Strikers alone don’t score goals – Polack

Asante Kotoko have struggled to score goals to the expectation of their fans and the team’s inability to score although they create decent chances at times is now a problem for the technical team to solve. Kotoko coach, Steven Polack feels it’s incumbent on all players of the team to score not necessarily the strikers alone. Even though, he admitted that it’s the duty of strikers to score, other players from other departments of the team should also carry along the burden of goal scoring since it wouldn’t be overruled…

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Every trophy is important says Polack

Asante Kotoko Head Coach, Steven Polack has given weight to the relevance of the G-8 tournament and how good it would be for his team to win the Ghalca organised competition. He said there was no point undermining its credibility. Steven Polack told journalists in Kumasi after beating Eleven Wonders 1-0 that, he would love to win every trophy he competes for explaining that, although he attaches great significance to the competition, Kotoko would be taking one game at a time. “Every trophy is important. Every coach will love to…

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Dreams gave Aduana problems to solve

Dreams FC may not have secured desired results in their weekend’s G-8 match against Ghana Premier League champions, Aduana Stars as they lost 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. However, in the opinion of their coach, Abdul Karim Zito, Dreams FC handed the Dormaa Ahenkro based team problems they would’ve to deal with before playing their first game in the CFA Champions League. “For us we came for Aduana to identify their problems ahead of the CAF Champions League competition. We wish them well after such a test” said…

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G-8 tournament very competitive

The G-8 tournament is to be a preparatory ground for clubs eager to excel in their respective competitions in the next season and the test it gave to participating teams over the weekend is becoming clear. Captain of Dreams FC, Leonard Owusu in a post-match interview to journalists that, his team was in the tournament to make it competitive not necessarily to win the competition. The midfielder was of the opinion that, given the chance, they would want to win it but he insisted that, their target was to stay…

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Ollennu Ashitey to submit transfer request

Former Accra Hearts of Oak winger, Ollennu Ashitey will go in for transfer from Asante Kotoko requesting for a lone deal elsewhere. Ollennu Ashitey joined Kotoko last season under the tutelage of Croat, Zdravko Logarusic. Injuries however blighted his form when Coach Steven Polack took over in May last year. FootballMadeInGhana.com gathers that, Ollennu with his agent, will be writing to Kotoko’s Management for his release in search of playing time. Ollennu’s name wasn’t in Kotoko’s list for both the CAF Confederation Cup and the Ghalca’s G-8 pre-season competition, which means…

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From the Training Ground: Kotoko up for G-8 opener

A total of 32 players – old and new ones – reported for Kotoko’s training at the Adako Jachie. At 8am on Friday, which marked the last day of training after the Christmas and New Year break, training session was in full force. New players, Isaac Amponsah from Nania FC, Bright Ejike from Nigeria, Naeem Abass from Bolga All Stars and Abdul Hamid Fatawu from Vision FC were present. Emmanuel Gyamfi, who has been under the weather, trained alone. He will not be available for this weekend’s G-8 opener against…

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Osei Agyeman unmoved by Africa exclusion

Asante Kotoko made known their 26-man-squad for the CAF Confederation Cup this week. To the surprise some supporters and sections of the media, gifted centre back, Richard Osei Agyemang’s name wasn’t in the list submitted by the club to the Confederation of African football. The player, who is in his third season at Kotoko has seen less playing time in the past few months but he’s pushing hard for a regular place since his quality hasn’t diminished at all. He told Kumasi based Silver FM in an interview on Friday…

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We have done nothing wrong – K5

The Chairman of the National Circles Council (NCC) of Asante Kotoko, Kwaku Amponsah has dismissed suggestions that, the supporters’ body went against the Management of the club to sign a sponsorship deal with Charger Limited producers of Happy Man Bitters. He said, claims that they didn’t involve the Management of the club had no correct basis. The NCC recently sealed a two-year-contract with the beverage company after weeks of unhealthy squabbling between the Management and the supporters’ body. In an interview with Kumasi based Adehye FM, Kwaku Amponsah, popularly called…

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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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Hearts win Ghana at 60 Cup

The much awaited second tie of the 60th Independence Anniversary Cup match between Kotoko and Hearts ended goalless at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Christmas eve with the Phobians lifting the glittering trophy and the GHȼ50,000 that was at stake. In what was deemed to be more of a pre-season game, the two teams played with intense seriousness but were not able to score. Hearts threw all their arsenal on Kotoko in an attempt to get the opener but Kotoko’s defence was impregnable. They remained resolute and had a…

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