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Aug 7, 2012 | Sports News

Controversies over F.A Cup winners

By By Thomas Freeman Yeboah, Asempa fm
Controversies over F.A Cup winners

It would interest you to know that before this morning, most Ghanaians had the records of the most prestigious cup in the annals of Ghanaian football, wrong.

On the ultimate Sports Show on Asempa fm, the issue of the number of titles won by each club in the F.A Cup came up, after New Edubiase won the 34th edition of the F.A Cup on Sunday 5th August, 2012. It became necessary to know all the previous winners of the F.A Cup.

Pundits have been quick to come out with the following statistics concerning the previous winners based on information from some websites:

Number of Titles Clubs
9 Hearts of Oak (Accra)
8 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)
4 Real Republicans (Accra) (1 shared)

3 Great Olympics (Accra)
2 Cornerstones (Kumasi) (1 shared)

1 Eleven Wise (Sekondi)
1 Mysterious Dwarfs (Cape Coast)

1 Okwahu United (Nkawkaw)
1 Ghapoha (Tema)
1 Goldfields (Obuasi)
1 Hasaacas (Sekondi)
1 Voradep (Ho)
1 Nania Fc
1 New Edubiase
I state with all equivocation that the above list is incorrect because on Sunday 5th August, 1990, Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Accra Hearts of Oak 4-2, Isaac Kwakye, Joe Debrah and Robert Eshun scored the goals for Kotoko to beat Hearts of Oak whose goals were scored by Yaw Preko and Ablade Kumah in the F.A Cup final. The following day, which is 6th August, 1990 Hearts of Oak lodged a protest with the GFA that Joe Debrah who played a key role in Kotoko's victory was unqualified because he had yellow cards in OGLCA Cup, League and F.A Cup. The Disciplinary Committee, after sitting on the case declared Kotoko losers on 28th October, 1990 and an appeal by Kotoko was quashed by the Appeals Committee. As a result of this it makes Hearts of Oak the 1990 F.A Cup winners instead of Kotoko.

This is the correct winners list of the F.A Cup


Number of Titles Clubs
10 Hearts of Oak (Accra)
7 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)
4 Real Republicans (Accra) (1 shared)

3 Great Olympics (Accra)
2 Cornerstones (Kumasi) (1 shared)

1 Eleven Wise (Sekondi)
1 Mysterious Dwarfs (Cape Coast)

1 Okwahu United (Nkawkaw)
1 Ghapoha (Tema)
1 Goldfields (Obuasi)
1 Hasaacas (Sekondi)
1 Voradep (Ho)
1 Nania Fc
1 New Edubiase
Full list of Cup the F.A Cup Winners
Season Winners Runners-Up


1958 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 4-2 Hearts of Oak (Accra) [Aspro Cup]

1959 Cornerstones (Kumasi) Great Ashantis (Kumasi)

1960 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 3-2 Hearts of Oak (Accra)

1961/62 Real Republicans (Accra) 0-0 Replay 1-1,Replay 2-1 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)

1962/63 Real Republicans (Accra) 1-1 Repay 2-0 Cornerstones (Kumasi)

1963/64 Real Republicans (Accra) Great Ashantis (Kumasi)

1965 Real Republicans (Accra) and Cornerstones (Kumasi) [shared] (After matches ended in a drawn game twice)

1966 competition abandoned
1967 not played
1968 Mysterious Dwarfs (Cape Coast) 4-2 Mighty Eagles (Ho)

1969/70 not played
1970/71 abandoned at semi-final stage
1972 not played
1973 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 2-2 replay 2-0 Akotex (Akosombo)

1974 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 4-0 All Blacks (Swedru)

1975 Great Olympics (Accra) 2-1 Brong-Ahofu United (Sunyani)

1976 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 1-0 Eleven Wise (Sekondi)

1977 not played
1978 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 7-1 Gold Stars (Tarkwa)

1979 Hearts of Oak (Accra) Eleven Wise (Sekondi)

1980 no competition [other sources: Hasaacas (Sekondi)]

1981 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 2-2 Replay 1-0 Real Tamale United

1982 Eleven Wise (Sekondi) 1-0 Hasaacas (Sekondi)

1983 Great Olympics (Accra) 3-0 Tano Bafoakwa (Sunyani)

1984 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 1-0 Goldfields (Obuasi)

1985 Hasaacas (Sekondi) 2-0 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)

1986 Okwahu United (Nkawkaw) Real Tamale United

1987 no competition [other sources: Hearts of Oak (Accra)]

1988 no competition [other sources: Hearts of Oak (Accra)]

1989 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 1-1 Cornerstones (Kumasi) [4-1 pen]

1989/90 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 4-2 Hearts of Oak (Accra)

1990/91 no competition [other sources: Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)]

1991/92 Voradep (Ho) 2-2 Neoplan Stars (Kumasi) [3-2 pen]

1992/93 Goldfields (Obuasi) 0-0 (4-3 penalties) Mysterious Dwarfs (Cape Coast)

1993/94 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 2-1 Mysterious Dwarfs (Cape Coast)

1994/95 Great Olympics (Accra) 1-0 Hearts of Oak (Accra)

1995/96 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 1-0 Ghapoha (Tema)

1996/97 Ghapoha (Tema) 1-0 Okwahu United (Nkawkaw)

1997/98 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 1-0 Real Tamale United

1999 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 3-1 Great Olympics

2000 Hearts of Oak (Accra) 2-0 Okwahu United (Nkawkaw)

2001 Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) 1-0 King Faisal (Kumasi) [aet]

2010/2011 Nania fc 1-0 Asante Kotoko

2011/2012 New Edubiase 1-0 Ashgold
The information is very credible and authentic, because I have set the following records straight and no one has been able to challenge any of them.

(1) I came out that Agyeman Badu's nation cup goal against Guinea in the AFCON 2012, was not Ghana's 100th nations cup, but it was our 99th AFCON goal after everybody thought it was our 100th goal in the nations cup.

(2) I challenged Kotoko's 22nd league title and now everybody has accepted the fact that it was Kotoko's 21st league title, including Kotoko express, the official mouth piece of Kotoko.

(3) I set the records straight about Ghana's highest victory and heaviest defeat.

(4) I set the records straight about the previous winners of the SWAG Awards.


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