“We were carried away after scoring first” – Samudeen Ibrahim

Accra Hearts of Oak offensive midfielder, Samudeen Ibrahim has revealed complacency was the reason why they lost 2:1 to Dreams Football Club on the final of the GHALCA-G8 competition.

Dreams Football Club crawled back from behind to win 2:1 against the Rainbow Family.  Hearts of Oak have for the second time in succession lost the final of the GHALCA-G8 competition and the midfielder[Samudeen Ibrahim] believes complacency was the reason his side lost.

Center forward Daniel Kordie shot the Phobians into the lead in the 11th minute, but Abdul Razak Cronwell restored parity for the Still Believe seven minutes after. Leonard Owusu struck the winning goal for Coach Karim Zito’s side from the spot in the 63rd minute.

After the game, Samudeen speaking to the press said – “I think we were carried away after scoring the lead. We were over excited and they equalized and then they came back to overtake us, so I think we relaxed after scoring the first goal and that cost us the title but I think on the whole we played better.”

Accra Hearts of Oak lost last season’s final 6-5 on penalties to Aduana Stars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

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