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MTN FA Cup Struggling Kotoko dispatch 2nd division side AK SHION on penalties

The Porcupine warriors needed penalty shootout before seeing off 3rd tier side AK Shion from the FA Cup.

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Asante Kotoko survived a late minute scare from Brong Ahafo 2 division side AK Shion when they settled for a 1-1 draw in regulation time, before winning the penalty shootout 4-1 at the Sunyani Coronation Park to advance to the next stage of the FA Cup.

Goalkeeper Ofori Antwi emerged the hero of the evening when he made two saves during the penalty shootout to held Asante Kotoko match to the round of 32 of the FA Cup.

Frank Sarfo Gyamfi drew the first blood of the game in the 38 minute, but despite Kotoko benefiting from numerical advantage after AK Shion player was sent off for a 2 yellow card, the 2 division side came into the game strongly and at a point took over possession.

The exchanges was an end to end one, but it was AK Shion who exhibited great promise in terms of possession in greater part of the second half and the equalizer was seen coming, so it wasn’t surprising when they struck the much needed goal to bring the game even in the closing minutes of the game to throw it into penalty shootout.

In the shootout Obed Owusu, Evans Quao, Richard Osei Agyemang and Samuel Kyere scored all their four kicks for Kotoko, while Michael Opoong scored the first kick for Shion, but Ofori Antwi pulled two saves to deny their 2 and 3 kicks  to send Kotoko the 2015 losing finalists to the next stage.

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