How Kotoko compare to Al-Hilal in Africa this season

The two teams will meet in Khartoum for their group C opener on February 3rd but how have Asante Kotoko and Al-Hilal fared so far in Africa this season? It is interesting to know that both sides combine to give six players each of whom has scored twice on the continent this 2018/19 season but whilst the Sudanese club have been beaten twice ,their future rivals Kotoko are yet to be defeated. Games Played – Asante Kotoko (4), Al-Hilal (6) Competitions – Kotoko (Confederation Cup Only), Al-Hilal (Champions League and…

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CAF CC: Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila backs Kotoko for glory

Former Asante Kotoko defender Rashid Sumaila is sure the club can win the CAF Confederation Cup, urging them to go for it. According to the Red Star Belgrade defender, the side is growing in confidence and can win the ultimate if they keep focused. In an interview with FootballMadeInGhana.com, Rashid urged the players to be strong mentally and target the ultimate. “They have a good team and must only be mentally strong. They must not lose concentration especially getting to the end of the game and they can win it….

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How Al-Hilal have fared in the Sudanese league this season

Asante Kotoko are in the CAF Confederation Cup Group C as the Sudanese giants and Zambia duo Zesco United and Nkana FC.  Al-Hilal have lost just once in eight league matches this season and they have scored 22 goals. That is 2.75 soring rate. Al-Hilal Educational Club won their record-extending 27th Sudanese Premier League title last year having won 25 matches in 30 games overall and are on course to land league title number 28 this season but the Leader of the Country suffered a blip on Thursday. Merreikh Al-Fasher…

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Rashid Sumaila applauds Kotoko for Confederation Cup group stage qualification

Black Stars defender Rashid Sumaila has heaped praises on Asante Kotoko for their qualification to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. Rashid, who last played for Asante Kotoko before traveling out, believes the side has done well by defying the odds to stage a historic campaign. Despite inactive football in Ghana, the Porcupine Warriors prepared very well for the qualifying stage of the competition and brushed aside Kariobangi Sharks and Coton Sport Garoua to pick a group stage ticket. And Rashid thinks praising his former side is worth…

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Packed stadium motivated me as a player – Issah Ahmed

Motivating a team to achieve optimum performance is a very crucial area in football and clubs will do everything to ginger their players to produce the best of results but former Ghana international defender Issah Ahmed who represented the Black Stars at the 2006 African Cup of Nations says a packed stadium was all he needed to perform well during his playing days. The former Porcupine Warrior was speaking on Kumasi-based Silver FM where he backed C.K Akonnor and his charges to make more history in the Confederation Cup. According…

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Kotoko close to signing midfielder Habib Mohammed

Asante Kotoko are inches away from completing a deal with out-of-contract AshantiGold midfielder Habib Mohammed, FoitballMadeinGhana.com can reveal. The former Ashanti Gold defender is close to signing for the Porcupines Warriors after ending his contract with the Miners. FootballMadeinGhana.com understands that Asante Kotoko are on the verge of completing a deal to sign the midfielder after reaching an agreement with him on Friday afternoon. The 21-year old can also play as a right back and a center back. He was a member of the Black Stars ‘B’ squad that faced…

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Dreams FC lineup friendly against Heart of Lions

Ghana Premier League giants Dreams FC have lined up a friendly with Division One League side Heart of Lions to be played at the Ajax Park at Legon on Saturday. The game will kickoff at exactly 15:00GMT. The exercise will serve as a preparatory platform for both sides as they tighten their belts for the GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition. Dreams FC recently hanged the national U20 side – The Black Satellites – at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope, lashing them by 3-0. The Still Believe Boys have been…

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AshGold ready to dash Shafiu on loan to Kotoko

Despite tempers hitting the roof and Asante Kotoko discontinuing their interest in signing Shafiu Mumuni from AshGold, the Miners are ready to loan the striker to the Porcupine Warriors. Kotoko CEO George Amoako angrily called off the deal for the player, and two others – James Akaminko and Richard Djodi – after AshGold quoted exorbitant prices for the players. George Amoako who described the conduct of the AshGold executives as unprofessional for bargaining in the media instead of addressing Kotoko officially, instantly called off the deal. But CEO of AshGold,…

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Government supported Hearts during my tenure at Kotoko – Herbert Mensah

Former chairman of Asante Kotoko Herbert Mensah has controversially blamed the government, during his days with the club, for supporting rivals Hearts of Oak to be a great club. Herbert believes the support and assistance Hearts received from the government made it impossible for any club to match them, hence becoming unbeatable. Now President of the Rugby Association, Herbert argues that the Phobians had incredible support from the government during his era, making it impossible for Kotoko to rise despite introducing several innovations into the club. Herbert believes he introduced several…

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Agyei voted Azam player of the month

  Ghana youth international Enock Atta Agyei has been crowned as the Azam FC player of the month for December, 2018. The Black Satellites playmaker was  in superb form for Azam in the Tanzanian league last month winning three man of match awards. Agyei also scored twice and provided two assists for Azam who finished the year in second place behind league leaders Young Africans FC. He won more than half of the votes cast by fans thereby defeating compatriot Salum Abubakar.

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