Kotoko host Aduana Stars in NC Special Competition opener

Confederation Cup campaigners Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been handed a difficult start to the Normalization Committee Special Competition after drawing Aduana Stars in the opening clash. The Porcupine Warriors will have to fire up more quills as the Fire Boys look set to burn anything that come their way. The clash which looks like igniting the interest of soccer loving fans and quenching the long standing desire for local football will see the two Premier League giants flexing muscles at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on 15th February this year….

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Star Madrid to participate in NC competition after EOCO green light

Division One League side Star Madrid FC have been handed a massive relief after the Economic and Organized Crime Office gave them the all-clear to continue their operations. The club can now wrap up their preparations for the upcoming Normalization Committee Special Competition which starts in a week. The club is part of a chain of businesses owned by Nana Appiah Mensah, owner of MenzGold. General Manager of Star Madrid, Mr. Frank Todd Amoah, told Daily Graphic categorically that his outfit was not impounded like the other assets of NAM1,…

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Ghana FA Normalization Committee release fixtures for Special Competition

The Normalization Committee for the Ghana FA has finally released the fixtures for it’s Special Competition for Premier League clubs. The competition which was expected to kick off on the 6th of this month was forced to 15th as clubs were unprepared for the exercise. The competition, involving all 16 Ghana Premier League clubs, will be played in two zones – A and B. The Premier League Zone A, is made up of clubs including Asante Kotoko, Aduana Stars, Eleven Wonders, Medeama SC, Bechem United, Berekum Chelsea, Wa All Stars…

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Exclusive: Dreams FC transfer teenager Hanson to Extremadura

  Dreams FC have transfered budding attacker Clifford Hanson to Spanish Segunda side Extremadura. Hanson who was developed at “In God We Trust FC” which is one of the developmental teams of Dreams FC was promoted to the main team in 2017 but spent last season on loan at Agbozume Weavers FC. The talented youngster has been key for Dreams FC in the off season games scoring five goals and assisting four. A left footed attacker, Hanson can operate as a leading striker, as a supporting striker and also a…

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Exclusive: Dreams FC youngster Ginaid joins Extremadura

  Dreams FC teenager Aruna Ginaid has joined Spanish Segunda side Extremadura on a one year loan deal with an option to buy. Ginaid, 18, played on loan last season at Division One Zone Two side Proud United where he netted eight goals before the league was suspended. The towering left-footed striker is noted for his pace, strength and an eye for goal. He has been compared to Ivorian legend Didier Drogba due to his physique. Ginaid was one of the twelve players promoted to the Dreams FC senior team…

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African players suffer clear discrimination in Europe -Partey

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has given his opinion on the delicate subject of discrimination in global football and according to the Ghanaian international African players are discriminated against as compared to their European counterparts. Partey, who has broken into the first team of Diego Simeone at the Spanish club since last season and has appeared in more than 100 matches for the Colchoneros , believes players from the African continent suffer from a clear lack of consideration. “If we are compared with European players, it looks like they are more…

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Hasaacas 4 Effiakuma Select XI 0- Hasmal strongly bounce back from Hearts humiliation

Former Ghana Premier League side Sekondi Hasaacas produced a big response to annihilate a Takoradi Select side 4-0 in a low-key friendly match on Thursday. Hasaacas were destroyed by ruthless Hearts of Oak by 4-0 in their last friendly match but the Western giants have Goals from Obed Ackah, Nyankum David, Edmund Ampofo and Ebenezer Boadi  handed the Divisione One side a moral boosting win. Hasaacas starting line-up: Michael Kwofie – Ababadji, Enchill, Budeebuyahya – Issaka, Dinku – Obed Ackah, Koomson, Flamini – EkowAnnan, Nyankum.  

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CAF CC: Akonnor committed to improving Kotoko’s defensive lapses

Asante Kotoko coach CK Akonnor is keen on improving his defending ahead of their clash with ZESCO United on Wednesday. The Porcupine Warriors’ gaffer has stated the technical team is working earnestly to solve the defensive errors in his team before the encounter. Speaking to the official club’s website, Akonnor admitted spotting a few defensive errors in his side in the game against Al Hilal, and also revealed the technical bench is working to get it solved before Wednesday’s crunch encounter. “It is about talking to the players, exercising and…

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CAF CC: Akonnor eyes winning all home games ahead of ZESCO clash

Asante Kotoko head coach CK Akonnor says his side must win all their home matches in the CAF Confederation Cup to improve on their chances of qualifying out of Group C. Asante Kotoko host ZESCO United at the Baba Yara Stadium at 1 PM on Wednesday ahead of home duels with Nkana FC and Al Hilal. The former AshGold coach thinks beating ZESCO United at home is a must if the Porcupines want to qualify from of their group. “Zesco United won their first match and we are also looking…

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Dreams to battle Mighty Jets on Saturday

  Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC will play as guest to Mighty Jets at the Teshie Military Park on Saturday. The game is serving as a preparatory outing for both clubs ahead of the Normalisation Committee Special Tournament which kicks off later month. Games between the two clubs no matter the level have been keenly contested and this game promises lots of action. Dreams FC manager, Juha Pasoja will use the game to assess his new signings whilst his counterpart will also test the strength of his team against…

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