MTN FA Cup Rd of 32 thrills – Hearts, Kotoko tipped to qualify

Beleaguered Asante Kotoko will shift their focus to the MTN FA Cup tomorrow as they come up against Division One side, Proud United, in a Round of 32 away fixture at Agona Swedru.

The 2015 Premier League champions have found themselves in the back foot this season, struggling both home and away, to get results on the league.

Playing eight matches without a win, coupled with frequent change of coaches, the Porcupine Warriors are currently at the crossroads and need a win badly under newly-appointed Steven Polack.

However, Proud United could be a banana peel in Kotoko’s path as the Swedru-based club seeks to take advantage of the problems in the Kotoko camp to upset them.

In Accra where MTN subscribers have an option to buy tickets with their Mobile Money account at the front gate near the main entrance on a pilot basis, resurgent Hearts of Oak will seek to extend their good form to the FA Cup as they host less-fancied Kotoku Royals at the Accra Stadium tomorrow.

The Phobians are unbeaten in six matches and Frank Nuttal and his charges look set to run over the lads from Akim Oda.

In other matches fixed for tomorrow, defending champions, Bechem United, will host Guan United at Bechem, while former champions, New Edubiase, travel to the Tarkwa T&A Park to confront Medeama.

Premier League champions, Wa All Stars, will clash with Bolga All Stars in a tight derby at the Wa Stadium, , B.A. United travel to the Golden City Park to face Berekum Chelsea in a regional derby, with WAFA playing Unistar Academy at Kasoa Ofaakor.

FC Samartex 1996 will meet Asokwa Deportivo in a Division One duel at Samreboi, Premier League debutantes, Elmina Sharks, will storm Bibiani to play Gold Stars, Steadfast versus Power Sporting Club at the Tamale Stadium, Techiman Eleven Wonders challenge Nea Salamina at Dormaa-Ahenkro,  and Young Wise FC versus Okyeman Planners at the Zaytuna Park.

 King Faisal and Wassaman United will clash at the Baba Yara Stadium, with Heart of Lions playing as guests of Danbort FC at the Nungua Town Park.


This afternoon, Liberty Professionals welcome Uncle T Stars to the Dansoman Carl Reindolf Park, while Emmanuel FC play host to Amidaus Professionals at the Nungua Town Park.