We had the clearest chances against Hearts of Oak – Karela coach Bismark Mensah

Karela United coach Bismark Kobi Mensah said his team had the clearest chances to win their matchweek six game against Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday.

He also commended Accra Hearts of Oak for playing well in the intense encounter.

Hearts probed early in search of an opener in the encounter but struggled to make an impact with the ball when in their opponent’s area. In the third minute, Skipper Gladson Awako was nearly sent off for generating a needless altercation but the midfielder escaped with a yellow card.

His side nearly got the opener in the 18th minute when forward Isaac Mensah was put through by Salifu Ibrahim but his volley was only close to the post.

Five minutes attacking midfielder Daniel Afriyie Barnieh had an opportunity to put the Phobians ahead but he blasted his shot wide from the edge of the box.

Karela came alive in the 30th minute when striker Evan Adomako was teed off into the box, but with goalkeeper Richmond Aryee to beat, his low drive was deflected off its target by the left foot of the shot-stopper.

Hearts introduced Konadu Yiadom, Kwadwo Obeng Junior, Suraj Seidu, Amakwa Baafi, and Junior Kaaba while Karela brought in Enock Agbenyo and Richard Berko but the substitutes could not change the tide of the game.

After the game Karela United coach Bismark Kobi Mensah spoke to reporters he said:

“Overall it has been a very good test for us because we met and played against a very good side. We saw more of the ball, to be honest, we defended well as well and we had the clearest chance,”

“I think when you frustrated a team who can pass very well and dominate the game we were able to press the. At the end, we were lucky to play a draw but Hearts of Oak played well,”

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