By Sahr Morris Jnr.
The Leocem FA Cup round of 32 will kick-off over the weekend with lower division clubs taking on the premiership clubs.
Old Edwardians, who opened their Premiership season with a 4-1 win away to Central Parade, will be locking horns with second division club Nottingham Forest, who are undoubtedly one of the revelations of the FA Cup. This match has been described by football pundits as one of the thrillers in the round of 32.
“We are going to play attacking football to get the advantage in the first leg. Old Edwardians have a very big squad with very good individual players but we are going to play as a unit to get all three points and move on to the next match,” Nottingham Forest coach said.
Secretary General of Old Edwardians FC, Amidu Karim Koroma is optimistic they will come out of the match with their heads up.
“Nottingham Forest is a very young squad with beautiful talents but we have a better team. We will progress to the next stage because we have what it takes to be in the last 16,” he said.
Moreover, in the other fixtures, East End Lions, who opened their Premiership title race with a 3-1 win over Anti Drugs, will have to prove their supremacy over Anti Drugs again when they meet in the round of 32 on Saturday, while Real Mack will have to prove their critics wrong when they meet Ibrahim FC again. Both teams played in the Western Area district finals and it was Real Mack who came out as victors.
FA Cup Round of 32 Fixtures:
Old Edwardians vs Nottingham Forest (SLFA Academy 29/03/14)
Black Hall Road Strikers vs Dallarossa FC (Attouga Field 29/03/14)
Real Mack vs Ibrahim FC (Parade 30/03/14)
Mighty Blackpool vs Freetown City (SLFA Academy 30/03/14)
East end Lions vs Anti-Drugs FC (Attouga Field 30/03/14)