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In MTN-FA Cup tie in Kumasi
By John Vigah

In terms of quality, stature, prominence, age – name them, Nungua-based Warriors, Danbort FC, come nowhere near the Asenteman Porcupine Warriors, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. That is without any scintilla of doubt.
Twice conquerors of Africa and 21 times winners of the local league, with countless domestic laurels to show, Kotoko are arguably one of the finest decorated outfits on the continent.
For a second division outfit like Danbort-born only some 13 years ago as an under-12 side and with virtually nothing big to show, pitting them against Kotoko in the next stage of the MTN-FA Cup smacks of nothing but injustice.
Chairman of the FA-Cup Committee, Lepowura M.N.D Jawula, who picked Danbort against Kotoko in last Friday’s live draw, may have felt remorseful-and probably rueful, for the Nungua lads who are also known as the Warriors.
Indeed, supporters of Kotoko flung into excitement when their opponents were announced. They teased, cart-wheeled for joy, and danced around officials of Danbort at the Media centre of the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium where the draw was staged.
“it’s a done deal … it’s a cool chop,” a Kotoko voice pierced through the din of the liveliness created around the Media Centre.
The small band of Danbort faithfuls – apparently stunned at who their next opponents were, only grinned and sauntered away.
Perhaps, no celebration yet! The warning to the Kotoko contingent is that the Nungua Warriors can be dangerous-and can upset the applecart when left to chase the game.
Though a young fledging contingent, Danbort play with the aplomb of veterans, and are always prepared to die on the pitch fighting than giving up. They have fallen behind in most of their games but staged some stormy finishes to record dramatic wins. No wonder, the club’s motto is: Warrios don't give Up.
Endowed with a rich galaxy of young energetic players with an average age of between 17-24, Danbort got to this stage by flushing out fellow second division side – Third World FC, in a match the Warriors could have won by a wider margin.
Already, many have tagged the January 21 meeting at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi a David and Goliath affair. But players and officials of Danbort say they are not intimidated by playing against the defending FA champions, at all.