Thursday 22nd September, 2016
Accra, Sep 22, GNA – The two most decorated
clubs in Ghana, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko will be locking
horns with each other for the fifth time, as they are scheduled to play a
rematch of the United Nations Peace Cup in Kumasi.
Both sides settled for rematch after a
pulsating 2-2 draw in the first game played at the Accra Sports Stadium on
The home side took the lead in the 38th
minute when Isaac Mensah was fouled in the box by Richard Osei Agyemang and the
resulting penalty beautifully converted by Vincent Atingah.
Kotoko were however presented with an equal
opportunity to restore parity on the stroke of half time but skipper Amos
Frimpong shot feebly into the waiting arms of Evans Gbeti.
The second half started with Kotoko dominating
and the more hungrier side as they probed for the equalizer.
Burkinabe import Halipha Sedego through a
sublime curler leveled for his side minutes after his introduction unto the
Kotoko’s dominance in the second half
continued as they forced the Phobians into a defensive shape and with their
persistence in attack shot themselves into the lead through Amos Frimpong who
had earlier missed a penalty.
Meanwhile as their motto suggest, the ‘never
say die’boys fought back proudly through a Mustapha Essuman’s 30 yards stunning
shot into the bottom right corner of Felix Annan’s goal post.
Organisers of the match who had earlier fixed
for penalty shoot-outs in the event of a drawn match changed their programs to
re-fix the game for a later date upon consultations with executives of both
The new date for the game is yet-to-be decided
though but the venue has been confirmed to be at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports
Inusah Musah received $1,000 as prize for
being adjudged the best player for the game whilst Emmanuel; Gyamfi also
received equal amount of cash prize for being adjudged fair play player.