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Kwadwo Asamoah drops Galatasaray hint

Kwadwo Asamoah drops Galatasaray hint

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Kwadwo Asamoah dropped a hint on social media that he is ready to leave Juventus for Galatasaray amid growing reports. Although Sky Sport Italia insist the full-back is not for sale, Mediaset Premium are confident he is moving ever closer to a Turkish transfer. With these stories circulating, Bianconeri fans contacted the Ghana international via his Twitter account and his replies certainly did not deny the Galatasaray link. He sent smiles to one user who offered to “meet you in Istanbul already” and “thank you” to another who wished him good luck. Source: Football Italia
Agyeman Badu’s Turkish debut ends in defeat

Agyeman Badu’s Turkish debut ends in defeat

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Ghana Black Stars midfielder tasted defeat in his first game in the Turkish Super lig after his side's 1 -0 defeat to Basaksehir. A goal from a Elia in the 21st minutes meant Badu will have to wait for another time to taste victory with his new side. Badu moved from Udinese on a season long loan to join the Turkish side at the beginning of the current season. He lasted the entire duration of the game but could not help his side to victory away from home. In the same game, young Ghanaian defender Joseph Atama Laweh played the entire duration for Basaksehir.
Galatasaray chase Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah

Galatasaray chase Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah

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Ghanaian star Kwadwo Asamoah is attracting interest from Turkish side Galatasaray according to Tuttosport. The Turkish giants wants to take the Juventus man on a loan deal with an option to buy. The Ghanaian can play at left-back, left wing-back or in central midfield, and has been with the Bianconeri since 2012. This evening Tuttosport, citing reports from Turkey, is claiming that the Istanbul giants want to take Asamoah on loan with an option to buy for €9m. It’s thought the player would accept the move as, despite their elimination from the Europa League at the hands of Osterunds, Gala remain a club with international appeal. However, these reports should be taken with a pinch of salt, as Asamoah is out of contract next summer, so he'd have to sign a new deal for
Leaving Udinese was hard – Agyemang Badu

Leaving Udinese was hard – Agyemang Badu

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Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has revealed that leaving Udinese was hard decision after seven years with them. The workaholic midfielder said this at unveiling ceremony on Thursday afternoon in Turkey. The former Ghana youth player left Italian side Udinese to join Bursaspor after spending seven seasons with them a decision he says was had for him to take. "I thank you all for coming first. Thank you for talking to the bishop. I also want to thank the president of Udinese. I was there for 7 years and it was hard for me to leave. I also thank the owner for believing in me. I promise to try my best to do my best and work best. " However Badu revealed he is focused on helping new club Bursaspor to a good position at the end of the season. His arrival in Turkey ...
Ghana’s Agyemang Badu thankful to Udinese fans

Ghana’s Agyemang Badu thankful to Udinese fans

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Ghana's Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has thanked his Italian club Udinese after they loaned him to Turkish side Bursaspor. The 26-year-old will spend the next season at Bursaspor. The midfielder played 29 times for Udinese last season as well making five appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations for the Black Stars. "Wow wow wow, what a wonderful family I have been with for the past 7 years,"he postedon social media. In an extensive thank you statement he also thanked "the president of Udinese and his family, management members, technical team, medical team, physiotherapists, all my colleague footballers, the media and my lovely supporters of Udinese." "Thank you thank you for everything. God bless us all," he added. He has been at the club since 2010 after joining from Ghan...
Asamoah Gyan hits brace in Kayserispor debut

Asamoah Gyan hits brace in Kayserispor debut

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Ghana Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan came from the bench to score two goals on his Kayserispor debut as they beat Hannover 4 -2 in pre season friendly. The former Sunderland man got his first goal through the spot in the 82nd minute before adding another 4 minutes later. Asamoah Gyan is hoping to continue with this form when the Turkish league begins. Gyan joined Kayserispor on a two-year deal few weeks ago and is hoping to make a name for himself and the team in the Turkish league.
Bernard Mensah ready for new challenge in Turkey

Bernard Mensah ready for new challenge in Turkey

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Ghanaian international Bernard Mensah says he is ready for his new challenge in Turkey despite playing in the Turkish league for the first. Mensah made his third loan move from Spanish side Athletico Madrid since joining them in 2015 to Kasimpasa in the Turkish league. Despite knowing the task ahead of him, the young midfielder believes he is ready for the challenge. "It's my first time of playing outside Portugal and Spain, but I'm ready," Mensah told the Turkish club's wesbite. Kasimpasa has the chance to make his move permanent after his loan at the end of the season.
Ghana’s Bernard Mensah joins Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan

Ghana’s Bernard Mensah joins Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan

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Ghana international midfielder Bernard Mensah has joined Turkish side Kasimpasa on a season long loan from Spanish side Athletico Madrid. Mensah is yet to make an appearance for the Spanish Side since joining them in 2015 on a six-year-deal. This would be the third time he is sent on loan after playing last season with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. "It's my first time of playing outside Portugal and Spain, but I'm ready," Mensah told the Turkish club's website. Kasimpasa have the option to sign Mensah on a permanent deal when his loan expires next year. He also previously spent time on loan at Spanish La Liga side Getafe in the 2015/16 campaign. Mensah made his debut for Ghana in a match against Togo on 8 June 2015 and scored the only goal of the game. He has ...
Raphael Dwamena hits hat-trick in Zurich friendly

Raphael Dwamena hits hat-trick in Zurich friendly

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Ghanaian forward Raphael Dwamena scored a hat trick as FC Zurich beat Goztepe S.K in their pre-season friendly. Dwamena scored three goals as his side put six past Turkish side Göztepe S.K at the Bolu Atatürk Stadium. The young chap two in the first half before completing his hat - trick in the dying embers of the game to give Zurich the needed win. Axel N'Gando got a consolation goal for the Turkish side with the match ending 6 -1 in favour of the Swiss side. Dwamena has been outstanding for the Swiss top-flight side since joining them last season and continue to shine for them.
Kouame’s mother ‘overwhelmed’ by death of 29-year-old

Kouame’s mother ‘overwhelmed’ by death of 29-year-old

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The mother of Ivorian footballer Eugene Koffi Kouame has said she is 'overwhelmed' by the loss of her son. Kouame died at the age of 29 on Monday after collapsing during a friendly game with friends in Abidjan. His colleagues tried to resuscitate him before rushing him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "It's impossible to live without my son," Kouame's mother Sant'anna Cica Rachel told BBC Sport. "I'm overwhelmed." A vigil will be held on 21 June for Kouame in his home neighbourhood of Gonzagueville, a coastal suburb of Abidjan. He will be buried the following day in nearby Grand Bassam. The death of Kouame, a free agent following previous spells in Turkey and Russia, came just a month after that of fellow Ivorian Cheick Tiote and has plunged the country...