SUPERSTITION: Kotoko’s Dr. Kwame Kyei kneels down, prays barefooted for victory over ZESCO United

In a battle of superstition against reality, Asante Kotoko Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei has fervently called for God’s intervention on Sunday as his side take on ZESCO United in the ultimate group clash of the CAF Confederation Cup. In a video captured at the training grounds of Asante Kotoko on Saturday as they wrapped up their preparations for the game, Dr. Kwame Kyei was caught in camera, kneeling barefooted and praying earnestly for a miracle on Sunday. Watch video below:

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CAF CC: ZESCO’s porous defence will be exploited – C.K. Akonnor

Ahead of his side’s decisive clash with ZESCO United on Sunday, C K Akonnor is looking to take advantage of the porous defence of the Zambians. The Zambians have conceded 9 goals in five games, six of them in the last two games of the CAF Confederation Cup against Nkana FC .and Al Hilal. The Porcupine Warriors need just a win over the Zambians on Sunday to qualify to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederation Cup. Speaking to Footballmadeinghana.com ahead of the game, the former Ashanti Gold coach is…

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Schlupp and Ayew’s Crystal Palace suffer FA Cup exit

Ghana duo Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew’s Crystal Palace have been eliminated from the suffered English FA Cup after they lost 2-1 to Watford in the quarter-final on Saturday. The Hornets had earlier led through Etienne Capoue’s instinctive finish before Michy Batshuayi levelled for the Eagles, finishing coolly after dispossessing Adrian Mariappa but soon after replacing Will Hughes, Gray fired past Vincente Guaita to send his club into only their sixth FA Cup semi-final. Schlupp, who has been handed a national team call up by Kwesi Appiah ahead of Kenya game…

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CAF CC: Akonnor charges fringe strikers to take advantage of Yacouba’s absence

Kotoko gaffer C.K. Akonnor has charged his fringe strikers to take advantage of Songne Yacouba’s absence and prove their worth against Zesco United on Sunday. The Burkinabe striker has been suspended for the game, leaving Akonnor with no option than to use any of his remaining four strikers. And the gaffer believes that, despite sweating over the absence of Yacouba for the game, the remaining four players should take advantage to flourish. “It’s a fact Yacouba is very instrumental in the way we approach the game and how we attack….

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CAF CC: Habib Mohammed set to start for Kotoko against ZESCO United

Asante Kotoko new boy Habib Mohammed is set to start against ZESCO United in the CAF Confederation Cup clash on Sunday,  trainer Akonnor has hinted. The former AshGold midfielder has played just a game for the Porcupine Warriors since joining them but looks set to start against ZESCO in the ultimate group clash of the competition. With the team struggling with a lot of injuries, the former AshantiGold coach is preparing to hand Habibu Mohammed his a start at the club. The versatile player is could start alongside Kwame Bonsu…

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Duncan scores in Sassuolo defeat

  Ghana midfielder Joseph Alfred Duncan was on target for Sassuolo in the Italian Serie A on Saturday afternoon as they were battered 5-3 by visiting Sampdoria. Duncan who operated in his usual central midfield position netted the second goal for his side in the 72nd minute with a fine finish at the Mapei Stadium after Sampdoria had gone 5-1 up. Despite the heavy defeat, Duncan was lively in the middle of the park with accurate passes, good tackles and ability to serve as the link between the defence and…

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Gakpo gets maiden Dutch U21 call up

PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo has received his first Dutch national U21 call up. Gakpo 19 has been in fine form for PSV in the Dutch Eredivise this season playing seven games, scoring one goal and providing three assists. The Netherlands are set to face the USA and Egypt in their upcoming camp in Spain on March 24 and 26 respectively and Gakpo will use the game as a test case as he eyes a place in the Dutch team for the summer U21 European championship. Born to a Ghanaian…

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Ghana target Claud Adjapong gets Italy U21 call up

  Italy’s national under 21 head coach Gigi Di Biagio has called up Sassuolo defender Claud Adjapong to his squad for the matches against Austria and Croatia later this month. The 20-year-old Adjapong has been a revelation at Sassuolo since breaking into the first team two seasons ago. Adjapong has previously featured for the Azzuri’s Under 19 team and his exploits this season has caught the eyes of Di Biagio for an Under 21 invitation. Born to Ghanaian players in Italy, Adjapong is one of the young players being monitored…

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AshGold CEO Frederick Acheampong signs ‘Book of Condolence’ for late Hussein Swaleh

AshGold CEO and CAF Match Commissioner Frederick Acheampong signed the ‘Book of Condolence’ for the late Hussein Swaleh who passed on through a plane crash. Frederick Acheampong who is in Kenya to coordinate the Confederation Cup game between Kenyan side Gor Mahia and Angolan side Petro Atlético de Luanda signed the book on behalf of CAF. Hussein Swaleh was returning from Ethiopia to Kenya after coordinating a game when the sad incident occurred. The young Ghanaian administrator, Acheampong, has been a CAF Match Commissioner for some years now and has been…

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CAFCC: George Afriyie arrives in Zambia to support Kotoko ahead of Zesco clash

Okyeman Planners bankroller, George Afriyie has touched down in Zambia to support Asante Kotoko ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup game against Zesco United. The Ghana FA presidential hopeful earlier this week had made it known he will be in Zambia to help Kotoko pick a win against Zesco United in this crucial fixture. “I will do everything within my power to help Kotoko qualify to the next stage and that is exactly why I am leaving for Zambia”, he told the media. The Porcupine Warriors are seeking to book…

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