Video: ‘Be consistent and I will play you’ Black Stars boss CK Akonnor challenges local players

Head Coach of Ghana’s senior national football team, Charles Kwabla Akonnor has challenged local based players to deliver consistent performances if they want to be mainstays in his squad. It has become a regular occurrence that local players often invited to the Black Stars don’t get playing time. This is quite different from the past when Black Stars lineups had a decent blend of both foreign and local based players. Akonnor shared memories of how he made it into the national team then as a local based footballer. “When I…

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CK Akonnor reveals fondness for ‘hungry’ Justice Blay

Black Stars head Coach Charles Akonnor has spoken highly of Asante Kotoko midfielder Justice Blay, mentioning him as a player he likes very much. Blay, has been the subject of discussion across various platforms based on his dominant performances in the middle of the park. Due to his efforts at former club Medeama SC, and currently at Asante Kotoko, the player has been mentioned among the top performing midfielders in the Ghana premier league. It looks like CK Akonnor’s radar have focused on the player for sometime and the Black…

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Ghana coach Akonnor vows to give home-based players more opportunities

New Ghana coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor has promised to give deserving home-based players more opportunities to feature for the Black Stars under his tenure. The 46 year old tactician was handed the national team job in January after a short spell as assistant to former boss Kwesi Appiah. The former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko trainer named as many four local based players in his maiden squad for Ghana’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games with Sudan which was suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak. Speaking in an interview with…

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Bofoakwa Tano Coach Ibrahim Mohammed on his new role, fan base & GPL qualification

Ibrahim Mohammed, brand new coach of Division One League side Bofoakwa Tano FC, has spoken to the media for the first time since his appointment. The experienced manager revealed the club’s rich history and passionate fan base played a key role in his decision to join the Sunyani-based outfit. He thanked management of the club for the opportunity and vowed to ensure Bofoakwa returns to the Ghanaian top flight division. “This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fan base. There is a clear vision…

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Medeama coach Samuel Boadu remains confident of winning the league despite points deduction

Head coach of Medeama SC Samuel Boadu says the club will make it up with the six points deducted from them for using unqualified player against Great Olympics. Medeama who before the disciplinary Committee rulling were on top of the league have now dropped to 6th on the log with 25points. But Samuel Boadu is confident Medeama SC will still win the league despite the setback. According to the coach, though they are now four points behind the first place team (Aduana Stars) , but winning the league is achievable…

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Karela United to appoint Mallam Yahaya as new head coach

Former Ghana international Mallam Yahaya is on the verge of being appointed as the new head coach of Premier League side, Karela United FC Footballmadeinghana.com understand. The former King Faisal coach is in advanced talk with the management of the club as he nears completing a deal with the Aiyinase based outfit. Footballmadeinghana.com understand Mallam Yahaya has given Karela United the go-ahead to talk to the owner of Wassaman FC; his current club, before he accepts to takes over the mantle. Should the green light be given, Mallam Yahaya will…

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‘We were more matured and established’- Yussif Chibsah outlines differences between Asante Kotoko players then and now

Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Yussif Alhassan Chibsah, has claimed that players in his days flourished more at the club as compared to players of today because they were more matured and established. Chibsah makes a case that during his time, Asante Kotoko went in for more established players who needed little time to settle and come to terms with what representing a club like Kotoko meant. The former Ghana international joined the Porcupine Warriors in 2003 after enjoying an impressive 4 year spell with King Faisal FC. Chibsah’s influence in…

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Maxwell Konadu explains what new signing Emmanuel Sarkodie brings to his team

Head Coach of Asante Kotoko, Maxwell Konadu has explained what new signing Emmanuel Sarkodie will bring to his team after capturing his signature from Nkoranza Warriors. The Porcupine Warriors stole the march on other clubs to sign the player as they look to strengthen their team. According to Maxwell Konadu, his team only have one defensive midfielder in the person of Justice Blay, and Sarkodie will be a backup for the former Medeama midfielder when he is injured or suspended. “Naturally Sarkodie is a defensive midfielder and in our team…

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Konadu mentions Eleven Wonders as Kotoko’s toughest opponent this season

Asante Kotoko head coach Maxwell Konadu has named Eleven Wonders as the club’s toughest opponent faced so far in the suspended Ghana Premier league season. The Porcupine Warriors albeit inconsistent have had a fairly good season. Before the suspension of football activities in Ghana, they occupied the third position on the league log with 25 points and a game in hand. Kotoko started the campaign at home against Eleven Wonders. They labored to a 1-0 win with Justice Blay fetching the winner. According to Maxwell Konadu, that game was Kotoko’s…

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Kotoko’s Justice Blay against implementing salary cuts for Ghanaian players

Midfielder of Asante Kotoko SC, Justice Blay has opposed the idea of implementing salary cuts for Ghanaian players amid the CoronaVirus outbreak. The Covid-19 disease termed a global pandemic by the WHO, has caused almost all sporting activities to be halted with experts projecting sports organisations and clubs could suffer a huge financial blow as a result. Clubs in mainstream Europe like Juventus and Barcelona have implemented measures including salary cuts and deferrals to cut down on expenditure and minimise cost based on the huge financial implications this whole situation…

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