Today In history AshGold thrash Kotoko to win Otumfuo Cup

Exactly one year today, the Miners defeated the Porcupine Warriors to emerge champions of the Otumfuo Cup

  • Published:
play AshGold thrash Kotoko to win Otumfuo Cup
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Ashanti Gold earned the bragging right, after defeating Asante Kotoko 3-1 to win the Otumfuo Cup on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.

Ashgold were more effective upfront as they kept the Kotoko goal area busy in most minutes of the first half and ended up scoring twice through Tijani Joshua and Safiu Mumuni.

Tijani Joshua shot the Miners into the lead in the 15 minute, before they capitalised on a defence blunder on the part of the Porcupine Warriors to double their lead through Safiu Mumuni in the 20 minute.

The best opportunities that came the way of Kotoko in the half were stopped by Fatau Dauda, the Black Stars goalkeeper who plays for Ashgold.

Back from recess coach David Duncan introduced veteran midfielder, Stephen Oduro, before Richard Mpong came on later and these changes brought some life into Kotoko’s play, but they hit the crossbar on two occasions to deny them a goal.

With 5 minutes to end the end proceedings, Eric Donkor’s pass was well converted by Obed Owusu to give the Porcupine Warriors the consolation goal.

Kotoko pushed more men up front in search of the equalizer and at a point came close to staging one of the finest comebacks in their encounters.

However, Joseph Addo in an attempt to dribble Eric Opoku, following a back pass from Ahmed Adams, failed to do so, and the Ashgold midfielder pounced on him to nail the Porcupine Warriors in the coffin with the three goal.

Ashanti Gold emerged the champions of the 2014-15 First Capital Plus Premier League to end their trophy drought in major competitions for 19 years and the win over Kotoko today has confirmed they are the best on the local scene.

Tommy Moller Nielson, the Danish trainer, who is expected to be named as technical director of kotoko was seen monitoring the game from the stands.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Man City vs Chelsea This video shows Diego Costa LOVES to fightbullet
2 Video Tanzanian youngster dies after scoring fantastic goalbullet
3 Limerick FC Michael Essien considering buying Irish Football club?bullet
4 Football Africa 10 tragic African football deaths on the pitchbullet
5 G6 Tournament Kotoko beat Bechem United in 9-goal thriller to...bullet
6 Today In History Balotelli and Boateng exchange blowsbullet
7 Video Pep Guardiola snubs Fabregas and Azpilicuetabullet
8 Former Black Stars Player Sulley Muntari set for Italy return?bullet
9 G6 Tournament Hearts to play Aduana in final, Kotoko...bullet
10 In India Meet the tribe that catches snake to save livesbullet

Top Videos

1 Video Christian Atsu well-placed spot-kick against Hull Citybullet
2 Video Usain Bolt takes part in French football team's trainingbullet
3 Video Watch K.P Boateng's brilliant strike against Atletic Bilbaobullet
4 Video Tanzanian youngster dies after scoring fantastic goalbullet
5 Video Ghanaian youngster wins penalty for Schalke 04bullet
6 Video Watch Agyemang Badu's goal that was shortlisted for FIFA...bullet
7 Video Watch goals, skills and highlights of Abedi Ayew Pelebullet
8 Video K.P Boateng scores 'bicycle kick' in Las Palmas defeatbullet
9 Pulse TV Don Bortey targets 10 more years in active footballbullet
10 Video Dzeko get red card for pulling down opponent's...bullet

Sports