Kumasi Asante Kotoko have retired veteran player Steven Oduro's favorite jersey number in the club as part of a way of showing respect and love to him. The player will not be registered for the upcoming 2016/17 season but management have revealed that favorite number 4 jersey that he has been wearing has been retired permanently. Nicknamed "Tico Tico" the player first joined the Reds in 2000 from RTU and became fans favorite due to his unique style of play. The player left Kotoko to join South African side Super Sport united but returned in 2006 to joined the Porcupine Warriors again. Steven Oduro has won numerous titles with the club including the league title and other domestic cups. He has also played in the African champions league and the CAF Confederations Cup with the Porcup
Zimbabwe skipper Willard Katsande has retired from international football with immediate effect after the Warriors bowed out of the 2017 Afcon after one draw and two defeats. Katsande, who has played a pivotal role in the team, intimated that it was time to step aside and allow the younger generation to take over as he concentrates on his club career. “I have decided to call time on my national team career after bowing out from Afcon. It comes a time where you have to make the hard decisions as you know I am 31 and it’s just the right time to now fully concentrate on my club career at Kaizer Chiefs,” Katsande told supersport.com. “We played well but we have not been consistent conceding goal despite working hard but we take back lesson home and hopefully things will be differe
South Africa's FA (Safa) has sacked coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba for "gross misconduct". He was also found guilty of insubordination and violating communication policies. Mashaba was suspended last month after making strong comments about Safa president Danny Jordan. "Due to the seriousness of [his] actions, we had to release our head coach with immediate effect," a Safa statement said. The incidents all followed South Africa's 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on 12 November. That result left Bafana Bafana second in Group D on four points, behind Burkina Faso on goal difference. Only the group winners qualify for the finals in Russia in 2018. "It is regrettable that we had to face the events of the past month at a time when the National Team is
Liberty Professionals marksman Latif Blessing is reported to be close to joining an unnamed South African club. According to a Board Member of the club, George Afriyie, the club submitted a bid to sign the prolific and talented youngster. Latif could play in the ABSA Premier League should a deal be signed with the team. In an interview with Nhyira FM, Afriyie said “We have actually received an offer from a Club in South Africa for Latif, and we are ready to let him go because we think the offer is good”. “We compared the offer to the ones we have received so far and we think this is better so he might leave before the season begins,” he added. The 21-year-old has been a hot prospect after winning the top scorer of the Premier League season. Source: Footballg
yA Linda Eshun's second half goal was enough to hand the Ghana Black Queens the bronze medal in this year's African Women Championship in Cameroon. The Queens were playing for the third spot after losing to host nation Cameroon in the semi-final on Tuesday. Coach Basigi's side were bent on winning something for country after missing out in the final. They dictated the pace of the game with sweet inter positional play but it was Linda Eshun who broke the deadlock when she registered the only goal of the game to win the day for the ladies. The south Africans fought back so hard but saw all theirefforts go waste. Nigeria will now face Cameroon in the final on Sunday.
Ghana's senior female football team, the Black Queens, have vowed to bounce back after missing the opportunity to win their first Africa Women's Championship (AWC) title in Cameroon. The Queens last Tuesday lost their semi-final game 0-1 against hosts, Cameroon and will now have to play for third place against South Africa who also lost 0-1 to Nigeria. Despite their loss, Coach Yussif Basigi in a post match press conference said he was proud of his ladies as they did not embarrass themselves."It is disappointing that we could not accomplish our mission of winning the title, but in defeat to Cameroon, my ladies did very well. "Much as it hurts, I think football was for once fair, as the Cameroonians needed to reward the huge attendance and support from their fans with victory. I woul...
Kumasi Asante Kotoko target Gideon Waja is on the verge of joining an unnamed South African side, Kickgh.com can reveal. The 19-year-old midfielder emerged as a top transfer target for the Porcupine Warriors in the ongoing transfer window. The WAFA young enforcer will be leaving the shores of Ghana in the coming days to complete his switch to the South African club. "We have received a lucrative offer from South Africa for him [Gideon Waja]" a WAFA official told Kickgh.com "He will not undergo any trials there, after passing his medical he will put pen to paper." Waja was also linked to the Dormaa-based club, Aduana Stars and some local clubs. Comments:
Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp has resigned from his post as head coach of Maritzburg United, with his former assistant Fadlu Davids taking over the reins in a caretaker capacity. Middendorp helped the club to survive relegation last season when he returned for a third stint late into the campaign. However, the German has opted to step down in the wake of a 3-2 loss at high-flying Cape Town City on Tuesday. The Team of Choice are ninth on the table with 10 points from as many games. "We identified the players that we wanted to bring in, and we signed 11, plus the youngsters that we promoted from the Diski team who are now regulars in the first team," said Middendorp, who penned a two-year contract with the topflight side in the off-season. "The ...