In a stunning turn of events, Asante Kotoko, one of Ghana’s football powerhouses, has been knocked out of the current edition of the MTN FA Cup after succumbing to a 2-0 defeat against Karela United in the Round of 16.
The highly anticipated match, featuring two Premier League contenders, unfolded on Monday, February 12, at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, setting the stage for an intense battle.
Despite a competitive first half where both teams displayed prowess, neither side managed to break the deadlock.
However, just two minutes into the second half, Solomon Aboagye delivered a decisive blow for Karela United, seizing the lead with a well-placed strike.
Despite Asante Kotoko’s valiant efforts to level the scoreline, they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities.
In the 65th minute, Giyas further compounded Kotoko’s woes by extending Karela United’s lead with a spectacular goal, sealing their victory with a commanding 2-0 lead.
With this defeat, Asante Kotoko’s journey in the MTN FA Cup comes to an abrupt end, while Karela United advances to the quarter-finals of the prestigious tournament, marking a significant milestone in their campaign.