MTN FA Cup: Aduana Stars, Bechem United and Dreams FC reach semis
Aduana FC have qualified for the semi-final of the 2021/22 MTN FA Cup after beating King Faisal in the quarter-final on Wednesday.
The two-time league champions defeated King Faisal 3-2 at the Agyemang Badu Park at Dormaa Ahenkro to secure a place in the last four.
Sam Adams opened the scoring for the Ogya lads in the 21st minute before Abdul Manaf Mudasiru made it 2-0 four minutes later.
Zubairu Ibrahim reduced the deficit for King Faisal but former Kotoko skipper Emmanuel Gyamfi restored Aduana’s two-goal cushion with a fine strike two minutes into the second half.
With few seconds to end the game, Ibrahim Osman netted a late penalty to reduce the deficit but it was too late to save them as Aduana held on to win 3-2 at Dormaa.
Aduana Stars will take on regional rivals Bechem United in the semi-finals after the Hunters eliminated Division One League campaigners Tamale City. Augustine Okrah grabbed a brace in the 15 and 75 minutes with Hafiz Konkoni and Latif Anabila scoring in-between.
Kingsley Braye pulled one back in the 57th minute before Bismark Asare netted a late consolation goal for Tamale City inside 84 minutes at the Fosu Gyeabuor Park at Bechem.
Dreams FC also made history by making their first ever semi-final appearance in the MTN FA Cup.
The Still Believe lads defeated Kotoku Royals 2-1 at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.
The Premier League side netted first through Agyenim Boateng Mensah in the 19th minute but Joe Boateng cancelled the lead 16 minutes into the 2nd half.
With the game heading to penalty shoot-out Adamu popped up to prod home the winner to send the stadium in wild jubilation – a historic semi-final berth that has always eluded them.
Dreams FC will face the winner of the match between holders Hearts of Oak and Skyy FC.