Karela United condemned Hearts of Oak to back-to-back defeats following their 3-1 victory at the CAM Park in the ongoing Ghana Premier League on Wednesday.

Daniel Kordie put the Phobians ahead in the 11th minute after a darting run from Cobinnah to set him up.

Kordie almost grabbed his second of the day late in the half but his amazing effort came off the cross bar.

Coach Johnson Smith inspired a reaction from his team with a tactical master stroke at the break which turned the game around.

He introduced super sub William Opoku Mensah who restored parity for Karela two minutes into the second half.

The rainbow boys were caught sleeping again by Opoku in the 49th minute to put the home team in the lead.

Opoku Mensah completed a sensational hattrick in the 61st minute after rounding goalkeeper Ben Mensah to make it 3-1 and seal the win for the Nzema-based side.

Hearts of Oak have now lost 4 of their opening 8 games of the season while the newly promoted Karela continue their impressive start to life in the top division with 14 points.

By Daraja Mutari/Ghanaguardian.com