Management in conjunction with club sponsor, the Ghana Oil Company Limited (Goil) will on December 31st, 2016 distribute fuel free of charge to supporters of the club in Kumasi. The event will take place at the Ayisi Boateng Goil Ghana Fuel Station near the Asafo Interchange. It starts at 10am. The gesture, the third to be organised this year, is to show appreciation to followers of the club for their loyalty and support throughout the year. Supporters will have to show their Circles Identity Cards (IDs), the Kotoko-Goil car sticker released a couple of months back, to qualify for the free petroleum product. Supporters who also have Kotoko paraphernalia hanging in their vehicles will also be served. Captain of the club, Amos Frimpong and some of his colleagues will be on
Ghana Black Stars Coach Avram Grant is set to name his final 23 man squad for the 2017 African cup of nations competition in Gabon tomorrow. The Israeli trainer Avram Grant will name his men for the task ahead after holding a three-day non-residential training and assessing his team in the country. The 23 players who will make the list will then depart the country to continue their preparations in the United Arab Emirates. The team Will hold a 12 day training camping in Dubai before leaving for the tournament in Gabon. This year's competition will kick-off from January 14.
Liberty professionals forward Latif Blessing, has expressed his delight to be included in the Black Stars provisional team for the African cup of nations competition in Gabon. Blessing received a call up into the national team by coach Avram Grant after his impressive performance for the scientific soccer lads in this season's Ghana premier league. The former has been training with the Black Stars at the St Thomas Aquinas school park with a host of other foreign based players who have gained call ups into the team. "I am very happy for the opportunity given to me, I feel very excited to be part of the team" "I want to thank the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for making my dream come true" he told reporters. Latif Blessing is hoping to make the final 23 man squad for A
Kumasi Asante Kotoko Management has denied reports circulating in the media that they will not honor the SWAG cup in January. The club stated that it hasn’t given any indication that, Kotoko wouldn't honour the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) cup match. It says no official of the club has communicated or said anything on the SWAG match and that, stories quoting Operations Director, Ernest Owusu Ansah as saying that, Kotoko can’t honour the match on January 8, 2017 should be disregarded. Some media reports late Wednesday evening attributed a story to the Kotoko Management member claiming that, he said Kotoko couldn’t play the SWAG Cup match on January 8, 2017 because of time constraints. However, in an interview with Asantekotokosc.com, the Operations Director sta
Ghanaian fans have applauded the inclusion of young goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi in the Black Stars. The former U-20 goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi has been given a call up by coach Avram Grant ahead of the African cup of nations tournament in Gabon. Zigi's performance for his club earned him a place into the Red Bull Salzburg’s first team after his impressive performance with the team B. The youngster trained with the Black Stars at the St Thomas Aquinas park yesterday and fans have lauded the technical team for including him. The impressive shot stopper represented Ghana at the U-20 level at the 2015 FIFA World Youth Championships in New Zealand.
Former Asante Kotoko vice chairman Kennedy Agyepong survived a serious car accident on Wednesday at Bonsu on the Kumasi road. Kenpong came out unscathed after his BMW Z4 Sports car rammed into a Dagwood salon car who drove onto his path on the highway at about 2:15pm. His car then veered of the road into a bush and was rescued by onlookers. The renowned businessman sustained no major wounds but was rushed to Accra for further medical check ups and treatment. GHANAsoccernet.com understands that the former Porcupine Warriors chairman was going to visit his father in his hometown of Nkawkaw.
Coach Avram Grant is set to beef up his back room staff with the inclusion of Video analyst Gerard Nus for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The Rayo Vallecano assistant trainer is expected to join the Black Stars team at their camping base in Dubai next month. Nus returns to the team after previously working with the team in the equatorial Guinea edition where Ghana lost in the finals to Cote d’ Ivoire. Coach Avram Grant believes his inclusion will be a major boost for the Stars as they seek to win their fifth AFCON after so many years of trying. The Black Stars are paired with Egypt, Uganda and Mali in Group D.
Medeama midfielder, Kwame Boahene has joined Kumasi Asante Kotoko on a three-year deal after successfully Passing his medical examination. The midfielder put pen on paper for the porcupine warriors on Wednesday at the club's secretariat in Kumasi after he was declared fit to feature for the club in the 2016/17 season. The Kumasi based club are still in the market as they strengthen their team for the season ahead. Kwame Boahene becomes the first official player to be signed by the Reds since the end of the season even though they had earlier given some new faces chances in the pre season games. The midfielder helped Medeama to a top four finish in the league and also help them reach the group stage of Caf Confederations Cup competition.
West ham manager Slaven Bilic has charged Ghana's Andre Ayew to maintain the performance he displayed against Swansea City on Monday. Bilic wants the deputy black Stars skipper to display more of those blistering performance to help the team succeed in the ongoing league. The former Marseille winger registered his first goal for the Hammers against his former club Swansea City in the English Premier League. The Ghana international has been having tough time since joining West Ham United at the beginning of the season. But his manager believes if he could maintain his form against Swansea he would be an important player for them. “Not just the goal but the performance will help him,” Bilic said after the game. “He is still not at top fitness because he had the injury
The Senior National team of Ghana will open their training account today at the St Thomas Aquinas Senior high School park. The Black Stars will hold its first training session in the capital as they prepare for the African cup of nations tournament scheduled for January 14 in Gabon. Eighteen players out of the rumored 29 players invited by the coach are expected to assemble today for the non-residential session. The Black Stars will hold a three-day training sessions at the school's premises before leaving for the United Arab Emirates where they will hold a 12 day training before finally departing for Gabon for the tournament. Ghana are housed in Group D with Uganda, Egypt and Mali.