Six Kotoko players pull out of Local Black Stars

Due to Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s upcoming CAF Confederations Cup match later this month, all Kotoko players invited to join the Black Stars B camp next week have been exempted from Black Stars B duties to enable them continue with their club’s preparations for the CAF Confederations Cup. Konadu had initially invited six Kotoko players namely Felix Annan, Agyemang Badu, Abass Mohammed, Richard Senanu, Ganiu Ismail, Emmanuel Gyamfi. As a result, Black Stars B head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has called up new players in place of the Kotoko players. The coach…

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Songe Yacouba saga: Setting the records straight on his overstayed leave

The prolific striker has scored 10 goals in all competitions including a brace against Accra Hearts of Oak since joining the Porcupine Warriors and is the most technically gifted footballer on C.K Akonnor’s team. Songne Yacouba has been the subject of a big controversy after overstaying a ten-day leave granted him by Asante Kotoko to go and organize his marriage ceremony in his native Burkina Faso. But contrary to media reports that the Burkinabe refused to return to the club demanding a salary increment after notching up 10 goals in…

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Kotoko -Medeama game record GHC 7,500 in gross gate proceeds

Asante Kotoko’s friendly game with Medeama Sporting Club on Wednesday at the Sekondi Sports Stadium recorded gate proceeds of GHC 7,500 in gross. The Porcupine Warriors were held to a 1-1 draw by Medeama as they continued their preparations for their impending CAF Confederations Cup campaign. FootballmadeinGhana.com can exclusively reveal that GHC 7,500 was the accrued money from the gate in the friendly clash. Kotoko will take 60% and Medeama will also go home with 40% after deductions. By: Francis Hema

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Akonnor explains why he took off Badu

  Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach, CK Akonnor has revealed why he took Agyemang Badu off in the game against Medeama on Wednesday. The young center back was stretched off after clashing with Joseph Tetteh Zutah in the first half. Badu came back on the field after receiving initial treatment but had to be taken off again after which he was rushed to hospital. ” He had a knock, a guy used a hand on his eye. He came in and was feeling dizzy so we had to take him…

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GHALCA passes proposal to have GFA judicial bodies elected at Congress

The Ghana League Clubs Association has passed a proposal to have members of the judicial bodies of the Ghana FA appointed by Congress. This proposal which was part of the report of the Special Committee set up by GHALCA to propose reforms for Ghana football received enormous endorsement by the General Assembly in a meeting on Tuesday. The provision will be forwarded to the Normalization Committee for the consideration before possibly being tabled to the GFA Congress for approval. If approved, appointment of the chairman and members of the judicial…

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2019 U23 AFCON : Ghana v Togo qualifier postponed to December 18

The double confrontation between Ghana and Togo in the first qualifying round of CAN U2 has been postponed by CAF at the request of the normalisation committee for the Ghana Football Association. The first leg originally scheduled this Friday November 16 will now be played on Sunday 18 December at Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi whilst the return match will take place on December 22 at the Municipal Stadium in Lomé. Yusif Abubakar could thus benefit from this postponement to better prepare his team for this qualification series. Eight…

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Akaminko tenders in contract termination letter to AshGold

Midfielder James Akaminko has written to the management of Ashanti Gold S.C for the termination of his contract, FootballmadeinGhana.com understands. The reason behind the player’s decision to leave Obuasi remain undisclosed but Footballmadeinghana.com can reveal that the player has received a lucrative offer from another local club hence his decision to force a move away from the club. The former Tema Youth midfielder was integral part of Ashanti Gold side in the truncated Ghana Premier League. He joined AshGold on a three -year contract at the start of the 2018…

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Medeama strike late to deny Kotoko win in friendly

Medeama came from behind to deny Asante Kotoko a win in a friendly match played at the Essipong Stadium on Wednesday. Kotoko who are preparing for their CAF Confederation Cup campaign took the lead through Emmanuel Gyamfi with just 29 minutes played. Gyamfi controlled and slotted pass Eric Ofori Antwi off a well served pass from Obed Owusu. A minute after, Muntari Tagoe was on-hand to parry away a timely header from Kwame Boateng – to ginger on the crowd. With few minutes to the end of the first half,…

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Kotoko expect star-striker Sogne Yacouba back on Thursday

Asante Kotoko say they expect star striker Sogne Yacouba back in Ghana on Thursday. The Burkinabe has outstayed his 10-day leave in his native country to give rise to several conflicting reports. Yacouba is said to have fallen ill as the reason for his delayed return while others claim it is a move to demand more money from Kotoko. But the club’s spokesman Sarfo Duku says the player is to return back by Thursday. “He has left his hometown and is now in the capital of Burkina Faso which is…

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AshGold in talks with Fabin for vacant coaching job – reports

AshGold are in talks with Paa Kwesi Fabin over their vacant coaching job, according to reports in the local media. The Miners are in a hunt for a new trainer following the sacking of Charles Akonnor back in June. Technical Director John Christensen who had been doubling as the acting coach has left the club by mutual consent. This has led AshGold into opening talks with Paa Kwesi Fabin who is unattached since leaving Asante Kotoko. According to reports, the club wants Fabin as part of their plans to bring…

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