NC Special Week 5: Hearts, Ashgold record wins, Kotoko held in Bechem

Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashantigold both recorded victories in match day 5 of the ongoing NC Special Competition, with Techiman Eleven Wonders also recording their first win of the campaign. Kumasi Asante Kotoko meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw away to Bechem United. Kojo Achau Owusu scored in the first half before a second half penalty from the impressive Abdul Fatawu Safiu rescued a point for CK Akonnor’s men. Hearts of Oak made the short trip across town to Dansoman to face city rivals, Liberty Professionals. Kojo Obeng Junior scored 5…

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Women’s AFCON: Bashir Hayford To Name Provisional Queens Squad on Friday

After almost eight weeks of training with local-based players and yet to check out the foreign-based players he has invited, Ghana coach, Bashir Hayford, is expected to submit his provisional squad of 30 players for the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup of Nations to the Confederation of Africa (CAF) by Friday. Since the team started preparations in August, Coach Hayford has worked with about 30 players, but at the moment, has 24 players as some of the key players initially called up have had foreign deals and thus left camp to…

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Ghana: Queens Line-Up 3 Friendlies

Bashir Hayford, head coach for the female national team, has said his team will play three international friendly matches to round up their preparations for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to be hosted by Ghana. According to the coach, the matches would be played between from November 1 to 10, though the opponents for the matches were yet to be named and confirmed. Coach Hayford said, the Black Queens would play their first competitive international match on November 1, having been paired with Algeria, Mali and Cameroon…

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Ghana: Minister Rallies Support For Queens

Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has called on Ghanaians to support the Black Queens in their bid to clinch the upcoming Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). The Black Queens are paired with Algeria, Mali, and Cameroon in Group A and will kick-start their campaign on November 17 against North African side, Algeria at the Accra Sports Stadium. Speaking after the CAF official draw for the tournament, Isaac Asiamah pleaded with Ghanaians to give the Queens massive support by trooping to the game venues and cheering the ladies…

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FIFA bans Sierra Leone from world football over interference claims

FIFA has suspended Sierra Leone from world football over claims of government interference. The suspension comes after FIFA sent a letter to the country’s Minister of Sports expressing “grave concern” about the removal of the football association president, Isha Johansen and the association’s General Secretary, Christopher Kamara. In a statement, FIFA said: “The Bureau of the FIFA Council decided today to suspend the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with immediate effect due to government interference.” The ban couldn’t have come at a worse time for the country as Sierra Leone is…

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‘I Haven’t Satisfied My Wife Since…’

Banned assistant FIFA referee, David Agyin, says his desire for sex has reduced to the barest minimum since last June. The documentary forced the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) to hand the referee and other culprits a ten-year ban. That, according to the referee, has curtailed his urge for sex; and has struggled to perform his amorous duties satisfactorily. Adjin, 45, was captured accepting ¢800 from a Tiger Eye PI agent in the Anas exposé which resulted in his decade ban. He said on Asempa FM that “Since the premiering…

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Ghana: Baby Jet Tourney Hits Target

Officials of the maiden Baby Jet Promotions U-16 soccer tournament left the Accra Academy Astro Turf satisfied; after meeting their target. The eight-day international tourney aimed at giving juvenile soccer players a platform to display their talents, drew 16 teams from the sub-region. Indeed, the competition unveiled great talents; and produced champions in the Dansoman-based Great Somas SA who triumphed 2-1 over Cedars Stars Academy (Inter Allies Academy) in the final game. Gifted midfielder, Mathew Cudjoe endeared himself to the crowd with his deft touches which handed him the most…

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