Accra Hearts of Oak have advanced to the last-eight of the Ghana MTN FA Cup after beating minnows Starke FC 2-0 on Sunday.
The rejuvenated Phobians proved superior throughout proceedings to finish the game unscathed. It was out of form striker Gilbert Fiamenyo who put coach David Duncan’s side in the lead on the half hour mark at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Inspirational captain and in-form goal poacher Mahatma Otoo once again got his name on the score cards for the Ghana Premier League side with a brilliant finish that shot them to the quarter-finals of the knockout tournament.
The Phobians finished with 10 men after stand-in captain Moro Abubakar saw red after the interval.
In the other game dubbed the clash of the Ghana Premier League giants, Medeama edged out Berekum Chelsea at Tarkwa in a game that ended 3-1 after penalty shootouts whiles Tema Youth’s woes on the domestic scene deepened after losing to Aduana Stars 4-2 on penalties.
Gold Stars knockdown Bashir Hayford's Ashgold 3-1 in Bibiani and on Saturday Hearts of Lions roared to the quarters after beating Mighty Jets 2-0.
Former champions Nania FC will face Division One campaigners, Eleven Wise on Monday whiles Caf Champions League losing finalists Asante Kotoko welcome Rainbow FC at home on Wednesday.