The Ghana Football Association has postponed the MTN FA CUP Round of 16 match between Asante Kotoko and Real Tamale United which was scheduled for the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday May 24.
The GFA has also decided to reschedule the match between Ashantigold and Inter Allies which was also to be played at the Len Clay Stadium on May 23.
The decision to postpone the two games was taken after the Football Association and the FA Cup Committee accepted Kotoko and Ashantigold’s request to have their matches postponed because they have contributed six and five players to national team assignments respectively.
In their letter presented to the GFA on Tuesday May 19, Asante Kotoko stated that their players, Emmanuel Asante, Abeiku Ainooson, Amed Adams and Michael Akuffu have been invited to the Local Black Stars that will leave Ghana on Thursday for the COSAFA while Eric Ofori Antwi and Dauda Mohammed are also currently in the National U-23 camp.
On their part, Ashantigold also stated in their letter dated May 20 that they have contributed five players, Fatau Dauda, Tijani Joshua, Bernard Morrison, Yakubu Mohammed to the Local Black Stars while Lawrence Lartey is currently with the Black Meteors.
The GFA has granted both requests in accordance with Article 13(4) which states that, “Where a club has contributed three (3) players or more to the National Team “A” or 5 or more players in any combination of the National Team ‘A’, U-23, U-20 or U-17 the club may request for postponement of this match and the postponed match shall be rescheduled by the GFA.
In this regard, the GFA and the FA Cup Committee will announce a new date for both matches to be played.
Below are the matches that will be played this weekend:
Outstanding Round of 32 match:
Great Astronomers vs Berekum Chelsea -Robert Mensah Stadium, Cape Coast, Thursday May 21
Round of 16 matches:
Eleven Wise vs Samartex – Essipong Sports Stadium, Sekondi, Sunday, May 24
Afienya City vs Hearts of Oak – Tema Sports Stadium,Tema – Sunday, May 24
Aduana Stars vs Istanbul FC- Nana Agyeman Badu Park, Dormaa – Sunday, May 24
Tamale Utrecht vs BA United – Tamale Sports Stadium,Tamale – Sunday,May 24
WAFA vs Mighty Jets – WAFA Park, Sogakope – Sunday,May 24
Great Astronomers/Berekum Chelsea vs Medeama – Robert Mensah/ Berekum, May 24
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