MTN FA Cup Preview: New Edubiase – Ashgold

Edubiase look set to clinch their first trophy in the competition while coach Yaw Acheampong and the Miners go for a second


Nti, Ibrahim, Innocent, Yahaya
Quaye, Attobrah, Moro, Basit
Ofori, Ofori

Ofosu-Appiah, Asamoah, Entsir, Lartey
Boadi, Akuffo, Amoah, Odoi
Asamoah, Mohammed
Ashgold coach Yaw Acheampong will be seeking to become the first man to win the FA Cup as both a player and a manager when the two sides lock horns on Sunday.

The Miners had a tough run up to the final having to get past 2012 Caf Africa Champions League sensation Berekum Chelsea as well as Accra Hearts of Oak in the previous rounds of the tournament.

New Edubiase also had a tough semi-final losing Nartey Polo in the first half against relegated Wassaman United, but managed to win the game through a second half strike by substitute Emmanuel Nti Mensah. The game will be played in honour of late President John Evans Atta Mills, who passed away a few days ago. The final had to be postponed in honour of the late political leader. Both sides have expressed readiness to accept the Caf Confederations Cup slot available to the winner of the tournament.

Edubiase will be without Polo through suspension as well as Ghana Premier League top scorer Emmanuel Baffour, who left the club for South Africa’s Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns. The Miners will also be without defender Ibrahim Aziz through injury.

  • The FA is the oldest knock-out competition in Ghana since it started in 1958 before the country attained independence from the British.
  • New Edubiase are appearing in the final of the knock-out tournament for the first time in their history.
  • Ashgold have appeared in two finals winning once and losing the other hence they are more experienced in this campaign than their opponents.
  • The last time the Miners were in the final they won the competition for the first time in1993.
  • Current coach Yaw Acheampong was captain of the team that won the tournament in 1993 and he is on the verge of becoming the first person to win the tournament both as a player and a manager.

  •  The two sides met twice in the just ended Ghana Premier League season with the home team winning by a one-goal margin in both games