The Malagasy Football Federation published the schedule for the round of 16 on Tuesday evening. The matches are scheduled for July 16 and will be held in four cities.
The round of 16 of the Madagascar Cup scheduled to be held this weekend has been postponed for a week. The reason is that two of the clubs qualified in the eighth of the cup will still play the final of the fourth edition of the Orange Pro League (OPL) on Sunday. Ten OPL clubs continue the cup adventure and will play in the round of 16 on Sunday 16 July. Four cities will host the matches namely Antananarivo, Mahajanga, Antsirabe and Toamasina. Four matches will therefore take place on the same day in Antananarivo, in Carion unless changed. Five OPL clubs will play in the capital. The champion club of Madagascar in title, CFFA will face the EFFCA MI 20 FC of Analamanga. Elgeco Plus, club winner of the national cup will play on its side, against FC Mahavatsy of Analanjirofo. One of the scheduled matches at Analamanga will be a deal between two OPL clubs. The national vice-champion club, Ajesaia will try to rectify their situation after their bitter elimination at the door of the OPL final, against Dato FC. And the fourth meeting will be between Mama FC and AS Comato d’Atsimo-Andrefana.
Two of the round of 16 will be held at the Rabemananjara stadium in Mahajanga or two local teams will play there at home. The club holding the cup in 2017 and 2018, Fosa Juniors FC will receive FC Rouge from Analamanga, who scored for Uscafoot. The other match will be the remake of the final of the Pro League D2 national summit, to obtain the passport to access the D1 elite national summit. This will be an opportunity for Tsaramandroso Formation to take revenge against ASA Nosy be, champion in 2022 of the Pro League D2. As for the other two matches, Disciples FC, deprived of the OPL Play-Offs this season, will play at home in Antsirabe against ASJM d’Androy, who defeated Zanakala FC forfeited in the round of 16. And in Toamasina, the finalist club of the OPL of the current season, AS Fanalamanga will receive for its part at the Barikadimy stadium, Kakambary of Analanjirofo. The winners of the eighth will join the top 8 who will continue the adventure.