Athletics News of Monday, 27 Could 2019
Kumasi Asante Kotoko defeated continental rivals Asec Mimosas of Cote D’ Ivoire by a lone goal to earn the MTN Otumfuo Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, on Sunday.
In a battle of equals, which observed motion swinging from just one conclude of the pitch to the other, it was striker Stephen Nyarko whose glancing header separated the two sides and secured the a great deal needed victory for Kotoko.
This was soon after 29 minutes of action with no objective from each and every, as Nyarko related a cross from Kwame Boahene in the 30th moment, with Asec’s keeper Sylla Mamadou obtaining no answer to the header.
Nyarko was rewarded with a Samsung 6 Plus from headline sponsors MTN, for his attempts.
The striker nonetheless experienced to pave way for Emmanuel Gyamfi in advance of the 45th minute mark right after choosing up an damage.
The activity remained locked right after the purpose as each side struggle for either a further target or an equalizer.
Both sides came nearer on several situations but none was capable to hit the again of the web till the near of the 90th minute.
Asec’s Sako Oumar was adjudged the very best defender for the working day, with Traore Benne Adama rising as the Finest Player of the match.
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, aided by Mr. Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports activities, officers of headline sponsors MTN, jointly with other chiefs offered the trophy to skipper Felix Annan.