Kotoko to parade Kumasi streets with FA Cup trophy

The newly-crowned MTN FA Cup champions, Kumasi Asante Kotoko are expected to be welcomed to Kumasi this afternoon by their numerous supporters after walloping their arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak 3-1 in the MTN FA Cup final in Tamale on Sunday. The players and officials of the Fabulous club will go through the principal streets of the Ashanti Regional capital starting from Maakro to Suame Roundabout through Abrepo Junction to Bantama then to Bekwai Roundabout as well as Adum and Labour before finally ending it at the Baba Yara…

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Wimbledon boss still brooding over Kwesi Appiah’s injury

AFC Wimbledon coach Neil Ardley is still lamenting over the absence of his striker Kwesi Appiah. The Ghanaian has been out for three weeks and would be sidelined for another month as he seeks to recover from a leg injury. Ardley is also missing Will Nightingale and Harry Forrester for Saturday’s derby at Charlton and he feels down as his attackers are all out especially Appiah. “We didn’t even overwork them. We tried to get their legs back and lost two to muscle injuries. With Kwesi [Appiah] and Harry out,…

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Where are they now? Under 17 World Cup best players for the past decade.

  Feature By: Edmund Okai Gyimah The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which is the competition’s 17th edition ended on Saturday in the Asian Country of India with England defeating Spain 5-2 in the finals. The tournament produced some talented players including Ndiaye, Foden, Ghana’s Sadick Alhassan, Abel Ruiz of Spain and several others but Rhian Brewster was the best amongst the lot as the young English playmaker who features for Liverpool was named as the overall best player. Ironically, some of the players who win the best players in…

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We must learn from the draw at Selhurst Park-Andre Ayew

Ghana forward Andre Ayew insists West Ham United will learn from their mistakes after letting a two-goal lead slip through their hand at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ayew netted a fabulous 20-yard strike to give his side a 2-0 lead at Selhurst Park before Palace fought back with Wilfred Zaha netting in the 96th minute to end the London derby 2-2. Ayew says the 2-2 draw seems like a defeat to the Hammers though they have quickly forgotten about ut and are planning for the crucial encounter with Liverpool this…

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Polack praises Kotoko players after MTN FA Cup triumph

Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Steve Polack has lauded his players following their 3-1 win over rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the finals of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday at the Tamale Sports Stadium. Polack admits his charges went to the game very determined and with the right approach they got the win which they needed. “It was a one-off game so I told my players to go in with the right attitude, We went with a winning mentality and played well so we deserved to win the…

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I knew coming back into the game would be difficult-Frank Nuttall

Accra Hearts of Oak coach, Frank Nuttall has revealed that he knew there was no way his side could come back into the game after going down by three goals to nil in the first half of their 2017 MTN FA Cup grand finale game against Kotoko at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Sunday. Nuttall indicated that cup games are always tricky and once his outfit were battered in the first half, it was evident that they were going to lose. “It was a cup game and going down 3-0…

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Kotoko got everything right-Winful Cobbinah

Accra Hearts of Oak playmaker Winful Cobbinah believes Kumasi Asante Kotoko got everything right in their 3-1 win over his outfit in the MTN FA Cup final on Sunday. Cobbinah who remained anonymous throughout the crunch fixture pointed out that he was not all that perturbed by the scoreline as it is football and everything was possible. “We have accepted it as it is, it is football. Everything went for Kotoko well in the first half, we came back stronger in the second half but it was too late” Cobbinah…

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MTN FA Cup is the best football product locally-Kurt Okraku

The Chairman of the MTN FA Cup Committee Kurt ES Okraku insists the annual football tournament is the best in the country in relations to local football. The boss of the MTN FA Cup Committee mentioned that the competition has grown tremendously since being reintroduced seven years ago and it continue to attract the needed attention every year. “The MTN FA is the best football product locally, I think that from 2010 this product has improved so well and it continues to attract huge patronage,”ES Okraku emphasized after the finals…

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MTN FA Cup: Our desire was to win the trophy-Sadick Adams

  Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker Sadick Adams says their aim was to beat their arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak in the MTN FA Cup finals and he is glad it happened. Adams who banged in a first half hat trick in his side’s 3-1 on Sunday at the Tamale Sports Stadium emphasized that they were well motivated and eager to send the club to the CAF Confederations Cup Tournament. “Our motivation was to be in the final and at the end of the day we wanted to win, we…

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MTN FA Cup: Tamale Stadium is set for the final-Alhassan

The Northern Regional RFA Chairman, Abdulai Alhassan has assured the readiness of the Tamale Sports stadium to host the MTN FA Cup finals on Sunday Alhassan disclosed that everything is intact at the Stadium and they are all set for the grand finale between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko. “I want to take this opportunity to thank the Ghana Football Association and the MTN FA Cup Committee for bringing the finals to Tamale,”Alhassan stated ahead of the game “Tamale is a land of peace and we embrace…

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