KOTOKO PLAYERS’ TO UNDERGO FINAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT

KOTOKO PLAYERS’ TO UNDERGO FINAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT. Players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko S/C who were involved in a fatal road crash that left the club’s equipment officer dead, would undergo final medical assessment on coming Saturday, July 22. This would be done by the medical team of the club, headed by Dr. Michael Leat of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Kotoko was returning from Accra after mid-week premier league match with Inter Allies, when the bus carrying the 16 players and officials run into a KIA cargo truck near Nkawkaw. The equipment officer, Kofi Asare, was killed in the crash. Coach Steve Pollack and the driver of the bus,




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MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE ASANTE KOTOKO FOOTBALL TEAM

MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE ASANTE KOTOKO FOOTBALL TEAM. The entire nation was thrown into a state of shock when the bus of Asante Kotoko Football club got involved in a fatal accident at Nkawkaw near Abepotia on Wednesday July 12. The accident which was unexpected, occurred at night when the team was returning to Kumasi from Accra after honoring a football match with Inter Allies Football Club at Tema. The sad aspect of the accident is that it has caused the death of the Deputy Equipment Officer of the club, Kofi Asare with injuries to the team Coach Steven Polack and other players and extensive damage to the clubs’




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PHOTOS: ASAMOAH GYAN GETS HONORARY DOCTORATE AWARD

PHOTOS: ASAMOAH GYAN GETS HONORARY DOCTORATE AWARD. An honorary doctorate has been conferred on captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, and other distinguished personalities by the Peristrofi World Honorary International Awards. Gyan received the doctorate for his excellence leadership in Africa. The award scheme is conferred on self-made personalities with distinction in their areas of endeavour. Honorees for this year’s awards are distinctive leaders with proven track record, dignity and self-discipline. They are without questionable character in their area of success and achievements. Mr Christian Agyemang Chief executive officer of Taabea Group of Companies, Christian Akwasi Agyemang was also conferred an honorary doctorate for excellent leadership in West




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COACH KWESI APPIAH UNPAID TWO MONTHS AFTER APPOINTMENT

COACH KWESI APPIAH UNPAID TWO MONTHS AFTER APPOINTMENT. The Ministry of Youth and Sports has admitted to Finder Sports that head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah and his technical team have not been paid since they were appointed some two months. The issue, according to Finder Sports sources, is due to the standoff between the Ghana Football Association and the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), who are headline sponsors of the Black Stars GNPC per the sponsorship contract signed with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) which ends next year, GPNC are responsible for paying the head coach of the Black Stars. The contract saw Avram Grant take home




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PRESIDENT CUP: KOTOKO BEATS HEARTS 4-1 ON PENALTY SHOOTOUT

PRESIDENT CUP: KOTOKO BEATS HEARTS 4-1 ON PENALTY SHOOTOUT. Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko locked horns again for the second time in 24 hours and could only be separated by the lottery of penalties with Asante Kotoko goalkeeper the hero of the day. The game was full of goal mouth action but the finishing was off the pace with both teams failing to make their possession count. Hearts who seems to be regaining their dominance over their sworn rivals started the game on fire but a combination of good goalkeeping and poor finishing from the Accra based club meant that Kotoko were encouraged into the game. As the




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BLACK STARS HAVE FAILED GHANAIANS – AGYEMANG BADU

BLACK STARS HAVE FAILED GHANAIANS – AGYEMANG BADU. Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has lamented on the team’s failure to clinch a Cup Of Nations title for Ghana. The Black Stars have been unable to win the trophy despite reaching the semi-finals in the last six editions of the competition. Ghana have lost two finals to Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2015 respectively. The failure of the team to win the ultimate have been a worry to several football fans who have thrown their weight behind the team in the last few years. Badu admits they(Black Stars) have failed the country for their inability to win the




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ASAMOAH GYAN RETURNS FROM 5-YEAR PENALTY BREAK WITH PENALTY SHOOTING MISSING ALWAYS…..AS MOTHERLAND GHANA

ASAMOAH GYAN RETURNS FROM 5-YEAR PENALTY BREAK WITH PENALTY SHOOTING MISSING ALWAYS…..AS MOTHERLAND GHANA. Ghana’s captain Asamoah Gyan registered his 51st international goal for the Black Stars against the USA with a stupendous free-kick but it wouldn’t come without controversy as he missed a penalty earlier in the game, five years after stating he won’t take penalties for the team again. Gyan missed a penalty against Burkina Faso in the 2012 Africa Cup of nations semi-finals clash against Zambia and he received a barrage of criticism, including scores of fans marching to his parents’ home to offer their displeasure, leading to his decision of not stepping up for penalties again




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‘HEARTS, KOTOKO MATCH WILL BE BUTUBUTU’

‘HEARTS, KOTOKO MATCH WILL BE BUTUBUTU’. Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah presenting the trophy to Vice President Bawumia Vice President Bawumia foresees a cracker of a match when Accra Hearts of Oak comes face-to-face with their all-time soccer rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko come Sunday, July 2 at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi to battle it out for the famous ‘President’s Cup’. He made the observation when management of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) led by its Chairman, Cudjoe Fianoo presented the President’s Cup to him at the presidency yesterday. The competition is captured among the statutes of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), coming after the Premier League, the




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LET US ABIDE BY GOOD SANITATION STANDARD IN OUR STADIA FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUGE SPECTATORS

LET US ABIDE BY GOOD SANITATION STANDARD IN OUR STADIA FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUGE SPECTATORS. To get it back to good and acceptable shape, we are informed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports intends to close down the Accra sports stadium for a while. Currently the stadium is in bad shape having no scoreboard with rusty iron bars, cracked walls and very poor toilet facilities. All those who visited the stadium before it was renovated in 2008 before the MTN Africa Cup of Nations AFCON tournaments, would not be happy with the fast deteriorating structure. like all the facilities in the stadium the toiled facilities therein also require




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GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE

GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE. A Swedish court on Friday sentenced Ghanaian football player in Sweden’s second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his wife. After serving his sentence, 22-year-old Kwame Bonsu, who played for the Gefle IF club, will be expelled from the Scandinavian country where he has lived in since 2013, the Gavle District Court said. Bonsu will also not be allowed to return to the country in the next ten years unless pardoned.Gefle on Friday said Bonsu was dismissed from the team with immediate effect. he will also have to pay 245,000 kronor (at least 25,000 euros, $28,000) in




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BLACK STARS MASSACRE ASOKWA DEPORTIVO IN FRONT OF MASSIVE KUMASI CROWD

BLACK STARS MASSACRE ASOKWA DEPORTIVO IN FRONT OF MASSIVE KUMASI CROWD. The Black Stars annihilated second-tier side Askowa Deportivo 6-1 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations warm-up in Kumasi on Wednesday. Two second-half braces from attackers Majeed Waris and Raphael Dwamena helped Ghana to the emphatic victory ahead of Sunday’s qualifier against Ethiopia. The Black Stars opened the scoring on 23 minutes after the second tier side had been resolute in defence with Jordan Ayew breaking the deadlock from Samuel Sarfo’s assist. Frank Acheampong doubled the lead in the 39th minute before the club side pulled one goal back. Wholesale second-half changes showed much purpose in attack with Waris combining




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