CAF CC: Kotei pleased with win over Ahly

  Ghana midfielder James Kotei is elated following Simba FC 1-0 win over Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League game at the Tanzanian National Stadium on Tuesday. Kotei was the engine of the Simba team as he sat in front of the back four and pulled all the strings. The Ghanaian revealed that the game was tough but they had the determination to win. “It wasn’t easy at all but we had guts and we did what was needed. Thanks for your support and the hard work continues.” Kotei…

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CAF CC:Five Ghanaians feature in Horoya win over Platinum

  Guinean club AC Horoya set a new record on Tuesday as five Ghanaian players featured in their CAF Champions League win over Platinum FC in Conakry. Horoya paraded Godfred Asante and Hudu Yakubu in defence, with Brefo Mensah and Sebe Baffour in midfield. Ghanaian-born Burkinabe forward Mandela Ocansey who is the captain of the club also spearheaded the attack and was replaced in the 82nd minute by another Ghanaian in the shape of Patrick Razak. This is the first time in the history of the competition that a club…

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CAF CC: Hudu scores in Horoya win

  Ghanaian youngster Hudu Yakubu was on target for AC Horoya in the CAF Champions League Group B game against Platinum FC in Conakry. The former Ashanti Gold defender put up a solid performance and scored the second goal for his side with an excellent strike in the 76th minute as they completed a double over the Zimbabwean outfit. Hudu, 22, was superb on the left flank as he surged forward to joined the attack and also defended gallantly through out the 90 minutes. He was signed by Horoya last…

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CAF CC: Kotei, Asante shine in Simba win

  Ghanaian pair of James Kotei and Akwasi Asante were in fantastic form for Simba FC  on Tuesday at the Tanzania National Stadium where they defeated Al Ahly by one goal to nothing in Group D of the 2019 CAF Champions League. Kotei marshaled the Simba midfield and was able to put the brakes on Hossan Ashour and others. He was a delight to watch with his surging runs and ability initiate attacks. Asante was also splendid on the left rear where his overlapping runs caused problems for the Al…

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CAF CC: Kotei, Asante start against Ahly

  Ghanaian duo of James Kotei and Akwasi Asante are in the starting eleven of Tanzanian champions Simba FC as they host Al Ahly  this afternoon at the Tanzania National Stadium. The pair were superb last week despite Simba’s 4-0 defeat to Ahly in Cairo and they have been able to maintain their position in Patrick Aussems squad. Kotei is playing at his favourite defensive midfield role and will be task to protect the back four as well as send the long ball to Emmanuel Okwi whilst fast-running Akwasi Asante…

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CAF CC: Asante confident of win over Platinum

  Ghanaian defender Godfred Asante is hopeful that AC Horoya will complete a double over Zimbabwean side Platinum FC in the CAF Champions League Group B clash though the game is tough. Asante was resolute at the back for Horoya when they went away last week to defeat Platinum by a goal to nil and he has hinted that the Zimbabweans have nothing to loose and they will come firing from all angles. “It will be a difficult game even tho we scored them at their home grounds for them…

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Baffour back to Champions League after Ismaily won appeal

  Ghanaian defender Richard Baffour will play in the CAF Champions League again following the reinstating of Ismaily SC. Ismaily who have the Ghanaian in their fold were expelled from the competition for crowd violence in their home game against Tunisia’s Club Africain which ended abruptly. Club Africain were up by two goals to one before the game was called off and the referees had to be whisked away by military men. On Sunday, Ismaily’s lawyer Nasser Azam hinted that the club’s appeal had been accepted by African football’s ruling…

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CAF CC: Neveu commends Asante and co after win

  AC Horoya coach Patrice Neveu has lauded Ghanaian defender Godfred Asante and his colleagues following their impressive CAF champions League 1-0 win over Platinum FC in Mozambique over the weekend. Asante was the key man at the back for the Guinean champions as he put up a superb performance for his side who won their game by a goal to nothing. Neveu praised the Ghanaian and his mates as he believes they can build upon the results in their next games. “We are happy with the result that we…

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CAF CL: Ocansey Mandela guides AC Horoya to victory on his birthday

Ghanaian-born Burkinabe midfielder Mandela Ocansey inspired Guinean side AC Horoya in their 1-0 win over Zimbabwe side FC Platinum in the CAF Champions League on Saturday. The Ghanaian-born Burkinabe Mandela Ocansey skippered Horoya AC to the victory at FC Platinum in Zimbabwe on Saturday during Day 3 of the CAF Champions league. The Guineans won 1-0 thanks to a Marius Assoko penalty. Saturday , February 2nd, happened to be his 29th birthday and it the captain received a perfect gift. Ocansey expressed his satisfaction but especially his joy for the…

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CAF CC: Asante and colleagues fly out ahead of Platinum FC clash

AC Horoya coach Patrice Neveu has named five Ghanaian players in his team to face Platinum FC in the CAF Champions League Group B game on February 2. The Guinean champions flew out of Conakry on board an Ethiopian Airlines’ AT 687 flight and they will spend this night in Addis Ababa before continuing to the Southern African country on Saturday morning. The Ghanaian contingent who made the 22-man list for the trip includes are Godfred Asante and Hudu Yakubu, midfielders Sebe Baffour, Brefo Mensah as well as attacker Patrick…

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