Sarpong’s late winner hands Rayon Sports Kigali derby victory

Ghana-import Michael Sarpong was the hero with a late winner to inspire Rayon Sports to a 1-0 victory over bitterest rivals APR to narrow the gap at the top of the Azam Rwanda Premier League table. APR went into Saturday’s game at Amahoro National Stadium six points clear at the top, but saw their lead reduced to three points after tasting their third defeat this term. The former Dreams FC star scored from the spot in stoppage time to seal victory for Rayon after Emmanuel Imanishimwe brought down Gilbert Mugisha in…

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Red Bull Salzburg confirm Majeed Ashimeru recall; set for permanent role next season

Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg have confirmed midfielder Majeed Ashimeru will be part of the first-team set up for the 2019/2020 season. The budding Ghanaian youngster has been recalled by Salzburg from a loan spell at Swiss side St Gallen where he has been in brilliant form this campaign. Salzburg are impressed with his development and his three goals in 28 league appearances. A statement on the club’s website read: ”Majeed Ashimeru left the West African Football Academy for Salzburg in the summer of 2017 and has since then enjoyed a…

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Special Competition: Liberty coach Reginald Asante critical of team performance despite win

Liberty Professionals coach Reginald Asante is not over the moon despite his side’s victory against Dreams FC on matchday six of the Special Competition at the Carl Reindorf Park on Sunday. Captain Simon Zibo scored the only goal in a fiercely contested game as the Scientific Soccer lads edged the Dawu-based outfit but their manager insists there is plenty room for improvement. Coach Asante had to review his game plan when he lost two players to injury during the warm-up session prior to the game. He commended the home fans…

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Dreams FC coach Joha Pasoja rues missed chances in Liberty defeat

Dreams FC coach Joha Pasoja has lamented his side’s inability to make the most of their goalscoring opportunities in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Liberty Professionals in the Special Competition.  The Dawu-based club have struggled for form in the novelty league falling to another defeat on the road in the 1-0 loss to the Scientific Soccer Lads. “We need strikers and the confidence to score goals,’ the Finish manager said in a post match interview. “I think I need some players to help us win games,” he added. “We did our best but…

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Majeed Waris pleased to reach 100 game milestone in Ligue 1

FC Nantes forward Abdul Majeed Waris has expressed his delight after reaching a landmark 100 games in Ligue 1 Conforama. The Ghanaian international celebrated the milestone in style by inspiring Nantes to a 3-2 win over PSG on Wednesday evening. Waris was presented a commemorative shirt after the match to mark the ineviable feat. ”Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah to have played my 100th game in one of the best leagues in Europe. Thanks to everyone that keep supporting and praying for me. 🙏🙏🙏..very important 3 points today. Time to relax and chill…

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NC Special Competition: Bechem United 1-1 Aduana Stars – Sam Adams rescue a point for visiting Fire Boys

A beautifully converted spot kick by Sam Adams rescued a point for Aduana Stars as they drew 1-1 with Bechem United in the Match Day 6 of the NC Special Competition. Emmanuel Owusu Boakye’s first half penalty gave Bechem United the opener before Sam Adams restored parity also from the spot. Aduana Stars were the better team in the early stages of the game. Bright Adjei came close to giving them the lead in the 29th minute, but excellent goalkeeping Afadzu denied with a wonderful save. Bechem United broke the…

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NC Special Competition: Liberty 1-0 Dreams FC – Soccer Lads pip struggling Dreams

A well-worked out goal by Simon Zibo in the first was all what Liberty Professionals needed to record their first win over Dreams FC in a competitive game. The NC Special Competition match-day six game saw an uninspiring first half as both clubs resulted to lackadaisical play. The first clear chance of the game fell to Elvis Kyei Baffour in the 20th minute but after a good run through the middle, his effort went wide. Dreams FC immediately responded with experienced Eric Gawu in the thick of affairs but the…

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NC Special Competition: Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Ashanti Gold – Golden City goes blazing as Chelsea record first win

Berekum Chelsea registered their first win of the NC Special Competition after piping Ashanti Gold by 1-0 to set the Golden City Park ablaze. A second half strike from Kwame Amoako made the difference for the Blues. Berekum Chelsea started the game very well dominating possession. Foster Braimah and Ibrahim Alhassan combined very well to test Frank Boateng, but the keeper did well to save it in the early minutes of the game. Chelsea kept pressuring Ashanti Gold and forced them to make a lot of mistakes at the back. It…

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NC Special Competition: WAFA 3-2 Hearts – Academy boys edge five-goal thriller

WAFA SC put on a show to edge Hearts Oak 3-2 at the Sogakope Park in arguably the biggest game of the round on Sunday. The hosts started the match on the front foot and were asking all the questions in the opening ten minutes. Their efforts was rewarded in the 12th minute through Jamal Haruna who rounded up goalkeeper Ayi and then fired into the roof from an acute angle with his right foot. The Phobians grabbed the initiative from then onwards and began to dominate play with youngster…

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NC Special Competition: Ebusua Dwarfs 1- 0 Inter Allies- Isaac Donkor’s strike hands Crabs first win

Ebusua Dwarfs beat Inter Allies at the Tema Sports Stadium by 1-0 to record their first win of NC Special Competition on Sunday. After four straight losses and a draw in their opening five games, coach Robert Asibo’s men have finally announced their presence in the tournament with an important away win. Isaac Donkor’s solitary strike in the 33rd minute was enough to separate the sides and hand the Mysterious Club all three points. Meanwhile, the Capelli Boys have had to endure a topsy-turvy start in the novelty league with…

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