Accra Hearts of Oak survived a scare from Senegalese side Olympic de Ngor in the first leg of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederations Cup match at the Accra Sports Stadium to win 2-1.

wpid-Hearts-of-Oak-thumped-Liberty-3-1-at-the-Accra-Sports-Stadium-300x200.jpgHearts had to come back from a goal deficit to secure victory ahead of the second leg in Senegal in two weeks.

It was the magic of bulky striker Gilbert Fiamenyo, who came from the bench to aid the Phobians to win the day after Robert Robert Badiane shot the visitors in the lead in the 34th minute.

This was after Selasie Adjei had squandered several scoring chances to deny the homers the lead in the first half.

Hearts ended the first half with so much work to do after their attempts at getting levelling failed.

With a goal down, Hearts resumed the second half with a renewed strength and increased their efforts at restoring their pride.

Hebert Addo?s changes in the second seemed to have provided Hearts some more bite upfront as Fiamenyo stepped into the game taking over from Adjei with Emmanuel Laryea paving way for experienced Kofi Abanga.

Fiamenyo?s magic won the day for Hearts as he first set up a free-kick in the 64th minute which resulted in the equaliser through Togolese import Foovi Aguidi.

Aguidi, was on hand to benefit from a rebound when a well-executed free-kick by Shaun October hit the cross and fell on his path for him to put Hearts on level.

Fiamenyo, in the 84th minute fetched the winner for Hearts when he rounded up the visitors keeper to score.

It was a brilliant effort from the striker who until the start of the season was not rated as a good material for the former Africa Champions.

GNA

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