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Sports News of Thursday, 26 October 2017


FA Cup Final: Organizers to change kickoff time

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has ordered the organizers of the 2017 MTN FA Cup final showdown to be played between the hours of (3:00 – 5:00) pm and not after 5pm citing security reasons.

The hugely promoted grand finale was scheduled to be played under floodlights at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Sunday, October 29, but has since been ordered to be played two hours earlier.

This new directive will alter the program of the FA Cup Committee for the game which would have seen popular artist Fancy Gadam and other top musicians performing on the day before kickoff.

A curtain raiser between Northern Ladies and Lepo Ladies is also likely to be called off due to the new directive from the Sports Ministry.