Historic: Ibrahim Sunday reveals how he engineered a move to Asante Kotoko

Former Asante Kotoko skipper Ibrahim Sunday has revealed how he ended up signing for the Porcupine Warriors despite being born and bred in Koforidua. According to the him, he fell in love with the club during his youthful days at Koforidua after watching them play in the Eastern Region. The Porcupine Warriors were so attractive that every brilliant player hatched a dream of wearing the red and white colours. Sunday reveals he had to worked hard to impress the Porcupines Warriors before ending up at the club. “When I was…

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Black Stars, Super Eagles friendly off

The proposed friendly match between Ghana and Nigeria ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has been called off. An official of the Ghana FA confirmed the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game. “They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister (Perry Okudzeto),” said Ghana football official. “But we may be in United Arab Emirates which will be…

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Waris on target as FC Nantes down giants PSG 3-2

Ghana striker Majeed Waris was on target for FC Nantes as they magnificently defeated giants PSG by 3-2 IB the French Ligue 1. The visitors broke the deadlock of the game through ex Barcelona defender, Dani Alves who dribbled into space just outside the box after a pass from Paredes and then sent a right-footed curler effort to the top-left corner into the host’s net. Three minutes after, Brazilian defender Diego Carlos powered home captain Rongier’s cross to restore parity for the home side. One the stroke of half time,…

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TOTAL AFCON U17: Fabin guides Uganda to heavy win over Tanzania

Ghanaian trainer Paa Kwesi Fabin guided Uganda to record their first win in the ongoing Total AFCON U17 with a heavy win over hosts Tanzania. The hosts have been kicked out of the competition following the defeat to Fabin’s boys. A 16th minute strike from Andrew Kawooya opened the scoring for the hungry Ugandan side that lost their opener to Angola by a lone goal. Two minutes to the half hour mark, Ivan Asaba unleashed a powerful drive which could not be saved by Hassan Kingwaga to increase the lead…

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Amos Frimpong wants to gatecrash Ghana squad for AFCON

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong is hoping to earn a place in Ghana national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 27 year old defender made his Black Stars debut in the friendly against Mauritania last month after he was invited for the AFCON qualifier against Kenya. Amos believes he has done enough to merit a place in Kwesi Appiah’s team for the continental showpiece in June. “I hope to be part of the Black Stars team that participate in the AFCON in Egypt. I believe I…

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Amos Frimpong expects Ghana to scale through Group F

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong has predicted Black Stars to go through the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation group stage ‘without a problem’, but cautioned against complacency. Ghana have been pooled in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be looking to end Ghana’s 37-year wait for an AFCON title after three missed chances in 1992, 2010 and 2015. Ghana will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, four days before facing Cameroon, whom they lost to in the semi-final of the last championship. The…

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Partey, Annan to face off on May 21.

Ghana internationals Thomas Partey and Anthony Annan will battle each other on May 21 when Atletico Madrid play Beitar Jerusalem in a friendly encounter. The game which is slated for the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem is being used to strengthen the ties between the two clubs and also as an opportunity for the Beitar guys to catch the eyes of Atletico boss Diego Simeone. Thomas Partey who has been on top form for Atletico Madrid will feature in the game before he heads to Ghana for the 2019 AFCON preparations…

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Royal Antwerp defender Daniel Opare eager to return to form

Royal Antwerp defender Daniel Opare has spoken about his dip in form in recent months and his eagerness to get back to his best. Opare is now second choice to Portuguese right back Aurélio Buta who has moved ahead of him in the pecking order. The Ghanaian international readily admitted that he has failed to hit expected height but vowed to return to the level that won him admiration from many quarters at the start of this campaign. “Well, it happens to everyone, even top players,” he says in GvA . “Look at…

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MOYS Spokesperson denies $8m AFCON budget approval

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Elvis Adjei-Baah has rubbished rumours that they have approved $8m budget for the Black Stars 2019 AFCON campaign. Reports were rife in the media that the Ministry of Youth and Sports have consented to a budget of $8m for the Black Stars AFCON participation despite an initial designation of $7.2m but the PRO of the Governmental body says all are lies. “I can confirm that there is no budget approved yet and we don’t have any budget for the team before us…

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Akonnor to scout for Black Stars ahead of AFCON

  Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Charles Akonnor will be part of Kwesi Appiah’s back room staff for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Footballmadeinghana.com understand that the former Black Stars skipper and two others will be scouting for the team and they will also spy on the other countries and bring information to the head coach. Akonnor was one of the three coaches who scouted and spied for Avram Grant as Ghana reached the finals of the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea. The Kotoko coach is having a great season…

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