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Hearts of Oak seal domestic cup double after beating AshGold 8-7 on pens

It was a game with lots of attacking football as both teams defended brilliantly pushing the game to goalless at the break

Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak clinched their second domestic cup after defeating Ashanti Gold SC 8-7 on penalties to win the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup at the Accra sports stadium on Sunday.

Hearts of Oak were out to secure the domestic double after winning the 2020 / 21 Ghana Premier League and the MTN FA cup.

The Phobians jumped straight into action early in the first half and started asking questions upfront but Ashanti Gold showed that they were no easy pushovers.

It was a game with lots of attacking football as both teams defended brilliantly pushing the game to goalless at the break.

Both teams increased their intensity after restart but Ashanti Gold did most of the attacking in the phobian half.

The final match failed to produce goals after 120 minutes, extending the pulsating encounter into shootout to determine the winner.

The Phobians have now achieved the double for an unprecedented 6th time; 1973,1979 , 1989/90 , 1999 , 2000 , 2020/21.

Mark F. | SilverFM

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