Match report: Starlets reach U17 AFCON qualifying final with 2-1 Ivory Coast win

The Black Starlets came from behind to snatch a remarkable victory over the Ivorians on Wednesday afternoon in Niamey. The Ivorians took the lead through Seydou Traore in the 15th minute but Omar Mohammed equalized for Ghana in the 40th minute with a clever header. Striker Tophic Shaibu grabbed the most important goal that installed Karim Zito’s side as leaders of the game with an excellent freekick effort before half time. Starlets managed the game superbly well in the second half as the Ivorians came all out but Ghana will…

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Kotoko confirm Kwame Bonsu interest

Former Gefle IF midfielder Kwame Bonsu who was deported to Ghana because of incarceration after he was accused of raping a Swedish woman was spotted training with Asante kotoko this morning. The player has been without a club since his deportation from Sweeden two months ago. Reacting on the issue management member who doubles as a Special Assistance to the Executive chairman of the club Nana Gyambebibi confirmed that the player is under observation and would be offered a contract should he impress. “Kwame Bonsu is under observation by the…

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U17 AFCON Qualifying Semis: Zito names unchanged lineup vs Ivory Coast

The Black Starlets face Ivory Coast in the first semifinals of the 2019 CAF U-17 qualifying tournament for the West Zone B group and Starlets coach Karim Zito has named an unchanged starting line-up of the team that beat Togo. Only captain Alhassan Uzair misses in action due to sickness and his place is taken by Mohammed Umar. Rashid Abdul Fuseini who replaced Salim Yussif in the starting line-up against the Juniors Hawks has impressed and has maintained his position. Nigeria play Niger in the other semifinal of the West…

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Local players shouldn’t be disadvantaged- Abdul Karim Razak

Former Black stars and Asante Kotoko player Abdul Razak Karim has stated that local players should not be disadvantaged during national team selections.  Kwesi Appiah did not invite any Ghana-based player in his latest selection. Coach Abdul Razak affectionately known as Golden Boy also maintains at least a local player must always be in the squad when national team call ups are made. “For me we shouldn’t abandon our local players, at least one or two players must be in the squad” he told Zuria FM Sports. “We have depended…

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Africa – President Weah makes football comeback aged 51 

Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria. The international match in Monrovia was organised to ‘retire’ the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995. Weah, who scored a landslide victory in presidential elections last December, is the only African footballer to win the world and European awards. Instead of watching the match against Nigeria…

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We can do without Hearts of Oak – Kotoko C.E.O George Amoako

Certain Hearts of Oak supporters started a “No more friendly games against Kotoko ” campaign after seeing some Phobian fans arrested for allegedly vandalizing stadium seat at the Babayara sports stadium when Asante Kotoko defeated Hearts of Oak 2-0 in second leg of the Super Clash. “We don’t want any more friendlies against Kotoko. We have told our management to reconsider that and we mean it” Supporters spokesperson Paa Kofi Sunsum said after the Super Clash. “This is  is not because we fear them but we feel things have gone…

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Dreams FC boss pats GHALCA for organizing ‘long overdue’ tourney

Executive Chairman of Dreams FC Kurt E.S Okraku has welcomed the upcoming GHALCA tournament – saying it is even ‘long overdue’. The welfare body of clubs is set to launch a tournament involving Premier and Division One clubs. This tournament is to afford clubs to engage in competition with organized football in Ghana currently at a halt. Talks are currently ongoing to have the competition named after the late Dr. Kofi Annan. And Dreams FC boss, who has confirmed his club’s participation, says this competition couldn’t have come at a…

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Hasaacas resume training

Sekondi Hassacas Football Club will resume training on Wednesday at the Police Reserve Park in Takoradi. The club broke their team from camp after the premiere of the Anas Expose and has been inactive but according to the club, they will resume training on Wednesday. “Sekondi Hasaacas Football Club will today, September 12, resume training at the Takoradi Police Reserve Park. “Players are expected to report to training at exactly 3:00PM. “Supporters are encouraged to come and witness the training section of the team” the club posted on their Facebook…

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REPORTS: Amoah, Quist to be part of FIFA Normalization Committee

Dr. Kofi Amoah and Lucy Quist are reported to be part of the Normalization Committee to be announced by FIFA according to widespread local reports. The two are expected to pass the FIFA integrity test as interviews of penciled personalities begins on Wednesday. Dr. Amoah is already in the good books of both FIFA and the Ghana government having been appointed as the head of the two-member Liaison Team. He has had close association with football in Ghana having been chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2008 Africa…

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FIFA/CAF Liaison Team P.R.O cries foul over media criticisms

Spokesperson of the FIFA/CAF Liaison Team Dan Kweku Yeboah has expressed his unhappiness as he believes section of the media has targeted him with unwarranted criticisms.  Yeboah pointed out that he was not beyond to be criticized but it is not proper for some media persons to attack his personality instead of his work. “When we arrived in Ghana I received  lot of reports on how people are attacking me. I’m not beyond criticism but some of our media personalities like Fox FM’s Opoku Afriyie are going overboard and even…

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