Despite a change in manager, the Phobians were unable to improve their fortunes in the Ghana Premier League
Accra Hearts of Oak recorded another painful defeat at the hands of Aduana Stars at the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa, falling to a 1-0 loss.
Stop-gap coach Eddy Ansah could not lead the Phobians to victory in the first league game since the club mutually terminated the contract of coach Hebert Addo last week.
Since his departure, the club have not won a game yet as they have suffered defeats against Ebusua Dwarfs and Medeama SC in the FA Cup.
Aduana dominated the game from the start to finish, although Hearts occasionally came into the contest. However, their impact was contained by a strong Aduana defence which was marshalled effectively by Emmanuel Akuoku.
Stars forward Richard Arhin scored in the 37th minute from a corner kick. The striker towered above everyone in Hearts’ vital area to nod home the opener for the Ogya lads.
The loss sends the Phobians into the relegation zone, as they sit 14th on the log with eight games to go before the season’s end.
Eric Kumi had his shot tipped over the cross by goalkeeper Stephen Adams, who was replaced during the course of the game.
In the 49th minute, Thomas Abbey had a glorious chance to level it for the Phobians, but shot wide to the dismay of the technical handlers of the team.
Three minutes later, attacker Isaac Mensah had the goal at his mercy, but saw his effort fly wide.
Oduro created a neat chance to score but was denied by defender Emmanuel Akuoko in the dying embers of the game.
The win means that Stars remain third in the division on 35 points, one point off Berekum Chelsea in second-placed.