NC SPECIAL: Aduana Stars’ Fatawu Abdul Rahman tips Hearts of Oak to beat Kotoko in Super Clash

Aduana Stars striker Fatawu Abdul Rahman has tipped Accra Hearts of Oak to beat Asante Kotoko in the semi final clash of the NC Special Competition Tier One. Fatawu who featured twice against Kotoko in the same competition thinks the Phobians are favourite to win the game on Sunday. According to him, playing at home gives Hearts of Oak the advantage and he is expecting them to take advantage of that to overcome the fabulous boys. “For me I think Hearts of Oak are favourite for this game because they…

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NC SPECIAL: Hearts of Oak – Asante Kotoko to show class in Super Clash encounter

Asante Kotoko will travel to the Accra Sports Stadium to face their sworn rivals Hearts of Oak in the semi finals of the Normalization Committee Special Competition Tier One League. Both sides have been in fine form recently with the Phobians going on a goal scoring rampage and securing top spot in the Zone B, whilst the Porcupine Warriors finished second in Zone A. Heart of Oak are in chase of a Silverware since 2009 and a win over their bitterest rivals will set the tone for them to break…

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Gyan plays down Black Stars winless run ahead of 2019 AFCON

Asamoah Gyan has played down Ghana’s winless run ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following Saturday’s draw with South Africa in their final preparatory game. The four-time continental champions shockingly lost 1-0 against Namibia in their first pre-AFCON friendly match played at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence in Dubai last Sunday. But the Kayserispor forward insists there is no cause for alarm and is confident they will arrive at the tournament in great shape. “We have been working so hard for the past 10 days….

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NC SPECIAL: Ashanti Gold – Karela United – Len Clay to be set ablaze as Miners take on Karela

Ashanti Gold welcome Karela United at the Len Clay Sports Stadium in what will be a fiercely contested semi final encounter in the NC Special Competition. This is the second time these two team are meeting, Ashanti Gold came on top (1-0) in the only previous encounter which was in the truncated league. Ashanti Gold are still competing in both the Tier One and Two competitions while Karela United’s only chance to win a silverware depends on Sunday’s game. Ashanti Gold finished on top of Zone A whilst Karela United…

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Gyan blames weather after draw with Bafana Bafana

Asamoah Gyan has suggested that the weather conditions in Dubai was partly to be blamed for Black Stars struggles in their goalless draw against South Africa in their final pre-AFCON warm up on Saturday. The friendly which forms part of a pre-tournament arrangement ended goalless despite a very exciting and entertaining display by both sides. Asamoah Gyan’s late header could have handed Ghana a win here but was denied by the post. “We have been working so hard for the past 10 days. The weather is also not helping but…

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Issah Najahu sets up Goalkeeping Academy

Former Real United goalkeeper Issah Najahu has opened a goalkeeping Academy in the upper west region. The non residential project is expected to unearth the next generation of world class stoppers for Ghana Football. Speaking ahead of the official opening ceremony, the Black Stars B trainer called on corporate Ghana to extend a hand of support to the laudable project. “For now I am starting at it a low pace but with the hope that many faces will come on board and give a regional and even a national color….

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Hearts of Oak players promised huge financial reward ahead of Kotoko clash

Hearts of Oak players have been promised a huge financial reward ahead of their semi-final clash against arch rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the NC Special Competition. Managing Director of the Phobians, Frederick Nana Kwaku Moore revealed management has put in place a financial motivation for the playing body and technical team if they beat the Porcupine Warriors. “I’m not someone who puts other people’s earning in the public domain. So I won’t reveal it but what I can tell you is that there’s a reward for the players and…

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AFCON Friendly: South Africa hold Ghana in Dubai

The Black Stars of Ghana were held to a goalless draw by South Africa in a closed-door game at the Police Park in Al Jalal, Dubai. The game which was the final practice game for both sides saw the Black Stars parading most of the players who featured in the qualifiers but still failing to find the back of the net. Ghana dominated the game in midfield where Inter Milan star Kwadwo Asamoah was at his maximum best but still could not find the cutting edge at the final third…

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PRE-AFCON FRIENDLY: Ghana XI vs South Africa

Captain André Ayew will lead the Black Stars for Saturday’s friendly match against South Africa at the Police Academy Stadium in Al Jalal,Dubai. The match which is scheduled to kick off at 17h30(13:30GMT) is expected to be Ghana’s last training match as they prepare for the continent’s showpiece competition. South Africa based goalkeeper Richard Ofori will start in post for the Black Stars with Andy Yiadom and Agbenyenu Lumor on the right and left back positions respectively. Kassim Nuhu and John Boye will form the central defense pair while Kwadwo…

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