Solomon Opoku scored the winning penalty kick as Commonwealth Hall soccer team beat a lame Akuafo Hall football team in penalty shootouts to lift the 2019 edition of the University of Ghana Football League (UGFL) Cup.
A determined Vandals team which looked hungry to win the trophy nearly conceded an early goal but their goalkeeper, Zakaria Alidu was brilliant to ward off danger.
It was ding dong affair in the first half with the farmers slightly on top.
Both sides approached the second half with a bit of intent and purpose trying to exploit pocket of spaces and improvising well at times to find the needed breakthrough.
The Commonwealth pair, Solomon Opoku and Ebenezer Osei, were decent for the Vandals keeping the defensive network tidy and blocking out dangerous shots from their goalkeeper’s reach.
Things could have gotten messy for the Vandals but for Ebenezer Osei who deflected two successive shots away from the Commonwealth goal area.
Collins Bediako replaced Fetus Osafo and should have found the winner, but his curled shot brushed off the woodwork when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Norbet Divon’s effort on the rebound could only find the side net.
With both teams failing to get the winner in regulation time, a penalty shootout was the only resolve.
Commonwealth won by 3-0 in the penalty shootout.
Akuafo hall sensation, Joshua Abayate, missed the first spot-kick as his attempted ‘panenka’ failed to materialize.
The Vandals effected three to perfection with Felix Buabeng, Solomon Opoku part of the players that found the net.
The unbeatable Commonwealth hall football team go down in the history as the first champions to finish a football season without conceding a single goal in the entire campaign.
The Vandals registered 10 goals in 5 games with Yussif Alhassan scoring seven out of the team’s 10 goals.