Independence Cup: Charles Taylor inspires Hearts Oldies to triumph over Kotoko Oldies
Accra Hearts of Oak Oldies on Wednesday put to sword their arch-rivals Asante Kotoko 4-2 on penalties to win the Independence Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Wisdom Abbey broke the deadlock in the early minutes, before Charles Taylor who came under threats from a section of Hearts of Oak fans not to step foot to the Accra Sports Stadium over certain comments defied all odds to feature and scored as well for the Phobians to double their lead.
Former Ghana Premier League top scorer Eric Bekoe pulled one back for the Asante Kotoko Oldies.
Anas Mohammed got the important equalizer for the Porcupines to force the game into penalties.
Both sides were reduced to 10 men as Wisdom Ablezo and Joe Sam were both red-carded in the game
Gabriel Opoku Ware and Frank Boateng wasted their penalties as Hearts of Oak converted all their four penalties to win the game by (4-2).
Hearts of Oak team – Eben Dida, Amankwah Mireku, Dan Quaye, Adjah Tetteh, Acquah Harrison, Charles Taylor, Joe Tagoe, Emmanuel Obour, Eric Nyarko, Abladey Morgan and Wisdom Abbey.
Asante Kotoko team – George Owu, Eric Bekoe, Joe Hendricks, Godfred Yeboah, Anas Mohammed, Isaac Kwakye, Yussif Chibsah, Michael Ofosu Appiah, Frank Osei.