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Accra Hearts of Oak crowned champions of MTN FA Cup 2020/21 season

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Accra Hearts of Oak have ended the 2020/21 season in style after adding the MTN FA Cup title to the Ghana Premier League trophy.

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The Phobians defeated Ashantigold on penalties in the MTN FA Cup to complete the double for the first time in 21 years. Hearts goalkeeper Richard Attah was the hero of the day after he scored his penalty with his opposite number Kofi Mensah missing, as the Phobians won 8-7.

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In a game filled with high intensity, it was the Accra-based club that came close in the early minutes after Patrick Razak was sent through, but his effort was equaled met by the Ashantigold goalie. The Miners had their own opportunity but Mark Agyekum could not just connect. Midfielder Benjamin Afutu’s powerful header from a Hearts of Oak corner hit the crossbar as the first half remained goalless. The game was forced into extra time with both teams playing cautiously, knowing conceding at that time could be deadly.

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After 120 minutes, the game had to be settled on penalties, and out of the first five spot kicks, both teams missed two kicks. However, goalkeeper Richard Attah will emerge the hero of the game, squeezing his kick into the net before his opposite man, Kofi Mensah, missed to hand Hearts the victory. It is the first time Hearts are winning the double since the 2001 season.

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CK Akunnor has been sacked as Black Stars coach

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The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect.

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This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Head Coach of the Senior National Team and the report from the Black Stars Management Committee following Ghana’s Group G World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia and South Africa. 

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The Black Stars of Ghana suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Monday night to surrender their lead at the top of Group G of the World Cup qualifiers. 

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Bongokuhle Hlongwane’s netted the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute after an improved second half performance from the hots. The host earlier had a goal ruled out for offside after Percy Tau looked to be in position before finishing off a cross in the 3th minute. Goalkeeper Richard Ofori was given a respite in the second half after letting a ball through his legs but the Bafana Bafana failed to capitalize after a striker misdirected the ball. 

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The Black Stars started the game well and had an early chance when defender Fafawu Mohammed sent striker Joel Fameyeh through, only for him to be clipped by De Reuck. The South Africa defender was then booked. However, the game swung immediately with the hosts dominating possession, but it was until the 32nd minute when Percy Tau though he had broken the deadlock only for him to be ruled offside. Five minutes later a freekick by the South African’s saw Richard Ofori, fumble but the rebound went way off. Ghana were lucky to head into the break with the result goalless. 

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After the break, the South Africans took charge again and should have taken the lead after Richard Ofori spilled a lose ball. Richard Ofori got injured later on and had to be replaced by Ati Zigi. But the pressure from South Africa was irresistible and with eight minutes left Bongokuhle Hlongwane broke the deadlock. 

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