AshantiGold cruise into finals after thumping Berekum Chelsea


Sports News of Sunday, 1 August 2021

Source: GNA


Three extra-time goals from Amos Addai, Amos Nkrumah, and Seth Osei ensured AshantiGold booked a place in this year’s MTN FA Cup finals as they thumped Berekum Chelsea 4-1 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Miners who won the competition in 1993 would be playing their fourth FA Cup finals after an extra-time win against Berekum Chelsea when regulation time having ended in 1-1 draw.

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Joseph Esso opened the scoring for Miners on the stroke of halftime after he curled in an excellent free-kick from 25 yards with Berekum Chelsea goalkeeper Samuel Adjei left helpless.

Substitute Stephen Sarfo restored parity for Berekum Chelsea with a well-taken strike in the 50th minute as both sides hanged on to send the match into extra time.

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Amos Kofi Nkrumah gave AshantiGold the lead in the first minute of extra-time with a long range effort with Berekum Chelsea player Stephen Abaidoo receiving his marching order after a second yellow card.

Amos Addai and Seth Osei scored afterward as AshantiGold recorded an emphatic victory over Premier League counterparts.

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AshantiGold now await the winner of the second semi-final clash between Hearts of Oak vs Medeama to be played later on Sunday.

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