Local News

Wafu Cup: Steve Pollack optimistic Ghana will go far

Wafu Cup: Steve Pollack optimistic Ghana will go far

Local News
Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Steve Pollack believes the Black Stars B side can go far in the 2017 WAFU tournament. The Black Stars defeated Guinea Conakry by 2-0 on Thursday evening in their Group A opener at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. Steve Pollack who was at Cape Coast to witness the game said he is optimistic Ghana can go far in the tournament looking at their performance. "I think they'll go far if they'll gel a bit more and a bit quicker too" the English coach said after the game. Black Stars B are currently leading group A with 3 points after one game but will be hoping to seal their qualification to the next round by beating Mali when they meet later Today.
Kotoko scouting for players in the Wafu tournament

Kotoko scouting for players in the Wafu tournament

Local News
Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Steve Pollack has revealed that the team is on a scouting mission in the ongoing Wafu tournament. The English coach was spotted at the Cape Coast stadium on Thursday when the Black Stars B played their counterparts from Guinea Conakry which Ghana won by 2-0. Coach Steve Pollack after the game revealed that he was there to look for new players to augment his current squad and also to watch his captain Amos Frimpong who was playing for the Black Stars. "I'm the head of scouting & I'm here on a scouting mission. If i find a quality player, the Board will know and we'll go from there" he said. The coach says this move is to get new players in and around the country to beef up the current squad for next season.
Test Match: Kotoko play 2nd Lizbeg FC tomorrow

Test Match: Kotoko play 2nd Lizbeg FC tomorrow

Local News
Kumasi Asante Kotoko will engage 2nd division side Lizbeg FC in a test match on Saturday morning at their Adako Jarchie training grounds. The Porcupine Warriors are using this to keep the team busy as they wait for the Ghana Premier league to resume from it one month break. Kotoko players resumed training this week after the team were given a shot break due to the suspension of the Ghana league. Coach Steve Pollack will use this game against the lower tier side as preparation for the league and the FA Cup Semi final games. The Reds will take on the likes of Liberty, Bechem, Ashantigold and Berekum Chelsea when the league resumes.  
Thomas Abbey wins MoTM in Guinea Conakry victory

Thomas Abbey wins MoTM in Guinea Conakry victory

Local News
Accra Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey was adjudged the best player in the Ghana Black Stars B side's 2-0 win over Guinea Conakry on Thursday night. The Wafu Cup group a game played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana saw the Ghanaian winger the best man on the pitch after the full time. Abbey despite playing at an unusual position put up a splendid performance to help the Ghanaian side beat their counterparts from Guinea. He took home a Nasco Phone as his reward for winning the Man of the Match. Thomas Abbey will be hoping for more of this performance when Ghana takes on Mali on Saturday.
Sarfo, Kizito scores to give Ghana 2-0 win over Guinea

Sarfo, Kizito scores to give Ghana 2-0 win over Guinea

Local News
B The Ghana Black Stars B side put up a sterling performance to beat Guinea by 2-0 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in the ongoing Wafu cup tournament. Host nation Ghana, made their intentions of winning the game from the get-go by mounting pressure on the Guineans searching for an early. Efforts from the likes of Felix Addo and Steven Sarfo were fruitless but the Black Stars kept knocking on the doors of the resilient Guinean team. Ghana finally break the deadlock after Berekum Chelsea striker Steven Sarfo connected with a cross from the right side of the attack to put Ghana 1-0 up in the 48th minute. A sweet cross into the half of the Guineans by Asante Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong found Patrick Razak who calmly headed for Kwame Kizito to get the second goal for Ghana. ...
Winful Cobbina set to return as Ghana play Guinea

Winful Cobbina set to return as Ghana play Guinea

Local News
The Ghana Black Stars B side takes on Guinea in opening group stage games of the 2017 WAFU Cup today at the Cape Coast Stadium. Ghana progressed to this stage following a last minute victory over Gambia in the opening knock out stage last Saturday. After relying on a last minute penalty to win their first game, Ghanaian fans will be hoping for an improved performance from the team as they take on the Guineans. Coach Maxwell Konadu is likely to make changes to his starting line which played in the first game with Hearts of Oak trio Winful Cobbina, Vincent Atinga and Patrick Razak returning into the team. Skillful Cobbina was an unused substitute in the first game but is set to return to the team whiles both Atinga and Razak are expected to be given a starting place after mak...
2017 Tertiary Football league kicks off September 23

2017 Tertiary Football league kicks off September 23

Local News
The 2017 Tertiary Football League kicks off on Saturday September 23 in Ghana’s two major cities – Accra and Kumasi. Expectation and enthusiasm have reached a crescendo with 12 tertiary institutions lacing their boots in a 10-week football league. The historic Premier tertiary football league is expected to be saturated with all the ingredients that make the most loved sports in Ghana thick. The University of Ghana will host the Southern zone with the likes of Accra Technical University, Marshalls University College, Ghana Institute of Management of Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) and All Nations University College battling it out for the two qualifying slots available. The Paa Joe stadium in Kumasi will host the Kwame Nkrumah Unive
WAFU organizers reveal change for group phase fixtures

WAFU organizers reveal change for group phase fixtures

Local News
The late arrival of Nigeria for the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations has forced the organisers to revise their fixtures for the ongoing competition in Ghana. The organisers and television rights holders, Fox Sports, revealed that the Super Eagles' clash with Sierra Leone which was supposed to have been played on Saturday, September 9 was delayed till Monday, September 11 to allow for players to take part in the final round of league matches in Nigeria. This means Senegal's game with Liberia became the second game of the competition which brought misunderstanding with suggestions that they would play Ghana on Thursday, September 14 in a Group A game. However, organisers said because of the change in the knock-out phase of the matches, some changes have occurred, forcing some changes in...
Jean Malick shootout hero as Cote d’Ivoire progress

Jean Malick shootout hero as Cote d’Ivoire progress

Local News
Cote d’Ivoire goalkeeper Jean Malick Ble Zadi proved to be a hero for the Elephants after saving two penalties and scoring one himself as they beat Togo 4-3 in a penalty shootout, after their Last 16 match at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations ended 0-0 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Tuesday, September 12. The Sparrow Hawks started the better of the two teams and created the first significant chance on goal in the sixth minute when Essis Beaudeleire Aka played Roland Zan Bi through on goal, but he saw his close range effort well-saved by the Ivorian keeper. Ten minutes later Togo’s Messan Degli created some space for himself 25-yards out from goal, but he saw his thunderbolt brilliantly saved by Jean Malick Ble Zadi. In the 22nd minute Messan Degli turned provider when his cros
India World Cup: Starlets fly to UAE on Wednesday

India World Cup: Starlets fly to UAE on Wednesday

Local News
The Black Starlets of Ghana are expected to jet out of Ghana to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to prepare for the impending U-17 India World Cup tournament scheduled for India. Twenty Four players are expected to make the trip to the UAE from the current 28 players in camp. The team while on the tour will then be pruned down to 21 by coach Paa Kwesi Fabin after excessive assessment on the players. The young Ghanaians will engage in series of friendlies in the United Arab Emirates as they prepare for the biggest Youth football festival. Ghana were earlier scheduled for a tour in an European country but after a meeting with the Ministry had to settle for Abu Dhabi.