NC Special Competition: Dreams FC 1-0 Hearts – Rejuvenated Dreams FC stop Hearts at Dawu

Hearts fans were thrown in a state of uncertainty over the preparedness of their side ahead of their semifinal clash with Asante Kotoko as Dreams FC pipped them at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu. A 30th minute strike by Ibrahim Issah was all that the Still Believe lads needed to shoot down the flying Phobians. Dreams could have opened the scoring earlier to unsettle the Phobians as Richard Addae was gifted with first opportunity when Robert Addo failed to clear danger but the Dreams FC striker wasted time for…

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NC Special Competition: FMIG Zone A team of tournament

After two months of enthralling football in the Northern Zone of the NC Special Competition, Ashanti Gold finished on top of the table followed by Asante Kotoko. Medeama SC came third while Aduana Stars completed the top four. Footballmadeinghana.com takes a look at the top performers in the Zone A, and the team of the tournament for the zone. Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko): Undoubtedly the best in the zone, and arguably the best in the country currently. He has been monstrous for the Porcupine Warriors. He has kept seven clean…

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Amoako admits Eleven Wonders ‘gifted’ win to AshantiGold

Techiman Eleven Wonders defender Kwadwo Amoako sensationally admitted his side gave AshantiGold a helping hand in a rearranged fixture on Friday. The Miners secured qualification to the last four after thumping Wonders 3-0 in Nkoranza to win Zone A. Ashgold will face the runner-up in Premier B in the semi-finals. Speaking in a post match presser, Amoako’s reckless comments raised a lot of eye brows and further tarnished the credibility of the NC Special Competition. “It’s football and it’s imperative we push the one (Ashantigold) climbing the ladder. So we helped push them on the…

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NC Special Competition: Eleven Wonders 0 – 3 Ashanti Gold – Miners secure semifinal qualification

Ashanti Gold qualified to the semi finals of the Normalization Committee Special Competition after beating Eleven Wonders by 3-0. The game was played in two days, 40 minutes was played yesterday before it was postponed due to heavy rainfall. The continuation of the game came on Friday morning where Ashanti Gold beat the home side by 3-0. Shafiu Mumuni and Emmanuel Owusu added to Appiah McCarthy strike yesterday to give the visitors a comfortable victory. The visitors had a good start to the game dominating all the departments of the…

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OFFICIAL: Kwesi Appiah names Andre Ayew as new Black Stars captain

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah has named André Ayew as the permanent captain of the team. This follows a meeting with the top brass of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) after which approval and full backing was granted to the plans of the coach. Ayew replaces Asamoah Gyan, as captain of the Black Stars. Gyan, who has captained the Black Stars for a record seven years has been elevated to the position of “General Captain”. Subsequently, Kwadwo Asamoah has been named the deputy captain. President of the…

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Aduana Stars gaffer W A Tandoh disappointed in 1-1 results with Kotoko

Head coach of Aduana Stars Wilson Tandoh has expressed his disappointed over his side’s 1-1 draw with Asante Kotoko in the NC Special Competition on Thursday. Despite failing to qualify to the semi finals of the competition, Aduana Stars were looking to spoil the party of the Porcupine Warriors but Emmanuel Gyamfi’s first half header meant they had to share the points with the visitors. Speaking after the game, the retired military officer wasn’t happy with the results but insisted his side were always underdog due to their lack of…

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Akonnor: We are not playing attractive football but we’re getting the results

After sealing a semi final berth in the Normalization Committee Special Competition, head coach of Asante Kotoko C K Akonnor has admitted his side is not playing flamboyant football at the moment but they are doing the most important thing in the game. Asante Kotoko suffered before overcoming Medeama SC at the Baba Yara Stadium last Sunday. The story was the same at Dormaa yesterday despite taking the lead through Emmanuel Gyamfi, the home side responded quickly through Fatawu Abdul Rahman and pushed the Porcupines to their limit but couldn’t…

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NC Special Competition: Medeama SC 2-0 Berekum Chelsea – Chelsea slip again as poor form continues

Medeama SC finished the group stages of the NC Special Competition with 100% home record by beating Berekum Chelsea by 2-0. Goals in each half from Awudu Tahiru and Agyenim Boateng sealed a comfortable win for Medeama. Samuel Boadu made two changes to the team that lost to Asante Kotoko over the weekend. Goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi and defender Ali Ouattara who returned from their respective injuries started ahead of Yaw Ansah and Musah Ibrahim. It took Medeama 21 minutes in the game to break the deadlock of the game…

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NC Special Competition: Aduana Stars 1-1 Asante Kotoko – Porcupine Warriors seal semifinal berth with Aduana draw

Asante Kotoko secured qualification to the semifinal of the NC Special Competition following a pulsating 1-1 stalemate with Aduana Stars at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park. Fatawu Abdul Rahman’s header cancelled Emmanuel Gyamfi’s strike as both teams shared the spoils. Aduana Stars coach Wilson Tandoh opted for Tijjani Joshua ahead of Joseph Addo while C K Akonnor made several changes to the team that beat Medeama SC. Songne Yacouba, Habib Mohammed and Stephen Nyarko were handed starting roles ahead of Obed Owusu, Agyemang Badu and Prince Aqcuah. The home…

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