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The Chairman of the MTN FA CUP committee Kurt Okraku has assured Hearts fans that his body will only select the “crème-de la-crème” of match officials for the final showdown with Kotoko. Hearts and Kotoko will battle it out for the 2017 MTN FA CUP trophy on the 29th October 2017 at the Tamale Sports Stadium. But Hearts fans have raised legitimate calls for the MTN FA CUP committee to only select foreign match officials for the final. However, Kurt Okraku has allayed the fears of Hearts fans insisting that only the best will be allowed to officiate in the finals. “I think that it is fair that people speak their minds,…

Accra Hearts will be playing in the finals of the MTN FA Cup for the very first time in seventeen years. Hearts of Oak booked a ticket to this year’s FA Cup final after beating Wa All Stars 2-1 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday. The competition record winners were the better side in the first half as sprinter Patrick Razak and lifewire Winful Cobbinah’s magical display frustrated Wa All Stars to finish the first half with a comfortable 2-0 lead. Wa All stars were forced to make an early substitution in the first half when injured Kwaku…

Vice Chairman of the MTN FA Cup Committee Kofi Poku has confirmed that his outfit has moved the MTN FA Cup quarter finals game between Kotoko and NEA Salamina to second week in August. This decision follows the Porcupine Warriors request to be excused from this Sunday’s game as their players have not psychologically and physically recovered from the accident they encountered after their match-day 22 game against Inter Allies. Kofi Poku says his outfit has agreed to their request. “They’ve been excused from this weekend’s games and we’re hoping that in the second week of August, they will play…

Asante Kotoko beat 1-0 Wassaman United to qualify to the quarters-final of the 2016/17 MTN FA Cup. The Division thronged to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with hope of causing upset but it did not materialize as Amos Frimpong first half penalty denied the Tarkwa side progression. Kotoko started the tie in promising way, swinging passes together with Baba Mahama leading the course but the Division side stood firm before they committed the blunder hence Kotoko’s goal It took Abdul Rahman Abdullah 35th first half own goal to hand Hearts of Oak progress into the round of the 8. The…

The MTN FA Cup is in its 7th season since the premier knockout competition restarted in 2010/11. This weekend the competition enters the Round of 16. SportsworldGhana.com’S Gariba Raubil picks the finest eleven players to have graced the knockout football event which have been won by Nania FC, New Edubiase United, Medeama SC (twice), Asante Kotoko and Bechem United over the years. GK Michael Sai – Nania FC RB Godfred Saka – Aduana Stars LB Ebenezer Ofori – New Edubiase CB Abraziz Abankwa – Nania FC CB Abeiku Ainooson – New Edubiase / Asante Kotoko CM Joseph Gordon – Medeama…

Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak were denied access to the playing field of the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday morning due to lack of payment. Scottish trainer, Frank Nuttall, and his charges were left frustrated after they were denied entry to the playing field in what was supposed to be a training session for the Phobians. According to sources, the team planned to train from 7:30 amon Tuesday but the inner perimeter of the stadium was locked by the National Sports Authority. Further checks revealed the NSA was demanding money before they grant the team access to the field. The…

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…

Asante Kotoko have been drawn against lower tier side Proud United in the MTN FA cup round of 32 whiles Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak host Kotoku Royals. The draw which was held on Thursday afternoon in Accra at Alisa Hotel had Two Premier League sides Wa All Stars and Bolga All Stars battling for quarterfinal slot. The Round of 32 games of the competition will be played between 18th and 22nd May 2017. See full fixtures below: #ZONE 1 Nea Salamina vs Techiman XI Wonders Wa All Stars vs Bolga All Stars Berekum Chelsea vs BA United…

Clubs who have made it into the Round of 32 of the MTN FA Cup Competition will know their fate when the live draw is conducted on Wednesday, May 3 2017. Ten Premier League sides, nineteen Division One clubs and three Division Two teams have made it into the next stage of the competition. The Live draw for the Round of 32 will be held at the  M Plaza Hotel in Accra at 11:00am next Wednesday. All media houses and Clubs who have qualified to this stage of the competition are invited to attend the event. Teams for the draw…

Emmanuel Gyamfi has been suspended for a match following his accumulation of three yellow cards in the 2016/17 Premier League. He will therefore play no part in Sunday’s FA Cup Round of 64 match against Bekwai Youth Academy at Bekwai. The livewire has been picking Man of the Match awards at an impressive rate. He has won six of them in 12 matches. The nimble footed winger has however been attracting  yellow cards as well. The latest development will thus see him out of the team’s first FA Cup match in 2017. Gyamfi picked his first yellow card at Obuasi against…

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