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Ashgold beats Kotoko to win maiden BK Edusei Cup

Sun, 1 Sep 2019 Source: footballghana.com

Obuasi Ashantigold are winners of the maiden edition of the BK Edusei Foundation Cup after beating their regional rivals, Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The Miners defeated the Porcupines 4-3 on penalties to win the trophy after a goalless 90 minutes action.

Goalkeeper Felix Annan made two superb saves for Kotoko but his teammates couldn't hold on to the lead missing three kicks, two out of which was saved by Ashgold's Frank Boateng.

Amos Nkrumah scored the winner.

The BK memorial match was organised by the BK Foundation to raise funds to support former Asante Kotoko players in the 1970s.

The match offered the two clubs the platform as they continue preparations for their upcoming continental games against Étoile du Sahel and Moroccan club RSB Bekerkane in a fortnight.

The late BK Edusei, affectionately called BK in football circles, was one of the strongest pillars in the history of Asante Kotoko Football Club. He loved football and footballers. He was a philanthropist extraordinary and long-serving patron of Asante Kotoko.

He was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asante Kotoko and remained so for a very long time till the late Asantehene Otumfuo Opoku Ware II conferred on him the title of life patron. He was the main inspirer and major financier whilst Otumfuo was the spiritual head.

He played football at an early age featuring for Kotoko Youngs alongside close friends like SK Mainoo, Kwame Adjei, Osei Asibey Mensah, F. A. Jantuah and Atta Mensah. Some of them later played for Asante Kotoko.

BK, who hailed from Sesease, a small town near Asante Mampong, became a very resourceful and enterprising businessman.

In recognition of his contribution to football development, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) appointed him patron of the association.

Source: footballghana.com

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