Kumasi Asante Kotoko new signing Seth Opare has promise to do his best to help the club win trophies. Opare joined the Reds from Aduana Stars on a three- year contract, having passed his medicals earlier on Wednesday. Speaking in an interview with Asantekotokosc.com, the player said that he will do his best to help the porcupine warriors win laurels. “Kotoko is every player's dream and I am happy to be here. I’ve just come but I know that, the supporters expect a lot from me. I will do my best to help the team win trophies this season and the seasons to come”. Seth Opare is regarded as one of the experienced guys in the Ghana league having played for Aduana Stars for the past five years. Joining Kotoko will boost the strength of their squad ahead of the new season.
Former Hearts of Oak assistant coach Yaw Preko has been named coach of the week in the Nigerian league after guiding his side FC Ifeanyi Ibah to a first victory. FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday pounded NPFL rivals MFM FC 4-0 in match day 2 of the new season. Yaw Preko's adjudged the best coach after his club recorded the highest scoreline of the week. The Ghanaian replaced his former at Hearts of Oak Kenichi Yatsuhashi as the head coach after the Japanese was fired before the start of the league. FC Ifeanyi Ubah occupies the fifth position on the league log with 3 points after two games.
Left- back Baba Rahman's tournament is over after he suffered an injury in Ghana's 1-0 win over the Cranes Uganda last Tuesday in Gabon. The on loan Chelsea player twisted his knee and left the field on a stretcher during the first half of the Group D clash between their African counterparts. German side Schalke 04 confirmed that the player had suffered a bruised meniscus and has asked him to return to Germany for further treatment. Anderlecht forward Frank Acheampong is expected to replace him against Mali in Ghana's next AFCON game on Saturday. Baba Rahman absence will be a big blow to the four time Afcon winners after registering himself as one the important players in the team.
The Ghana Black Stars team has returned to training this morning after beating the Cranes of Uganda in their Group D opener yesterday in at the Stade de Port Gentil. The Stars trained at their Sogara Stadium at Port Gentil as they prepare for their next game against Mali in a few days time. All players took part in the session apart from Schalke's Abdul Baba Rahman who is in Libreville for a test on an injury he picked up in yesterday's game. Ghana clash with Mali on Saturday as they seek to book a place in the second as they look to end their 34 year old AFCON trophy drought this year.
Black Stars defender Baba Rahman will undergo test today on the injury he suffered in the 1-0 win over Uganda on Tuesday. The left back traveled to the Gabonese capital Libreville on Wednesday morning to know the extent of the injury he picked up in yesterday's game. The Black Stars player was accompanied by the team's medical doctor Adam Baba as they traveled from the team's based in Port Gentil. The left-back suffered a knee problem during the Black Stars opening Group D win over the Cranes. The player and the Ghana's medical team had to travel by air early in the morning for the tests in Libreville. Rahman left the field on a stretcher after falling awkwardly before half-time of the game.
Baba Rahman may not play a part in the remaining games of the African Cup of nations for Ghana after pulling out of the first game with an injury. Coach Avram Grant revealed in his post-match conference that Baba Rahman's has a half chance of playing in the other games after the unfortunate incident. The on loan Chelsea left-back suffered a knee injury during the 1-0 Group D win over Uganda yesterday. He left the field on a stretcher having twisted the joint after clashing legs with a Ugandan player in front of their penalty box. The player was then replaced by Anderlecht's Frank Acheampong for the rest of the game. "About Baba we need to wait and see, I don't know," he told a post-match news conference. "it's 50-50, we will see in the next day what will happen".
Ghanaian forward Christian Atsu was adjudged Man of the Match in Black Stars 1-0 win over Uganda in their AFCON game at the Stade de Port Gentil stadium on Tuesday. The Newcastle winger as usual was a hard nut for the Ugandans to crack in the creating several scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. His display in today's game convinced officials to hand him the award. Atsu from the blast of the referees whistle tormented the Cranes defense with his speed and swift touches and came close to increasing the tally but saw his powerful drive saved by Dennis Onyengo. Ghana's next match will be against Mali on Saturday at the Stade Port Gentil.
A first half penalty converted by Andre Ayew was just enough to hand the Ghana Black Stars a 1-0 victory over Uganda in their Group D opener of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. Both sides came into the game with the aim of winning but it was Ghana who came out victorious after the full-time with a win over a team they have struggled to beat in recent times. The West Ham winger slotted in a penalty on 32 minutes after captain Asamoah Gyan had been pulled back. Ghana also threatened through two Gyan headers, while Ayew and Christian Atsu tested Uganda goalkeeper. Uganda's Faruku Miya should have leveled for his side when he hit the outside of a post which could have brought his side back into the game. The Cranes created few opportunities of note and struggled to ...
Former President of The Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the Black Stars to win this year's AFCON competition in Gabon. The African Nations Cup trophy has eluded Ghana for the past 35 years now and the former head of state has urged Ghanaians to support the Black Stars to win their fifth trophy this year. His Excellency the former President Mahama took to his official Twitter page to canvass for support for the Black Stars and also urged them to go all out to win todays game game against Uganda. John Dramani Mahama @JDMahama 1h1 hour ago #BringBackthecup. The AFCON cup has eluded us for far too long. Let's support our Black Stars.
Former Asante Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed has thrown his support behind the Senior National team as they take on Uganda in the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. The bandit striker who recently joined Belgium side Anderlecht was not invited for the tournament but has thrown his weight behind the team from his base in Belgium. Dauda took to his Facebook page to wish the Black Stars the best in the game which kicks - off at exactly 4:00 pm Ghana time. "Wishing the black stars best of luck in their game today against Uganda. The whole country is solidly behind you with prayers and support" he posted. Dauda got his first National team call up in September 2016 when he was included the final AFCON qualifier game against Rwanda.