Sadick Adams bagged a hat-trick to hand Asante Kotoko a 3-1 victory over Hearts of Oak in the grand finale of the 2016/17 MTN FA Cup played in Tamale on Sunday.
The attacker gave the Porcupine warriors an early lead, scoring in the 2nd minute before converting a penalty after the half-hour mark.
Emmanuel Gyamfi’s pace caused problems for Hearts of Oak on the right as he broke free early on and supplied a pass to Adams. Richard Akrofi could not stop Adams as he maintained his composure inside the box and calmly planted the ball behind the on-rushing Ben Mensah’s net. 3-0.
Hearts got their consolation goal after the break when Thomas Abbey headed home from a Fatawu Mohammed’s cross.
Hearts piled pressure with Patrick Razak and Kwame Kizito all coming close with brilliant displays but their efforts were not enough as they could not score again before the game ended.
Asante Kotoko will represent Ghana in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup competition.
You can watch how the game transpired below:
MTN FA CUP FINALS[Asante Kotoko SC] vs [Accra Hearts of Oak]Live from Tamale Sports Stadium .
Posted by MTN Ghana on Sunday, October 29, 2017
Hearts XI: Ben Mensah – Fatawu Mohammed, Joshua Otoo, Vincent Atinga, Richard Akrofi – Leonard Tawiah, Malik Akowuah/50’ Cosmos Dauda, Patrick Razak, Thomas Abbey ©, Winful Cobbina – Kwame Kizito
Kotoko XI: Felix Annan – Augustine Sefa, Amos Frimpong, Ahmed Adams, Awal Mohammed – Jackson Owusu, Seth Opare/78’ Edwin Tuffour – Emmanuel Gyamfi/90’ Baba Mahama, Kwame Boahene, Obed Owusu – Sadick Adams/90+4’ Yakubu Mohammed