NARRATION: The tupsy-turvy football journey of a young Ghanaian – Gladson Awako tells his story

I started playing football at a very early age. My godfather was the late Smart Agyare (may he rest in peace) manager of my first juvenile soccer team. I was watching my peers play soccer around the community especially during school vacations from the early morning till somewhere late in the evening. One Sunday afternoon from church, upon seeing my friends playing, I asked whether I could join in and fortunately I got a positive response. I was 8 years and they were about 2 or 3 years ahead of…

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‘Kotoko’s current squad has quality materials compared to Hearts’ – Charles Allotey

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Charles Allotey says Asante Kotoko’s current squad is superior to Hearts of Oak’s current team. Allotey, who won the 2000 CAF Champions League with the Phobians is not impressed with the quality of the players currently plying their trade at the Accra based club. Before the suspension of the league, Hearts of Oak suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Kotoko and Allotey isn’t suprised with the outcome of the game. ”Asante Kotoko has quality players than Hearts of Oak. The current crop of players at…

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Ghana’s inability to win the AFCON is incomprehensible – Agyemang Badu

Ghana international midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has revealed he is still worried about the country’s inability to lift the African Cup of Nations. Black Stars have failed to win the African Cup of nation since lifting the mundial in 1982. Despite coming close twice in 2010 and 2015, Ghana lost in the finals to Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively. Speaking to the media on Ghana’s throphy drought, The Hellas Verona midfielder described it as incomprehensible. “Sometimes you will need the luck to achieve your goal in football tournament but it…

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GREAT NEWS: Ghana defender Musah Nuhu completes sensational return from lengthy injury

Ghana and St Gallen defender Musah Nuhu has finally made full recovery from a serious knee injury which has sidelined him for more than 7 months after taking to training on Monday. The former WAFA centre-back sustained the career-threatening knee injury in June last year during Ghana’s 2019 AFCON training camp in Dubai. Nuhu tore an anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee and that jeopardized his chances of making his dream debut for the senior national football team. The 23-year-old underwent a corrective surgery in Switzerland and a subsequent…

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Don’t rely on sponsorships alone, be more creative- Marketing Expert tells Ghanaian clubs

Marketing expert, Wilson Arthur has advised Ghanaian football administrators to be more innovative in their quest to rake in more revenue with their clubs. Ghanaian football clubs mostly those is the lower leagues have complained bitterly about the lack of adequate sponsorships in our leagues and other competitions over the last 5-6 years. They blame this as a reason for their financial struggles and have always put pressure on the Ghana FA to secure sponsors to help remedy their crippling financial situation. Some have also seen match day ticketing revenue…

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GFA should make the ‘new’ Division One League Autonomous- Skyy FC’s Wilson Arthur

The owner and President of Skyy FC, Hon Wilson Arthur has called on the Ghana Football Association to make the soon to be rebranded National Division One League an autonomous body, same as is being done at the premier league level. According to Wilson Arthur who also doubles as the District Chief Executive of Wassa East, such a move will be highly beneficial to the league and the FA in general. The country’s football governing body announced last week that they had initiated steps to prune the list of teams…

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Jordan Ayew resume Crystal Palace training ahead of Premier League return

Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew has returned to training at Crystal Palace after an induced break due to coronavirus outbreak. The Crystal Palace top scorer together with his teammates underwent Coronovirus test before returning to the pitch in small groups to train, amid strict measures to control the spread of the disease. They started with the stage one of the training protocols Which enables squads to train while maintaining social distancing, but contact training is not yet permitted. 25 players were present on Tuesday, and there were three sessions for three…

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GFA has betrayed a lot of clubs- JoJo Duncan reveals

Owner and club president of Division One league side Proud United FC, JoJo Duncan says clubs feel let down by the Ghana Football Association’s move to prune the list of teams in the second tier league from 48 to 18. The GFA announced last week that they have taken steps to convert the Division One to an 18 club league in the next two years, as per the statutes approved during Congress. The move, inspired by Article 81(6) of the GFA Statutes 2019 has been heavily opposed by club presidents…

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Jeffrey Schlupp resumes training at Crystal Palace ahead of league resumption

Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp has resumed training at Crystal Palace after two month’s absence due to  the COVID-19 induced outbreak. Schlupp and his Crystal Palace teammates returned to training after the British government gave a go ahead for all Sporting activities to return by June. All the players underwent coronavirus test before returning to the pitch in small groups to train, amid strict measures to control the spread of the disease. Medical experts, League officials and representatives from all 20 clubs held talks on Monday via a video conference call…

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Winger Edwin Gyasi backs C K Akonnor to succeed as Black Stars coach

Ghana international, Edwin Gyasi has backed the appointment of CK Akonnor as the new Black Stars coach. Akonnor replaced Kwesi Appiah as Ghana’s coach after signing a two year contract. Despite the criticism that comes along with his appointment, CSK Sofia foward Edwin Gyasi has backed the former Asante Kotoko to succeed. “I don’t really him as in person but I know he played in Germany and the fans loved him,” he said in an interview with Footballghana.com. “I don’t like the idea of knowing someone before working with him…

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