Vincent Atinga’s penalty goal handed Hearts of Oak their first victory over Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium in eight years.
Kotoko having started on a good note failed to make use of the opportunities in the first half.
Striker Yakubu Mohammed missed glaring chances in 27th and 68th minutes.
Center referee Samuel Sukar awarded a penalty to Hearts of Oak after Cosmos Dauda’s shot seemed to have struck arms of Kotoko defender Fusieni Nuhu.
The win pushes Hearts up to 7th on the League table with 12 points.