2024 MTN FA CUP: Bofoakwa Tano and Nsoatreman FC set for final showdown

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The 2024 MTN FA Cup final marks an exciting showdown as two formidable clubs hailing from the Bono Region vie for the coveted trophy, boasting not just local pride but also eyeing a spot in the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup.

Supringsly, defending champions, Dreams Football Club have been kicked out of the tournament by Bofoakwa Tano while Nsoatreman also made things look easy when they went past Legon Cities in the semi-final.

Let’s take a look at how the Semi-final fixtures concluded at the WAFA Park in Sogakope over the weekend.

Semi-Final 1 (Legon Cities vs Nsoatreman FC)
Nsoatreman FC beat Legon Cities 2-1 in the first semi-final fixture of the 2024 MTN FA Cup to reach their first-ever FA Cup Final in the history of the competition. 16-year-old Foster Afetorgbor of Nsoatreman struck first in the 35th minute as Mohammed Abdul Rahman doubled the lead just three minutes after the first goal.

Coach Maxwell Konadu and his team seemed to be comfortably leading the game until William Kwaku Adjei scored for Legon Cities, narrowing the gap. Despite the Royals’ efforts to equalize, they fell short. In the end, coach Paa Kwesi Fabin and Legon Cities were eliminated from the competition with a 2-1 scoreline after 90 minutes.

Semi-Final 2 ( Dreams FC vs Bofoakwa Tano)
Dreams FC did an incredible job in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup when they reached the semi-finals only to be eliminated by Zamalek on home soil. This achievement was possible when they won the last edition of the MTN FA Cup, defeating King Faisal in the final game of the tournament.

The hopes of the Still Believe boys were shattered as they succumbed to a 2-1 loss against Bofoakwa Tano in the semi-final of the 2024 MTN FA Cup.

Bofo took the lead just two minutes into the second half after an excellent shot from Aboagye Dacosta, which goalkeeper Solomon Agbasi had no answer to. In the 60th minute of the game, Dreams FC were awarded a penalty, which was neatly converted by Abdul Jalilu as the scoreline remained 1-1. There were no goals thereafter, hence the game had to be decided in extra time.

Elijah Addai doubled the lead for the Hunters in extra time to secure qualification for Bofoakwa Tano, thereby eliminating defending champions Dreams FC.

The Final (Nsoatreman FC vs Bofoakwa Tano)
The upcoming MTN FA Cup Final is shaping up to be an all Bono Regional affair, with the added intrigue that one of these teams will secure Ghana’s spot in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup competition. Set for June, the venue for this highly anticipated match is yet to be determined.


Story by: David Kwaku Dzaku| univers.ug.edu.gh

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