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2021/22 MTN FA Cup: Bechem sink Aduana to set up final date with Hearts

2015/16 champions Bechem United are back in the MTN FA Cup final after six years.

The Hunters defeated Aduana FC 2-0 in the second semifinal at the Golden City Park in Berekum on Sunday.

Come the grand finale of the 2021/22 edition scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on June 26, Bechem will be facing off with holders Hearts of Oak who dispatched Dreams FC 3-2 on Saturday.

Holders Hearts beat Dreams to reach third successive MTN FA Cup final

Coach Kasim Mingle welcomed fit-again midfield duo Latif Anabila and Paul Kwei Jr. into his starting line-up.

Bechem started off brightly and went on to open the scoring after 16 minutes.

Striker Emmanuel Avornyo picked up a pass from Augustine Okrah and snapped a low grounder through the legs of defender Abdulai Iddrisu which left goalkeeper Joseph Addo rooted to his spot – 1-0.

In the 25th minute, Bechem had a free-kick and Okrah unleashed a powerful strike that saw the ball cannon off a body in the human wall and zoomed into the crossbar before hitting the back of an out-of-sorts goalkeeper Addo.

Trailing 2-0, Aduana came into the second half dictating play but lacked the cutting edge up front.

Bechem had another goal in the 61st minute when Avornyo ran from behind to redirect a free-kick by Okrah past goalkeeper Addo but it was wrongly chalked off for a non-existing offside.

Both sides created a couple of opportunities in the ensuing half-hour but the 2-0 scoreline remained unchanged.

Bechem United will thus be making their second-ever final appearance in the history of the competition against record winners (11 times) Hearts of Oak. The sides have already met twice this season in the league. Both encounters ended in a draw.



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