Traditional giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak eased through to the quarter-final of the MTN FA Cup after posting 1-0 victories over Wassaman United and Young Wise respectively, but defending champions Bechem United, Liberty Professionals and Premier League leaders WAFA were dumped out of the competition.
Hearts needed a goal by Abdul Rahman to defeat lower division side Young Wise at Kasoa, while Bechem United were put to the sword by Berekum Chelsea who thumped their regional rivals a 4-0 at the Golden City Park, Berekum.
Stephen Sarfo, Alfred Nii Okai Quaye, Michael Yeboah and Stephen Sarfo were on target to seal a famous win for Chelsea.
Liberty suffered a penalty heartache after losing 8-9 to lower division side Danbort after both teams played out a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time.
In Kumasi, Amos Frimpong scored from the spot to secure qualification for Kotoko who dispatched lower division side Wassaman at the Baba Yara Stadium yesterday, reports Donald Ato Dapatem.
The Wassaman defenders held Kotoko’s attack at bay was many scoring attempts by midfielder Baba Mahama were thwarted until he was fouled in the 34th minute by Wassaman captain Daniel Paha Kwofie. Referee Prince Amoah did not hesitate in awarding a penalty which Frimpong scored to ensure the Porcupine Warriors moved closer to winning the FA Cup.
At the Tema Stadium, Premier league leaders, West African Football Academy (WAFA) were dumped out of the MTN FA Cup by Division One side Amidaus Professionals who ran away 1-0 winners, writes By Benjamin Xornam Glover.
Adam Sulemana got the only goal of the match in the 11th minute after he swept in the ball from the goal-mouth and fired a shot through the arms of Razak Abalora.
Abalora was understandably upset as he rushed to the Assistant Referee, Theresa Akongyam, for signalling it was a goal even though the goalie protested in vain claiming that the ball did not cross the goal-line.
In the 38th minute WAFA striker, Komlan Agbegniadan came close to scoring an equaliser but his shot was parried to corner by Amiduas goalie, Abraham Hoenyedze, but the resultant corner kick was wasted. WAFA’s best chance for an equaliser fell the way of Caleb Amankwa whose one-on-one encounter with the Amidaus goalie was saved.
WAFA’s best chance for an equaliser fell the way of Caleb Amankwa whose one-on-one encounter with the Amidaus goalie was saved.