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Ex-Kotoko coach David Duncan among FIVE candidates shortlisted for Karela FC job

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Ex-Kotoko coach David Duncan is among FIVE candidates shortlisted for the vacant position at ambitious Ghanaian second-tier side Karela FC. Karela are in the market scouring for a new coach after mutually parting ways with Frimpong Manso. The club has announced five coaches are under consideration to take the mantle. Former Hearts and Ashantigold is in the running as well as Black Queens coach Yusif Basigi. Ex-Kotoko assistant coach Isaac Opeele Boateng, Johnson Smith and ex-international Mohammed Gargo have all been shortlisted for the job. The ambitious Ghanaian second-tier side begin their National Division One League campaign against Gold Stars at Bibiani.

New Hearts of Oak coach Frank Nuttal yet to secure work permit

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Hearts of Oak’s trainer Frank Nuttal is yet to be given his work permit, thus the reason for his absence from the Inter Allies game. The Scottish trainer is yet to officially begin work as the manager of the Ghanaian giants following the delay of his work permit which is expected to be granted this week. The coach was not on the bench when the Phobians battled for the 0-0 draw game against Inter Allies. The 48-year-old UEFA Pro licence holder and former England U17 fitness Coach could be on bench of Hearts of Oak in Sunday’s League game against Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Hearts concerned over Robin Gnagne after defender suffers injury against Inter Allies

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Henry Lamptey Wellington has been left sweating over the fitness of Hearts of Oak’s Robin Gnagne after the defender had to be substituted off against Inter Allies. The Ivorian has had an injury-hit time in recent times and limped off in the side’s 0-0 draw against the Eleven Is To One at the El-Wak sports stadium. The 23-year-old was named as part of the starting line-up, but he went down after suffering what appears a groin injury. He had to be substituted off in the 19th minute by Vincent Atinga after going to ground again.     He is expected to be assessed by doctors ahead of the side’s next game against Medeama on Sunday.  

GFA, Sports Ministry rant affected Black Stars in Gabon – Grant

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Outgoing Black Stars Coach Avram Grant has revealed that the infamous rift between former sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpujie and the GFA affected the team. Nii Lantey Vanderpujie has a frosty relationship with the hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association during his tenure which Grant believes affected a whole lot of things about the team. Speaking on Starr Chat with Bola Ray on Wednesday, the former Chelsea Boss insists all stakeholders must learn from our past mistakes for the team to get back to its glory days. “I didn’t want to speak about negative things but it affected the team” I think what happened sometimes there will be disagreement but it should not be to the detriment of the Black Stars, so I hope people will learn from all these issues,” he told Starr FM. “if Ghana

Asante Kotoko organize orientation for coaches and players

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Asante Kotoko assembled a team of professionals to speak to their players on how to manage their lives and careers. The meeting took place over the weekend before their match . A Confederation of African Football (CAF) Instructor, Joseph Ayita Mensah and Referee Eric Owusu Mensah took the players through Laws of the Game. Sports Psychologist, Adams Kaleb thoroughly spent time with the players – answering varied questions on their mental attitude and preparation for matches. He also psyched them up – teaching them what to do in some real life situations that they usually come across in their professional life. Sports Administrator and Journalist, Barima Boadaa Otuo Acheampong (Sometimer of Sikka FM) educated the players on their relations with the media. Head of the Medical Team, Dr. Michael

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi hits back at ‘envious’ critics, reject cul-de-sac claims

Written by | February 14, 2017 | 0
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi remains unwavering despite mounting resignation calls and says his detractors are envious, jealous and borne out of ignorance rejecting claims football has reached a tipping point under his tenure. The world respected football chief has come under huge pressure to quit following the Black Stars unflattering fourth-placed finish at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The chorus among critics is growing loud with persistent calls on the FA chief to step down. They claim Ghana football has run into a cul-de-sac under his 12-year tenure and wants to force him out. Critics are keen to see the back of the FIFA council member amid claims of massive corruption at the Ghana FA. But the astute lawyer has rejected the claims as preposterous. “I can’t think far

Avram Grant laments Ghana’s inability to defend set pieces at 2017 AFCON

Written by | February 8, 2017 | 0
Outgoing Ghana coach Avram Grant believes his side’s inability to defend set pieces at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations cost them the title. Ghana were eliminated by eventual winners Cameroon at the semi-final stage in a 2-0 defeat- the opening was from a poorly defended free-kick. They also conceded late on from a free-kick against Burkina Faso ”The set pieces really caused us. In the Egypt game we conceded, in the Cameroon game, we also conceded in the Burkina Faso game,” the Israeli said. “We could have avoided the set pieces, especially where they happened and that would have changed our story. ”The team showed great promise in the tournament, it’s a young team and has a great future.”

Jerome Boateng won’t be back anytime soon says Carlo Ancelotti

Written by | February 8, 2017 | 0
Remember how Jerome Boateng was only supposed to be out six weeks? Yeah, that was too optimistic. The German international has reached the six week threshold and still hasn’t even returned to training and won’t for several more weeks. Carlo Ancelotti addressed Boateng’s continued absense during his press conference today, saying: “We’re happy, he’s very focused. We hope he’ll be back soon. I think he’ll be able to return to training at the end of February.” That’s 10 weeks and definitely puts his return to game fitness before the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 into question. Luckily Bayern Munich still have healthy versions of Javi Martinez and Mats Hummels available so this season isn’t going the way of the past three, but it

Be prepared for a physical game – Cameroon Legend Antoinne Bell

Written by | February 1, 2017 | 0
Legendary Cameroonian shot-stopper, Joseph Antoine Bell has indicated that the semi-final clash between Ghana and Cameroon on Thursday will be a physical battle.Speaking to Happy FM’s Mac-Paradise Okocha in an exclusive interview from Gabon, the ex-Marseille, Toulon, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne linchpin disclosed that the people of Cameroon are sympathetic towards this Indomitable Lions side because they see the team to be one which is being rebuilt. He however argued that games between these two sides are so fierce with rivalry that no excuses would be taken because of someone’s lack of proper foresight for a transition plan on the part of the Cameroonians. “Cameroon have been rebuilding for the past eight years and I won’t take that because we always find excuses when we fail so if

Patrick Mboma warns Ghana ahead of Cameroon clash

Written by | February 1, 2017 | 0
Former African Footballer of the Year and ex-Cameroon International, Patrick Mboma, has warned Ghana not to underrate Cameroon ahead of their semi-final encounter on Thursday, February 2. The 2000 African Footballer of the Year says Ghana are firm favourites to progress to the final of the tournament due to their vast experience and quality of players, but he was quick to add that the Cameroonians could pose a big problem to the Stars. Speaking to Finder Sports, Mboma said, “I am happy to see that this Cameroon team has a lot of cohesion, a good amount of confidence and, above all, a good mentality at this competition. I am also happy to see Cameroon in the semi-finals and, even though I won’t say that it was totally unexpected, it is a good surprise for a team with [the] general lack of