Soccer News of Wednesday, 9 January 2013
FC Nania, winners of the MTN FA Cup two seasons ago have drawn Sporting Mirren in the preliminary round stage of the competition.
Forty-eight clubs from the Division One League were entered into the draw, Tuesday evening.
The all-division one pairings will see Ghana's second tier sides play a one-off match to determine which side advances to the next stage of the Cup competition.
On January 15, the first day of preliminary round of matches, BA United will host Universal Stars while former premiership campaigners, Bechem battle Unity FC.
Nania will be away to Mirren at the St. Aquinas Park in Accra on January 16 while Great Olympics are also away to D-International at the Accra Sports Stadium on the same day.
The competition which started last year, has already seen 22 teams from the Second Division advance to the next round, the Round of 64.
Teams that qualify from the preliminary round in Division One together with the sides from the Second Division that have advanced will be joined by the 16 Premier League Clubs for the Round of 64 draw.
Premier League side, New Edubiase are the defending champions after winning last season's competition.
Match-day-1 January 15, 2013
Inter Allies vs Rehoboth Toende Utd vs Upper East Utd Tamale Utrecht vs Bazooka FC Galaxy FC vs Guan Utd Sampa FC vs Bofoakwa Utd BA Utd vs Universal Stars BA Stars vs Berlin FC Bechem FC vs Unity FC Tarkwa Utd vs Rainbow FC Samosa FC vs Mine Stars Gold Stars vs Depotivo FC Dunkwa Utd vs Starke FC
Match-day-2 January 16, 2013
Windy Prof. vs Hasaacas Elmina Sharks vs Ajax FC Metro Stars vs Eleven Wise Wassaman Utd vs Brighton Stars Yassin FC vs Juventus FC Prestige vs Istanbul Sp Mirren vs Nania FC D-International vs Gt Olympics Unity Stars vs Pure Joy King Solomon vs Red Bull Mighty Jets vs Danbort Zaytuna FC vs Okwawu Utd