Kumasi Asante Kotoko has defeated their arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the President’s cup final. The match was rescheduled for today in the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after it was rained off.
The porcupine warriors dominated the game in both the first and second halves.
The visitors, Hearts of Oak, opened the scoreline in the 36th minute after Kofi Kodji scored from the spot-kick. Their lead, however, lasted for a few minutes as Asante Kotoko equalized in the 46th minute through Mohammed Alhassan’s own goal.
Kotoko continued their dominance in the second half which led them to take the lead on the 64th minute. A brilliant partnership between their two forwards, Songne Yacouba and Nabi Keita resulted in their second goal.
Hearts of Oak was a pale shadow of themselves throughout the match and a section of their supporters were agitating about their performance. Little could be said about their performance. They could hardly keep possession of the ball.
One player that won the hearts of the Asante Kotoko was their 16 year old player known as Matthew Cudjoe. The wonder kid made some impressive runs in their opponents yard. Robert Sowah was sent off in the 80th minute after a tackle on the youngster.
At the blast of the final whistle, Kumasi Asante Kotoko was crowned the eventual winners of the match. This makes it their sixth President’s cup title.
Congratulations to the Porcupine Warriors.