The launch of 2018 Ghana FA Gala took place in Accra on Wednesday with interesting pairings as the games are scheduled for February 4 at the Paa Kwesi Nduom Park in Elmina.
FA Cup champions Asante Kotoko will begin another quest for their first title in the new year, following their inability to lift the Ghalca tournament last week.
The Kumasi giants will lock horns with Elmina Sharks in the preliminary round while Hearts of Oak take on city rivals Great Olympics.
League debutants Techiman Eleven Wonders will battle with New Edubiase while Ghalca G8 reigning champions Dreams FC face second-tier side Samartex.
Despite Aduana Stars partaking in the 2018 Caf Champions League, they decided to absent themselves from the tournament to concentrate on their own schedules.
AshesGyamera understands that Ashanti Gold also opted not to play with coach Charles Akunnor still continuing with their pre-season in Obuasi.
Eleven Wonders vs New Edubiase
Dwarfs vs Inter Allies
Kotoko vs Elmina Sharks
Medeama vs B.Chelsea
Vision FC vs Wa All Stars
Hearts of Oak vs Great Olympics
Bechem United vs Nea Salamina
Samartex FC vs Dreams FC