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NB: The name President Cup was introduced by Hon. Prince Oduro Mensah former MP for Techiman South and a former Substantive CEO of National Sports Authority, and Hon George Isaac Amoh former MP for Ayawaso West.

- They suggested to Mr J. Y. Appiah the then GHALCA Chairman to help the Organization of the competition to honour the sitting President (J. A. Kuffour) on every Republic Day Celebration.

1st July, 1969 (Busia Cup)
9th Republic Day Celebration
Kotoko 0-1 Dwarfs
                    Robert Kwofie
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was by Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia.

1st July, 1973 (Acheampong Cup)
Venue : Kumasi
13th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts 0-1 Kotoko
                   Emmanuel Donkor
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by I. K Acheampong.

1st July, 1984 (Supreme Military Council)
NB: This was to Raise funds for Olympic games.
24th Republic Day Celebration.
1st Leg in kumasi
Asante Kotoko 0-0 Hearts of Oak
2nd Leg in Accra
8th July, 1984
Hearts of Oak 1- 1 Asante Kotoko
Goal scorers : Offei Ansah scored for Hearts while Emmanuel Quaye (Joe Tex) scored for Kotoko.
NB: The trophy was awarded to Asante Kotoko for getting an away goal
NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

1st July, 2003 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
43rd Republic Day Celebration
Hearts of Oak 2-0 Great Olympics
NB: Bernard Don Bortey scored brace and his second goal was from a spot kick.
NOTE: Francis Mantey of Olympics was shown Red card on the 56th minutes.

NB: Great Olympics squandered a penalty which was Saved by GK James Nanor on the 86th minutes.
NOTE: Referee Alex Quartey

NB Presentation of Trophy: after the game, President J. A. Kufuor presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour Skipper of Accra Hearts of Oak.

1st July, 2004 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
44th Republic Day Celebration.
Liberty Professionals  0-1 Asante Kotoko
NB: Yusif Chipsah header was enough for Kotoko on 44th minutes.
Referee William Agbovi
NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President J. A. Kuffour together with Hon. Kojo Baah Wiredu [the late] (Minister of Education, Youth and Sports).

1st July, 2005 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
45th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts of Oak 0-1 Asante Kotoko
NB: George Yamoah on the 83rd minutes.
Note : Ishmael Addo and Nii Odartey Lamptey played as quest for the respective clubs.
Referee J. K Mortey
NB Presentation of the trophy was done by the Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late).
NB: Artist (K. K Fosu, Tic Tac, Rex Omar and Obour).

1st July, 2008 (President Cup)
New Patriotic Party
48th Republic Day Celebration.
Heart of Lions 2-2 Asante Kotoko
Scorers for Lions: Dominic Adiyiah and Stephen Owusu (pen).
Scorers for Kotoko: Jordan Opoku Darko and Eric Kwabena Bekoe.
NOTE : Asante Kotoko won 3-0 on penalties.
NB: Godfred Rockson of Lions was shown Red card.

- Heart of Lions disappointingly failed to convert any of their first three penalty kicks while Asante Kotoko scored three from four kicks with Daniel Acquah, Nii Adjei and Eric Bekoe scoring.
Referee Alex Quartey
NB: The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama (the late) presented the trophy to Emmanuel Osei Kuffour who was Asante Kotoko captain.

1st July, 2009 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
49th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 1- 1 Eleven Wise
Goal scorers : Eric Gawu scored for Hearts while Winfred Dormon scored for Xi Wise.
NOTE: Hearts of Oak won 5-4 on penalties.
NB: Stephen Aidoo of Xi Wise was shown Red card.
- Penalty Kicks: Francis Bossman, Karim Alhassan, Kwabena Boafo, keeper Laud Quartey and Eric Gawu converted their kicks with Samuel Affum and Douglass Nkrumah failing.
Michael Ocansey who was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Winfred Dormon, Edmund Sakyi and Yaw Nyarko scored for Xi Wise, whilst Eric Owusu, Ohene Addo, and Abdulai missed their kicks to send the Phobians into wild jubilation right into the night.
Referee Joseph Lamptey

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Vice President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2011 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
51st Republic Day Celebration.
Asante Kotoko 2-2 Berekum Chelsea
Scorers: Alex Asamoah and Fatau Mohammed scored for Kotoko whilst Gladson Awako and Bismarck Idan got the goals for Berekum Chelsea.
NB: Berekum Chelsea won 8-7 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

- The negative reaction of the Asante Kotoko team was after Tamale-based referee Awal Mohammed ordered two penalty kicks by Berekum Chelsea duo, Yaw Alexander and Alfred Arthur to be re-taken, insisting that the Kotoko goalie Soulama Abdoulaye (the late) came off his line before both kicks were taken.

- Earlier, the Asante Kotoko team threatened to walkout after Berekum Chelsea’s Alfred Arthur’s kick was ordered to be re-taken following the keeper’s move from the goal line, thus halting play for close to five minutes before the Porcupine Warriors rescinded their decision following the intervention by some high ranking officials including the Vice President John Dramani Mahama.
When calm was restored, Arthur scored on the second attempt before Jackson Owusu, Abdul Basit Mohammed and Adams Ahmed also found target for Berekum Chelsea whilst Prince Anokye missed for Asante Kotoko with Ahmed Toure and Frank Boateng hitting the back of the net for the Porcupine Warriors.

Asante Kotoko line-up: Abdoulaye Soulama, Yaw Frimpong, Sabato Mohammed, John Kuffour, Prince Anokye, Daniel Nii Adjei, David Offei, Frank Boateng, Ahmed Toure, Alex Asamoah and Haruna Ganiyu.
Subs: Aziz Ansah, Henry Owusu, Gershon Akuffo, Stephen Oduro, Fatawu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah and Isaac Amoako.
Coach : Bogdan Korack
Berekum Chelsea line-up: Ernest Sowah, Yaw Alexander, Owusu Jackson, Gladson Awako, Owusu Obed, Isaac Morgan, Edward Kpodo, Ahmed Adams, Bismark Idan, Alfred Arthur and Eric Agyemang.
Subs: Maxwell Banahene, Richard Afari, Ebenezer Odei, Kwaku Andoh, Josiah Kunde, Mohammed Abdul-Basit and Awudu Moro.
Coach : Orlando Wellington

NB: Vice President John Dramani Mahama presented the trophy to Berekum Chelsea’s captain Abdul Basit Mohammed.

1st July, 2012 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
52nd Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup.
Berekum Chelsea 2-1 Asante Kotoko
Scorers: Edward Kpodo and Gladson Awako scored for Berekum Chelsea while Kofi Nti Boakye who got the first goal of the game, goal stand as a consolation for Kotoko.
Referee Samuel K. Gyasi

NB: Presentation of the Trophy by Vice President, John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2013 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
53rd Republic Day Celebration.
NB: For the first time foreign clubs (TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers) were invited to participate in the Republic Day Anniversary Cup and four clubs were also involved for the first time, and they played from semi-Finals which both TP Mazembe and Enungu Rangers lost to Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC respectively.
Hearts of Oak 2- 0 Medeama SC
Mahatma Otoo got brace.
NB: Ruben Gnagne of Hearts of Oak miss penalty.
Referee Cecil Fletcher

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.
3rd place
TP Mazembe 2-0 Enungu Rangers

1st July, 2015 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
55th Republic Day Celebration.
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Hearts won 5-4 on penalties.
Hearts kicks: (Ruben Gnange, Isaac Oduro, Gilbert Fiamanyo, Richard Yamoah and Foovi Aguidi)

Kotoko kicks: (Michael Akuffu [missed], Eric Donkor, Latif Amadu, Christopher Bonney and Dauda Mohammed)
Referee Samuel k Gyasi

Hearts of Oak Lineup:
Soulama Abdoulaye, Fatau Mohammed, Isaac Oduro, Philip Boampong, Sabahn Laryea, Issah Mumuni, Eric Kumi, Selasi Adjei, Eric Kumi, Paul Acquah, Isaac Mensah.
Asante Kotoko Lineup:
Ofori Antwi, Jordan Opoku, Atta Kusi, Chrsitpher Bonney, Small Boy Korbah, Amed Adams, Micheal Akkuffo, Prince Baffoe, Ahmed Toure, Obed Owusu, Eric Donkor.

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by President John Dramani Mahama.

1st July, 2016 (President Cup)
National Democratic Congress
56th Republic Day Celebration
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
NB: Kotoko won 3-2 on penalties.
Referee Awal Mohammed

NB: Presentation of the Trophy was done by Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

Penalty Kicks
* Asante Kotoko goalie, Ernest Sowah was in inspired form during the penalty shoot-out saving three penalty kicks to hand Kotoko victory.

- The former Berekum Chelsea goalie saved kicks from Ibrahim Musah, Paul Acquah and Patrick Razak while his opposite number, Gbeti saved once from a tame Eric Donkor effort while Samuel Kyere blasted his penalty over the bar.

Order of Penalties
Hearts of Oak skipper Robin Gagne stepped forward and coolly finished the first kick. Evans Quao stepped forward for Asante Kotoko and scored his too.

- Ibrahim Musah for Hearts and Eric Donkor for Kotoko, both missed their kicks.

- Paul Acquah followed for Hearts of Oak and had his kick saved before Emmanuel Osei scored for Asante Kotoko.

- Ollenu Ashittey also scored for Hearts of Oak before Samuel Kyere missed an opportunity to put Hearts of Oak ahead by over cocking his kick.

- With the kicks still at 2-2, Patrick Razak stepped forward and missed for Hearts of Oak before Asante Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong ensured victory by finishing on the day.

2017 President Cup
2nd July, 2017
Venue: Kumasi
Asante Kotoko 1-1 Hearts Of Oak
* The game was tied at 1-1 with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Kotoko took the lead through Saddick Adams in the first half but Hearts responded courtesy of Kwame Kizito. The rains accompanied by strong winds forced referee William Agbovi to halt proceedings.  

NB: The match was rescheduled for Monday, 3rd July at exactly 3pm.

Monday, 3rd July, 2017
 Asante Kotoko 0-0 Hearts of Oak
NB: Kotoko won 4-1 on penalties.
The match eventually ended goalless and a winner needed to be decided by the shootout. Kotoko went up first and their captain Amos Frimpong found the target. Hearts, on the hand, started poorly with Atingah missing his kick. Evans Quao scored his kick but Robin Gnagne blasted his over the bar. Jackson Owusu was successful as was Hearts’ Richard Akrofi.

Then, Saddick Adams finished the Phobians off with a calm penalty after a strong run-up aimed at throwing Hearts’ goalie Ben Mensah off. Kotoko keep the trophy they won last year in addition to GHS 10,000 in prize money.

The presentation was done by Hon Isaac Asiamah, Youth and Sports Minister.

Let's Look at the Republic Day Anniversary Celebration Cup (President Cup) Winners:
Asante Kotoko :    7 times.
Hearts of Oak:       4 times.
Berekum Chelsea: 2 times.
Ebusua Dwarfs:     1 time.

 Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)


* This will be the 193rd meetings between Asante Kotoko and Hearts Of Oak since 8th August, 1954 at the Kumasi Jackson Park which Kotoko were able to beat Hearts by 3-0.

All time Meetings since 1954 - 192

All time Non-League Meetings - 85

All time meetings inside Kumasi - 78

* All-time trophy meetings - 48 times but 6 of them were not Declared
Trophies played        - 42
Asante Kotoko wins - 22
Hearts of Oak wins   - 20

Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

Let's Look at Cup Final Matches in Kumasi
Total matches = 11 times but 2 of them were not Declared.
Cup Final Matches    - 9
Asante Kotoko wins  - 5
Hearts of Oak wins    - 4

* Let's look @ the two sides games in the month of DECEMBER
Total matches played - 10
Asante Kotoko wins    - 3
Hearts of Oak wins      - 5
Drawn games               - 2

Note: Asante Kotoko are yet to beat Hearts of Oak in a month of December since 1989 (30 years ago). The win was decided on penalties after 2 all in the 90mns. They last time Asante Kotoko best Hearts Of Oak in a 90mns of football in December was 10th December 1987  (32 years ago) during the Round Robin final.
The last time Accra Hearts of Oak lost in Kumasi against Asante Kotoko in a month of December was 8th December 1985 (34 years ago).


NB: Any team which scores first is more likely to carry the day.

* Since 10th August 1986 (Sports Council Cup 1st Leg, when Hearts of Oak lost by 1-2 after scoring first, NO team has scored first in Kotoko-Hearts in all competition encounters in Kumasi and lost.

Referees for the match

Referee : Alphonso Atiapah from Wa (He is an Accountant for G4S Security Services).

Asst. 1: Emmanuel Tebson - A teacher at Prestea.

Asst. 2: Augustine Dakurah - Nurse at Tamale Teaching Hospital

4th Referee : Benjamin Sefa Kwame - Nurse at St Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu.

Asante Kotoko are yet to loose against Hearts of Oak when Wa Based Referee is incharge
* 5th May, 2013
Hearts of Oak 1-1 Asante Kotoko
Referee Yakubu Nuhu Liman

29th October, 2017
FA Cup Final
Hearts of Oak 1-3 Asante Kotoko
Referee Abdul Latif Adaari

Maxwell Konadu as a Asante Kotoko coach against Hearts of Oak

* 25th September, 2011
Super Two (Friendly)
1st leg
Asante Kotoko 1-1 Hearts of Oak

2nd Leg
1st October 2011
Hearts of Oak 1-3 Asante Kotoko

* 2011-12 season (1st Round)
20th November, 2011
Hearts of Oak 0-0 Asante Kotoko
15th April 2012 (2nd Round)
Kotoko 2-1 Hearts

Hearts of Oak are yet to beat Asante Kotoko in which Maxwell Konadu is on the bench as a Head Coach

Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

On match Date - 22nd December

* 22nd December, 1963
Asante Kotoko 7-0 Army
B/A United        5-3 Hearts of Oak

* 22nd December, 1985
Asante Kotoko 4-0 Eleven Wise

* 22nd December, 2008
(Monday) League match
Hearts of Oak 1-0 Kessben Fc

* 22nd December, 2013
FA Cup (Round 64)
Bibiani Gold Stars 2-1 Hearts of Oak

Asante Kotoko played Waiga United on Tuesday, 24th December 2013

* 22nd December, 2018
CAF Confederation Cup
Asante Kotoko 2-1 Kariobanji Sharks