Giants Hearts of Oak rallied from behind to beat Bechem United 2-1 in the MTN FA Cup final at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday evening.
Samuel Boadu has now won 3 major titles since he arrived at the capital club 15 months ago.
The Phobians went into the game on the back of their uninspiring league campaign which saw them pick just a point from their last 5 games, and finished in a lowly 6th place – amassing 13 points lesser than they had last season.
Bechem United’s Augustine Okrah, Clinton Duodo, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Abdulai Iddrisu, and Abdul Anabilla gave the Hunters hope going into the contest.
Boadu named Sulley Muntari on the substitute bench however, Samuel Inkoom, Gladson Awako, and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh all started.
Kassim Mingle and his charges were further boosted by the promise of an European tour and the potential of playing in the CAF Confederation Cup for the second time in the club’s history was also a major incentive.
And, Emmanuel Avornyor sparkled the light to put the travelling fans into ecstasy when he poked home a spilled ball just around the area to put Bechem in the league.
However, Hearts pulled parity moments before the interval when defender Caleb Amankwah scored from a rasping drive from a Samuel Inkoom assist.
Sweet build up to Hearts of Oak’s second goal against Bechem United in the MTN FA Cup final. pic.twitter.com/xeHgLnXA3z
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The Phobians eventually sealed the victory when birthday boy Afriyie Barnieh netted his 11th goal of the season to win the title for the giants.
Hearts have now won the FA Cup 12 times.