Kano Pillars captain Rabiu Ali expects tough match against Kotoko in Kumasi

Kano Pillars skipper Rabiu Ali is expecting a keenly contested match on Sunday when they come up against Asante Kotoko in the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round. The Nigerians come in to the game with a 3-2 advantage but Rabiu remains wary of the threat posed by the Porcupines at the Baba Yara Stadium. “We are not expecting an easy match in Kumasi against Asante Kotoko. Unlike in the first leg, we know what to expect in the second leg match,” said Ali, who scored the…

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Kano Pillars goalkeeper insists all the pressure is on Kotoko ahead of return leg

Kano Pillars goalkeeper Ibrahim Iddrisu insists Asante Kotoko are under immense pressure to overturn the first-leg deficit in front of their home crowd on Sunday. A situation Iddrisu believes his side can capitalize on to help them finish the job and progress to the next round of the CAF Champions League. Masu Gida have a 3-2 to lead after their triumph in Nigeria a fortnight ago and know a draw will be enough to sail them through. “We are currently camping at Kaduna and preparing for the match in Kumasi…

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Takyi Arhin fumes at Kofi Manu’s exclusion from committee set up by football stakeholders

Techiman Eleven Wonders General Manager Takyi Arhin has jumped to the defence of Kofi Manu after his resignation from the 8-member committee set up to review the NC Statutes. Speaking on Kumasi based Sikka FM the tough talking Takyi Arhin said, “Football people are hypocrites for questioning Kofi Manu’s (Blue Boy) inclusion since he wasn’t the only person captured in the Anas expose.” There were agitations at a GHALCA emergency meeting held on Thursday with members divided on the composition of the 8-member committee formed to reconcile the GFA statutes…

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#TotalCAFCC: Referees for AshGold-Akonangui clash arrived in Ghana

Match Officials assigned for the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second leg fixture between AshGold and Akonangui FC of Equatorial Guinea have arrived in Ghana. The four match officials from Niger touched down at the Kotoka International Airport at around 9pm on Thursday. Center referee Abdoulaye Rhisa Almustapha and his assistants Sadissou Idi and Soufia Abdou and 4th official Moussa Ahamadou are expected in Obuasi on Friday morning. AshGold will cross swords with Akonangui on Saturday at the Len Clay Stadium. The first leg ended 1-1 in Equatorial Guinea. By:…

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Akonangui FC to arrive in Ghana tonight

Ashantigold opponent Akonangui FC will arrive in Ghana tonight ahead of the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup. The Ebebiyin based club will arrive straight to kumasi with a chartered flight after which they will continue to Obuasi. Akonangui FC are expected to hold their final training session on Friday at the Len Clay Stadium as mandated by CAF. The Equatorial Guinea club couldn’t overcome their Ghanaian counterpart in the first leg after the two sides shared the spoil two weeks ago. They will be looking to defy all…

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Zachariassen has the final say on Songne Yacouba – Kennedy Boakye Ansah

Director of Communication for Asante Kotoko Kennedy Boakye Ansah has maintained Kjetil Zachariassen has the final say on whether Songne Yacouba will feature on Sunday when they come up against Kano Pillars in the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round. The Burkinabe attacker has returned to the club after he mysteriously disappeared for five weeks. Yacouba has since joined his teammates in training and look set to feature on Sunday. But Kennedy Boakye Ansah has insisted the coach has the final say on whether the Burkinabe will…

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Dominic Eshun ‘ready for Hearts of Oak pressure’

After making his first appearance for Accra Hearts of Oak in their 1-0 defeat to Black Meteors, former Karela United winger Dominic Eshun has revealed he is aware of the pressure that comes along when you are playing for the Phobians. The player whose move to Hearts of Oak  was surrounded by a lot of controversy insisted he is ready to give his all after realizing his dream of playing for the continental club masters. “I believe with the kind of training my game will be up by the time…

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Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak mourn Former Ghana striker Junior Agogo

Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have paid tribute to Junior Agogo following his tragic death in London. The Ex-Black Stars striker died at the age of 40 after a long battle with stroke. Agogo will be remembered for his eye-catching performances for the Black Stars during the 2008 Nations Cup on home soil. The former Nottingham Forest and Zamalek player spent most of his professional career in England and scored a total of 113 goals in 350 league games over 15 years. The country’s two biggest…

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MOYS, PFAG pay tribute to Junior Agogo

The Ministry of Youth and Sports and Professional Footballers Association of Ghana have have paid tribute to Junior Agogo following his death at the age of 40. The Ex-Black Stars striker reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday morning in London. He will be remembered fondly for his contributions at 2008 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil where he scored three goals in six outings as the Black Stars settled for a third-place. Agogo’s life would change dramatically in 2015, however, suffering a debilitating stroke while out jogging…

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Gideon Mensah close to sealing Barcelona loan move from Red Bull Salzburg

Barcelona are in talks to sign Red Bull Salzburg left back Gideon Mensah on a season-long loan. The Ghana Under 23 international impressed scouts during a recent friendly against Real Madrid and that performance alerted a number of other European clubs. Barca are discussing the prospect of a temporary switch that would see the 21-year-old train with their first team and play for the club’s second team in the Spanish Segunda. The La Liga champions would have the option to buy Mensah at the end of the season should a…

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