Soccer News of 2014-06-08

Bancey’s extra time goal lands Kotoko double

Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Inter Allies 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium to land the MTN FA Cup title.

Captain, Seidu Bancey scored the winner in extra time after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time.

Kotoko gained an early advantage after Inter Allies’ defensive blunder allowed Richard Mpong to break the deadlock in the 7th minute.

After several failed attempts, Senegalese import, Talla Ndiaye fetched the equalizer in the 60th minute.

The two sides later came close, but they ended up in a deadlock situation after regulation time.

During the extra time, it was clear Kotoko had a slight advantage since their players showed enough tenacity and stamina. Perhaps their level of top-flight experience did the trick since their opponents are just a year old in the elite division.

The hero of the day, Seidu Bancey later popped up to snatch the winner via a simple tap-in after Inter Allies goalkeeper, Osei Kwame failed to firmly grab Jordan Opoku’s shot.

Kotoko have now finished the season with a double after winning this season’s First Capital Plus Premier League.

The Porcupines have ended their hard luck in the Cup final after losing the title to Nania FC in 2011 and Medeama in 2013, thanks to assistant coach, Michael Osei.

Their coach, Mas-Ud Dramani will be a happy man from his base in Florida where he is assisting the Black Stars technical team for the 2014 World Cup.

Though Inter Allies lost the title, they will pat themselves on the back after a decent debut season in the Ghanaian top-flight.