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17.05.2006 Sports News

Faisal stun AshantiGold

By JFM
Faisal stun AshantiGold

AshantiGold's off-season dominance has been halted after a 1-0 loss to King Faisal in the One Touch knockout competition.

The miners playing at home could have shot ahead but Cameroonian import, Valentine Atem, presented with a sitter, fired off the mark with Faisal goalkeeper, Osei Boateng at his mercy.

Faisal took advantage of the situation and scored the first goal through Edmund Owusu Peprah.

Faisal who played with ten men following the expulsion of Sumaila Yahaya had a second goal disallowed.

In other knockout quarterfinal matches played across the country, Sekondi Hasaacas sent Berekum Arsenals crushing out of the competition with a 2-0 defeat at their favourite Gyandu Park.

Hasaacas scored both goals through Isaac Donkor.

At the Tema Park, Accra Hearts of Oak continued their fine form in recent weeks, beating Real Sportive 2-1 to secure a place in the semifinals.

The Phobians secured qualification through goals from Ruben Senyo and Joe Louis who scored from a spot kick.

The top of the table clash between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Heart of Lions was postponed at the last minute at the instance of the Porcupine Warriors.

The game would be played tomorrow at the Kpando Park.

The competition enters the semifinal stage over the weekend.

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