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Western Region FA chairman Kojo Yankah blasts “unserious” journalists for questioning his work ethic

Kojo YankahChairman of the Western Region Football Association Kojo Yankah has labeled journalists who have questioned his commitment as unserious.Yankah has been criticized for spending little time in the office and always travelling abroad at the detrimental of the development of the game in the region.But the Executive Committee member has replied his critics by saying comments...
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AC Milan ace Sulley Muntari pays tribute to motivator Christian Abbiati

Sulley MuntariSulley Muntari has paid glowing tribute to veteran AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati and has been motivator in his career.Abbiati stepped in for the injured Diego Lopez and helped his side to beat Hellas Verona 3-1 on Sunday.Muntari lasted the entire duration and thought the former Italy international were impressive between the sticks.“A win was what we wanted...
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Al Ain coach wants Asamoah Gyan for Al Ahli clash next Monday

Asamoah GyanAl Ain coach Zlatko Dalic hopes to have injured striker Asamoah Gyan fully-fit for next Monday’s Arabian Gulf League match against Al Ahli.Gyan suffered a knee injury last Friday against Al Dhafra when he was stretchered off the pitch late on in their 3-0 win.The Ghana captain will miss Wednesday’s league match against Emirates but his coach hopes to get him ready...
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Andre Ayew inches closer to Marseille exit after refusing contract extension

Andre AyewGhana winger Andre Ayew has refused contract extension at Marseille to heighten his imminent departure from the club. The 24-year-old will see his deal run out with the Ligue 1 side by the summer, and he is thought to be on the radar of a host of European sides – including Liverpool, Napoli, Newcastle, Hull City and lately West Ham United. The French side have not responded...
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Asamoah Gyan shares Miroslav Stoch’s birthday joy despite injury

Al AinInjured Asamoah Gyan and his Al Ain teammates joined Slovak striker Miroslav Stoch in blowing out his 25 candles of birthday on 19th October.Gyan was feeling better following his injury in the match against Al Dhafra.The Al Ain teammates surprised Stoch with a large cake topped with his photo in a sign of sharing joy with him and expressing their appreciation for him.Miro managed...
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Kevin-Prince Boateng to undergo late fitness test ahead of Shcalke’s Champions League clash

KP Boateng to undergo late fitness test on TuesdaySchalke boss Roberto Di Matteo will subject Kevin-Prince Boateng to a late fitness test before adding him to his matchday squad for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Sporting Lisbon.The Ghana forward suffered a knock in Saturday’s derby win over Hertha Berlin.Boateng alongside Joel Matip are said to be the players carrying...
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Muntari highlights importance of Essien, Torres to AC Milan

Michael EssienSulley Muntari has hailed the impact of compatriot Michael Essien and Spanish Fernando Fernando for AC Milan. The Rossoneri won 3-1 in Verona last Sunday and showed improvement in their game after the international break, to the encouragement of their midfielder.“It could be a turning point in our season. We really worked hard during the break,” Muntari told...
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Eric Bekoe wants to play for Hearts despite rubbishing quality of local league

Eric BekoeEx-Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe would welcome a move to Hearts despite slamming the quality of the Ghanaian top-flight.Bekoe, 26, has been without a club since he left Berekum Chelsea at the end of last season.The former Heart of Lions man launched a blistering attack on the Ghana FA by questioning their competence following the delay in the start of the Premier League.Despite...
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Majority of Anderlecht fans want the club to retain in-demand Frank Acheampong

Frank AcheampongBy Ali Ibrahim LabaranMajority of Anderlecht fans do not want the Belgian Pro League champions champions to sell sought-after Ghana winger Frank Acheampong.Acheampong has been linked with French giants Paris-Saint Germain and AS Roma.A poll conducted by VoetbalNieuws.be in which 1082 readers voted, 57% of them do not want Anderlecht to let him go.The 21-year-old has...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Olympic team line up Cameroon friendly next month

Malik JabirGhana’s Olympic team will play two-legged international friendly games against Cameroon next month, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.The Black Meteors will engage their Cameroon counterpart in Accra and Tema at a yet to be confirmed date.The team started training on Monday as coach Malik Jabir put his team in paces ahead of the qualifiers for the 2015 All Africa...
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Italian side Verona slapped with €50,000 fine and stadium ban for Sulley Muntari racist abuse

Muntari was racially abused by fans of VeronaItalian side Verona have been handed a €50,000 fine and a one-game partial closure of their stadium following racist abuse aimed at AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari.The punishment also means that a previously suspended sentence for Verona will be handed down as they have breached the terms of the suspended sentenceThe Ghana international...
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De Jong wants to leave Augsburg after being benched by Baba Rahman

Abdul Baba RahmanCanadian-Dutch defender Marcel de Jong feels frustrated by his lack of first team action at Augsburg due to the presence of Abdul Baba Rahman and wants to seek a new challenge elsewhere. The 28-year-old is unhappy with his role as benchwarmer following the arrival of the in-form Ghanaian international.Rahman has made the left-back role his primary commodity as he...
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Andre Ayew has another suitor in West Ham United

Andre AyewWest Ham are interested in clinching the signing of highly sought after Marseille forward Andre Ayew, according to the Daily Mirror.The 24-year-old’s contract with Marseille expires next summer, which means he could be available at a cut price in January or on a Bosman free a few months later.He is a transfer target for a host of Premier League clubs, including Everton...
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Modena sweat over fitness of Amidu Salifu ahead of Bologna clash

Amidu SalifuModena are sweating over the fitness of their impressive Ghanaian midfielder Amidu Salifu ahead of their Seria B game against Bologna on Friday.The Blue medical staff are doing everything possible to ensure the 22-year-old recovers to face their opponent at home.Modena will be without two of their key players, Stefano Beltrame and Luca Chithran, who have both been disqualified...
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Coffee has become favourite beverage for Michael Essien sincce joining AC Milan

Michael EssienGhana midfielder Michael Essien has taken to Twitter to confess that coffee has become his favourite beverage since he moved to AC Milan in Italy.“I have never been a coffee drinker the whole of my life until I came to Italy and now and now I love Espresso,” the former Chelsea star posted on his official Twitter account.The Ghanaian international earned rave reviews...
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David Accam being hunted by Mexican club, wants to play anywhere

David AccamGhana striker David Accam is being tracked by an unnamed Mexican club and says he wants to play anywhere for the right prize. The 24-year-old, who plays for Swedish side Helsingborg, has been at the centre of intense speculations this summer.It has been widely reported United Arab Emirates giants Al Ain have tabled 2.4 million euros for his signature even though Helsingborg...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian-born Togo defender Eric Akoto freed from narcotic charges in Austria

Eric Akoto has been freedGhanaian-born Togo defender Eric Akoto has been freed from prison after he was mistakenly arrested for possessing herbs believed to be marijuana in Austria, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal. The 34-year-old was arrested early this month alongside other Africans in a Police swoop but has now been freed after it emerged he was innocent of the charges...
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Former Kotoko striker Seidu Bansey tips replacement Ahmed Toure to blossom

Seidu BanseyThe former Asante Kotoko striker Seidu Bansey has tipped Ahmed Toure to lead the Ghanaian champions to higher heights this season.The Ivorian import has wasted little time in endearing himself to the Kotoko faithful after netting in the first leg of their Super 2 friendly clash a fortnight ago against Hearts of Oak.Bansey who fuelled Kotoko’s title triumph with 12 goals...
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Hearts of Oak team manager Sabahn Quaye confident of winning titles this term

Sabahn QuayeBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanHearts of Oak team manager Sabahn Quaye says the current squad is ready to compete for titles in the 2015/2015 season.The Phobians are under a new coach and Herbert Addo is trying to build a size capable of toppling defending champions Asante Kotoko.Hearts have not won a title since 2009 and that has been a major...
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New Edubiase president Abdul Salam Yakubu fumes over delay in league start

New Edubiase United president Abdul Salam YakubuBy Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanNew Edubiase United president Abdul Salam Yakubu has expressed worry at the delay in the start of the Ghana Premier League and hints he might be forced to break camp.Relegated King Faisal are in court contesting a Ghana FA ruling to dismiss their protest against Aduana Stars which...
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Mercy Darkoah leads BU to 3-1 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan

Mercy Darkoah on fireMercy Darkoah scored twice and directed the offense to lead the Bellevue University team past Oklahoma Wesleyan University 3-1 in a Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference game. Bellevue’s (11-1-0, 3-0-0 MCAC) win in the battle of MCAC unbeatens means they are all alone atop the conference and control their own fate moving forward. The loss drops Oklahoma...
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Asante Kotoko resume training after seven-day break

Kotoko trainingAsante Kotoko have resumed training after a one-week break to continue preparations for the start of the season.The players were given a seven-day break after playing arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in a two-legged friendly.Kotoko began pre-season training in mid-August and the technical team is cautious about the programme for the players soIt is unknown when the next phase...
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Mohammed Rabiu believes Black Stars have done enough to qualify for 2015 AFCON

Mohammed RabiuGhana midfielder Mohammed Rabiu is certain his side has done enough to earn a spot in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals.The Russian-based player was at the heart of Ghana’s 3-1 win over Guinea to open a two-point lead at the top in Group E of the qualifiers.Rabiu have done 80% of the job to seal their spot for the tournament next January.“The win against Guinea...
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Left-back Baba Abdul Rahman excited with current form for Black Stars

Baba Abdul RahmanImpressive left-back Baba Abdul Rahman has expressed delight over his performance for the Ghana in recent times.The Augsburg player was in top form in during the three matches featured for the Black Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Rahman, 20, is gradually making the left back position- which has been problematic for the team-his own.“I am happy...
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Mamelodi Sundowns defender Rashid Sumaila to seal Asante Kotoko loan move today

Rashid SumailaGhana defender Rashid Sumaila will finalize his season-long loan move to Asante Kotoko on Tuesday.The Mamelodi Sundowns player has decided to rejoin his former club after he was left frustrated at the Chloorkop-based side.Sumaila was not registered for the season as Sundowns were hoping to transfer the centre-back to a European club.The failed move has restricted him...
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