Black Stars captain and Al-Sadd player Andre Ayew lifted his first trophy since joining the gulf state club in the summer on Friday night as his side defeated Al Rayyan 5-4 on penalties to lift the Emir Cup.
It was an entertaining match with very little goals and befitting of most cup finals as both sides were cautious in their approach.
There was very little to separate both sides even during regulation time as a tale of two penalty kicks from both teams sent the game into penalty shoot out.
Al Rayyan scored the first goal of the match on the cusp of the first half with Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi the scorer of the penalty to hand his side a 1-0 lead heading into the break.
After recess, Al-Sadd pulled parity as former Villarela and Arsenal midfielder Santiago Cazorla converted from the spot to equalize in the 58th minute.
Andre Ayew who started the game was replaced in the 80th minute with teammate Ali Assadalla as the game headed into penalty shootout.
Al Rayyan scored four of their five penalty kicks as Al-Sadd converted all five to win their first trophy of the season in a trophy laden spell for former Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez who is now coach of Al-Sadd.
Andre Ayew joined Al-Sadd this summer as a free agent after leaving English Championship side Swansea City.