FA CUP: Prince Opoku Agyemang late penalty send Medeama to semi final

Coach Yaw Preko named a strong line up which consist of most of his key players including Ahmed Toure, Zakaria Mumuni, Richard Boadu, Rashid Nortey, Vincent Atingah and others.

However, goalkeeper Owusu Dacosta, as usual, takes the post today ahead of current first choice Frank Boateng. Medeama SC started on a lower note especially in the opening ten minutes, as they were just exchanging passes together among themselves with no any dangerous attempt. Meanwhile, the Academy boys in the early stages of the game were also quiet as they rarely even hold possession and swing passes together, sitting deep to watch their host play. The Mauves and Yellows doing all they could to find the back of the net but the Academy boys looked more resolute at the back making penetration difficult for their host. Finally Medeama SC with the opener. Benjamin Arthur with a powerful hit from outside the box to snatch the lead in the dying embers of the first half. It finished 1-0 in the first department. In the second half, the home team continued with their dominance taking the game at their guest doing all they could to double their lead. Actually, they found the back of the net through target man Ahmed Toure who netted to hand his side their second of the day. Quick response from Attram de Visser Academy who pulled one back few minutes after conceding the second, through Anim Joshua. Astonishingly, the Academy boys draws back on level with Kingsley Sakyi scoring on the 73rd minute to complete the comeback leaving an exciting encounter in Tarkwa. Referee blows his whistle to bring proceedings to an end in Tarkwa. We head into extra time. Attram de Visser stretched Medeama SC handing them a very difficult game ensuring the first half of the extra time ends with no goal. The host were awarded a penalty in the second half with forward Prince Opoku Agyemang stepping to convert neatly to restore their lead. It ended 3-2 in favour of Medeama SC, who take on Hearts of Oak in the semi final.


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