Five Premier league sides booked their place in the last eight o of the 2017 MTN FA cup led by the rampant Berekum Chelsea FC at the Golden City Park. The blues spanked the holders for 4-0 in a ruthless demolition exercise that ended the holders’ title defence ambition.
A brace from Stephen Sarfo highlighted the scoring prowess of the Blues at home to Bechem United in the Bono derby. The landslide win booked a last eight ticket for the host as the holders bid good bye at the last 16 stage.
Far away in Samroboi in the western region, David Sandan Abagna registered his ninth goal in all competition to lead Wa All Stars into a crucial 1-2 win at the expense of Samartex 1996. The reigning premier league title holders eased into a 0-2 lead thanks to goals from Abagna and Kelvin Andoh before the host pulled one back in an eventful game for the visitors.
At the Kasoa Park, Accra Young Wise slammed to an own goal earlier into the game to end their FA cup dreams at the expense of the unconvincing Hearts of Oak. Frank Elliot and his Phobian boys limped into the quarters but will have to up their game to stand any chance of winning
Amos Frimpong arrowed home a spotkick for Kumasi Asante Kotoko to deny a brave Wassaman United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The skipper’s spot kick hauled his side into the last eight but will need some massive upgrade in their game if they are to proceed into the podium.
Medeama SC had Joseph Tetteh Zutah to thank for their progress into the final 8 teams in a 1-0 win over Elmina Sharks in the regional derby. The solitary from the experience Zuttah won the game for the Mauve and Yellows.
Amidaus ousted WAFA SC from the competition in a strange 1-0 win for the capital based side. An early goal from Danbort at the Tema proved to be the winner in one of the usual shocking results in the competition.
Dormaa based Nea Salamina booked their ticket to the last eight teams thanks to a 2-0 win over Steadfast. The dominant host deservedly zoomed past their Tamale based opponent into the quarter finals of the competition.
The lottery of shootouts proved favoured Danbort in a thrilling 17 shootouts that saw the division one earning a 9-8 ticket after a 1-1 score line in regulation time.
Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Wa All Stars , Medeama SC, Berekum Chelsea FC, will be joined by Nea Salamina , Amidaus and Danbort into the quarter finals in a draw slated for next month.