Kotoko should redouble their effort – Francis Akwaffo

Despite overcoming Zesco United in an enthralling 2-1 encounter, former Kotoko winger Francis Akwaffo has urged the club to redouble their effort if they want to make it out of the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup. The former winger thinks his former club can still perform better than what they are doing. “They are doing very well. But they must improve and do better. “They should try and give more than 150%. “To qualify ahead of the likes of Zesco and Al Hilal, you must redouble your effort,”…

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Kotoko defenders should learn to cover for one another – Osei Agyemang

AshGold defender Richard Osei Agyemang has urged Asante Kotoko defenders to be vigilant and cover up for each other during games. Eric Osei Agyemang was speaking after his former club’s 2-1 victory over Zesco United. “I think the defense is very good. But one problem is that, when there is a mistake, they should learn how to cover for each other. “They should learn to cover up for each especially when penetrating passes go through them. “I think they should look at that and sort it. I hope the coach…

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CAF CC: Asante Kotoko bag $84k from ZESCO clash

Asante Kotoko are $84k richer from the gates after their CAF Confederation Cup clash with Zambian side ZESCO United on Wednesday. Despite playing on a week day where relatively fans are limited in watching matches due to work schedules, the Porcupine Warriors nearly filled the stands completely. Director of communications, Sarfo Duku confirmed his outfit earned the an equivalent of ₵440,000 from the game. “It’s true we made that amount [Gh¢ 440,000] from the gate proceeds,” Sarfo Duku told Nhyira FM “Deduction is now ongoing to know the net for…

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CAF CC: ZESCO gaffer George Lwandamina insists Kotoko’s win was out of luck

ZESCO United head Coach George Lwandamima has cited luck as the reason for his side’s defeat to Asante Kotoko. According to the coach, his team created a lot of chances against the Porcupine Warriors but were undone by luck which resulted to their defeat in Kumasi. The gaffer made a lot of comments about his opponent prior to the, but wasn’t ready to swallow his words after the game. “Is this the Kotoko you knew some years back? he asked “We created a lot of chances. If we had buried…

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CAF CC: Akonnor happy with ZESCO win

Following their 2-1 win over ZESCO United in the second group game of the CAF Confederation Cup, Asante Kotoko trainer CK Akonnor has expressed excitement over the feat. Two first half goals from a deflected screamer from Kwame Bonsu and a tap in by Emmanuel Gyamfi put the Porcupines ahead in the game. But substitute Ghanaian striker Rahim Osmanu came off the bench to pull one back for ten visitors. Speaking to the FootballMadeInGhana.com after the game, the Akonnor couldn’t hide his excitement after his side laboured to get their…

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Felix Annan earns Akonnor’ praises after wonderful ZESCO outing

For his wonderful outing against ZESCO United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday, Felix Annan has been hugely applauded by Coach CK Akonnor. Felix Annan saved a penalty in the first half of the game and also made a lot of decisive saves to deny the opponents the equalizer. Akonnor who couldn’t hide his admiration for the shot stopper applauded him for his wonderful outing. “Felix is brilliant and we are so happy to have him. No words to describe him. He helps the team a lot,” Akonnor…

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CAF CC: Bonsu praises colleagues after win over Zesco

  Kotoko midfielder Kwame Bonsu has hailed his colleagues following their 2-1 win over Zesco United in the CAF Confederations Cup game on Tuesday. Bonsu was arguably the man of the match as he scored a superb long-range drive and did all the job in the middle of the field. The former Gefle IF player praised his colleagues as they inched closer to a second round berth. “Proud of all the lads, one step closer! Game by game ! Let’s go @AsanteKotoko_SC thanks for all the support.” Bonsu tweeted. The…

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CAF CC: Akonnor highly optimistic Yacouba will start scoring soon

Asante Kotoko trainer CK Akonnor is highly optimistic striker Songne Yacouba will start scoring soon despite misfiring in most games. The Burkinabe is yet to find the back of the net in their Confederation Cup campaign and after missing uncountable chances in the clash against ZESCO in Wednesday, Akonnor is sure his forward will soon score. The former AshGold manager says he feels bad for the player’s inability to score despite all the effort but remains positive about the player. Speaking to the media after the game, Akonnor revealed he…

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The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: How Akonnor strangled Lwandamina at Baba Yara

Ghana’s sole representatives in CAF club competition this year, Asante Kotoko stupendously grabbed a stylish 2-1 victory over Zambian giants ZESCO United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to pick their first major points in the group. The win means all the teams in the group are level on three points after second round of matches. The Porcupine Warriors did not only display a magnificent performance to grab the victory but also impregnated their play with several missed opportunities which could have seen them blow away ZESCO with ease. But…

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Asante Kotoko 2-1 ZESCO United – CAF Confederation Cup

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko on Wednesday recorded their first group won over Zambian giants ZESCO United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. A deflected Kwame Bonsu drive broke the virginity of the game before Emmanuel Gyamfi increased the tally minutes to the break. Substitute Abdul Rahim Osman reduced the talky for ZESCO few minutes after his introduction. The win means the group is wide open as all four teams in the group are KN three points after match day two. Below is the highlights of the game: 📽 HIGHLIGHTS …..

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