New Edubiase yesterday crowned their unbeaten MTN FA Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Ashgold at the Accra Stadium.
They won the trophy for the first time without conceding a goal from six games and recorded 11 goals.
The feat handed them a giant trophy, a cash prize of 25,000 Ghana Cedis and a debut ticket to participate in next yearâ€™s CAF Confederations Cup.
A few scoring chances came the way of both sides but it was Abdul Yakubu Salamâ€™s men who made good use of their 51st minute free kick with a terrific grounder through Moro Ibrahim.
The goal did little to discourage the miners who had a brilliant first half. They tried in vain to cancel the lead, coming close in the 67th minute, but goalkeeper Saliu Idrissu flicked the ball over the bar.
Edubiase burly striker Stephen Manu demonstrated a below average performance when he failed on many occasions to live up to expectation upfront.
Excited coach Anthony Commeh said in a post-match interview that â€śwe prepared very well for the final and Iâ€™m not very surprised we are the ultimate winners.
We are ready for Africa. What we will be doing is to recruit new players to beef up the current squad.â€ť
Edubiaseâ€™s win denied the duo of Lawrence Nartey and Babamu the opportunity of winning the silverware for the second time running, having won it against Asante Kotoko in the last edition with Nania FC.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum