Kumasi Asante Kotoko Captain Amos Frimpong has said he was even surprised they were leading Hearts of Oak 3-0 in the first half of the 2016/2017 MTN FA Cup final in Tamale.
Striker Sadick Adams was on song for Asante Kotoko with three goals as they won the 2017 MTN FA Cup at the expense of arch-rivals Hearts of Oak on Sunday.
The 27-year-old’s first-half hat-trick led the Porcupine Warriors to a stunning 3-1 win at the Tamale Stadium and gave Steven Polack, who was uncertain about his future ahead of the final, his first major silverware as head coach of Kotoko.
Kotoko had the better of the first 45 minutes, dominating possession and pinning the Accra side in their own half.
Saddick Adams, found in space by Kwame Boahen, shimmied two markers and slotted the ball home to give Kotoko the lead.
Amos Frimpong speaking on Kasapa FM said ”I was very surmised we were leading three goals in the first half, Hearts was a better side and we came into the game as underdogs although I knew we were going to win but not three goals in the first forty-five minutes” Amos Frimpong told Adam Adjei on Dwidwamu.
Hearts upped their game in the second-half but not stage a comeback. However, they grabbed a consolation goal scored by Thomas Abbey.
Kotoko have thus won the last bragging rights of the season, the GH¢50,000 prize money as well as a place in the CAF Confederation Cup competition for next season.
Despite Hearts being one of the sides to have won the competition most, The Phobians have not clinched the title since it was re-introduced in 2011.
They have also not lifted any major trophy since 2009.
By: Alexander Anyankwaa