NC Special Competition Tier II: Ashanti Gold vrs Nzema Kotoko- Preview

Ashanti Gold will face giant killers Nzema Kotoko in the finals of the tier two competition on Sunday at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The winner of the game will book a ticket to represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Winners in 1992/1993, Ashanti Gold will be seeking to win their second ever F A CUP trophy when they come up against the Division One Side.
The miners have been incredible in the Competition winning all their games in the regulations time enroute to the finals.
Danish coach Kjetil Zachariassen has made a massive impact in the team since taking over from Svetislav Tanasevic three months ago.
The likes of Mark Agyakum, Latif Anabila, Emamuel Owusu and Mubarik Yussif have established themselves in the team since arrival of the Danish coach at the club.
Lead attacker Shafiu Mumuni is expected to lead the attack with the help of Amos Nkrumah and wonderkid Emmanuel Owusu.
Division one side Nzema Kotoko will be looking to cause an upset when they come up against favorite Ashanti Gold.
Christian Lokko’s side qualified to the finals of the Competition playing only one game at home. They recorded three victories away and a win at home. Before beating Unister Academy in the semi finals at the Cape Coast Stadium .
Just five years after the formation of the club, it will be a great feat for the club to win their first ever major trophy.
The win against their regional rivals Karela United in the round 32 set the pace for their  good run in the Competition.
Ex King Faisal and Tema Youth coach, Christian Lokko will be depending a lot on his attacking Pair Agyenim Boateng Mensah and Akesse Akesse who have scored seven (7) goals each in the competition.
Road to the finals
Ashanti Gold 1-0 Young Apostle
Ashanti Gold 1-0 New Edubiase
Ashanti Gold 1-0 Medeama
Ashanti Gold 3-1 Asante Kotoko
Road to the finals for Nzema Kotoko
 Karela United 1-1 Nzema Kotoko (4-3 on penalties),
Nzema Kotoko 3-0 Vision FC,
Heart of Lions 0-0 Nzema Kotoko (3-1 on penalties)
Nzema Kotoko 2-1 Unistar Academy.
Team News
Kjetil Zachariassen is sweating over the fitness of Latif Anabila after the former Wa all stars player missed the team training session.
Emmanuel Owusu, Amos Nkrumah and Appiah McCarthy are all expected to start for Ashanti Gold.
Nzema Kotoko have have no injury concerns, Lokko will is expected to have his full squad for the game.
Probable line up
AshantiGold – Frank Boateng –Emmanuel Nti Mensah , Roland Amouzou, Mubarik Yussif, Richard Osei Agyemang , Appiah McCarthy, Emmanuel Owusu , Abdul Latif Anabila – Amos Nkrumah, Mark Agyekum, Shafiu Mumuni.
Nzema Kotoko – Evans Quansah – Abdul Rashid, Augustine Ofori, Joseph Sam, Felix Ackah, Roland Frimpong, Felix Bleman, Takyi Amoah, Ali Muftawu, Agyenim Boateng, Akesse Akesse
By Abdul Wadudu Osman 

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