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Michael Essien Reveals Why His Move To Manchester United Collapsed

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
Michael Essien has revealed that the lack of work permit halted his chances of playing for Manchester United 20-years ago. The midfield kingpin underwent a successful trial with the Old Trafford outfit on the back his impressive for Ghana at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup Championship in New Zealand. However, the former Black Stars skipper failed to land a deal with United after he was refused a work permit due to age barrier. “After the U17 World Cup, I had the chance of going to Man United for trials which I qualified but I couldn’t get the work permit t work there,” he told South Africa based iono.fm. “That forced me to go to France. I took a different route and went to France.” The former Ghana star ended up joining the Blues for £24.4million from French outfit

CAF Champions League: Kotoko Coach Kjetil Zachariassen Confident Ahead Of Kano Pillars Clash

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
15 HOURS AGO  FOOTBALL NEWS Coach Kjetil Zachariassen says he is confident of his side’s chances ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg game against Kano Pillars. Asante Kotoko arrived in Accra on Monday, to continue preparation for the game on Saturday in Nigeria. The Porcupine Warriors will travel to Kano on Thursday, and coach Zachariassen says they are ready for the game. “I’m very excited because this is what we all lived for, this is the real thing and we are going to give our all and hopefully it will enough to bring home a good result,” he said. “I expect the players to play like they do at the training, that’s all I expect from them and nothing else. “At least we need prayers from our fans, we have new

JUST IN: Black Meteors Coach Ibrahim Tanko Invites 24 Players For Camping

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
11 HOURS AGO  FOOTBALL NEWS Black Meteors head coach, Ibrahim Tanko has invited 24 players for camping ahead of the team’s African U23 Championship double-legged qualifying match against Algeria. The two u-23 teams of both countries are at the last stage of the qualifying round and need to eliminate the other to ensure they secure qualification into the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations which will also serve as the final African qualifier for the Olympics. Ahead of the upcoming fixture with the North African side, Coach Ibrahim Tanko has handed call-ups to 24 players to begin camping and prepare for what will be a challenging encounter. The team is set to begin camping on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, and will hold their first training session in the evening at the El Wak stadium. The

Borussia Dortmund Reportedly Interested In Signing Ghana’s Samuel Owusu

Written by | August 7, 2019 | 0
11 HOURS AGO  FOOTBALL NEWS German Bundesliga side, Borussia Dortmund is reportedly interested in the signing of Black Stars and Čukarički winger Samuel Owusu. The player who enjoyed a fantastic 2018/2019 season with both club and country has popped up on the radar BVB in the current summer transfer window as they look to strengthen their squad to ensure they challenge Bayern Munich for the League title. It is understood that his impressive performance with the Black Stars at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has convinced the Bundesliga side to sign him before the start of the season. Checks have revealed that the German powerhouse is very interested in bringing the sensational speedster to the Signal Iduna Park before the transfer window shuts. They are expected to

AFCON 2019: Guinea Win To Keep Qualification Hopes Alive

Written by | July 1, 2019 | 0
  11 HOURS AGO  CUP OF NATIONS Mohamed Yattara scored twice as Guinea beat 10-man Burundi 2-0 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations last 16. Yattara swept in the opener from a corner before Christophe Nduwarugira was sent off for Burundi after committing a foul as the last man. Yattara made the win safe in the second half with a composed strike. Guinea must now wait to discover if they will progress as one of the best third-placed teams. They finish the group stage with four points. The four third-placed sides with the best records will go through. Madagascar’s 2-0 win against Nigeria meant the Africa Cup of Nations debutants topped Group B with the Super Eagles progressing to the knockout stage as runners-up.

NC Special Competition: Ashanti Gold Beat Nzema Kotoko 1-0 To Emerge As Tier 2 Champion

Written by | July 1, 2019 | 0
8 HOURS AGO  FOOTBALL NEWS Obuasi Ashanti Gold has emerged as the champions of the tier 2 of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) Special Competition after beating Nzema Kotoko 1-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, June 30, 2019. The two teams, having qualified to the finals of the competition went into the game with high hopes of lifting the trophy to have the chance of playing in CAF’s lower-tier competition in the upcoming season. The Miners who looked the favorites to lift the trophy left nothing to chance and made their intentions clear from the start of the first half as they dictated play and piled pressure on their opponent. After failing to get onto the scoresheet, the Premier League side finally got rewarded on the 38thminute. Attacker

AFCON 2019: Madagascar Stun Nigeria To Top Group B

Written by | July 1, 2019 | 0
12 HOURS AGO  CUP OF NATIONS Madagascar produced the biggest shock so far at the Africa Cup of Nations as they beat three-time winners Nigeria. The Indian Ocean islanders have been the surprise package on their Afcon debut, claiming four points from their first two games in Egypt. And Lalaina Nomenjanahary stunned Nigeria by pouncing on a defensive error to claim an early opener. Carolus Andrea’s deflected free-kick then ensured Madagascar went into the last 16 as winners of Group B. Madagascar are ranked 108th in the world – 63 places below Nigeria, who go through as runners-up having won their first two group games. Nigeria dominated possession but were punished when trying to play out from the back. John Ogu under-hit a square ball to Leon Balogun on the edge

AFCON 2019: Kassim Nuhu Suspended For Ghana’s Final Group Game Against Guinea Bissau

Written by | July 1, 2019 | 0
15 HOURS AGO  CUP OF NATIONS  1 COMMENT Ghana Defender Kassim Nuhu Adams will not be action for the Black Stars when they face Guinea Bissau in their final Group F clash on Tuesday. The stalwart defender will miss the crucial final Group match against Guinea Bissau due to suspension. The former Young Boys centre-back received his second yellow of the AFCON during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Cameroon at the Ismailia Stadium. Nuhu has been the first choice for coach Kwasi Appiah but with John Boye returning from suspension means he would partner Jonathan Mensah for the Black Stars’ must-win game.

‘Unite Before 2019 AFCON’ – Sam Johnson Tells Black Stars Players

Written by | April 1, 2019 | 0
Former Ghana defender, Sam Johnson has charged the Black Stars players to unite ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Kwesi Appiah and his technical team have been tasked to win the ultimate after coming close in 1992, 2010 and 2015. The bulky centreback who excelled during his career has observed that the players play individualistic football, just to impress at the expense of national interest and it does not help in the progress of the team. He cited the era of Stephen Appiah when he was the captain of the team as the most successful because his qualities and leadership skills were outstanding. However, with less than two months for the tournament to start, the former Hearts of Oak defender wants players of the Black Stars to unite and play as a team instead of seeking for personal

Chelsea Come From Behind To Secure Controversial Win Over Cardiff

Written by | April 1, 2019 | 0
Substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored a dramatic 91st-minute winner as Chelsea came from behind to beat Cardiff. Trailing 1-0 to Victor Camarasa’s volley, Cesar Azpilicueta headed the visitors level despite being in an offside position. Loftus-Cheek secured the points in the closing stages with another header. Earlier, Chelsea’s fans had turned their frustration on Blues boss Maurizio Sarri as the visitors struggled to make an impact. There were loud chants of ‘we want Sarri out’ from the away end before two goals in seven minutes turned the game on its head.