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Sports News of Sunday, 29 October 2017


FA Cup final: Kotoko, Hearts players flaunt beautiful smocks

Both teams took a lap around the stadium to appreciate the fans

Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak players paid the biggest tribute to the people of the north by walking out onto the Tamale Sports stadium clad in beautifully colourful smock attires.

The smock, also known as “fugu” in the local parlance, is a signature cloth worn by the people of the north.

Both sets of players walked out onto the stadium amidst loud cheers, as they took a lap around the stadium to appreciate the cheering fans.

Ghana Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko face-off in the final of the 2017 MTN FA Cup to be played in Tamale this afternoon.

It is the first time in 27 years that the two sworn-rivals are meeting in the FA Cup final.