Kotoko Host First Klass

MtndrwThe Round of 32 draw of the MTN FA Cup held yesterday  recorded very tricky encounters as most of  the Premier League Clubs avoided each other.

Apart from the clash between Sekondi Hasaacas and Liberty Professionals, the other premiership sides would have to battle it out with unfamiliar opponents from Division One and Two clubs, noted for causing huge upsets.

Ashanti Gold would be up for a very huge challenge as the come against an in-form Danbort FC side that eliminated Amidaus Professionals at the round 64 stages of the competition.

Inter Allies also face a very tedious task when they take on former champions ,Nania FC while defending champions Medeama SC would come against Pure Joy FC.

In other games, Kumasi Asante Kotoko would come against First Klass FC in a local derby while New Edubiase would also face Tarkwa Real United.

Feyenoord Academy would be guest to Red Lions at Obuasi while Bechem United would host Takoradi Dolphins at Bechem.

Former Premier League club, Tudu Mighty Jets would travel to Bolga to face All Stars while Future Stars and Istanbul FC would square it off at Kumasi.

Slayers of Accra Hearts of Oak, Gold Stars would be hoping to keep up with their impressive form in the competition as they welcome Kotoku Royals to Bibiani.

Berekum Chelsea would also face a very tricky encounter as they play away to UCC Youngsters, another impressive team in the competition.

Tema United would be guest to Metro SC at Sekondi while another former premier league team Okwawu United would play Sampa United.

Meanwhile, three other games would only be played after the cases with the disciplinary committee have been dealt with.

The winner of the case between Right to Dream Academy and Ho Dynamos would play against Rospack SC and the winner of that game would face King Faisal in the Round of 32.

Similarly, Bazooka FC awaits the winner of the case between Royal Faith and Dawhenya FC while Aduana would also play the either Asokwa Deportivo or Dunkwa United. With the winners advancing to the next stage.

The Round of 32 matches would be played between February 6-10, 2014

All participating teams would receive Ghc 500 worth of Airtime from sponsors MTN.

Meanwhile, the FA’s FA Cup Committee has expressed satisfaction with its performance since the revival of the knockout competition in 2010.

The FA Cup had been in abeyance for 10 years before it was brought back to life four seasons ago – backed by the financial support of telecommunications giants, MTN.

The competition has offered several thrills to Ghanaian football fans with lower division side Nania FC winning it on its return.

New Edubiase and Medeama SC have also took turns to win the competition in the past two seasons.

“We brought a dead competition alive and you know how difficult that is,” a member of the FA Cup Committee Eddie Doku said during the Round of 32 draw last Tuesday. By Michael D. Abayateye

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