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Sports News of Sunday, 29 October 2017


Kotoko wins MTN FA Cup

Kumasi Asante Kotoko were on Sunday crowned champions of the 2016/2017 MTN FA Cup competition after beating their arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak by three goals to one at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Saddick Adams of Kumasi Asante Kotoko scored a hat-trick in the first half of the game.

He first connected a cross into the net in the second minute, then converted a penalty in the 30th minute after a Kotoko player was fouled in the 18-yard box, and also taking advantage of a poor defensive decision by Hearts to score his third during injury time of the first half.

Thomas Abbey scored a consolation for Hearts in the 58th minute.

This was the first time both teams are plying the MTN FA Cup finals at the Tamale Sports Stadium, a 20,017 – capacity facility.

For their prize, Kumasi Asante Kotoko received a trophy and a cheque for GHC50,000.00 from MTN, one of the telecom giants in the country.