FEATURE: Crosby Awuah Memorial PARK – The fortress Of Karela United

Ninety two games and still counting. That is the number of games Karela United have played at the 7000-capacity Crosby Awuah Memorial Park at Aiyinase since the opening of the park on February 7th 2016. They have registered an impressive 85 wins and managed only 7 draws in those 92 games at the ground. The venue was officially opened with an audition game against a local side that was defeated by 2-0. The first ever competitive game at the CAM Park was on 16th February against Sekondi Hasaacas in the…

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AFCON Diaries (Part 1): My journey from Accra through Addis Ababa to Malabo

  I remember in November 2014, my boss Kent Mensah made me to register for the CAF Media Channel and also apply for accreditation for the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea. Goal.com Africa needed to be represented by two people, one was a senior writer who had already been chosen, and it was left with one person to join. Goal South Africa, Goal Kenya and other editions around the continent also tended in their writers whilst my boss Kent Mensah at Goal.com Ghana also nominated me. After they went through…

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NC Special Competition: WAFA, Elmina Sharks look to get back to winning ways

WAFA SC will host Elmina Sharks on Matchday 12 in the NC Special Competition on Wednesday. After three games without a win, the Sea Animals travel to Sogakope with the aim of picking all three points. Their last victory came against Dreams FC on Matchday 8 and away to WAFA, Sharks will know they face an uphill task. Meanwhile the hosts have had to endure a bit of turps-turvy form in their last five games.  The Sogakope based outfit have recorded only two wins and suffered three defeats, but at…

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NC Special Competition: Liberty Professionals look to compound Inter Allies misery

Bottom-placed Inter Allies welcome Liberty Professionals at the Tema Sports Stadium on Matchday 12 of the NC Special Competition. The Scientific Soccer Lads come into Wednesday’s clash full of confidence at the back of a 3-1 victory against Elmina Sharks at Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park over the weekend. The visitors will once again look to inspirational skipper Simon Zibo and in-form Benjamin Esson to come up with the goods as they aim to break into the top 3 in Zone B. After holding high-flying Karela United to a 2-2 draw…

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Dreams FC explain Pasoja’s situation

  Dreams FC have clarified the situation of their first team manager Juha Antero Pasoja. The Finnish tactician was appointed as the manager of the side last year April but has sought permission to leave the shores of Ghana to attend to an important personal issue. In an official release signed by Dreams administrative manager, Ameenu Shadow, the club emphasized that they are making provisions for him to return in no time. In his absence, Winfred Dormon who was Pasoja’s deputy last year will take over as stop-gap manager after…

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NC Special Competition: Karela battle Hearts of Oak for top spot

  Accra Hearts of Oak will face Karela United in Zone B top of the table clash on Wednesday at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians are currently leading Zone B with 22 points after eleven games whilst Karela are also having 21. Karela pipped the Phobians by a goal to nothing in the reversed fixture at Anyinase and they will be hoping to confirm their superiority over them with another master class performance on Wednesday. Both clubs have been playing delightful football with the Phobians using their youngsters such…

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NC Special Competition: Ashanti Gold – Aduana Stars – Miners eye more gold as they face Fire Boys 

Three days after beating Asante Kotoko, Ashanti Gold return to action against Aduana Stars at the Len Clay Stadium on Wednesday. With three games to end the first phase of the competition, the Miners know they can’t afford to drop any point at this crucial stage of the competition. The Miners will take inspiration from the fact that they have won all their four games at the Len Clay Stadium scoring six goals and conceding only one. Only one point separates them from ttheir Wednesday opponents who will be trekking…

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NC Special Competition: Dreams FC play as guest to Dwarfs in match of equals

  Dreams FC will be hoping to make it two wins on a row in midweek when they play as guests to Ebusua Dwarfs at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park in an NC Special competition match-day twelve fixture. The game was initially slated for the Cape Coast Stadium but the venue has been banned temporary following crowd violence last Sunday when Hearts of Oak went away to beat Dwarfs. Both teams are evenly matched on paper but Dreams are on road to revival after defeating Inter Allies 1-0 and they…

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NC Special Competition: Asante Kotoko – Eleven Wonders – Porcupines eye return to winning ways

Asante Kotoko eye a return to winning ways as they host Eleven Wonders in the Normalization Committee Special Competition at the Baba Yara Stadium. Two games without a win for C K Akonnor and his boys is making Asante Kotoko’s chance of qualifying to the next stage very difficult than expected. The loss to Ashanti Gold over the weekend made things worse for the Porcupine Warriors and put them in a position where they have to win the rest of their games to seal their qualification. The potential return of…

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Odoi extends Fulham stay

  Belgian-born Ghanaian defender Denis Odoi has extended his contract with relegated English Premier League side Fulham. Odoi’s current deal was set to expire on June 30, 2019 but he has now been offered an additional 12-month which will see him stay at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2020. Despite Fulham’s poor season which saw them finishing in the EPL drop zone, the 30-year-old versatile defender was one of their best players as he raked in 31 league appearances providing one assist. Born in Leuven to a Ghanaian father…

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