Asante Kotoko have secured their place in the round of 16 of NC Special Cup Tier II following a 3-1 victory over second-tier side Real Tamale United on Wednesday.
Kwame Boahene opened the scoring for Kotoko in the third minute but RTU levelled after 21 minutes from the spot courtesy Abdulai Mohammed Hardi.
Just before the half time whistle, Boahene latched onto Emmanuel Gyamfi’s cross but the RTU goalkeeper palmed the ball onto the path of Nii Adjei who shot into the net.
In the 79th minute, Kotoko were awarded a penalty after Emmanuel Gyamfi was clipped from behind.
The Mauve and Yellows had to dig deep to overcome the resolute second-tier side at T&A Park.
Striker Tahiru Awudu opened the scoring six minutes into the second half through the spot kick.
The home side increased the tally from Kalibo Toussaint deflected goal in the 63rd minute.
The visitors pulled a goal back courtesy Derek Amevor in the 83 minutes to send the remaining seven minutes into frenzy but Medeama held on for the win.
Meanwhile, three Premier League sides, Aduana Stars, Karela United and Elmina Sharks suffered elimination at the hands of second-tier sides.
Below are results of round 32 matches played on Wednesday.
Medeama 2-1 Bibiani Gold stars
Asante Kotoko 3-1 RTU
Aduana 2-2 Berekum Arsenal**
BA United 2-1 Kintampo
Elmina Sharks 0-1 Heart of Lions
Mighty Jets 1-3 Proud United
Karela United 1-1 Nzema Kotoko (3-4) – Qualified through shootouts