Preview of President’s cup between Kotoko and Hearts of Oak

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NOTE: THE PRESIDENT CUP IS THE SAME AS THE REPUBLIC DAY CUP AND IT WAS FIRST PLAYED ON 1ST JULY, 1969

NB: The name President Cup was introduced by Hon. Prince Oduro Mensah former MP for Techiman South and a former Substantive CEO of National Sports Authority, and Hon George Isaac Amoh former MP for Ayawaso West.



– They suggested to Mr J. Y Appiah the then Ghalca Chairman to help the Organization of the competition to honour the sitting President (J. A. Kuffour) on every Republic Day Celebration.

1st July, 1969 (Busia Cup)
9th Republic Day Celebration
Kotoko 0-1 Dwarfs
Robert Kwofie
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was by Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.

1st July, 1973 (Acheampong Cup)
13th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
Emmanuel Donkor
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by I. K Acheampong.

1st July, 1984 (Supreme Military Council)
NB: This was to Raise funds for Olympic games.
24th Republic Day Celebration.
1st Leg in kumasi
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts
2nd Leg in Accra
8th July, 1984
Hearts 1- 1 Kotoko
Goal scorers : Offei Ansah scored for Hearts while Emmanuel Quaye (Joe Tex) scored for Kotoko.
NB: The trophy was later awarded to Asante Kotoko for getting an away goal
NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

1st July, 2003 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
43rd Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 2-0 Great Olympics
NB: Bernard Don Bortey scored brace and his second goal was from a spot kick.
NOTE: Francis Mantey of Olympics was shown Red card on the 56th minutes.

NB: Great Olympics squandered a penalty which was Saved by GK James Nanor on the 86th minutes.
NOTE: Referee Alex Quartey

NB Presentation of Trophy: after the game, President J. A. Kufuor presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour Skipper of Accra Hearts of Oak.

1st July, 2004 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
44th Republic Day Celebration.
Liberty 0-1 Kotoko
NB: Yusif Chipsah header was enough for Kotoko on 44th minutes.
Referee William Agbovi
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President J. A. Kuffour together with Hon. Kojo Baah Wiredu [the late] (Minister of Education, Youth and Sports).

1st July, 2005 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
45th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
NB: George Yamoah on the 83rd minutes.
Note : Ishmael Addo and Nii Odartey Lamptey played as quest for the respective clubs.
Referee J. K Mortey
NB Presentation of the trophy was done by the Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late).
NB: Artist (K. K Fosu, Tic Tac, Rex Omar and Obour).

1st July, 2008 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
48th Republic Day Celebration.
Heart of Lions 2-2 Asante Kotoko
Scorers for Lions: Dominic Adiyiah and Stephen Owusu (pen).
Scorers for Kotoko: Jordan Opoku Darko and Eric Kwabena Bekoe.
NOTE : Asante Kotoko won 3-0 on penalties.
NB: Godfred Rockson of Lions was shown Red card.

– Heart of Lions disappointingly failed to convert any of their first three penalty kicks while Asante Kotoko scored three from four kicks with Daniel Acquah, Nii Adjei and Eric Bekoe scoring.
Referee Alex Quartey
NB: The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late) presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour who was Asante Kotoko captain.

1st July, 2009 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
49th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 1- 1 Eleven Wise
Goal scorers : Eric Gawu scored for Hearts while Winfred Dormon scored for Xi Wise.
NOTE: Hearts of Oak won 5-4 on penalties.
NB: Stephen Aidoo of Xi Wise was shown Red card.

– Penalty Kicks: Francis Bossman, Karim Alhassan, Kwabena Boafo, keeper Laud Quartey and Eric Gawu converted their kicks with Samuel Affum and Douglass Nkrumah failing.
Michael Ocansey who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Winfred Dormon, Edmund Sakyi and Yaw Nyarko scored for Xi Wise, whilst Eric Owusu, Ohene Addo, and Abdulai missed their kicks to send the Phobians into wild jubilation right into the night.
Referee Joseph Lamptey

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Vice President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2011 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
51st Republic Day Celebration.

Asante Kotoko 2-2 Berekum Chelsea
Scorers: Alex Asamoah and Fatau Mohammed scored for Kotoko whilst Gladson Awako and Bismarck Idan got the goals for Berekum Chelsea.
NB: Berekum Chelsea won 8-7 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

NB: PENALTY KICKS CONTROVERSIES:
– The negative reaction of the Asante Kotoko team was after Tamale-based referee Awal Mohammed ordered two penalty kicks by Berekum Chelsea duo, Yaw Alexander and Alfred Arthur to be re-taken, insisting that the Kotoko goalie Soulama Abdoulaye came off his line before both kicks were taken.

– Earlier, the Asante Kotoko team threatened to walkout after Chelsea’s Alfred Arthur’s kick was ordered to be re-taken following the keeper’s move from the goal line, thus halting play for close to five minutes before the Porcupine Warriors rescinded their decision following the intervention by some high ranking officials including the Vice President John Dramani Mahama.
When calm was restored, Arthur scored on the second attempt before Jackson Owusu, Abdul Basit Mohammed and Adams Ahmed also found target for Berekum Chelsea whilst Prince Anokye missed for Asante Kotoko with Ahmed Toure and Frank Boateng hitting the back of the net for the Porcupine Warriors.

NB: Starting line-up Asante Kotoko: Abdoulaye Soulama, Yaw Frimpong, Sabato Mohammed, John Kuffour, Prince Anokye, Daniel Nii Adjei, David Offei, Frank Boateng, Ahmed Toure, Alex Asamoah and Haruna Ganiyu.
Subs: Aziz Ansah, Henry Owusu, Gershon Akuffo, Stephen Oduro, Fatawu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah and Isaac Amoako.
Coach : Bogdan Korack
Berekum Chelsea: Ernest Sowah, Yaw Alexander, Owusu Jackson, Gladson Awako, Owusu Obed, Isaac Morgan, Edward Kpodo, Ahmed Adams, Bismark Idan, Alfred Arthur and Eric Agyemang.
Subs: Maxwell Banahene, Richard Afari, Ebenezer Odei, Kwaku Andoh, Josiah Kunde, Mohammed Abdul-Basit and Awudu Moro.
Coach : Orlando Wellington

NB: Vice President John Dramani Mahama presented the trophy to Berekum Chelsea’s captain Abdul Basit Mohammed.

1st July, 2012 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
52nd Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup.

Berekum Chelsea 2-1 Asante Kotoko
Scorers: Edward Kpodo and Gladson Awako scored for Berekum Chelsea while Kofi Nti Boakye who got the first goal of the game, goal stand as a consolation for Kotoko.
Referee Samuel k Gyasi

NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Vice President, John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2013 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
53rd Republic Day Celebration.
NB: For the first time foreign clubs (TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers) were invited to participate in the Republic Day Anniversary Cup and four clubs were also involved for the first time, and they played from semi-Finals which both TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers lost to Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC respectively.

Hearts of Oak 2- 0 Medeama SC
Mahatma Otoo got brace.
NB: Ruben Gnagne of Hearts of Oak miss penalty.
Referee Cecil Fletcher

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.
3rd place
TP Mazembe 2-0 Enungu Rangers

1st July, 2015 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
55th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Hearts won 5-4 on penalties.
Hearts kicks: (Ruben Gnange, Isaac Oduro, Gilbert Fiamanyo, Richard Yamoah and Foovi Aguidi)

Kotoko kicks: (Michael Akuffu [missed], Eric Donkor, Latif Amadu, Christopher Bonney and Dauda Mohammed)
Referee Samuel k Gyasi

* Hearts of Oak Lineup:
Soulama Abdoulaye, Fatau Mohammed, Isaac Oduro, Philip Boampong, Sabahn Laryea, Issah Mumuni, Eric Kumi, Selasi Adjei, Eric Kumi, Paul Acquah, Isaac Mensah.
Asante Kotoko Lineup:
Ofori Antwi, Jordan Opoku, Atta Kusi, Chrsitpher Bonney, Small Boy Korbah, Amed Adams, Micheal Akkuffo, Prince Baffoe, Ahmed Toure, Obed Owusu, Eric Donkor.

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2016 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
56th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Kotoko won 3-2 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

Penalty Kicks
* Asante Kotoko goalie, Ernest Sowah was in inspired form during the penalty shoot-out saving three penalty kicks to hand Kotoko victory.

– The former Berekum Chelsea goalie saved kicks from Ibrahim Musah, Paul Acquah and Patrick Razak while his opposite number, Gbeti saved once from a tame Eric Donkor effort while Samuel Kyere blasted his penalty over the bar.

Order of Penalties
Hearts of Oak skipper Robin Gagne stepped forward and coolly finished the first kick. Evans Quao stepped forward for Asante Kotoko and scored his too.

– Ibrahim Musah for Hearts and Eric Donkor for Kotoko, both missed their kicks.

– Paul Acquah followed for Hearts of Oak and had his kick saved before Emmanuel Osei scored for Asante Kotoko.

– Ollenu Ashittey also scored for Hearts of Oak before Samuel Kyere missed an opportunity to put Hearts of Oak ahead by over cocking his kick.

– With the kicks still at 2-2, Patrick Razak stepped forward and missed for Hearts of Oak before Asante Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong ensured victory by finishing on the day.

* Let’s Look at the Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup (President Cup) Winners.
Asante Kotoko : 6 times.
Hearts of Oak: 4 times.
Berekum Chelsea: 2 times.
Ebusua Dwarfs: 1 time.

MATCH FACTS

* This will be the 184th meetings between Asante Kotoko and Hearts Of Oak since 8th August, 1954 at the Kumasi Jackson Park which Kotoko were able to beat Hearts by 3-0.

All time Non – League Meetings – 78

All time meetings inside Kumasi – 71

* All-time trophy meetings – 45 times but 6 of them were not Declared
Trophies played – 39
Asante Kotoko wins – 20
Hearts of Oak wins – 19

* Let’s Look at Decisive Meetings in Kumasi – 15 times but 2 of them were not Declared.
Decisive Meetings – 13
Asante Kotoko wins – 7
Hearts of Oak wins – 6

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak all-time trophies won since the formation of the two clubs.

* Asante Kotoko – 106 trophies.
* Hearts of Oak – 100 trophies.

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak all-time official trophies after Independence of Ghana*

* Asante Kotoko – 74 trophies.
* Hearts of Oak – 68 trophies.

Republic Day Cup Meetings- 5
Asante Kotoko will – 4
Hearts of oak wins – 1

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko meetings with Hearts of Oak in the Month of JULY
Note: This is wins on regulation time.
Total matches played – 12
Asante Kotoko wins – 4
Hearts of Oak wins – 2
Drawn games – 6

1st July, 1973 (Acheampong Cup)
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
Emmanuel Donkor

15th July, 1979 (League)
Kotoko 2-1 Hearts
(George Kennedy, George Gyasi : Nketiah Yawson)

9th July, 1980 (League) Hearts 0-3 Kotoko
(Opoku Afriyie, Francis Kumi, Kofi Badu).

1st July, 1984 (Supreme Military Council)
This was to Raise funds for Olympic games.

1st Leg in kumasi
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts
2nd Leg Accra
8th July, 1984
Hearts 1- 1 Kotoko
Offei Ansah : Emmanuel Quaye (Joe Tex)

1st July, 1992 (League)
Kotoko 0-1 Hearts
(Eric Asamoah)

16th July, 2000 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts
(Ishmael Addo : Baba Iddi)

21st July, 2002 (League)
Hearts 3-0 Kotoko
(Charles Taylor, Bernard Don Bortey, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour).

1st July, 2005 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
George Yamoah 83rd Minutes.

1st July, 2015 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-0 Kotoko
Hearts won 5-4 on penalties.

1st July, 2016 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-0 Kotoko
Kotoko won 3-2 on penalties.

24th July 2016 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts
(Kwame Boateng : Patrick Razak).

* Let’s Look at the Center Referee William Agbovi

* This will be his fifth Asante Kotoko vs Hearts of Oak match as a centre referee.

NB: Asante Kotoko are yet to beat Hearts of Oak when Referee William Agbovi is the centre man between them.

* 2003 (League)
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts

* 2005 (League)
Hearts 1-1 Kotoko
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* 2009 (League)
Kotoko 1-2 Hearts**

* 2016 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts

* Let’s Look at Coach Steven George Polack Head-to-Head against Hearts of Oak.
Total meetings – 9
Coach Steve Pollack wins – 4
Hearts of Oak wins – 2
Drawn games – 3

At King Faisal
* 2007-08 season
King Faisal 2-0 Hearts of Oak
Abedi Sarfo and Abdul Samad Oppong were the scorers in Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium.
2nd Leg
Hearts 0-0 King Faisal

* 2008-09 season
Hearts 2-1 King Faisal
2nd Leg 17th June, 2009
(Wednesday)
King Faisal 1-0 Hearts of Oak
Eric Kwaku Poku scored for King Faisal.

NB: Two red cards for King Faisal (Goalkeeper, Sam Okyere on 13th minutes so he made substitution by bringing on Goalkeeper Osei Boateng for outfit player Prince Arko. And on 39th minutes Enoch Ebo Andoh also got red card by Referee Awal Mohammed.)

* Top 4 in 2009
Hearts 2-1 King Faisal

* King Faisal 1-0 Hearts
Emmanuel Odoi 60th minutes.

At Berekum Chelsea
* 2009-10 season.
NB: Steve Pollack was not there when Berekum Chelsea played Hearts of Oak in the first Round.

* 31st March, 2010
Chelsea 1-1 Hearts

2nd coming to Berekum Chelsea
23rd October, 2011
Hearts 0-0 Chelsea
NB: He left there on 31st October, 2011.

3rd coming to Berekum Chelsea.
* 2017 season
Chelsea 1-0 Hearts

* Let’s Look at Coach Henry Wellington against Asante Kotoko.

* Henry Wellington won on penalties against Asante Kotoko in G6 semi-Finals @ the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

* He beat Asante Kotoko 3-1 in Independence Cup game in Accra.

Credit: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike), Director of Communications for Berekum Chelsea FC [0208710190/0243740091] and Bright * PREVIEW OF PRESIDENT CUP (REPUBLIC DAY CUP) BETWEEN KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO AND ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK ON SUNDAY 2ND JULY, 2017 @ THE BABA YARA SPORTS STADIUM.

NOTE: THE PRESIDENT CUP IS THE SAME AS THE REPUBLIC DAY CUP AND IT WAS FIRST PLAYED ON 1ST JULY, 1969

NB: The name President Cup was introduced by Hon. Prince Oduro Mensah former MP for Techiman South and a former Substantive CEO of National Sports Authority, and Hon George Isaac Amoh former MP for Ayawaso West.

– They suggested to Mr J. Y Appiah the then Ghalca Chairman to help the Organization of the competition to honour the sitting President (J. A. Kuffour) on every Republic Day Celebration.

1st July, 1969 (Busia Cup)
9th Republic Day Celebration
Kotoko 0-1 Dwarfs
Robert Kwofie
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was by Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.

1st July, 1973 (Acheampong Cup)
13th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
Emmanuel Donkor
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by I. K Acheampong.

1st July, 1984 (Supreme Military Council)
NB: This was to Raise funds for Olympic games.
24th Republic Day Celebration.
1st Leg in kumasi
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts
2nd Leg in Accra
8th July, 1984
Hearts 1- 1 Kotoko
Goal scorers : Offei Ansah scored for Hearts while Emmanuel Quaye (Joe Tex) scored for Kotoko.
NB: The trophy was later awarded to Asante Kotoko for getting an away goal
NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

1st July, 2003 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
43rd Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 2-0 Great Olympics
NB: Bernard Don Bortey scored brace and his second goal was from a spot kick.
NOTE: Francis Mantey of Olympics was shown Red card on the 56th minutes.

NB: Great Olympics squandered a penalty which was Saved by GK James Nanor on the 86th minutes.
NOTE: Referee Alex Quartey

NB Presentation of Trophy: after the game, President J. A. Kufuor presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour Skipper of Accra Hearts of Oak.

1st July, 2004 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
44th Republic Day Celebration.
Liberty 0-1 Kotoko
NB: Yusif Chipsah header was enough for Kotoko on 44th minutes.
Referee William Agbovi
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President J. A. Kuffour together with Hon. Kojo Baah Wiredu [the late] (Minister of Education, Youth and Sports).

1st July, 2005 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
45th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
NB: George Yamoah on the 83rd minutes.
Note : Ishmael Addo and Nii Odartey Lamptey played as quest for the respective clubs.
Referee J. K Mortey
NB Presentation of the trophy was done by the Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late).
NB: Artist (K. K Fosu, Tic Tac, Rex Omar and Obour).

1st July, 2008 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
48th Republic Day Celebration.
Heart of Lions 2-2 Asante Kotoko
Scorers for Lions: Dominic Adiyiah and Stephen Owusu (pen).
Scorers for Kotoko: Jordan Opoku Darko and Eric Kwabena Bekoe.
NOTE : Asante Kotoko won 3-0 on penalties.
NB: Godfred Rockson of Lions was shown Red card.

– Heart of Lions disappointingly failed to convert any of their first three penalty kicks while Asante Kotoko scored three from four kicks with Daniel Acquah, Nii Adjei and Eric Bekoe scoring.
Referee Alex Quartey
NB: The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late) presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour who was Asante Kotoko captain.

1st July, 2009 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
49th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 1- 1 Eleven Wise
Goal scorers : Eric Gawu scored for Hearts while Winfred Dormon scored for Xi Wise.
NOTE: Hearts of Oak won 5-4 on penalties.
NB: Stephen Aidoo of Xi Wise was shown Red card.

– Penalty Kicks: Francis Bossman, Karim Alhassan, Kwabena Boafo, keeper Laud Quartey and Eric Gawu converted their kicks with Samuel Affum and Douglass Nkrumah failing.
Michael Ocansey who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Winfred Dormon, Edmund Sakyi and Yaw Nyarko scored for Xi Wise, whilst Eric Owusu, Ohene Addo, and Abdulai missed their kicks to send the Phobians into wild jubilation right into the night.
Referee Joseph Lamptey

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Vice President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2011 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
51st Republic Day Celebration.

Asante Kotoko 2-2 Berekum Chelsea
Scorers: Alex Asamoah and Fatau Mohammed scored for Kotoko whilst Gladson Awako and Bismarck Idan got the goals for Berekum Chelsea.
NB: Berekum Chelsea won 8-7 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

NB: PENALTY KICKS CONTROVERSIES:
– The negative reaction of the Asante Kotoko team was after Tamale-based referee Awal Mohammed ordered two penalty kicks by Berekum Chelsea duo, Yaw Alexander and Alfred Arthur to be re-taken, insisting that the Kotoko goalie Soulama Abdoulaye came off his line before both kicks were taken.

– Earlier, the Asante Kotoko team threatened to walkout after Chelsea’s Alfred Arthur’s kick was ordered to be re-taken following the keeper’s move from the goal line, thus halting play for close to five minutes before the Porcupine Warriors rescinded their decision following the intervention by some high ranking officials including the Vice President John Dramani Mahama.
When calm was restored, Arthur scored on the second attempt before Jackson Owusu, Abdul Basit Mohammed and Adams Ahmed also found target for Berekum Chelsea whilst Prince Anokye missed for Asante Kotoko with Ahmed Toure and Frank Boateng hitting the back of the net for the Porcupine Warriors.

NB: Starting line-up Asante Kotoko: Abdoulaye Soulama, Yaw Frimpong, Sabato Mohammed, John Kuffour, Prince Anokye, Daniel Nii Adjei, David Offei, Frank Boateng, Ahmed Toure, Alex Asamoah and Haruna Ganiyu.
Subs: Aziz Ansah, Henry Owusu, Gershon Akuffo, Stephen Oduro, Fatawu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah and Isaac Amoako.
Coach : Bogdan Korack
Berekum Chelsea: Ernest Sowah, Yaw Alexander, Owusu Jackson, Gladson Awako, Owusu Obed, Isaac Morgan, Edward Kpodo, Ahmed Adams, Bismark Idan, Alfred Arthur and Eric Agyemang.
Subs: Maxwell Banahene, Richard Afari, Ebenezer Odei, Kwaku Andoh, Josiah Kunde, Mohammed Abdul-Basit and Awudu Moro.
Coach : Orlando Wellington

NB: Vice President John Dramani Mahama presented the trophy to Berekum Chelsea’s captain Abdul Basit Mohammed.

1st July, 2012 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
52nd Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup.

Berekum Chelsea 2-1 Asante Kotoko
Scorers: Edward Kpodo and Gladson Awako scored for Berekum Chelsea while Kofi Nti Boakye who got the first goal of the game, goal stand as a consolation for Kotoko.
Referee Samuel k Gyasi

NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Vice President, John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2013 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
53rd Republic Day Celebration.
NB: For the first time foreign clubs (TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers) were invited to participate in the Republic Day Anniversary Cup and four clubs were also involved for the first time, and they played from semi-Finals which both TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers lost to Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC respectively.

Hearts of Oak 2- 0 Medeama SC
Mahatma Otoo got brace.
NB: Ruben Gnagne of Hearts of Oak miss penalty.
Referee Cecil Fletcher

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.
3rd place
TP Mazembe 2-0 Enungu Rangers

1st July, 2015 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
55th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Hearts won 5-4 on penalties.
Hearts kicks: (Ruben Gnange, Isaac Oduro, Gilbert Fiamanyo, Richard Yamoah and Foovi Aguidi)

Kotoko kicks: (Michael Akuffu [missed], Eric Donkor, Latif Amadu, Christopher Bonney and Dauda Mohammed)
Referee Samuel k Gyasi

* Hearts of Oak Lineup:
Soulama Abdoulaye, Fatau Mohammed, Isaac Oduro, Philip Boampong, Sabahn Laryea, Issah Mumuni, Eric Kumi, Selasi Adjei, Eric Kumi, Paul Acquah, Isaac Mensah.
Asante Kotoko Lineup:
Ofori Antwi, Jordan Opoku, Atta Kusi, Chrsitpher Bonney, Small Boy Korbah, Amed Adams, Micheal Akkuffo, Prince Baffoe, Ahmed Toure, Obed Owusu, Eric Donkor.

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2016 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
56th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Kotoko won 3-2 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

Penalty Kicks
* Asante Kotoko goalie, Ernest Sowah was in inspired form during the penalty shoot-out saving three penalty kicks to hand Kotoko victory.

– The former Berekum Chelsea goalie saved kicks from Ibrahim Musah, Paul Acquah and Patrick Razak while his opposite number, Gbeti saved once from a tame Eric Donkor effort while Samuel Kyere blasted his penalty over the bar.

Order of Penalties
Hearts of Oak skipper Robin Gagne stepped forward and coolly finished the first kick. Evans Quao stepped forward for Asante Kotoko and scored his too.

– Ibrahim Musah for Hearts and Eric Donkor for Kotoko, both missed their kicks.

– Paul Acquah followed for Hearts of Oak and had his kick saved before Emmanuel Osei scored for Asante Kotoko.

– Ollenu Ashittey also scored for Hearts of Oak before Samuel Kyere missed an opportunity to put Hearts of Oak ahead by over cocking his kick.

– With the kicks still at 2-2, Patrick Razak stepped forward and missed for Hearts of Oak before Asante Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong ensured victory by finishing on the day.

* Let’s Look at the Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup (President Cup) Winners.
Asante Kotoko : 6 times.
Hearts of Oak: 4 times.
Berekum Chelsea: 2 times.
Ebusua Dwarfs: 1 time.

MATCH FACTS

* This will be the 184th meetings between Asante Kotoko and Hearts Of Oak since 8th August, 1954 at the Kumasi Jackson Park which Kotoko were able to beat Hearts by 3-0.

All time Non – League Meetings – 78

All time meetings inside Kumasi – 71

* All-time trophy meetings – 45 times but 6 of them were not Declared
Trophies played – 39
Asante Kotoko wins – 20
Hearts of Oak wins – 19

* Let’s Look at Decisive Meetings in Kumasi – 15 times but 2 of them were not Declared.
Decisive Meetings – 13
Asante Kotoko wins – 7
Hearts of Oak wins – 6

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak all-time trophies won since the formation of the two clubs.

* Asante Kotoko – 106 trophies.
* Hearts of Oak – 100 trophies.

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak all-time official trophies after Independence of Ghana*

* Asante Kotoko – 74 trophies.
* Hearts of Oak – 68 trophies.

Republic Day Cup Meetings- 5
Asante Kotoko will – 4
Hearts of oak wins – 1

* Let’s Look at Asante Kotoko meetings with Hearts of Oak in the Month of JULY
Note: This is wins on regulation time.
Total matches played – 12
Asante Kotoko wins – 4
Hearts of Oak wins – 2
Drawn games – 6

1st July, 1973 (Acheampong Cup)
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
Emmanuel Donkor

15th July, 1979 (League)
Kotoko 2-1 Hearts
(George Kennedy, George Gyasi : Nketiah Yawson)

9th July, 1980 (League) Hearts 0-3 Kotoko
(Opoku Afriyie, Francis Kumi, Kofi Badu).

1st July, 1984 (Supreme Military Council)
This was to Raise funds for Olympic games.

1st Leg in kumasi
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts
2nd Leg Accra
8th July, 1984
Hearts 1- 1 Kotoko
Offei Ansah : Emmanuel Quaye (Joe Tex)

1st July, 1992 (League)
Kotoko 0-1 Hearts
(Eric Asamoah)

16th July, 2000 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts
(Ishmael Addo : Baba Iddi)

21st July, 2002 (League)
Hearts 3-0 Kotoko
(Charles Taylor, Bernard Don Bortey, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour).

1st July, 2005 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
George Yamoah 83rd Minutes.

1st July, 2015 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-0 Kotoko
Hearts won 5-4 on penalties.

1st July, 2016 (President Cup)
Hearts 0-0 Kotoko
Kotoko won 3-2 on penalties.

24th July 2016 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts
(Kwame Boateng : Patrick Razak).

* Let’s Look at the Center Referee William Agbovi

* This will be his fifth Asante Kotoko vs Hearts of Oak match as a centre referee.

NB: Asante Kotoko are yet to beat Hearts of Oak when Referee William Agbovi is the centre man between them.

* 2003 (League)
Kotoko 0-0 Hearts

* 2005 (League)
Hearts 1-1 Kotoko
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* 2009 (League)
Kotoko 1-2 Hearts**

* 2016 (League)
Kotoko 1-1 Hearts

* Let’s Look at Coach Steven George Polack Head-to-Head against Hearts of Oak.
Total meetings – 9
Coach Steve Pollack wins – 4
Hearts of Oak wins – 2
Drawn games – 3

At King Faisal
* 2007-08 season
King Faisal 2-0 Hearts of Oak
Abedi Sarfo and Abdul Samad Oppong were the scorers in Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium.
2nd Leg
Hearts 0-0 King Faisal

* 2008-09 season
Hearts 2-1 King Faisal
2nd Leg 17th June, 2009
(Wednesday)
King Faisal 1-0 Hearts of Oak
Eric Kwaku Poku scored for King Faisal.

NB: Two red cards for King Faisal (Goalkeeper, Sam Okyere on 13th minutes so he made substitution by bringing on Goalkeeper Osei Boateng for outfit player Prince Arko. And on 39th minutes Enoch Ebo Andoh also got red card by Referee Awal Mohammed.)

* Top 4 in 2009
Hearts 2-1 King Faisal

* King Faisal 1-0 Hearts
Emmanuel Odoi 60th minutes.

At Berekum Chelsea
* 2009-10 season.
NB: Steve Pollack was not there when Berekum Chelsea played Hearts of Oak in the first Round.

* 31st March, 2010
Chelsea 1-1 Hearts

2nd coming to Berekum Chelsea
23rd October, 2011
Hearts 0-0 Chelsea
NB: He left there on 31st October, 2011.

3rd coming to Berekum Chelsea.
* 2017 season
Chelsea 1-0 Hearts

* Let’s Look at Coach Henry Wellington against Asante Kotoko.

* Henry Wellington won on penalties against Asante Kotoko in G6 semi-Finals @ the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

* He beat Asante Kotoko 3-1 in Independence Cup game in Accra.

 

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