KUMASI Asante Kotoko’s Obed Owusu, the subject of Hearts’ protest, has vowed to win the MTN FA Cup for the supporters of his side as a consolation for their jerky league form.
The former Berekum Chelsea centre forward lamented on the inconsistent nature of the defending champions as the bane for their troubled league form.
David Duncan’s charges have seen their slim chances of defending their league title all but ended, despite a late resurrection.
Speaking ahead of the clash with Tom Strand’s fearsome Medeama in the FA Cup final on Sunday, August 30, Obed said, “Our target is to win the MTN FA Cup for the supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko. We want to win the cup as a consolation for our league performances. The supporters have been with us all along and winning the FA Cup will be a testimony of our appreciation towards them.”
“On the personal level, I am yet to win the FA Cup and will be eyeing my first FA Cup win when we take on Medeama. I believe our current form will not matter but we are focused on retaining the trophy. I want to add the FA cup to my medal haul and it has to come with hard work.”
Kumasi Asante Kotoko goes head-to-head with Medeama for the chance to defend their FA cup on August 30, 2015.
Obed Owusu, who won the 2010 league title with Berekum has never won the FA Cup before.
Meanwhile, hiplife artists Okomfuo Kwadei and Nhyiraba Kojo are set to thrill football fans at the finals of the 2015 MTN/FA Cup, at the Essipong Sports Stadium on Sunday, August 30.
The performance of the duo is part of the entertainment package arranged for football fans ahead of the crunchy finals.
Kwadei and Kojo are expected to perform from 10am till 3pm when the match commences.
Information gathered from the secretariat of the organisers of the event, indicated that, the winner of the competition will take home a cup, gold medals and a cash prize of GH¢40,000.
It added that, the runner-up will receive silver medals and cash price of GH¢ 15,000.
Sources say the two finalists will receive GH¢ 1,000 worth of MTN credit, with the best player of the game receiving GH¢ 200 worth of MTN credit, while the Best Defender takes home GH¢ 100 worth of MTN credit with the Most Promising Player recieving – GH¢ 100.