Kotoko defeat Wa All Stars to reach FA Cup final

Published on: 06 July 2011

Giants Asante Kotoko beat All Stars 5-4 on penalties to qualify for MTN FA Cup final played at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Both teams played out a barren draw after extra-time and Kotoko needed Stephen Oduro's fifth spot-kick to seal a place in the grande-finale.

All Stars defender Adnan Saeed missed struck his kick into the woodwork despite sending Kotoko goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye the wrong way.

It was face-salvaging win for Kotoko, who last played and won the competition a decade ago.

Kotoko will now meet Abedi Pele's Nania FC in the final to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors should have won in regulation time but poor finishing pushed the game into extra-time.

In the 35th minute, Kotoko mounted an attack from the left but Fatau Mohammed's low grounder but he hits the goal post.

In the 123rd minute, another chance fell the way for striker Alex Asamoah but his decision to chip it over the bar missed the target-perhaps the marauding presence of the on-rushing goalkeeper Dabuo confused him.

Before that a terrible back-pass by Sabato Mohammed but substitute Nawaf Alhassan could not direct past keeper Soulama.

The MTN FA Cup committee is yet to confirm the date for the grande finale.

Follow the live updates of the match between Kotoko and Wa All Stars

http://africanfootball.mtnfootball.com/live/content.php?Item_ID=46455

Kotoko line-up

Abdoulaye Soulama-Yaw frimpong/Sabato Mohammed, Prince Anokye, John Kuffour, Awal Mohammed-Frank Boateng, David Offei/Stephen Oduro, Daniel Nii Adjei, Alex Asamoah, Nathaniel Asamoah/ Ohene Brenya, Fatawu Mohammed

Subs: Sabato Mohammed, Gershon Akuffo, Ohene Brenya, Afranie Yeboah, Stephen Oduro, Haruna Ganiyu, Isaac Amoako.

All Stars line-up

Robert Dabuo-Tijani Joshua/Adnan Saeed, Joshua Otoo, Albert Gaise, Eric Mensah-Siedu Salifu, FranK Sarfo Gyamfi, Edwin Gyimah, Major Baah Tetteh/Nawaf Alhassan-Frank Nortey Sowah/Waheed Mumuni, Zeeda Siedu

Subs: Adnan Saeed, Maxwell Addai, Zakaria Tia, Waheed Mumuni, Abu Nuhu, Nawaf Alhassan, Patrick Ndegbolo.

Source: mtnfootball.com

Comments

  • KWAME-KOTOKO
    says: 8 years ago
    A matter of class indeed.
  • Kofi Atta-Kurufi Reading-uk
    says: 8 years ago
    well done and kudos,we are still proud of you.
  • abu nigga
    says: 8 years ago
    they should bowdown in shame after disgrace ghana soccer of non professinal act.
  • abu nigga- amsterdam
    says: 8 years ago
    they should learn how to accept diffeat.
  • kwame preko
    says: 8 years ago
    Hypocrites. Yesterday when it went for them all have been quiet. Illiterate hypocrites.
  • nana
    says: 8 years ago
    This is the outcome of unprofessionalism and bias in match officiating in Ghana football. You all should bare in mind that the referees also have their favorite teams they support and when one is cheated into defeat, another will revenge. I call this vengeance on the part of the referee and this will continue in Ghana football if we all continue to turn a blind eye to the truth. I will constantly say that what happened to Kotoko in the President's Cup is more heartbreaking than this. 2 spot kicks been retaken in a cup match? It's impossible in Europe and elsewhere no matter what, whether the goalkeeper was dancing on his line or moving. Our referees will continue to bring our local league to disrepute if no disciplinary actions are taken against them. Kudos to the few who officiate with fairness. LONG LIVE GHANA FOOTBALL
  • pee
    says: 8 years ago
    i hope Kotoko realised when a goalkeeper moves off his line during penalties
  • phill
    says: 8 years ago
    Now you know how to jubilate. When one of your penalties was saved, the ref gave you people another chance to take it again. You saw no fault in that. Abi? you'll go and meet Nania. SHAAAAAMMMEEE!!!
  • PHIL 2
    says: 8 years ago
    PHILL WO YE KWASIA PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, WO MAAAAAME TURUMU
  • PHIL 2
    says: 8 years ago
    U SURE U SENSES DEY
  • FRANK AFRIYIE(ROSKY)
    says: 8 years ago
    ''In the 123rd minute,another chance fell the way for Alex Asamoah but his decision to chip the ball over the BAR missed the target''.Of course if you chip the ball over the BAR,you are going to miss the TARGET unless of course you are playing RUGBY.I'm sure you meant to write ''over the keeper''.I was listening to the commentary and if what I heard was really the case,then it just confirms the fear some of us have had for a while.I'm talking about the almost chronic goal scoring problem we have as a country. What are our football coaches and managers doing to avert the situation?Thanks,Ghanasoccernet for keeping us informed all the time.
  • fiifi
    says: 8 years ago
    you r a big fool. bear in mind that there are some cultured people who enjoy coming to this site and language like this is unacceptable.
  • alfredblaboe
    says: 8 years ago
    nania are the winners of the cup and seidusule is haveing a goal on that day