Hearts of Oak whipped Medeama SC 3-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday night in the second semifinal of the MTN FA Cup to set up a clash with Ashantigold in the final. 

The Miners were also 4-1 winners in extra-time over Berekum Chelsea in the first semifinal at the same venue earlier. 

Benjamin Afutu started the demolition exercise for the Phobians early in the 12th minute with a perfect header from the penalty spot area. 

A blunder by goalkeeper Frank Boateng gifted Hearts of Oak their second through Isaac Mensah who slotted the ball into an empty net 59 minutes into the game. 

Daniel Afriyie rounded the game up with a cool second time penalty in the 72nd minute. He was brought down inside the box by Frank Boateng. 

Earlier in the afternoon, Ashantigold had to go into extra-time with Berekum Chelsea after the game was tied 1-1 during the end of regular playing time. 

Eric Esso scored a beautiful free-kick in the first-half to give the Miners the lead but Stephen Sarfo equalized for the Bibires in the 52nd minute to send the game to extra-time. 

Amos Nkrumah scored a screamer to give Ashgold the lead in the 91st minute before Amos Adai got the assurance goal in first-half stoppage time of the extra-time to make it 3-1. 

Seth Osei scored the fourth from close-range three minutes to the end of the extra-time to complete the rout over Berekum Chelsea.

Hearts of Oak will be hoping for their first double since 2000 when they come up against Ashantigold in the final on August 8.

It means Ashantigold will be representing Ghana in the Caf Confederation Cup because Hearts Oak are assured of a place in the Caf Champions League next season.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Sports/2021


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