MTN FA Cup semi-final draw to be held on Tuesda

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The live draw of the semi-finals of the MTN FA Cup will be held at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra at 11am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. The event will also see the unveiling of the venues for semi finals and final matches of the competition. Four venues are in the race to host the remaining matches, especially the final showpiece. The venues are the Essipon Stadium in Sekondi, the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, the Tamale Sports Stadium and the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi. Four clubs have…

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I want to emulate Manchester United-Steve Polack

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  Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Steve Polack says he wants to build his team like EPL side Manchester United. Pollack explained that he watched the Red Devils 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday and he is hoping his team will be like that. “I watched their 4-0 victory over West Ham and I was so impressed and that is how I want to build my team and teams facing Kotoko must prepare well,” Polack told the Media. “We are ready for the FA Cup match against Nea Salamina…

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Hearts were better-Evans Adjei

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Danbort FC head coach Evans Adjei has admitted that Accra Hearts of Oak were better than his side in the MTN FA Cup quarter finals game. Adjei insists that he is not downhearted as his players did their best in the narrow 1-0 defeat to the former continental masters. The second-tier side who eliminated Liberty Professionals gave the Phobians a tough opposition but lost through a 64th minute Vincent Atinga penalty. “I’m not disappointed because we knew the opposition we were facing and we did everything possible to advance to…

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Dates & Venues for weekend FA Cup games announced

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The FA Cup Committee has announced venues for this weekend’s quarter final matches scheduled for Sunday July 30. The Committee will however fix the date for the Asante Kotoko vs NEA Salamina match immediately the green light is given for Asante Kotoko SC to resume playing of matches.     Match     Venue   Day & Date   Wa All Stars FC vrs Berekum Chelsea FC Wa Sports Stadium, Wa Sunday, July 30 Asante Kotoko SC vrs Nea Salamina FC Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi TBD Medeama SC vrs…

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FC Lugano track Isaac Donkor

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Swiss Super League side FC Lugano are interested in signing young Ghanaian defender Isaac Donkor from Serie A giants Inter Milan. The 21-year-old centre-back has emerged as the number one transfer target of high-flying Swiss side as they seek to beef up their squad for the coming season. According to Gianlucadimarzio, Lugano Walter Samuel, assistant coach of Lugano recommended the Ghanaian to the Lugano management having already played with him at Inter Milan. Donkor joined Cesena on loan in January this year and made 10 appearances in the Serie B. The youngster…

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MTN FA Cup quarter finals drawn games to go into extra time

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The chairman of the Ghana MTN FA Cup committee, Kurt E.S Okraku has revealed that there will be extra time should any of the quarter finals games end in a draw within the stipulated 90 minutes. The FA Cup boss pointed out the playing of extra time of fifteen minutes in each half was instituted as it could help to get a winner before the lottery of penalty shootout. “There will be extra time if any of the games ends in a draw and after extra time if the scores…

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Kotoko, Hearts tipped to sail through in FA Cup quarter finals draw

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The 2017 Ghana MTN FA Cup quarter finals draw took place at the M-Plaza hotel in Accra on Tuesday afternoon with some interesting pairings. In the Northern Zone, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will welcome high-flying Wamanafo Nea Salamina FC who are on top of the Ghana National Division One Zone One League to the Baba Yara Stadium. In the Southern Zone, 2015 winners Medeama who have not fared well this season face a dicey duel as they play as guest to Amidaus Professionals. The game is very tricky for the home…

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MTN FA Cup quarter-finals draw to be held on July 18

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Clubs who have qualified to the quarter finals stage of the 2016/17 MTN FA Cup competition will know their next opponents after the live draw which will be held at the M Plaza hotel on Tuesday July 18. Five Premier League clubs and three from the Division One League have made it into the next stage of the competition. Ten-time Champions Accra Hearts of Oak SC are still in the race alongside eight-time winners Asante Kotoko SC, two-time winners Medeama SC and defending Ghana Premier League Champions, Wa All Stars…

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Young Wise were difficult-Thomas Abbey

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  Accra Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey has pointed out that the game against Accra Young Wise was very tough. The Phobians defeated the second-tier side on Sunday by a lone goal to move to the last eight of the competition. Abbey who was named as the best player of the game revealed that they did not have things smooth in the game. “Young Wise were determined because they beat Accra Great Olympics here but we did everything possible to overcome them.”Abbey stated “It was a difficult game but…

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