Tag: Training

Black Stars ‘B’ force to called off first training session

Black Stars ‘B’ force to called off first training session

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Ghana’s home-based Black Stars have been forced to call off their first training session in Ouagadougou following the Burkina Faso Federation’s inability to provide the team a training field. Huge uncertainty surrounded the first training session of Ghana’s home-based Black Stars as Burkina Faso officials kept tossing the team around from one training center to another. The technical team was forced to call off the session at 17:45 GMT and were compelled to rely on a 30-minute shakeup in the hotel after calling off the session. The team was scheduled to train on Thursday afternoon ahead of their mandatory training session at the match venue on Friday afternoon but the allocated venue was occupied when the Black Stars B arrived at the venue. The Black Stars B were ta
Kotoko intensifies training ahead of Hearts Clash

Kotoko intensifies training ahead of Hearts Clash

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Asante Kotoko has intensified their training session ahead of Sunday's clash against Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium. The Porcupine Warriors are putting up measures which will prepare them for the duel against their bitterest rivals in Kumasi this weekend. As part of measures to make the team ready for the game, the Reds thrashed lower side Natcoster FC 4-1 in a friendly game. Kotoko marks their return to the field on Sunday against fierce rivals Hearts of Oak after the tragic accident in Nkawkaw some weeks ago. The players with the players has returned to training as they prepare to bounce back from that unfortunate incident. However it is unclear if their head coach Steve Polack would be on the bench on Sunday since both he and his assistant are still on crutche...
Hearts returns to training ahead of Kotoko clash

Hearts returns to training ahead of Kotoko clash

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Accra Hearts of Oak will return to training tomorrow ahead of their titanic clash with rivals Asante Kotoko on Monday. The Phobians returned to Accra this afternoon after their 3- 3 draw game against Bolga All Stars in Tamale. Coach Nuttal and his men will train at their Ajax park training grounds in Legon as they seek to record another win over Kotoko in the Ghana @60 celebration match slated for the Accra Sports Stadium. Their last meeting in the league went in favor of the Accra based side after recording a 1 - 0 victory over Kotoko.
Hearts gets injury boost with duo return

Hearts gets injury boost with duo return

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Accra Hearts of Oak have been handed a massive boost with the return of injured duo Robin Gnagne and Richard Yamoah. The two players have been in the treatment room for some time now but has now returned to the team’s training. Robin has not featured for the club after sustaining a groin injury in their opening day clash with Inter Allies. The Ivorian import was put under a stringent programme by the medical department of the club and having successfully gone through treatment, he returned to training on Monday. Richard Yamoah who has not tasted action this season after picking up a serious knee injury in the second match of the 2015/16 season returned to training on Monday. Meanwhile, midfielder Malik Akowuah remain out with an ankle injury he picked up in the 4-2 win o
Nuttall intensifies training

Nuttall intensifies training

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Accra Hearts of Oak has intensified the club's training programme ahead of this weekend's big clash with Berekum Chelsea. The Phobians after enjoying a 3 days off last week returned on Monday to begin preparation for match-day 9 of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League at their Ajax park inside the Legon campus. Hearts trained on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday but break on Thursday where they are expected to return on Friday to put final touches to their preparation ahead of the Sunday's game. The team had a long training session on Wednesday where it lasted for two-hour-thirty-minutes. The Accra based side will face Berekum Chelsea on Sunday away from home in the week nine of the on going Ghana premier league.
Hearts of Oak players boycott training few days to the start of the league

Hearts of Oak players boycott training few days to the start of the league

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Players of Accra based Hearts of Oak boycotted training this morning over unpaid salary. The players refused to turn up for training at their Legon training grounds on Tuesday over claims of unpaid salary. This decision by the players if not solved could be a big blow to the club as the Ghana Premier League begins this weekend. Hearts begins it league campaign with a fierce game against Inter Allies in either Saturday or Sunday depending on the results of the Black Stars semi final game against Cameroon on Thursday.  
Black Stars returns to training ahead of Mali clash

Black Stars returns to training ahead of Mali clash

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Black Stars returned to training this morning after beating Uganda in their Group D opener. The Stars trained at their Sogara Stadium at Port Gentil as they prepare for their next game. All players took part in the session apart from Schalke's 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 end their 34 year old AFCON trophy drought.  
DR Congo players boycott training over bonus reduction

DR Congo players boycott training over bonus reduction

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t The DR Congo squad boycotted their training session on Friday, just three days before their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations. The players are protesting over reduced bonus payments for the finals in Gabon as well as payments owed from 2015. "This has been happening for years and years. We always prepare well but there is always a problem with bonuses," said Norwich midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu. DR Congo are scheduled to play Morocco on Monday in their first Group C match. The Leopards reached the semi-final at the Nations Cup two years ago in Equatorial Guinea and finished in third place. But the players insist they have yet to receive their financial rewards for the achievement. DR Congo's sports minister Willy Bakonga has led a delegation of 100 officials
Hearts of Oak prodigy Ashitey Ollenu joins Kotoko

Hearts of Oak prodigy Ashitey Ollenu joins Kotoko

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Accra Hearts of Oak prodigy Ollennu Ashitey have completed his move to Kumasi Asante Kotoko ahead of the upcoming Ghana Premier League season. The 22-year-old winger, has been training with the Reds since the beginning of the preseason. Ollenu rejected a contract extension with Hearts of Oak before opting for their bitterest rivals. He becomes the fourth signing of the club after Kwame Boahene, Prince Acquah and Isaac Quansah who have all signed for the porcupine warriors.  
Ghana names 26 man squad for Dubai training ahead of the AFCON

Ghana names 26 man squad for Dubai training ahead of the AFCON

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Black Stars Coach Avram Grant has name his team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 26 - man team is dominated by foreign based players with only Richard Ofori of Wa All Stars the only local player included. Players like Baba Rahman, Edwin Gyimah, John Boye and among others maintained their place whilst newbies Raphael Dwamena, Ebenezer Ofori and Bernard Tekpertey made the cut. The team will begin camping in Dubai before leaving for the tournament which starts on January 14 in Gabon. Below is the Black Stars 26 man squad GOALKEEPERS: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) DEFENDERS: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlec