Kotoko beat Hearts on penalties to reach NC SC final

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Asante Kotoko are through to the final of the Normalisation Committee’s Special Competition after beating arch-rivals Hearts of Oak 5-4 on penalties.

The match played at the Accra Sports Stadium was a semi-final encounter of the special tournament introduced to determine Ghana’s representative for next year’s CAF Champions League.

After holding on to a 5th minute goal by Abdul Fatawu Safiu, Kotoko were pushed to play penalties after Hearts got a 90th minute equalizer, from the spot.

This ended the match 1-1 in full regulation time.

But the Porcupine Warriors won the resultant penalty kicks 5-4, sending them to the final.

They will play Karela United, who beat AshantiGold SC 1-0 in the other semi-final game played at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Diawiase Taylor got the only goal in that game.

By: Yakubu Fushieni/Newseraonline.com/Saboba

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