The FA Cup Committee have strongly refuted claims of official machinations to favor the ‘big teams’ ahead of Super Sunday.
Hearts of Oak will face Wa All Stars in the first semi final match of this season’s knockout competition in the 3pm kickoff in Obuasi with Asante Kotoko clashing with Medeama in the other tie to be played under floodlights.
Emerging reports suggest an official conspiracy to have both Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko win their respective semi final matches to set up a dream final in Tamale.
But chairman of the FA Cup Committee Kurt E.S Okraku has vehemently dismissed these reports – pointing at the record of the competition since its resurrection as ample proof of its credibility.
“A global company like MTN will not invest this huge amount of money in a product of the FA if it didn’t have the credibility,” he told FootballMadeInGhana.com.
“Where were these reports when Nania FC, a team from the lower tier won this competition in just the first year of its resurrection?
“Were Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko not part of this competition when Medeama won this competition twice?
“If such a conspiracy exists, why is it that Hearts of Oak and Kotoko are not in the finals every year?
“Past chairmen of the FA Cup Committee have clubs. Indeed, I own a football club so how come I have not been able to influence situations to help my team go past even the preliminary stages?
“These are the things that hurt Ghana football and I will advice those propagating such falsehood to put a stop to it.
“We must not poison the minds of the very people we expect to patronize our games and therefore this falsehood must stop.”
The FA Cup competition which has telecommunication giants MTN as its headline sponsor remains one of the well organized and patronized local competition.
Its winner represents Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup.