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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‘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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Malik Jabir defends Kwame Kyei, lashes at ‘immature’ management members who have let down Kotoko chief

Asante Kotoko legend Malik Jabir has identified the managerial appointments made by Kwame Kyei as the cause of club’s main woes under the businessman. Kwame Kyei who has been serving as the Executive Chairman of the Ghanaian premier league giants since 2016 has been mentioned as incapable of taking the club to the apex of Ghana football owing to his lack of expertise in running such a project. Under Kwame Kyei Kotoko have failed to win the league title but have won one FA Cup title and represented in the…

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‘We never asked for our salaries’ Chibsah lives over the good old Kotoko days

Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Yusif Chibsah has been reliving the good old times when he donned the red coloured shirt of the club. Chibsah displayed a warrior attitude on the pitch representing the Porcupine Warriors in a very successful spell and at a time when the local league boasted quality players and top level football. The Prempeh College old boy joined Asante Kotoko in 2003 after a 4 year stint with city rivals King Faisal Babies. Joining Kotoko was the accelerator to a career that was destined for good things.…

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Yussif Chibsah reveals the most memorable game of his Kotoko career

Playing and scoring against USM Algiers in the semifinal of the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup has left an indelible memory for former Asante Kotoko midfielder Yusif Chibsah. Chibsah rose to the occasion in Kumasi and powered Kotoko to the final with a late strike against the Algeria side and says that’s his list memorable game for the Porcupine Warriors. The Porcupine Warriors lost the first leg by 1-0 in Algiers, before making a comeback in the second leg to qualify to the final of the competition. Chibsah scored a late…

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Chibsah debunks claims Hearts of Oak used “juju” to beat Kotoko in 2004 Confed Cup final

Former Asante Kotoko captain Yusif Chibsah says he doesn’t believe “juju” played any role in their 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 blamed for the loss with the substitution of Kotoko’s best performers on the field, Charles Taylor and Michael Osei. Reports went viral that Hearts cast…

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Yusif Chibsah refuses to blame Coach Hans Dieter Schmidt for 2004 Confederation Cup final defeat to Hearts of Oak

Former Asante Kotoko captain Yusif Chibsah has refused to blame 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 blamed for the loss with the substitution of Kotoko’s best performers on the field, Charles Taylor and Michael Osei. The German tactician came under…

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Sannie Daara named as CAF Media Officer for tonight’s Super Cup

Ghana’s Ibrahim Sannie Daara has chalked another major success in African football as he has been appointed as the CAF Media Officer for the 2020 CAF Super Cup to be played in the Qatari capital of Doha this evening. Sannie Daara is among the top officials CAF has appointed to take charge of various duties in its biggest club competition which will be played between the 2018/19 CAF Champions League winners Espérance de Tunis and 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup winners Zamalek. CAF has deployed its best match officials for the…

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Four Ghanaian officials set for CAF assignments this weekend

Four Ghanaian football officials have been handed international assignments in this weekend’s CAF Club competitions matches and other CAF events. Club Licensing Manager, Emmanuel Dasoberi will attend a CAF Stadium Inspection Workshop on Saturday February 1 at the Royal Moroccan Football Federation National Technical Center in Rabat. Mr. Mark Addo has also been named as General Coordinator for the CAF Confederation Cup match between Enugu Rangers and Al Masry scheduled for February 2, 2020 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. Mr. Julius Ben Emunah will be the Security Officer for the…

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Six Ghanaian Officials Handed Roles in this Weekends Continental Matches 

Six Ghanaian football officials have been nominated for various roles in this weekend’s CAF Club competition matches. The roles include Refereeing, Match Coordination, Commissioning games as well as Match Security functions. Head of the GFA’s National teams department Alex Asante will be match commissioner for one of the weekend’s toughest games Esperance vs Raja Casablanca in Rades, Tunisia. Former GFA President Alhaji MND Jawula and Mr Julius Emunah will be Match Commissioner and Security respectively for the match between Enyimba and Hassan US Al Gadir in Nigeria Fifa Referee Daniel…

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