Berekum Chelsea dump Asante Kotoko out of MTN FA Cup

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Disappointed players of Asante Kotoko after their defeat
Disappointed players of Asante Kotoko after their defeat

Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s journey in the MTN FA Cup came crashing yesterday after they were dumped out of the competition by Berekum Chelsea in the quarter final stage at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Chelsea won 5-4 on penalties after game ended goalless 120 minutes of play with Kotoko’s Brazilian import Fabio Gama missing the opportunity to put his side ahead when he missed a penalty in the first half.

In a keenly contested game, Wahab Adams missed the third penalty after Patrick Asmah, Evans Adomako, Fabio Gama and Emmanuel Keyekeh scored to gift Chelsea a well-deserved win.

The win adds Chelsea to the other three qualified semi-finalists - Hearts of Oak, Ashantigold and Medeama- as Kotoko’s season ended without a trophy.

Meanwhile, Medeama managed to beat minnows Attram De Visser 3-2 after the Division Two side came from two goals down to equalise.

However, a late penalty which was scored by Prince Opoku Agyemang helped qualified the hosts to the next stage of the competition after Benjamin Arthur and Ahmed Toure’s goals were cancelled by the Attram De Visser.