Asante Kotoko SC suffered a surprised 1-2 home defeat at the hands of Asokwa Deportivo to exit the competition at the round of 64 stage.
An opening goal from Richard Arthur was not enough for the Reds of Ghana football in the regional showdown to cap a tumultuous spell on the local scene.
The painful home defeat ended a run of 848 days as title holders of the annual trophy since that memorable 3-1 thrashing of Hearts of Oak SC at the Tamale sports stadium.
A hat-trick from Saddick Adams made Thomas Abbey’s strike mere cosmetic in the iconic finale for the 2017 edition of the domestic cup.
The jubilant scenes at the Tamale Sports stadium on October 29, 2017 last a memorable 848 days due to managerial setbacks at the Ghana Football Association.
An investigative masterpiece into the GFA ended up truncating all domestic competitions for 118 months with interim leadership appointed by FIFA.
The dormant spell meant Asante Kotoko SC enjoyed the status of a defending champion for 848 days before their painful exit at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.