CAF CC: Akonnor insists ZESCO United is the best team in Group C

Despite grabbing a slim win over ZESCO United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday, Asante Kotoko trainer CK Akonnor insists the Zambian giants are the best side in the group. The Porcupine Warriors were pipped by Al Hilal in their first group game in Sudan and managed a 2-1 win over ZESCO in their first home game of the CAF Confederation Cup. Kotoko took a two-goal lead before ZESCO pulled one back and subjected Kotoko to incessant pressure before the game ended and Akonnor believes ZESCO are the…

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CAF CC: Richard Senanu doubtful for the Nkana FC clash

Asante Kotoko midfielder Richard Senanu is a huge doubt for their clash with Nkana FC in the CAF Confederation Cup after sustaining an injury against Zesco United on Wednesday. According to the midfielder, he is still at the hospital receiving treatment and has been given ten days to rest. “I am still at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital receiving treatment. For the Zambia trip, no, I’m not sure I will make it,” he hinted on Oyerepa FM. Senanu has been an integral member of the team since he joined the…

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Fit-again Tijani Joshua hoping to get back to his best

Ashanti Gold captain Tijani Joshua is hoping to catch up with his teammates after returning from injury. The former Wa All Stars defender sustained an injury in the President Kufour Cup with Asante Kotoko in December and has since been working hard to return to full fitness. “I was sidelined for a while, with lots of activities going on which I couldn’t take part in. I was a bit troubled but was willing to wait patiently till I gain full fitness,” he told the club’s website. “I’m already aware of…

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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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Osumanu savors strike against Kotoko

  Zesco United Ghanaian striker Rahim Osumanu is happy with his output despite his team’s 2-1 defeat to Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium on Wednesday. Osumanu had just 25 minutes of playing time in the crunch CAF Confederations Cup game but made the most out of it as he scored a goal, crushed the upright with a thundering header before setting up two goal scoring opportunities which were all missed. The 21-year-old striker insists both side’s played well, it was a great game and they were unlucky not to…

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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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