The medical team has played down injury concerns concerning Saddick Adams and Isaac Quansah after the pair was forced out of the team’ 2-1 win over NEA Salamina on Wednesday. Sadick Adams put Kotoko ahead in the MTN FA Cup quarterfinal match but he was substituted in the 50th minute after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Midfielder, Isaac Quansah who was enjoying his first start in a long while was also replaced following a knock on his left knee. Both players were treated by Team Nurse, Gabriel Ofori Adjei and Andrew Owusu Amankwah. “They are both okay and Saddick has even returned to the Black Stars ‘B’ camp” said Ofori Adjei. “Andrew and I assessed them and found that they were good. They received some knocks. We only applied ice to the affected parts an
Former Ghana youth star Godfred Donsah is set to replace Birmingham City bound Afriyie Acquah at Torino. The Italian outfit has settled on the young Ghanaian as a replacement for Acquah who is on his way to the English Championship. Italian side Torino will announce the capture of the workaholic midfielder Godfred Donsah the moment Birmingham City confirm the capture of the Black Stars player. Donsah had a good season with Bologna in the Italian league last season and would be hoping to continue his development at Torino
Cristiano Ronaldo looked down from his private box, Gareth Bale watched from the bench, and on the pitch – showing no signs of missing either of them – Real Madrid destroyed a Barcelona side to win the Spanish Super Cup. Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele’s prices can be cranked up a little further after this because Barcelona’s board have no choice but to strengthen before the window shuts. Today they will present former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, not quite the first post-Neymar signing their supporters had in mind. Real Madrid were without their two most expensive players as Ronaldo began a five-game ban for pushing a referee and Bale was dropped to the bench to make way for 21-year-old Marco Asensio. It was the youngster’s rocket shot from 35-yards out on four mi
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side Birmingham City. Birmingham had agreed terms with the 24-year-old to sign him fromTurkish side Trabzonspor. However the Football Association turned down a first application for a work permit for Onazi last week. An appeal made by the club was rejected on Wednesday despite Onazi being a regular in the Nigeria national team. BBC Sport understands that the player and his representatives are bitterly disappointed that the panel rejected an appeal. Onazi has played 38 times for the Super Eagles and helped them to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reach the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil a year later. However Nigeria's failure to qualify for the past two editions ...
Amos Frimpong's penalty was enough to send Kotoko to the MTN FA Cup semi final after victory over Nea Salamina at the Baba Yara Stadium. The Porcupine Warriors recorded a 2-1 win over the division one league side in game played on Wednesday. Kotoko grabbed the opener in the 12th minute thriugh Saddick Adams after a lovely run from Emmanuel Gyamfi on the right flanks. The local tier side warmed themselves into the game after conceding with a lot of chances which went wasted. Striker Obeng Kwadwo finally found the equalizer for his side with a superb strike to end the first half on a 1-1 draw. Back from the break, Nea Salamina continued to trouble the Asante Kokoto defense but failed to turn it into goals after so many chances. The division one side were punished ...
Former Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has ended his contract with Spanish club Las Palmas by mutual consent. The former Portsmouth player is now without after leaving the Spanish side. Las Palmas cited "irreversible personal reasons" for the decision. The 30-year-old had a contract with La Liga side until 2020 after signing for them a year ago following a six-month absence from the sport after leaving Italy's AC Milan. He scored 10 goals in 28 appearances for Las Palmas including one on his debut. Boateng has previously played for Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, Milan, twice, and Schalke.
Kwadwo Asamoah dropped a hint on social media that he is ready to leave Juventus for Galatasaray amid growing reports. Although Sky Sport Italia insist the full-back is not for sale, Mediaset Premium are confident he is moving ever closer to a Turkish transfer. With these stories circulating, Bianconeri fans contacted the Ghana international via his Twitter account and his replies certainly did not deny the Galatasaray link. He sent smiles to one user who offered to “meet you in Istanbul already” and “thank you” to another who wished him good luck. Source: Football Italia
Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found the bottom corner of the home net in the 35th minute to give him his first goal for the club. James Milner took advantage of acres of space on the left to find the top corner via a significant deflection from the chest of Havard Nordtveit just 10 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. But defensive frailties again hampered the Reds as Mark Uth was found by a long ball into the box an...
asante kotoko Record Ghanaian champions, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have reportedly made initial contacts with four players of the Burkina Faso CHAN team, according to repors in the country. The Porcupines are making frantic efforts to augment their squad in a bid to challenge for titles next season, and have thus begun negotiations with the Burkinabes over possible moves. Asante Kotoko’s Executive Chairman, Kwame Kyei flew to Burkina Faso in a company of two other technical experts to scouts for some Burkinabe players. Defender Traore Lassana, Midfielder Kabore Youssouf as well as Sawadogo Illase and danger-man Sylla Sydney Mohammed are all believed to have caught the preying eyes of the Kotoko scouts. Ghana Sports sources understand the businessman who is in charge of the Reds h
Kotoko return into this season’s MTN FA Cup this Wednesday and ahead of the eagerly-awaited clash with Division One side, NEA Salamina at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, we look at the five major talking points surrounding the game. Nature of the FA Cup The FA Cup is known for giving "minnows" from the lower divisions the chance of eliminating Premier League giants. This year’s campaign hasn’t been different since some Premier League clubs have already fallen victims. The casualties that come to mind are WAFA who fell to Amidaus Professionals; Aduana Stars who were beaten by Techiman Eleven Wonders; Ashgold who lost to Asokwa Deportivo and Liberty Professionals who were edged out by Danbort FC. Kotoko’s Journey The Porcupines joined the campaign at the Round of 64 stage. Th