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Sports News of Monday, 30 October 2017


Photos: How Kotoko stunned Hearts to lift the 2017 MTN FA Cup

Kotoko being presented the trophy by the deputy Sports Minister and the Vice President of GFA

Saddick Adams was the hero as Kumasi Asante Kotoko defeated arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak to lift the 2017 MTN FA Cup at the Tamale stadium on Sunday.

The 27-year-old bagged a hat-trick in the first half to hand coach Stephen Pollack his first major silverware as coach of the Kumasi-based club.

Hearts got a consolation through skipper Thomas Abbey.

The two teams observed a minute silence before kickoff in memory of the late goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye.

Kotoko aside winning the bragging rights and a prize money of GHC50,000 will also represent Ghana in the CAF Confederations Cup competition next year.

Kotoko have thus won the last bragging rights of the season, the GH¢50,000 prize money as well as a place in the CAF Confederation Cup competition for next season

Attached to the story are pictures of how the game unfolded