Favourites Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak made winning starts to the Normalisation Committee’s Special Competition on Sunday.
Abass Mohammed scored from the tightest of angles as Kotoko defeated Aduana Stars 1-0 in the Northern Zone while Hearts of Oak won by the same scoreline against Dreams FC in the Southern Zone thanks to a second-half strike by Kojo Obeng Jnr.
In other games, WAFA made light work of Liberty Professionals by beating them 3-1 in Sogakope. Justice Amate, Kingsley Opoku and Andrews Ntim scored to give the Academy Boys a commanding 3-0 lead before Frederick Ansah Botchway grabbed a consolation for the Scientific Soccer Lads.
Karela United put up a superb performance to stun Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 in Cape Coast, AshantiGold posted a comfortable 2-0 win over Techiman Eleven Wonders and Inter Allies were held to a goalless stalemate by Elmina Sharks in Tema.
Stallions FC versus Bechem United and Berekum Chelsea versus Medeama were postponed.
NC SPECIAL CUP MATCHDAY 1 RESULTS
Kotoko 1-0 Aduana Stars
Ashgold 2-0 Eleven Wonders
Ebusua Dwarfs 1-2 Karela United
Hearts of Oak 1-0 Dreams
Inter Allies 0-0 Elmina Sharks
WAFA 3-1 Liberty Professionals.