Ghanaian second-tier side Istanbul are planning to pull a major shock when they play as guest of Kotoko in the MTN FA Cup round of 16.
The two sides were paired against Â each other after Thursdayâ€™s draw at the Ghana FA secretariat.
The Akyem Techiman-based side will travel to Kumasi to face the Porcupine Warriors between Â February 20-23.
Istanbul managed an important 5-4 penalty shootouts win over Kumasi-based third-tier side Future Stars while Kotoko accounted for First Klass 3-0 at home.
Head coach of the Eastern Regional second-tier side, Â Jonas Amissah, Â says his charges are primed to cause an upset against the Ghanaian giants.
â€œWe know itâ€™s a difficult game the but we are ready to cause an upset,â€ Amissah told GHANAsoccernet.com
â€œEverybody know the pedigree of Kotoko but the FA cup makes room for upsets. We are hoping to count on our previous performances against them to do the trick.
â€œPreparations have started already and Iâ€™m confident about our chances.â€
The two sides have met three times in pre-season friendlies with a win each and a draw.
Istanbul beat Kotoko 1-0 in Koforidua, drew goalless against them at Dawu before losing 2-0 at the Baba Yara stadium before the start of the Ghanaian top-tier.