Atsu rejects Newcastle praise

Newcastle winger Christian Atsu says he is just doing his normal job and has not done anything extraordinary to earn praise. The Ghanaian international has netted three league goals this season and has been one of the most trusted players in the Toons set up. Atsu maintains that he feels elated when he scores but it is not something the fans should commend him for. “I’m very happy, always, when I do something to help the club,” Atsu told Shieldgazzette. “That’s my job. There’s nothing to congratulate myself about, but…

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2017 Review: Kotoko in my eyes…

But for their triumph in the MTN FA Cup, 2017 certainly would’ve been one of those disappointing years for Kotoko regarding competitive titles. Looking back from January to December (which has four days more to end), I didn’t see the implementation of any major policy direction; or noticeable, feasible plan by the Dr. Kwame Kyei-led Management. However, the return to Kotoko Express to the newsstands in January after being off from September 2016, was significant. Yet the Management’s subsequent neglect of what was the club’s official newspaper was mind-boggling. The…

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New team bus for Phar Rangers

Division One side, Phar Rangers, have purchased a brand-new team bus ahead of the 2017/18 season. The club posted a picture of the new vehicle on their Facebook Page on Boxing Day. After making their debut appearance in Zone 3 of the Division One League, the Akuapim Mampong based club finished at 12th position amassing 38 points. With this latest acquisition, Phar Rangers will be looking forward to a bright start next season, hoping to seeking qualification to the Ghana Premier League. Meanwhile, the President of club, Nana Yaw Amponsah is…

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Football must be run as ‘business’

Club owners and football administrators in Ghana will not reap the needed benefits they are supposed to have if they don’t employ workable business modules in their approach to managing their clubs. That’s the observation made by the President of Division One side, Phar Rangers, Nana Yaw Amponsah. Speaking in an interview with UTV, Nana Yaw Amponsah said: “We have to be running football as a business. Many administrators run football as a second-choice job so even if it doesn’t go well, they care less about it. “They are just…

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Chibsah pops up on Lazio radar

Benevento enforcer Yusif Chibsah Raman is being pursued by Lazio as they seek to beef up their midfield for the second round of the Italian Serie A. Chibsah has been the most exciting player so far for Benevento who are last on the Italian topflight log and he could make a switch to the Rome side in the January Winter window. Italian Soccer portal Calcio News reports that the 24-year-old Ghanaian is the number one transfer target of Manager Simone Inzaghi who is bent on bringing him to the Stadio…

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