MTN FA Cup: Baba Yara Sports Stadium Likely To Host This Year’s Finals



Hon. Wilson Arthur, chairman of the MTN FA Cup committee, has revealed they intend to host this season’s final in Kumasi.

However, the committee’s final decision depends on the teams that make the final, Arthur told Onua Sports said in an exclusive interview.

“On paper, our plan is to play the final in Kumasi, but it will depend on the clubs that reach the final because we want the game to be closer to their fans,” he said.

Accra hosted last season’s final with Hearts of Oak beating AshantiGold on penalties to win the competition for a record 11th time.

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The Phobians are in contention to defend their crown, meanwhile, their sworn rivals have been eliminated.

On Monday, the draw for the Round of 16 was conducted with defending champions Hearts of Oak paired against Elmina Sharks, a side who are bottom of the Ghana Premier League.

The Phobians advanced to this stage after eliminating Division One League side Golden Kicks thanks to a 5-2 victory.

The FA Cup is currently Hearts of Oak’s only realistic chance of tasting silverware this season. The Phobians are not playing well in the league and are 14 points behind Kotoko.

Also in the Southern Zone – Dreams FC have been paired with fellow top-flight side Legon Cities while Skyy FC clashes with Heart of Lions in the other tie.

In the Northern Zone – 2015/16 Champions Bechem United who are flying high in the league are favourites against Kumawuman United while Aduana Stars take on Berekum Chelsea in Dormaa.

The matches will be played on the weekend of Friday 25 – Sunday 27, March 2022.

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