Sarpong’s late winner hands Rayon Sports Kigali derby victory

Ghana-import Michael Sarpong was the hero with a late winner to inspire Rayon Sports to a 1-0 victory over bitterest rivals APR to narrow the gap at the top of the Azam Rwanda Premier League table. APR went into Saturday’s game at Amahoro National Stadium six points clear at the top, but saw their lead reduced to three points after tasting their third defeat this term. The former Dreams FC star scored from the spot in stoppage time to seal victory for Rayon after Emmanuel Imanishimwe brought down Gilbert Mugisha in…

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U17 AFCON 2019: Fabin’s Uganda fail to pick World Cup ticket despite 1-1 stalemate with Nigeria

Ghanaian gaffer Paa Kwesi Fabin failed to grab a World Cup ticket with his Uganda U17 side after their 1-1 stalemate with Nigeria in the ongoing U17 AFCON in Tanzania. A 74th minutes strike by Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar canceled Uganda’s lesd through John Kokas Alou in the 67th minute to deny the East Africans a place in the semifinals. Uganda’s hopes were dashed despite picking a point in the game after Angola recorded a 4-2 win over hosts Tanzania in the other group encounter. Uganda bounced back from an opening…

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Fomer Sports Minister Muntaka Mubarak laments hefty Black Stars bonuses; “it’s a big problem”

Former Sports Minister Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has lamented hefty winning bonuses paid to the senior national team, Black Stars of Ghana. According to local media reports, an amount of $8 million has been budgeted for the team’s participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The prize money for winning the tournament is $4 million as confirmed by CAF president Ahmad Ahmad. Although the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), denied the reports, the Black Stars players are expected to have a bonus hike as part of the purported budget….

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1970 CAF CL: Ibrahim Sunday reveals UNITY as the key factor for Kotoko’s success

Asante Kotoko won the 1970 ACF Champions League with Ibrahim Sunday as the skipper of the side. The brilliant player who catapulted the Porcupine Warriors to their first ever CAF Champions League title has recalled how he achieved that feat with his team mates. “Team unity was the reason we were able to conquer Africa in 1970,” Sunday noted. Sunday admits that team unitybis key to the success story of every club, insisting, every player give out 100% whenever they played a game. “As a player at that time, Rev…

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Ibrahim Sunday backs Akunnor to steer Kotoko back to glory in Africa

Asante Kotoko legend Ibrahim Sunday has backed coach C.K Akunnor to restore the club back to it’s glory days in Africa. The Porcupine Warriors have not won a continental trophy in 36 years. The Ghana Premier League giants reached the group stages of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in eleven years but crashed out after losing 2:1 to Zesco United in the final group game in Ndola. Akunnor came under heavy criticism after failing to secure quarterfinals berth with some even calling for his resignation. However, coach…

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Black Stars, Super Eagles friendly off

The proposed friendly match between Ghana and Nigeria ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has been called off. An official of the Ghana FA confirmed the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game. “They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister (Perry Okudzeto),” said Ghana football official. “But we may be in United Arab Emirates which will be…

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TOTAL AFCON U17: Fabin guides Uganda to heavy win over Tanzania

Ghanaian trainer Paa Kwesi Fabin guided Uganda to record their first win in the ongoing Total AFCON U17 with a heavy win over hosts Tanzania. The hosts have been kicked out of the competition following the defeat to Fabin’s boys. A 16th minute strike from Andrew Kawooya opened the scoring for the hungry Ugandan side that lost their opener to Angola by a lone goal. Two minutes to the half hour mark, Ivan Asaba unleashed a powerful drive which could not be saved by Hassan Kingwaga to increase the lead…

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Amos Frimpong wants to gatecrash Ghana squad for AFCON

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong is hoping to earn a place in Ghana national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 27 year old defender made his Black Stars debut in the friendly against Mauritania last month after he was invited for the AFCON qualifier against Kenya. Amos believes he has done enough to merit a place in Kwesi Appiah’s team for the continental showpiece in June. “I hope to be part of the Black Stars team that participate in the AFCON in Egypt. I believe I…

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Amos Frimpong expects Ghana to scale through Group F

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong has predicted Black Stars to go through the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation group stage ‘without a problem’, but cautioned against complacency. Ghana have been pooled in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be looking to end Ghana’s 37-year wait for an AFCON title after three missed chances in 1992, 2010 and 2015. Ghana will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, four days before facing Cameroon, whom they lost to in the semi-final of the last championship. The…

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Daniel Laryea only Ghanaian referee selected by CAF for 2019 AFCON

Top Ghanaian referee Daniel Nii Laryea has been named among a 24-man list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.  CAF announced the list of officials for the tournament on Wednesday with Laryea the only Ghanaian selected. The 32 year old will join the elite group of referees set to go to Morocco to begin preparations ahead of the continental showpiece. The tournament runs from 21st June to 19th July. Laryea, who holds a FIFA badge, has been one of the centre referees used during CAF’s inter-clubs competition….

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