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Young Apostles FC Secure Premier League Qualifications in Dramatic Penalty Shootout

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In a thrilling conclusion to the Division One League play-off in zone one, Young Apostles FC secured their promotion to the Ghana Premier League after a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Techiman Heroes at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The match, which ended 1-1 in regulation time, saw both teams battle fiercely through extra time and into the penalties.

The match started with high intensity, with Young Apostles FC taking an early lead thanks to a goal by Kassim Sule in the 8th minute. Techiman Heroes responded strongly, leveling the score in the 41st minute through Mohammed Adama.

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Despite numerous attempts from both sides, the score remained locked at 1-1 at the end of regular time, forcing the game into extra time. The additional 30 minutes were a tense affair, but neither team managed to find the back of the net, leading to the decisive penalty shootout.

The penalty shootout was a rollercoaster of emotions. Techiman Heroes struck first, successfully converting their initial penalty. Young Apostles FC matched them, keeping the shootout level. However, the shootout turned in favor of Young Apostles FC when Techiman Heroes missed their second penalty.

Young Apostles FC’s Gerfar made his attempt count, putting his team in the lead. The tension escalated as both teams missed several penalties. The shootout witnessed a series of misses until Young Apostles FC held their nerve and scored their fourth penalty. With Techiman Heroes missing their sixth attempt, the shootout ended 4-3 in favor of Young Apostles FC.

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Match Summary

Full Time: Techiman Heroes 1-1 Young Apostles FC

Goals:
– Kassim Sule (Young Apostles) – 8th minute
– Mohammed Adama (Techiman Heroes)– 41st minute

Penalties:
– Techiman Heroes: Scored (1, 4), Missed (2, 3, 5, 6)
– Young Apostles FC: Scored (1, 3, 4, 5), Missed (2)

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