30September2014

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New Edubiase stops Ashantigold in MTN FA cup

 

New Edubiase won the MTN FA Cup for the first time in the competition's history on Sunday when striker Ibrahim Moro's second-half goal secured a 1-0 win over AshantiGold.

In a season of surprises, both teams defied the odds to make it to the finals and it was Edubiase who again, held on to beat a spirited AshantiGold side, thus denying the Miners a second Cup success.

Edubiase won the Cup without conceding a goal in six matches after scoring 11 goals from the Round of 64 stage to the finals.

Moro's goal in the second half was good enough to gift Edubiase the Cup plus the chance to play in their debut continental campaign in next season’s Caf Confederations Cup.

The win hands the Bekwai-side a cash prize of GH¢25,000 as they will now meet Asante Kotoko in the Super Cup clash before the commencement of the new season.

Aside earning the bragging rights over their rivals, the result at the Accra Sports Stadium also dashed coach Yaw Acheampong's hopes of entering the record books of the Cup competition as a player and a coach to have won the title, each time with AshantiGold.

Moro, who had been impressive, struck 22 minutes after the two sides had returned from the break.

And his goal will go down in FA Cup history as the goal that secured Edubiase their first Cup success.

Source: Gold Sports