FEATURE: The Disappointing ‘NEW NORMAL’ of normalizing Ghana football

By: Ernest Koranteng Sports media reports in Ghana since Sunday evening, April 28, 2019, have been replete with stories of violence at the Golden City Park in Berekum as Asante Kotoko played away to Chelsea in the Normalization Committee’s Special Competition, match day 8 in Zone A. Drowning a goalless draw outcome that sees Kotoko retain top spot in the zone ahead of SC Medeama, hooliganism and activities of alleged hoodlums have been outrightly condemned following bloody images of injured officials widely circulated on television, new, and social media. A…

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Sports Minister condemns Berekum violence

  Ghana Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has frowned upon the barbaric act which happened at the Golden City Park in Berekum prior to the Chelsea-Kotoko NC Special Competition Match-day Eight clash on Sunday. Dr Amo Sarpong, Kotoko’s Policy Analyst was mercilessly beaten by the Chelsea fans after he fired a warning shot following a misunderstanding at the gate. Hon. Asiamah completely disapproved the incident and stressed that the culprits will be brought to book. “I condemned the violence that took place in Berekum during the special Normalisation…

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Len Clay Stadium to host Berekum Chelsea vs Medeama SC

Obuasi Len Clay Stadium will host Berekum Chelsea outstanding week one game against Medeama SC after the closure of the Golden City Park by the Normalization Committee. The game was initially scheduled to come off on May 1, 2019 at the Golden City Park but the NC decision to close the Park means new venue has to be decided. The Normalization Committee have now settled on the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium for Wednesday’s crunch encounter. The game was initially supposed to come off on the first week of the Special…

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Prince Tagoe confident Ghana will win AFCON 2019

Former Ghana forward Prince Tagoe is optimistic the current crop of players in the senior national football team, can go all the way and win the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The four-time champions are seeking to annex the Afcon title for the first time since 1982. “Yes I believe they can, Ghanaians need the trophy badly and I know the players themselves also need the trophy too,” Prince Tagoe told GHone TV. “For the players they will make history if they are able to win it so I…

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I want to be an agent after retirement-Boateng

  Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is looking forward to be a FIFA player agent if he retires from football. The on loan Barcelona midfielder wants to help young players get teams and also how to manage the resources they get from football. “I want to be a role model for youth. After my active career, I would like to become a consultant,” said the professional, once titled as “Boateng told DAZN “I do not want to be someone looking for the quick money, but someone, who also stands by the…

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Boateng ready to leave Barca if he wins Champions League

  Ghana attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed that he will not play at the top level again if he wins the UEFA Champions League title with Barcelona. The 32-year-old forward who has won a league title in Italy already wants to go down the line and play for thwo or three after he wins the champions league with the Catalans. “If I have won the Champions League, I’m definitely gone. Then I go somewhere to play for another two or three years.” Boateng told DAZN Boateng won the La Liga…

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Black Queens coach names final 20-man squad for WAFU Zone B Nations Cup

Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has announced her final 20-man squad to defend their WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations title in Cote d’Ivoire next month. Faustina Kyereme (Immigrations Ladies), Leticia Adjei (Samaria Ladies), Veronica Darkwa – Ashtown Ladies, Abigail Tawiah Owusu (Elmina Sea lions), Elizabeth Owusuaa- Elmina Sea Lions were axed as coach Marcy Tagoe trimmed the squad from 25 to 20. The team will leave next week to Abidjan where they will be playing Senegal, Togo and hosts Cote D’Ivoire. The 2019 WAFU Zone B Women’s Cup of…

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I could have featured for Real Madrid or Manchester United-Boateng

  Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng says he could have been playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona iof he had been on the right path when he started his career. Boateng revealed that he did not have the needed guidance in his career as a teenager which greatly affected affected him. “Mentality is crucial. I started too late to really think about [my career]. Of course I regret that,” he told Goal and DAZN. “As an 18-year-old, I would have needed an agent or a family to push me in the…

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Boateng hails Jurgen Klopp ahead of UCL showdown

Barcelona star Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final showdown. Klopp managed the Ghanaian international during his stint at Borussia Dortmund. “He knows exactly what to say to get a player to die for him,” said Prince. “He has that more than anyone else. You could see it at Dortmund and now at Liverpool too. “Including players who aren’t starters, they have the feeling that they are special. With him as coach, there’s a special collective sentiment.” Boateng…

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