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Asante Kotoko are not yet champions- acting CEO Opoku Nti

Opoku NtiBy Simon AmonooAsante Kotoko acting Chief Executive Opoku Nti says the club are not yet champions despite holding the advantage to win this season’s Ghana Premier League for a third consecutive time.With three matches to go, Kotoko have a ten-point lead but could see that whittled to seven if Heart of Lions win their outstanding match against Medeama.Medeama will also...
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Division One League Board chairman expects ‘perfect’ play-offs

The Division One League playoffs.By Emmauel Baah-AboagyeActing Division One League Board Chairman Evans Amenumeh says all is set for a  ’smooth’ takeoff of this year’s promotional play-offs.The opener will be on Friday afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium where Dunkwa United FC host Babiani Gold Stars.“We have finished with all arrangements for the smooth take-off of the...
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Rennes ace John Boye urges Heart of Lions to chase for Ghana league title

John Boye wants Heart of Lions to punch above their weight and win this year’s leagueBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanFrance-based Ghana defender John Boye has urged his former side Heart of Lions to maintain their momentum in the Ghana Premier League and seek to topple leaders Asante Kotoko.Lions are ten points behind the defending champions in second place...
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Rahim Ayew puts Black Stars return on hold; focused on Kotoko

Rahim Ayew training at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.Asante Kotoko midfielder Rahim Ayew says he is focused on commanding a regular position and not a quick return to the national team.Rahim joined the Ghanaian champions in January to revive his career after terminating his contract with Belgian side Lierse SK.He has been an above-average performer but yet to recapture his old form...
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Hearts do not have quality players- Ex chairman Harry Zakour

Hearts of OakBy Simon AmonooFormer Hearts of Oak chairman Harry Zakkour says the club have a threadbare squad to compete for titles.The club’s sorry 3-0 defeat at Hasaacas on Wednesday has dented their chances of snatching the second CAF Champions League spot by finishing second.Questions have been raised about the quality of players registered by the club after a string of poor...
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Asamoah assist not enough to avoid Juventus defeat in Europa League clash at Benfica

Kwadwo Asamoah provided the assist for Carlos Tevez’s goalBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah made a significant contribution to help Juventus in their 2-1 defeat to Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League clash on Wednesday night.The Black Stars playmaker provided the assist for Carlos Tevez to equalize for the Italian champions...
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VIDEO: Watch Augustine Okrah’s magical display against Kotoko

Augustine OkrahBechem United playmaker Augustine Okrah weaved his magic in his side’s 2-1 defeat against his former side Asante Kotoko early this month at the Baba Yara Stadium.Despite the defeat, Okrah was named man-of-the-match after mesmerizing the Kotoko defence and scoring the consolation goal.The video below-released by his agent Oliver Arthur-explains why the 20-year old...
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Kotoko slap indefinite ban on striker Yahaya Mohammed

Yahaya MohammedAsante Kotoko have slapped in indefinite suspension of striker Yahaya Mohammed for going AWOL in February, Metro FM has reported.The 25-year-old travelled to Libya where he is accused of signing for Ittihad Tripoli without permission from the Ghanaian giants.In a letter dated April 24th 2014, Kotoko’s management have confirmed the indefinite suspension slapped on...
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Rashid Sumaila closes in on South Africa league title with Mamelodi Sundowns

Rashid SumailaBy Patrick AkotoGhana defender Rashid Sumaila is two wins away from winning the South African League title with Mamelodi Sundowns. Closest rivals Kaizer Chiefs lost grounds in the title race after being held to a goalless draw by Wits University on Wednesday.The results means the Brazilians will clinch their first Absa Premier League title in seven years with victories...
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Ghanaian trio; Asante, Awako and Nii Adjei shine in big derby win for TP Mazembe

Gladson Awako provided one of the assists in Mazembe’s huge winBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhanaian trio Solomon Asante, Daniel Nii Adjei and Gladson Awako showed great from to help TP Mazembe to a memorable 4-1 win over rivals AS Vita in the Congolese top flight game played on Wednesday.The three Ghanaians played significant roles in the emphatic winning by providing...
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Talented Ghanaian midfielder Hamza Elias enjoying life at Canadian side Ottawa Fury

Hamza EliasGhanaian midfielder Hamza Elias says he’s adapting to life well at Canadian side Ottawa Fury.Coach Dos Santos has described the talented 20-year-old as ‘a project’ because of his natural talent and youth.He found him through a friend who scouts for Chelsea, fully recognizing that it could take some time for Elias to adapt to a different style of game and a dramatically...
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Michael Essien back in AC Milan squad ahead of Roma clash on Friday

Michael EssienMichael Essien is back in the AC Milan squad for Friday’s trip to Roma. The 31-year-old has recovered fully from a calf injury he suffered two weeks ago.The Ghanaian international is therefore in line to make a starting return for Milan ahead of their trip to Roma.Essien return will serve as real boost to Ghana ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.Milan squad...
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Feature: Yaya Toure or no-no? A call for a little African football appreciation

Yaya ToureYaya Toure caused a storm in a teacup this week when he told the BBC’s Football Focus he didn’t think African players received enough recognition. But his comments were mostly taken out of context and spoke more of the desire to prove that Africa – and its players – were on the map and could compete with the best players in the world. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.Yaya Toure...
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Liberty coach George Lamptey credits good home form to fair officiating

Liberty Professionals coach George LampteyBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuLiberty Professionals coach George Lamptey has credited their solid home form to fair officiating.The Scientific Soccer Lads have not lost a home game since returning to their traditional grounds in Dansoman.Liberty’s good form has seen them rise to 9th in the Ghanaian top flight even though...
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Ghanaian midfielder Muntari scores consolation for Qatari side Eljaish in defeat to Bunyodkor in AFC

Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Muntari scored the consolation for Qatari side Eljaish in their 2-1 defeat against Bunyodkor in the Asian Asian Football Champions League.Muntari, recently sold to the Qatari side by ex-Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey, struck early in the second half to cancel out Sergii Symonenko’s early goal.But Rashidov’s late volley ensured that it will...
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Feature: Why Ghana should not be underrated by opponents at the 2014 World Cup

 Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah can cause surprises at the 2014 World CupBy Robert NortonAs this is written there is 50 days, 7 hours, 55 minutes and 17 seconds until the World Cup kicks off. On June 16th Team USA will attempt a win against Ghana in Natal at the Estadio das Dunas. An interesting beginning for the men’s national team as it truly is a celebration of one’s natal day...
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Leicester City star Jeffery Schlupp aiming to make Ghana’s World Cup squad

Jeffery Schlupp says he is in talks with Ghana coach Kwesi AppiahLeicester City’s Jeffery Schlupp is hoping to cap a memorable season by winning a place in Ghana’s World Cup squad.Schlupp, who has played an instrumental role in helping Leicester win promotion back to the Premier League, is expected to be named in Ghana’s provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil...
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Ghanaian giants Kotoko in contract extension talks with coach Dramani

Kotoko have started talks with coach Mas-ud Didi DramaniGhanaian giants Asante Kotoko have started talks with their coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani over the possibility of extending his expiring contract.The board of the Porcupine Warriors have initiated the move to extend the contract even though they have not placed a firm offer on the table for the title-winning coach.Speculation is...
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2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Muntari focused on AC Milan not Brazil for now

Sulley Muntari wants to focus on AC Milan duties for nowGhana midfielder Sulley Muntari says he is focused on getting his Italian club AC Milan to finish well in the league rather than Ghana’s quest at the World Cup as the tournament in Brazil is two months away.AC Milan have struggled this term and must win their next two matches to secure a place in the Europa League next season...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian youngster Divine Narh on trials at Manchester City

Divine Narh with Dominic Oduro at Man CityBy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhanaian youngster Divine Yassamba Narh has started training with English giants Manchester City, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.The 17-year-old becomes the latest product from Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy to have a stint with the Sky Blues.Narh was voted the best player of the...
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Kotoko chief Opoku Nti denies match-fixing claims

Kotoko chief Samuel Opoku Nti has dismissed allegations of match-fixing against his club following recent shocking defeats in the Ghanaian top-flight. The Porcupine Warriors were clobbered 3-1 by All Stars on Wednesday to delay their championship triumph. However, there are many who are simply not buying their recent slips after a 1-10 defeat to Inter Allies last Saturday.But Kotoko...
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Ghana FA seal another Black Stars sponsorship package with Blue Rose

Ghana FA sign another sponsorship deal with Blue RoseThe Ghana FA have sealed another sponsorship agreement with Blue Rose Ghana Limited for the Black Stars.The sponsorship deal sees the Real Estate firm hand over a three-bedroom house valued at Gh250,000 (almost $90,000) to the Ghana FA.The association will however decide on what to use the building for.The deal comes just on the...
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Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi rubbishes purported leaked Black Stars squad

Ghana Black Stars team in trainingGhana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has rubbished a 30-man provisional Black Stars World Cup squad released by the Ghana News Agency, describing it as ‘a figment of someone’s imagination’.The state-owned news agency published the list on Wednesday claiming it to be that of coach Kwesi Appiah which was leaked as the squad to be sent to FIFA for June’s...
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Cheki sign two-year agreement with Ghana FA to become new Black Stars sponsor

Cheki sign two-year agreement with Ghana FABy Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuCheki Ghana Limited has signed a two-year agreement with the Ghana FA to become a sponsor of the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup.The online car selling and buying firm signed the agreement worth $100,000 at a ceremony held at the Ghana FA headquarters in Accra on Thursday.Country Director...
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Ghanaian teenage defender Shawn Oduro set for Anderlecht trial

Shawn Oduro and international scout Jan Streuer.Ghanaian defender Shawn Oduro has been invited by Belgian giants Anderlecht for a two-week trial period.The centre-back was scouted by Jan Streuer during a recent nationwide programme in October last year dubbed Ghana Football Scouting.Streuer was the man who spotted Mali and former Real Madrid midfielder Mamadou Diarra, Ghana striker...
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