Asante Kotoko booked a ticket to the round of 16 of the NC Special Competition Tier 2 after beating RTU 3-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Wednesday, but Hearts of Oak’s game against Uncle T Stars and Liberty’s home game with Skyy FC were both rained off.
The Porcupine Warriors got into the lead after three minutes through Kwame Boahene but RTU soon found their way back into the game through a penalty after 21 minutes. Daniel Nii Adjei put Kotoko back into the lead in the 45th minute and Abdul Ganiyu made certain of the result in the 78th minute through a penalty.
AshGold joined Kotoko with a 1-0 result over Young Apostles at the Len Clay Stadium. Mark Agyekum scored the only goal of the game.
But Aduana Stars and Karela United did not experience good times in their respective home matches.
Aduana Stars drew 2-2 with Berekum Arsenal in Dormaa but lost 4-3 on penalties.
Karela drew 1-1 with Nzema Kotoko at Anyinase and lost 4-2 in the shootout to their local rivals.
Elsewhere, Medeama also progressed with a 2-1 win over Bibiani Gold Stars.
Heart of Lions shocked Elmina Sharks in Elmina, beating Yaw Acheampong’s men 1-0 to seal a place in the round of 16.
BA United recorded a 2-0 win over Kintampo FC to also book their place in the last 16.
Hearts of Oak’s home game against Uncle T Stars and Liberty Professionals’ game against Skyy FC were both rained off and have subsequently been rescheduled for Thursday at 10am.
NC Tier 2 Last 32 Results:
Medeama 2-1 Bibiani Gold Stars
Karela United 1-1 Nzema Kotoko (Nzema Kotoko won 4-2 on penalties)
Asante Kotoko 3-1 RTU
Ashantigold 1-0 Young Apostles
BA United 2-0 Kintampo FC
Aduana 2-2 Berekum Arsenal (Arsenal progress 4-3 on penalties)
Elmina Sharks 0-1 Heart of Lions
Vision FC 1-0 Young Wise
Mighty Jets 1-3 Proud United
Unistar vs Amidaus (rescheduled for Thursday)
Wa Suntaa vs Nkoranza Warriors (rescheduled for Thursday)
Samartex vs Tamale City (rescheduled for Thursday)
New Edubiase vs Asokwa Deportivo (rescheduled for Thursday)
Hearts of Oak vs Uncle T Stars (rescheduled for Thursday)
Liberty Professionals vs Skyy FC (rescheduled for Thursday)
Last 16 teams so far:
Heart of Lions