Coach Hamza Mohammed and his Tamale City side has been paired with division two league side Kintampo Top Talents in the round of 16 of the MTN FA Cup in the Northern Zone.
The Tamale side kick-started their MTN FA Cup campaign against Tamale Sky FC which they won 2-1. They were then paired with arch rivals Real Tamale United and luckily they knocked their City rivals out on penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in open play.
Their next opponents was fellow division one league campaigners Techiman City which also ended 1-0 victory for Coach Hamza Mohammed side.
And now they are favorites to move to the quarter finals stage as they are being drawn against division two league side Kintampo Top Talents.
Their performance in the league recently has not been impressive which has limited their chances of gaining their maiden promotion to the Ghanaian topflight.
They recorded two consecutive defeats against fellow Promotion Chasers Berekum Arsenals and Bofoakwa Tano.
Which logically but not statistically ended their hopes of securing a Premiership qualification.
Elsewhere in the Northen Zone, Aduana Stars was paired against their fellow Premier League side Ashanti Gold, Kintampo FC had a difficult draw as they they were paired against Berekum Chelsea.
Mariano Barreto’s Kumasi Asante Kotoko after losing the super clash against Hearts Of Oak got Division One League Side Asokwa Deportivo.
For the Southern Zone, Hearts Of Oak after their win against Kotoko in the Super Clash will have to make a trip to play Young Wise, whiles Attram De Wise will battle for a place at the quarters against Legon Cities FC.
Medeama SC after eliminating Karela United will have to battle another premier league side Great Olympics, and Elmina Sharks will have to deal with Tema Youth before getting their way to the quarter finals stage.
Draw for the Northern zone
Aduana vs Ashantigold
Asante Kotoko vs Asokwa Deportivo
Kintampo Vs Berekum Chelsea
Kintampo Top Talents vs Tamale City
MTN FA CUP ROUND OF 16
Draw for the Southern zone
Young Wise vs Hearts of Oak
Attram De Visser vs Legon Cities
Medeama vs Great Olympics
Elmina Sharks vs Tema Youth
Note: The round of 16 matches are been scheduled to play on July 6, 2021 to July 8, 2021.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah