Ghana Premier League Champions Aduna Stars have beaten FA Cup Champions Asante to win this year’s Super Cup trophy.
Coach Yusif Abubakur’s side had been whipped by the Porcupine Warriors to end their campaign in the 2018 GHALCA G8 tournament but that did not worry the Dormaa based club as they silenced them on Sunday at the Len Clay stadium to compensate their fans as the team prepares for its CAF champions league campaign next month.
It was a game that saw Aduana Stars dominate play throughout stipulated time but failed to punish Kotoko on many occasions until Bright Adjei broke the virginity of the game on the 62nd minute with a fine strike.
Asante Kotoko having held the premier champions to a goalless draw after half time did not work enough after recess to get them an equalizer despite coming to close to scoring in the closing stage of the crunchy match.
Coach Steve Pollack in his quest to get his side an equalizer replaced winger Emmanuel Gyamfi with striker Yakubu Mohamed but his introduction yielded no profit as he failed to register a single shot in target.
Striker Nathaniel Asamoah however came on for forward Derrick Sasraku at a time Aduana Stars were pushing for more goals to dismantle rivals Asante Kotoko.
Aduana Stars becomes the first club based in the Brong Ahafo region to win the [Super Cup] previously [Champion of Champion]) since 1969.
Aduna Stars XI:
Joseph Addo, Caleb Amankwah, Abdul Rasheed, Stephen Badu, Paul Aidoo, Elvis Opoku, Noah Martey, Sam Adams, Zakaria Mumuni, Sasraku, Bright Adjei.
Emmanuel Akuoko, Hafiz Adams, Emmanuel Boateng, Justice Anane, Gockel Ahortor, Nathaniel Asamoah, Tijani Adams.
Asante Kotoko XI
Felix Annan, Amos Frimpong, Nafiu Awudu, Wahab Adams, Owusu Jackson, Sylla Mohammed, Jordan Opoku, Emmanuel Gyamfi,Kwame Boahene, Sadick Adams.
Danlad Ibrahim,Edwin Tuffour, Douglas Owusu Ansah, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, Obed Owusu, Yakubu Mohammed.