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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

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.


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