MTN FA Cup – Defending champions, Kotoko play Asokwa Deportivo in round 16

Title holders Asante Kotoko have been paired with Division One League side Asokwa Deportivo in the Round of 16 of the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup. 

Asante Kotoko advanced to the Round of 16 after beating third-tier side Thunderbolts FC 3-1 at the Okese Park, Ejisu in the Round of 32.

There are other exciting pairings to look ahead to in this Round.

Former Champions AshantiGold – who qualified at the expense of Aboi Young Stars – have been drawn against Aduana FC in an all-Premier affair while Berekum Chelsea face Kintampo FC in a contest that promises to be exciting.

Northern Zone pairings:
  • Asante Kotoko vs Asokwa Deportivo
  • Aduana FC vs AshantiGold
  • Kintampo FC vs Berekum Chelsea
  • Kintampo Top Talent vs Tamale City

In the Southern Zone, record winners Hearts of Oak will play guests to Accra Young Wise after eliminating Windy Professionals and Liberty Professionals from the competition.

Two-time winners Medeama SC will host Accra Great Olympics in a battle of former champions. Olympics have been champions three times (1975, 1983, 1995) – and would see this as a golden opportunity to win a trophy this term to round up a stellar campaign.

Elmina Sharks will face off with Division One side Tema Youth at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina.

Southern Zone pairings:
  • Young Wise vs Hearts of Oak
  • Attram de Visser Academy vs Legon Cities/Phar Rangers
  • Medeama SC vs Great Olympics
  • Elmina Sharks vs Tema Youth

Matches in this Round are scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 8, 2021.

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