Ghanaian FA Cup

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Ghanaian FA Cup
MTN FA Cup logo
Founded 1958
Region  Ghana
Number of teams 325 (2012-2013 season)
Current champions Medeama (1st time)
Most successful club(s) Hearts of Oak (9 times)
2012-2013 MTN FA Cup

The Ghanaian FA Cup, currently known as the MTN FA Cup for sponsorship purposes, is the top knockout tournament of the Ghanaian association football.

The competition is played between the clubs of the Glo Premier League, Poly Tank Division One League, Ghana Division Two League, Ghana Division Three League and GAFCOA. The first G.F.A. Cup competition took place in the season 1957-1958, with an eight years hiatus between the seasons 2002-2010 with Hearts of Oak being the most successful club in the competition history having won the cup on nine occasions with the first being in 1973 and the recent in the 2000 G.F.A. Cup competition after defeating Okwawu United (2-0) in the finals.

The current cup holders are Medeama, who won the cup for the first time by defeating Asante Kotoko (1-0) on 14 July 2013.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Finalist
1958 Asante Kotoko N/A Hearts of Oak (Accra)
1959 Asante Kotoko N/A Great Ashantis (Kumasi)
1960 Asante Kotoko N/A Hearts of Oak (Accra)
1961-62 Real Republicans N/A Hearts of Oak (Accra)
1962-63 Real Republicans N/A Cornerstones (Kumasi)
1963-64 Real Republicans N/A Great Ashantis (Kumasi)
1965 Real Republicans not played Cornerstones
1968 Mysterious Dwarfs N/A Mighty Eagles (Ho)
1973 Hearts of Oak N/A Akotex (Akosombo)
1974 Hearts of Oak N/A All Blacks (Swedru)
1975 Great Olympics N/A Brong-Ahofu United (Sunyani)
1976 Dumas Boys of GTP 2-1 Hearts of Oak (Accra)
1978 Asante Kotoko N/A Gold Stars (Tarkwa)
1979 Hearts of Oak N/A Eleven Wise (Sekondi)
1981 Hearts of Oak N/A Real Tamale United
1982 Eleven Wise N/A Sekondi Hasaacas FC
1983 Great Olympics N/A Tano Bafoakwa
1984 Asante Kotoko 1-0 Ashanti Gold Sporting Club
1985 Sekondi Hasaacas FC N/A Asante Kotoko
1986 Okwahu United N/A Real Tamale United
1989 Hearts of Oak N/A Cornerstones
1990 Hearts of Oak N/A Asante Kotoko
1992 Voradep 2-2 (3-2 TAB) Neoplan Stars
1993 Ashanti Gold Sporting Club 4-3 Mysterious Dwarfs
1994 Hearts of Oak 2-1 Mysterious Dwarfs
1995 Great Olympics N/A Hearts of Oak (Accra)
1996 Hearts of Oak 1-0 Ghapoha
1997 Ghapoha 1-0 Okwawu United
1998 Asante Kotoko 1-0 Real Tamale United
1999 Hearts of Oak 3-1 Great Olympics
2000 Hearts of Oak 2-0 Okwawu United
2001 Asante Kotoko 1-0 King Faisal Babes
2002-10 not played
2011 Nania 1-0[1] Asante Kotoko
2012 New Edubiase United 1-0[2] Ashanti Gold
2013 Medeama 1-0 Asante Kotoko

Top performing clubs[edit]

Club City / Region Titles Runners-Up Last Title
Hearts of Oak Accra, Greater Accra 10 5 2000
Asante Kotoko Kumasi, Ashanti 7 4 2001
Real Republicans Accra, Greater Accra 4 0 1965
Great Olympics Accra, Greater Accra 3 1 1995
Ashanti Gold Obuasi, Ashanti 1 2 1993
Okwawu United Nkawkaw, Eastern 1 2 1986
Mysterious Dwarfs Cape Coast, Central 1 2 1968
Cornerstones Kumasi, Ashanti 1 2 1965
Ghapoha Tema, Greater Accra 1 1 1997
Sekondi Hasaacas Sekondi, Western 1 1 1985
Eleven Wise Sekondi, Western 1 1 1982
Medeama Tarkwa, Western 1 0 2013
New Edubiase United New Edubiase, Ashanti 1 0 2012
Nania Legon, Greater Accra 1 0 2011
Voradep Ho, Volta 1 0 1992
Dumas Boys of GTP Tema, Greater Accra 1 0 1976
Real Tamale United Tamale, Northern 0 2
Great Ashantis Kumasi, Ashanti 0 2
King Faisal Babes Kumasi, Ashanti 0 1
Neoplan Stars Kumasi, Ashanti 0 1
Tano Bafoakwa Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo 0 1
Gold Stars Tarkwa, Western 0 1
Brong-Ahofu United Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo 0 1
All Blacks Swedru, Central 0 1
Akotex Akosombo, Eastern 0 1
Mighty Eagles Ho, Volta 0 1

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