Meanwhile, Berekum Chelsea will slug it out with Kintampo FC today in their delayed Round of 16 match.

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