Alhassan Fauzan hit first hatrick as RTU hammer Gbewaa FC in round 1 of the MTN FA Cup


Alhassan Fauzan Dandawa was Real Tamale United’s hat-trick hero again as they thumped Gbewaa FC 7-0 in scintillating style in an all Division One League affair at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.

Steadfast and Tamale City’s win against Great Amphibians and Sky FC respectively meant Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko’s side needed victory to increase the number of Division One clubs in the MTN FA Cup from Tamale to three.

And their job was done after a sensational opening burst brought three goals in the first 45 minutes as Gbewaa were left bedraggled, humiliated and on the receiving end of their worst defeat of the season so far.

The rout started after seven minutes when the away side were caught napping by Ronald Frimpong’s quick run which left Fauzan to fire in at the far post before getting his brace after 19 minutes. Frimpong who had already missed an early opportunity, scored a magnificent right-foot finish past the stretching Robert Mensah in post for Gbewaa from 12 yards.

Gbewaa’s embarrassment was symbolised by Stephen Dankwah’s inexplicable volley which can compete for the Goal of the season In the MTN FA Cup. Moments later he strolled the ball straight to the feet of Fauzan to poach his third and Frimpong capped that early blitz with a low drive to register his second for RTU and the sixth goal after 76 minutes.

Stephen who was adjudged the best player of the match then piled on the agony for Gbewaa FC with the seventh , turning in from six yards after Frimpong’s threaded pass released Fauzan down the right.

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If Steadfast and Tamale City answered questions with their win over Great Amphibians and Sky Fc respectively , RTU’s response on Sunday was even more emphatic.

Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko’s side, leaders in Zone 1 of the Divion One League faced a key week with potentially hazardous home games against Nsoatreman and Paga Crocodile which could potentially decide the future of the club’s ambition to gain promotion into the Ghana Premier League.

By: Sey Mubarick


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