NC Special Cup: Asante Kotoko vs Medeama – LIVE UPDATES

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HELLO and Welcome to our continuous LIVE UPDATES coverage of the GFA Normalization Committee (NC) Special Cup which enters week 13.

In the Premier Division A, 4 teams stand the chance of making it to the knockout stage but will have to work for the 6 maximum points up for grabs in order to either finish in 1st or 2nd place.

Today, we are covering the biggest match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Asante Kotoko play host to Medeama SC. Just a point separates the Tarkwa based side and 2nd placed Porcupine Warriors.

Three points on this afternoon will almost certainly guarantee the winners a place in the next round of the championship – the semi-finals.

This is how the two teams line up this afternoon.

Asante Kotoko:

Felix Annan (GK), Augustine Sefah, Abass Mohammed, Wahab Adams, Abdul Ganiyu, Agyemang Badu, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Jordan Opoku, Prince Acquah, Abdul Fatawu, Obed Owusu.

Medeama: 

Yaw Ansah (GK), Samuel Appiah, Bright Enchil, Yusif Musah, Daniel Egyin, Justice Blay, Camara N’guessan, Rashid Nortey, Jacob Apau, Tahiru Awudu, Isaac Agyenim Boateng.

39′ Abdul Fatawu wins a corner kick off the foot of a Medeama player, but the resultant kick was too high for Wahab Adams.

43′ Sub: Obed Owusu has made way for Songne Yacouba as Kotoko chase for the opener.

45′ There would be three minutes of time added on. The game is still goalless.

45+3′ There goes the referee’s whistle for the end of the first half. Kotoko 0-0 Medeama.

Latest results from other venues

Kotoko 0-0 Medeama

Wonders 0-0 Aduana

AshGold 2-0 Bechem

Hearts 1-0 Elmina Sharks

Dwarfs 1-1 Liberty

Iinter Allies 2-1 WAFA

Karela 1-0 Dreams

46′ Second half underway in Kumasi.

49′ GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Songne Yacouba finishes of Abdul Fatawu’s ingswinger with a simple touch into the lower bottom corner to give the home side the lead. Kotoko 1-0 Medeama.

54′ Medeama’s penalty appeal is denied as a player throws himself on to the penalty box unchallenged.

56′ SUPER SAVE! Felix Annan pulls up a magnificent reflex save to deny a Medeama player from planting a left-footed shot at the top right corner.

59′ Sub! Jordan Opoku has made way for Stephen Nyarko as coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, looks to tighten his grips of the midfield.

64′ LEFT OFF! Felix Annan mistimed his steps and nearly had a ball lobbed over him by a Medeama player, but the ball has been cleared to safety.

Medeama coming closer and closer to getting the equalizer in Kumasi yet far from hitting the target.

Latest results

Kotoko 1-0 Medeama

Wonders 0-0 Aduana

AshGold 3-0 Bechem

Hearts 3-1 Elmina Sharks

Dwarfs 1-1 Liberty

Inter Allies 3-2 WAFA

Karela 2-0 Dreams

75′ Sub! Prince Acquah has been taken off for Kwame Bonsu for Kotoko.

77′ SAVED! A Medeama player goes one-on-one against Felix Annan but shoots a whisker of the far post.

Latest results

Kotoko 1-0 Medeama

Wonders 0-0 Aduana

AshGold 4-0 Bechem

Hearts 3-1 Elmina Sharks

Dwarfs 1-2 Liberty

Inter Allies 4-2 WAFA

Karela 2-0 Dreams

88′ Kwame Boateng goes to the end of a colleague player’s cross but shots wide from close range.

90` Meanwhile, there would be four minutes of time added on.

90+1 GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Songne Yacouba connects Abdul Fatawu who controls the ball beautifully before hitting into the centre of the post. Kotoko 2-0 Medeama.

90+4` The referee has blown for the end of the game. Kotoko 2-0 Medeama.

Full Time Results

Kotoko 2-0 Medeama

Wonders 0-0 Aduana

AshGold 4-0 Bechem

Hearts 3-1 Elmina Sharks

Dwarfs 1-2 Liberty

Inter Allies 4-2 WAFA

Karela 2-1 Dreams

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