Asante Kotoko emerged as winners of the Taabea 'Super 2' following a 2-0 victory over Hearts of Oak in the second leg of the Super Clash at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Two goals from substitutes Obed Owusu and Emmanuel Gyamfi were enough for the hosts to complete a double over their bitters rivals for the first in more than two decades.
After eight minutes into the game, Kotoko striker Frederick Boateng was played through by Richard Senanu but the former Inter Allies star failed to guide his effort past onrushing goalkeeper Felix Annan.
Hearts midfielder Malik Akowuah combined with Samudeen Mohammed to set up Kwadwo Obeng Jnr, but the latter failed to find the target, as Patrick Razak saw his shot saved by goalkeeper Annan.
On the stroke of half time, Razak was denied by the woodwork after combining with Aminu Mohammed, while the rebound was wasted by Dan Kordei.
By the 51st minute, Hearts had another glorious opportunity but Samudeen headed wide after meeting a cross from Fatawu Mohammed.
However, substitute Obed Owusu, who replaced Frederick Boateng, broke the deadlock by the 70th minute. Emmanuel Gyamfi's shot from close range was saved by Hearts goalkeeper Mensah but Owusu was at hand to tap in.
Three minutes later, Prince Acquah combined with Sogne Yacouba, who scored a brace in the first leg, but the latter's shot surprisingly went wide.
Kotoko doubled their lead by the 83rd minute following a quick counterattack. Hearts had a penalty claim ignored by referee Ben Kwame Sefa moments before and Gyamfi latched on to a pass from Stephen Nyarko and beat Benjamin Agyare to slot in his effort.
Hearts labored in vain to at least pull one back but Kotoko held on until final whistle.