Charles Taylor blames Former Kotoko coach Hans Dieter Schmidt for 2004 Confederation Cup final defeat

Former Asante Kotoko star Charles Taylor has blamed Coach Hans Dieter Schmidt for their ‘painful’ 2004 Confederation Cup final defeat to bitter rivals Hearts of Oak. The Porcupine Warriors were beaten 8-7 on penalties after tying 2-2 on aggregate in front of their home fans at the Baba Yara Stadium. The major talking point after the game was Schmidt’s game management and was largely criticized for the loss with the substitution of Kotoko’s best performers on the field, Charles Taylor. “It was his (Hans-Dieter Schmidt) fault that’s why we lost,…

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Tenacious Fatau Dauda eyes return to Black Stars

Experienced Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he has not given up on a return to the senior national football team despite not earning a call up in the last 5-6 years. Dauda made his entry into the Black Stars setup in 2008 and became a mainstay in the team from 2012-13 thereof. His time in the national colors has seen him represent at AFCON tournaments and he also featured in two matches (against Germany and Portugal) during Ghana’s ill-fated World Cup 2014 adventure. Despite being overlooked by coaches in recent…

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Fatau Dauda contemplates a coaching career after retirement

Experienced Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he is thoughtfully looking at becoming a coach when he finally closes the chapter on his playing career. The Legon Cities shotstopper has had an exciting career. Dauda has had stints with clubs both home and abroad while also representing the senior national football team. He is a league winner with AshantiGold SC, and also kept post for Okwahu United. A move abroad saw him represent South Africa’s Orlando Pirates and Nigeria’s Enyimba FC. With the Black Stars, ‘Lion’ as Dauda is affectionately called…

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‘I still benefit from my equaliser against Kotoko’ – Adjah Tetteh

Former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder, Lawrence Nii Adjah Tetteh has revealed that the best ever game played was the 2nd leg of the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup final game. Hearts met bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko in Kumasi. Adjah Tetteh scored the equaliser for Hearts after Kotoko had taken the lead. The Phobians eventually went ahead to secure the cup by virtue of penalty shootout. The player has revealed that he’s still benefitting from the equaliser 16 years since the game. “God helped us to win that cup. I always…

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‘Angry’ Christian Atsu slams disgusting French Doctors who suggested Africa as a test site for CoronaVirus vaccine

Ghana and Newcastle United attacker Christian Atsu has ferociously laid into two France-based doctors who suggested that Africa should be used as a test site for a solution to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated sport, with major competitions across the world suspended indefinitely. Professors Jean-Paul Mira of Cochin Hospital in Paris and Camille Locht of INSERM (France’s national medical research centre) were debating possible COVID-19 cures on French television channel La Chaine Info on Thursday, and Mira asked: “If I may be provocative, should this study…

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Daniel Darkwah offers valuable counsel to upcoming players

Former Asante Kotoko defender Daniel Darkwah has warned upcoming footballers to be tactful in their communication especially when its about declaring support for one club over the other. The Enyimba FC left back’s comments come after Asante Kotoko midfielder Justice Blay and Liberty Professional attacker Elvis Kyei-Baffour declared their support for Asante Kotoko and vowed not to play for Accra Hearts of Oak in the future. The former Aduana Stars took to his official Facebook page to advise the upcoming footballers to be mindful with how they speak regarding their…

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Newcastle winger Christian Atsu requests to be excused from Ghana national team duties

Newcastle winger and Black Stars playmaker Christian Atsu has requested to be excused from Ghana’s senior national team following a prolonged period of inconsistencies with his career. The swift winger picked an injury while playing for Ghana at the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt against Benin and has since not been consistent with his form. Reports are that the playmaker has announced his decision to quit playing for Ghana’s senior national team, citing neglect by the Ghana FA As his reason. But footballmadeinghana.com is reliably informed that the player has…

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CAF features Fatau Dauda in Africa Legends fight against Covid-19

Former Black Stars and Legon Cities Fc goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has joined a group of African football legends selected by CAF for a short video as part of efforts towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Africa’s football governing body is embarking on the #Safehands and #Noshandshake challenge that would encourage and teach fans on good personal hygiene to avoid the disease that has so far killed over 10,000 people worldwide. Representing various generations, and led by CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe, the video also includes Cameroon’s Roger Miller, Mustafa…

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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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Maxwell Konadu grieves over death of legends Opoku Afriyie and Kwasi Owusu

Former Black Stars Assistant Coach Maxwell Konadu has expressed grief at the loss of two Ghanaian football legends, Opoku Afriyie and Kwasi Owusu. Afriyie, a member of Ghana’s AFCON winning squad in 1978 gave up the ghost on Sunday March 29 in Kumasi at the age of 75 while Kwasi Owusu who until 2013 was Ghana’s all time top scorer kicked the bucket a day later in Sunyani aged 72. The death of the two who had stellar careers at national and club levels has caused grief across the Ghana…

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