Hearts, Kotoko For Tournament

coach addoGHANA Premier League champions Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Medeama and Hasaacas will battle for the inaugural Oil Cup in December.

The competition, put together by Absolute Peace International, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) will be played between 19-21 December at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi.

Chief Operation Officer of Absolute Peace International Nana Osei Ampratwum said: “We want to do this to celebrate with the people of the Western Region.”

Hearts will play Medeama and Kotoko take on Hasaacas in the semi-final clash.

The winners will go straight into the final while the losers square off in the third/fourth playoff.

In another development, Ghanaian striker John Antwi scored again for the Mango Boys as they won 3-0 at home and seems to be on the path to retain the goal king award

Ghana forward John Antwi recorded his ninth goal of the season in Ismaily’s 3-0 win over El Raja Marsa at the Ismailia Stadium, Sunday.

The former Dreams FC striker took just three minutes to find the back of the net with a cool finish which unsettled the away side.

But El Raja Marsa came into the game strongly and were able to hold their fort as the first half ended 1-0.

The 2008 Africa Cup of Nations best player Hosni Abd-Rabou who was pulling the strings in the midfield of Ismaili netted the second in the 63rd minute before Mahmud Abdel-Aziz killed the game in the 70th minute.

Antwi scored 11 goals to win the goal king diadem in Egypt last season and seems to be on the path to retain the award.

*Black |Stars’s captain Asamoah Gyan scored on his injury return for Al Ain to hand Ghana a timely boost ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which is barely two months away.

Gyan’s strike could however only earn his side a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Al Nasr on Sunday.

The Black Stars captain who was playing his first game in over a month converted a second half penalty to earn the spoils for the Boss at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Al Ain fell behind six minutes into the restart with Tariq Ahmed giving the visitors the lead.

But Gyan stepped up to convert a 77th minute penalty and went on to play for full throttle to prove his fitness.

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