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B.K. Edusei Cup: AshantiGold beat Kotoko on penalties to win maiden edition

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Ashanti Gold SC were crowned champions of the maiden edition of the Benjamin Kyei (B.K.) Edusei Memorial Cup after beating Asante Kotoko 4-3 on penalties.

With the game failing to produce a goal after 90minutes of end-to-end action, the one-off game needed to be decided with a penalty shootout.

The miners began the game on the front foot but were forced into an early substitution as Richard Osei Agyemang was replaced by Mohammed Musah, just three minutes into the match.

But It was Kotoko who came close to breaking the deadlock but Richard Arthur could only flash his shot wide off the goal post.

The first half ended goalless as the game became a fairly balanced affair as both sides enjoyed good possession of the ball.

It couldn’t have been a better restart from Kotoko who kept pushing Ashanti Gold back with incessant pressure looking for the opener.

Kjetil Zacharissen introduced Augustine Okrah and Mudasiru Salifu for Kingsley Osei and Jordan Opoku.

Their introduction could do little to unlock the miners’ defense who left nothing to chance.

David Abagna and Emmanuel Frimpong came on for Ashanti Gold in an attempt to gain a grip on the game that seems bent on swinging into the favor of Kotoko.

There could have been lots of goals but both sides were guilty of squandering countless chances in the second half.

The match finally ended in a goalless stalemate as Ashanti Gold emerged the better side, winning the resulting penalty shootout 4-3.

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