Kotoko will begin their MTN FA Cup defense, in the 1/64 stage of the 2018 campaign, against Bepong Storm Academy and not Kwahu Youth Academy as earlier announced.
The change has come about after Bepong Storm Academy were declared winners over Kwahu Youth Academy FC by the Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee following a petition filed at the DC against the latter.
Kwahu Youth Academy beat Bepong Storm Academy FC, a fellow Division-two side, in the preliminary round at Nkawkaw, and were paired against the defending champions, Kotoko, in the next fixture scheduled for May 13, 2017.
The losers protested against the eligibility of Kwahu Youth Academy’s Derrick Frimpong, and the DC in a decision signed by its Chairman, Prosper Harrison Addo, accepted that the player was indeed unqualified.
“ThatÂ havingÂ beenÂ foundÂ toÂ haveÂ forfeitedÂ theÂ match,Â KwahuÂ YouthÂ AcademyÂ Football ClubÂ shallÂ beÂ consideredÂ asÂ havingÂ lostÂ theÂ match in accordanceÂ withÂ ArticleÂ 34(2)Â and accordingly,Â threeÂ (3)Â goalsÂ areÂ herebyÂ awardedÂ inÂ favor ofÂ BepongÂ StormÂ Academy FCÂ in accordanceÂ withÂ ArticlesÂ 34(5)(a)Â ofÂ theÂ GeneralÂ RegulationÂ ofÂ theÂ GFA”.
“ThatÂ thisÂ matchÂ beingÂ aÂ MTNÂ FAÂ CupÂ matchÂ BepongÂ StormÂ AcademyÂ FCÂ shallÂ advance onÂ 0-3 match resultsÂ toÂ playÂ AsanteÂ KotokoÂ SCÂ inÂ theÂ RoundÂ ofÂ 64Â ofÂ theÂ MTNÂ FA CupÂ competition.”