Medeama beat Ashgold to emerge champion of champions

A controversial late minute goal from substitute Bernard Ofori won the Ghana Super Cup for Medeama

Medeama made their intentions clear right from the blast of the referee’s whistle, but Ashgold soaked the pressure and capitalized on a counter break however, Isaac Amoah’s effort went wayward.

Akwasi Donsu’s freekick in the 15th minute was fixed to the torch line by Black Stars goalkeeper Fatau Dauda to give the Miners a big sigh of relieves. Donsu was a big threat to Miners throughout the game, but Fatau Dauda on the day was the best player on the Ashgold set-up as his fantastic saves denied the likes of Donsu, Benjamin Bature,etc a goal in the first half.

Ashgold on couple of occasions also created some decent chances, but  Isaac Amoah, Tijani Joshua wasted the opportunities that were presented to them.

Emmanuel Osei Baffour nearly gave Ashgold the match opener, but his effort missed the goal post by some few inches to bring the first half to a close.

Medeama resumed the 2nd half of the game by taking the game to Ashgold like they did in the early minutes of the first half. Ashgold managed to coil the attacking threats of the Tarkwa based.

The tempo of the 2 half low as both sides failed to play much pressing game that could have put pressure on the goalkeepers.

Kadiri Mohammed had the most glorious opportunity to hit the back of the net, after Hudu Yakubu’s corner kick found his head in an unmarked position, but his header missed the post.

Medeama responded by putting together a fast counter attacking play that finally fell the way of Benjamin Bature, their leading attacker. However he shot wide to create no problem for Fatau Dauda in post.

Muntari Tagoe acrobatically saved Joseph Atto Bissah’s bicycle kick in the 80th minute, before Frederick Quayson slotted in the rebound from an offside position and referee Daniel Laryea made the right call by disallowing the goal.

Bernard Ofori fetched Medeama the lone goal in the 87th minute when he scored from a deflected ball that came his way in a seemly offside position. However, the centre referee saw it differently, hence made it stood.

Ashgold following the defeat angrily snubbed the medal over the decision of the referee.

Ashgold starting line-up: Fatau Dauda, Augustine Sefah, Tijani Joshua, Awudu Nafiu, Kadiri Mohammed, Eric Opoku, Joseph Atto Bissah, Shafiu Mumuni, Isaac Amoah, Emmanuel Osei Baffour, Nuhu Fuseini

Medeama starting line-up: Muntari Tagoe, Moses Sarpong Samuel Adade, Paul Aidoo, Daniel Amoah, Malik Akowuah, Atta Adjei, Kwasi Donsu, Benjamin Bature, Abass Mohammed, Enoch Atta Adjei.

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