Tough draw for Kotoko, Hearts in 2017/18 Startimes GFA Gala

Accra, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have been given a tough draws in the re-introduced Startimes Ghana Football Association (GFA) Gala competition.

Defending champions Asante Kotoko were drawn with host Elmina Sharks, whilst Hearts of Oak have been drawn in a derby match against Accra Great Olympics.

The Gala competition is making a return on the football calendar for the first time in thirteen years since Asante Kotoko last won it.

Sixteen clubs from the Premier League and Division One clubs would participate in the two day soccer fiesta. Organisers say the clubs were selected strictly by invitation.

The StarTimes GFA gala is set to be played on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday February 4, at the Nduom Stadium in Elmina.

Each of the participating club would receive an appearance fee of USD 2,500 with the semi finalists would receive USD 500 additional fund.

The runner up would receive USD 1,000 whilst the winner earns USD 2,000.

According to the competition rules, 20 minutes would be allocated for each half, whilst the final match last for 30 minutes for each half.

Below is the full draw;

Techiman Eleven Wonders vs New Edubiase United

Ebusua ?busua Dwarfs vs Inter Allies

Asante Kotoko vs Elmina Sharks

Medeama SC vs Berekum Chelsea

Vision FC vs Wa All Stars

Hearts of Oak vs Great Olympics

Bechem United vs Nea Salamina

FC Samatex vs Dreams FC

Source: Ghana News Agency


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