FA Cup silverware awaits Edubiase and AshantiGold
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The 2011-12 MTN FA Cup final will see two teams that made quite an impact in the Premier League campaign this season renew their rivalry.
New Edubiase and AshantiGold will both look to end their seasons on highs with the FA Cup final representing an opportunity for silverware that both clubs can fall back on to rate their performances.
Silverware after Sunday's match at the Accra Sports Stadium will make up for both team's inability to win the league title.
However, reaching the finals presents a rare opportunity for either side to claim the sole spot for next season’s Caf Confederations Cup and set up a Super Cup date with Asante Kotoko.
For New Edubiase, the chance to make their first-ever finale in the competition's history is enough motivation to drive them into battle.
Even without striker Emmanuel Baffour, who finished as the league's top-scorer, coach of Edubiase Anthony Commey is hopeful of winning the Adansi derby.
“The time has come for as to do something that has never been done in the history of Ghana football,” Commey said ahead of the match.
“We will win the trophy to ensure our qualification for the CAF Confederation cup next season.”
But for AshantiGold, who have not won the Cup since their only triumph in 1993, victory could herald the start of another era of domination in Ghana football just like two decades ago.
The Miners are chasing a second title which could etch coach Yaw Acheampong's name into the records of the Cup competition as a player and a coach to win the title, each time with AshantiGold.
Acheampong captained them to their first FA Cup success and wants to guide them to victory on Sunday as coach.
“I quite remember the last time we had this Cup in Obuasi, I was then the captain so it will be very nice to return this Cup to Obuasi as a coach,” Acheampong said.
The winner of the finals takes home a cash prize of GH˘25,000.