Three top-tier sides – Aduana Stars, AshantiGold and Tema Youth were handed surprise exits by lower-tier clubs in the Ghana FA Cup round of 64 games on Saturday.
While Aduana and Tema Youth got defeated 1-0 by Techiman XI Wonders and Emmanuel FC respectively, the Miners got booted out via penalties.
Hans Kwofie had given coach CK Akonnor’s men the lead at the Baba Yara Stadium but Asokwa Deportivo forced the game into a penalty shootout through a Francis Arthur equaliser. Deportivo then went on to win the tie 3-1 on penalties.
Inter Allies, without suspended head coach Prince Owusu, suffered elimination in the all-Premier clash at home to Liberty Professionals. The visitors won 4-2 on penalties after a barren 90 minutes.
Baffour Gyawu grabbed a hat-trick while Musah Sule scored the other goal as former Premeir League side Heart of Lions beat third-tier side NADM SC 4-0 in Kpando.
Ghana Premier League leaders Wafa SC also travelled to beat ALKE FC 2-0, courtesy goals from Togolese international Komlan Agbegniadan and Daniel Lomotey.
FA Cup Round of 64
Asokwa Deportivo 1-1 AshantiGold
Goals: Francis Arthur; Hans Kwofie
(Asokwa Deportivo won 3-1 on penalties)
Wa All Stars 2-0 Dark Horses
Goals: David Abagna Sandan, Seth Amoateng
Eleven Wonders 1-0 Aduana Stars
Goal: Abdul Wahab
Bechem United 2-0 Young Apostles
Goals: Charles Mensah, Mohammed Abdullai
Alke FC 0-2 Wafa SC
Goals: Komlan Agbegniadan, Daniel Lomotey
Inter Allies FC 0-0 Liberty Professionals
(Liberty Professionals Won 4-2 on penalties)
Real Tamale United 0-0 Bolga All Stars
(Bolga All Stars won 3-2 on penalties)
Amidaus Professionals 2-2 Vision FC
Goals: Isaac Amoah, Isaac Darko; Hamidu Abdul Fatawu, Frank Oppong
(Amidaus Professionals won 4-3 on penalties)
Dolphins FC 0-1 Fc Samartex 1996
Goal: Aminu Mohammed
Emmanuel FC 1-0 Tema Youth FC
Goal: Pius Baffour Odame
Windy Professionals 1-1 Unistar Academy
Goals: Mustapha Ibrahim; Kobina Owusu
(Windy Professionals won 4-3 on penalties)
Heart of Lions 4-0 Nadm FC
Goals: Baffour Gyawu Joseph (3*), Musa Sule