Kotoko return into this season’s MTN FA Cup this Wednesday and ahead of the eagerly-awaited clash with Division One side, NEA Salamina at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, we look at the five major talking points surrounding the game. Nature of the FA Cup The FA Cup is known for giving "minnows" from the lower divisions the chance of eliminating Premier League giants. This year’s campaign hasn’t been different since some Premier League clubs have already fallen victims. The casualties that come to mind are WAFA who fell to Amidaus Professionals; Aduana Stars who were beaten by Techiman Eleven Wonders; Ashgold who lost to Asokwa Deportivo and Liberty Professionals who were edged out by Danbort FC. Kotoko’s Journey The Porcupines joined the campaign at the Round of 64 stage. Th
Danbort FC head coach, Evans Adjei is confident ahead of MTN FA quarter finals clash against Accra Hearts of oak on Sunday at the Accra sports stadium. Despite Hearts Of Oak’s pedigree and stature in Ghana football, coach Evans does not seem fazed at all by the prospect of meeting one of the country’s great sides. He accepts the tag of underdogs but insists his players are going to be equal to the task when the referee blows his whistle for kick off at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. “We are not afraid of Accra Hearts of oak,their players are players just like wew also have in our camp, we will match them boot for boot come Sunday,” he said. “They have good players and good coaches in their camp, we are David and they are Golliath, but we will do our best and obviously
The Premier League Board has confirmed in a statement that the Ghana Premier League is to go on a one month break to pave way for the MTN FA Cup as well as allow the Black Stars B to prepare for the upcoming CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso. Below is the full statement. PRESS RELEASE PREMIER LEAGUE GOES ON A ONE MONTH BREAK The Ghana Premier League is to go on a month break to allow the quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup to be honoured, as well as pave way for handlers of the Black Stars Team B to prepare adequately for the 2018 CAF CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso. The quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup will be honoured this weekend, and the Black Stars B Team, which is made up of players from the domestic league, will commence a one week residential camping ahead of their ...
Accra Hearts of Oak head coach Frank Nuttall is pleased with the team's performance against lower tier side Accra Young Wise in the FA Cup tie played at the Zaytuna Park in Kasoa on Sunday. The Scottish trainer revealed that he was pleased with his sides display despite a narrow win over the division one league side. The Phobians ended Accra Young Wise’s amazing run in the MTN FA CUP, by beating them by a lone goal at the Zaytuna Park on Sunday to book their place into the last 8 of the competition. An own goal from Young Wise striker Abdul Rahman Abdullah settled the contest in a game in which the Phobians could not really get out of gear. “I am very pleased with the players and staff because they are all working very hard but it was a very professional job by the players
The Round of 16 draw of the Sanford Women's FA Cup will be held at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Secretariat in Accra on Wedneday June 7. Defending champions Police Ladies beat second tier side Anlo Ladies 4-0 in the last round. Lady Strikers defeated Hasaacas Ladies in an all top-flight game in the Round of 32 with Samaria Ladies also edging past Soccer Intellectuals 4-3 on penalties after a goalless game. The biggest match of the last round also saw Ampem Darkoa Ladies defeat Fabulous Ladies 2-1, with Lepo Ladies recording an emphatic 8-2 win over FC Savannah. Officials of Sanford World Clinic and key GFA officials are expected to attend Wednesday's live draw which starts at 11am. Below are the teams which have made it to the Round of 16: Northern zone Real Upper Ladies Afia ...
The draw for the last 16 stage of the MTN FA Cup competition was held today at the M-Plaza Hotel with Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko drawing Division One sides. The Phobians who are drawn in Zone 3 would play away to Accra Young Wise FC at the Zaytuna Park in Kasoa. Nine-times winners of the competition, Kumasi Asante Kotoko who are playing in Zone 2 will return to the Baba Yara Stadium to play host to Wassaman United in a tricky tie. Defending champions Bechem United would move to the Berekum Golden City Park to engage regional rivals Berekum Chelsea while Medeama SC remain at the Tarkwa and Abosso Park to host visiting Elmina Sharks FC. In other matches, Nea Salamina FC will host Steadfast FC, Samartex 1996 take on Wa All Stars, Amidaus Professionals will pl...
Clubs who have made it into the Round of 16 of the MTN FA Cup Competition will know their fate when the Round of 16 live draw is held at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Nine Premier League clubs and Seven Division One League clubs have made it into the next stage of the competition. These include 10-time Champions Accra Hearts of Oak SC, 8-time winners, Asante Kotoko SC, Two time winners, Medeama SC, defending champions Bechem United FC and defending Ghana League Champions, Wa All Stars FC. Premier League leaders and former MTN FA Cup semi-finalists, WAFA SC, who are aiming for a double, are in the hunt as are last year’s semi-finalists, Liberty Professionals FC. The competition has proven to be no respecter of big teams and that is
The MTN FA Cup competition enters into the Round of 32 this weekend with teams battling for a place in the Round of 16 stage. Officials for the Round of 32 of the MTN FA Cup competition have been announced. Below are the Match officials for this weekends games: Match: Danbort FC vs Heart of Lions (Sun) Venue: Nungua Referee: Ben Sefa Asst 1: Dominic Tandoh Asst 2: Emmanuel Tebson 4th Ref: Mathew Ayinsu Match Commissioner: Mike Okoto Match: Liberty Professionals vs Uncle T FC Venue: Dansoman Referee: Wiseman Ghansah Asst 1: Joseph Laryea Asst 2: E.B Quaye 4th Ref: Prince Coffie Match Commissioner: Alhaji Umar Teni Match: New Salamina vs Eleven Wonders Venue: Dormaa Referee: Akoto S. Daniel Asst 1: Seidu Daud
The second edition of the Sanford Women's FA Cup competition was launched on Wednesday at the Ghana Football Association at a launching ceremony attended by GFA Vice President, George Afriyie. The competition, initiated last year and sponsored by internationally respected health care organization Sanford World Clinic, will involve all 16 National Women's League clubs and clubs representing the various regions. The preliminary round of the competition was played earlier this month to select the teams that will represent the regional league clubs in the round of 32 stage. Last year, Sanford World Clinic signed a four-year agreement worth GH¢1.1million with the Ghana Football Association to sponsor the competition as part of its contribution towards helping the GFA to develop the
The second edition of the Sanford Women's FA Cup competition will be officially launched on Wednesday May 17 at the GFA Secretariat in Accra at 11am prompt. The competition, sponsored by an internationally respected health care organization Sanford World Clinic, will involve all 16 National Women's League clubs and clubs representing the various regions. The preliminary round of the competition was played earlier this month to select the teams that will represent the regional league clubs in the round of 32 stage. Sanford World Clinic signed a four-year agreement worth GH¢1.1million with the Ghana Football Association with an interest in helping the GFA develop the talents of young girls across the country through football. Police Ladies won the maiden edition of the compet