NC SPECIAL: Four things that will decide the Hearts-Kotoko Super Clash on Sunday

All attention will be turn to the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday when the two most glamorous clubs in Ghana come up against each other in the semifinal of the Tier One League of the NC Special Competition. Accra Hearts of Oak will welcome their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko at the capital in what will be a cliffhanger encounter. Apart from a final place these two clubs will be fighting for, there is also an advantage of qualifying for the CAF Champions League by clinching the league. FootballMadeInGhana’s Abdul Wadudu…

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NC SPECIAL: Sarfo Duku insists Kotoko were not coerced to rescind decision not to play Hearts

Despite eating humble pie and rescinding their decision not to honour the semifinal clash of the NC Special Competition Tier I with sworn rivals Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko insists they were not coerced to rescind their earlier position. The Porcupine Warriors have suddenly become a laughing stock, with many describing their management as having no balls when the NC insisted their request will not be granted. Kudjoe Fianoo, a member of the organising committee of the Special Competition, had earlier revealed that Asante Kotoko’s request of having 40% gate…

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C.K Akonnor eyes CAF Champions League qualification

Head Coach of Asante Kotoko, C.K Akonnor has reiterated that the objective is to qualify for next season’s CAF Champions League. The Porcupine Warriors will lock horns with arch rivals Hearts of Oak in the semi-final of Tier I special competition on Sunday. The winner of the competition will represent Ghana in the Champions League, and coach Akonnor has set his sights on picking up the ticket. “For us, our target is to go back to Africa in the coming season,’ the former Ghana captain said. ” Thankfully, we still have…

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CAF CL Final: CAF orders Esperance-WAC replay

The Confederation of Africa Football CAF has ordered a replay of the Champions League final clash between Esperance of Tunisia and WAC of Morocco. This follows a chaotic final on Saturday after WAC walked off the field following a controversial decision by referee Bakary Papa Gassama. WAC of Morocco scored what appeared a legitimate goal in the 64th minute but referee Gassama ruled the goal offside which infuriated the WAC officials and players. The game was stopped for almost 20 minutes to consult the VAR for a better view but…

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AshantiGold CEO appointed Assistant General Cordinator for CAF CL final

CAF has appointed Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold SC Frederick Acheampong as Assistant General Coordinator for the CAF Champions League final first leg between Wydad Athletic Club and Esperance in Rabat. The experienced administrator will assist General Coordinator Gerson Sena De Melo from Cape Verde. The two will help in organizing the match on behalf of CAF by deciding on so many things like: time for team coaches leave the hotel to arrive at the stadium to give enough time for the players to warm up, how the security will be…

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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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CAF CC: Sebe back to face WAC

  Ghanaian midfielder Seyei Sebe Baffour is expected to start on Saturday for AC Horoya when they play as guest to WAC in the CAF Champions League quarter finals game in Casablanca. Sebe missed the final group game against Orlando Pirates on March 16, due to suspension but he has now been cleared and will face WAC tomorrow (Saturday). The tireless central midfielder has started all Horoya’s Champions League games this season until his suspension and he will be back to the starting lineup after his impressive performances in training…

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NC Special Competition winner to represent Ghana in next year’s CAF Champions League

The winner of the Normalization Committee Special Competition will represent Ghana in the next CAF Champions league, the committee has confirmed. The competition which is set to start on Sunday March 31, 2019 will see the 15 Premier League clubs group into two zones namely Southern Zone and Northern Zone. The Northern Zone will comprise of seven clubs because of the absence of Wa All Stars while the Southern Zone comprises of eight clubs. The two clubs that will finish first and second of each zone will face off in…

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