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2022/23 MTN FA Cup: King Faisal beat Nsoatreman 3-2, face Dreams in final

King Faisal produced a strong performance to beat Nsoatreman 3-2 in the second semifinal of the 2022/23 MTN FA Cup on Sunday.

The Insha Allah boys, after conceding early, made a stupendous comeback before half time against their Bono opponents.

Faisal after recess, lost their lead but they found the needed goal to win the encounter.

Team news:

Coach Ignatius Osei Fosu kept Benjamin Bature in attack along with Baba Yahaya.

On the other hand, Nsoatreman’s starting lineup had forward Stephen Diyou and Kwame Junior Nana as well.

Samuel Ofori scored the first goal of the game for Nsoatreman in the 9th minute from the penalty spot.

As the game dragged into the late minutes of the first half, King Faisal found their leveller through Baba Yahaya in the 30th minute.

The midfielder connected to a short pass in the 18-yard box from Elia Junior after some good wing play from Samuel Kusi.

Nsoatreman could have restored parity in the 42nd minute but Stephen Diyou’s effort struck the post.

Faisal then went ahead in additional time through Frimpong Boateng’s fine volley.

Baba Yahaya dribbled past two markers, sent a lovely cross infront of the 18-yard box and Boateng made no mistake.

With a 2-1 deficit at half time, Nsoatreman had to fight to equalize. And they did.

Kwame Junior Nana, in the 56th minute, was gifted a chance against Faisal shotstopper Abdul Jabal and he scored.

After the leveller, both teams then pursued for the lead and it was an all attacking moment.

Futhermore, Nsoatreman were overpowered by the wing football of their opponents and had to resort to good goalkeeping from Owusu Ansah.

But it was in one such situation that Samuel Adom Antwi capitalized and netted the winner for Faisal.

In the 64th minute, the winger had his effort deflected, making it difficult for Ansah to save for Nsoatreman.

With a win in mind, Faisal held on till full-time to book their spot in the final.

The Kumasi-based outfit will play Dreams FC in the quest for the title.

Also, the two coaches Abdul Karim Zito (Dreams) and Ignatius Osei Fosu (King Faisal) have all worked on the opposite sides.

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