The 2017 Ghana FA Cup competition preliminary round came on over the weekend with several upsets. Last season’s finalists Okwahu United continued their poor start to the campaign that has seen them battling relegation in the division one league, after losing 2-1 to Danbort FC. They have now become the first losing finalist to be eliminated in the preliminary stage since 2012.
Nania FC, who won the title in 2010, also fell to Uncle T Stars 5-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time.
Former Ghana Premier League side Bofoakwa Tano were also eliminated by Young Apostles 3-2 on penalties.
In Techiman, Eleven Wonders walloped Paga Japan Stars 7-1 at the Ohene Ameyaw Park on Saturday. The visitors took an early lead but saw their goalkeeper injured in the second half. Without a substitute goalkeeper on the bench, one of the players replaced the shot-stopper but could not prevent the hosts from going on rampage.
At the same venue on Sunday, Techiman City, who suffered relegation last season from the top-flight were shocked by NEA Salamina. The visitors pipped the Real Citizens by a lone goal.
However, New Edubiase United failed to turn up for their game against Eleven Wise on Saturday at the Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi.
According to the club's top hierarchy, there was a miscommunication from the football association.
There are several matches to be played between Monday and Wednesday including Mighty Jets and Amidaus Professionals.
Mampong Unique FC will also engage Dreams FC. Rail Stars FC will host in-form Dunkwa United FC while
Westlandes play Gold Stars.
Results at a glance
Nania FC 0-0 (3-5) Uncle T Stars
Danbort FC 2-1 Okwawu United
True Democracy 0-0 (5-4) Zein Fc
Bepong Believers FC 0-1 Kotoku Royals
Sekondi Hasaacas 1-2 Nzema Kotoko
Techiman City FC 0-1 NEA Salamina
Bofoakwa 1-1(2-3) Young Apostles
Okyeman Planners 2-1 Blue Skies
Juaboso All Stars 1-1 (3-4) Samartex
Vision FC 2-0 Charity Stars
Sporting Mirren 2-1 Madina Republicans
Dolphins FC 5-0 Enchi All stars
Akosombo fc 0-0 (3-4) Phar Rangers
Mampong Unique FC Dreams FC
Narita fc 3-0 Akroso Royal FC
Eleven Wise vs New Edubiase (Postponed)
Wassaman FC 1-0 Karela FC
RTU 4-0 Sankara National
Utrecht Academy 7-0 STK Stars
Achiken FC 5-2 Subri Royal
King Faisal 3-1 Buffalo FC
Area 51 FC 1-1 All Stars FC (2-4)
Home Stars 0-1 NaDm FC
Effutu Great Kingdy 0-3 Unistar Academy
Nyarkrom Youth 0-2 Proud Utd