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Sports News of Sunday, 29 October 2017


PLAYBACK: Hearts 1-3 Kotoko

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.

Hearts of Oak have been starved off a major trophy for the last 8 years and Sunday presents a perfect opportunity for the Phobians to add another piece of silverware to their trophy collection.

The two sworn-rivals both had an underwhelming season in the Ghana Premier League. Hearts finished 3rd while Asante Kotoko finished in 5th position, the first time in a while now that there are finishing the season outside the Top Four places.

The Porcupine Warriors sealed qualification to the FA Cup final after Saddick Adam’s extra-time goal helped Asante Kotoko beat Medeama 1-0 in the semi-final played in Obuasi earlier this month.

Twenty-four hours before Kotoko booked a place in this year’s FA Cup final, Hearts awaited in the final after beating WA All Stars 2-1 at the Len Clay stadium in Obuasi.

The clash between the two most decorated clubs in Ghana is expected to live up to expectations in Tamale. It will be the first time the two teams will face each other in the FA Cup since their last date in 1990.