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Sports News of Sunday, 20 January 2019


Betway Cup 2019: AshantiGold reach final after 2-1 win over Liberty Professionals

AshantiGold players celebrate victory AshantiGold players celebrate victory

Ashanti Gold SC beat Liberty Professionals 2-1 to advance to the finals of the maiden edition of the Betway Cup at the Len Clay on Saturday.

Making their dominance count, the Miners went ahead in the 11th minute as Sadick Adams scored from the spot.

Liberty Professionals tried to get the equalizer before halftime but failed to create any clear scoring opportunities.

Ashanti Gold ended the first half with a deserving lead as they had a chunk of the possession.

The game travelled to the 88th minute until Ashanti Gold doubled their lead as Ivorian attacker Salia Ouattara's powerful shot from outside the box beat goalkeeper Fatao Alhassan Dida after benefiting from a counter.

Elvis Kyei Baffour got the consolation for the Scientific Soccer Lads at the death as he scored from a penalty.

Ashanti Gold will face the winner of the game between Medeama SC and Aduana Stars in the finals whereas Liberty Professionals meet the loser in the 3rd and 4th play-off.