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Kotoko scouting for players in the Wafu tournament

Kotoko scouting for players in the Wafu tournament

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach Steve Pollack has revealed that the team is on a scouting mission in the ongoing Wafu tournament. The English coach was spotted at the Cape Coast stadium on Thursday when the Black Stars B played their counterparts from Guinea Conakry which Ghana won by 2-0. Coach Steve Pollack after the game revealed that he was there to look for new players to augment his current squad and also to watch his captain Amos Frimpong who was playing for the Black Stars. "I'm the head of scouting & I'm here on a scouting mission. If i find a quality player, the Board will know and we'll go from there" he said. The coach says this move is to get new players in and around the country to beef up the current squad for next season.
Moses, Peter goals hand Nigeria win in WAFU

Moses, Peter goals hand Nigeria win in WAFU

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Moses Okoro and Moses Peter scored a goal apiece in the final five minutes of the tie to hand Nigeria a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone in a Last 16 match during the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, September 11. Sierra Leone dominated the opening exchanges and almost took the lead three minutes in when Donald Wellington drove behind the defence, but failed to beat the Nigerian keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, in a one-on-one situation. Ten minutes later Donald Wellington was at it again when he met a low free-kick from the right, but again he was thwarted by the Super Eagles shot-stopper. Ikechukwu Ezenwa was certainly at his best for Nigeria between the sticks with yet another close range save to deny Nathaniel Tongo Vula in the 15th minute when he...
WAFU: Musa Kone goals eliminate Mauritania

WAFU: Musa Kone goals eliminate Mauritania

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Two late goals in the 88th minute and the 91st minute from Musa Kone helped Mali to beat Mauritania 3-1 at the day 3 of the ongoing WAFU tournament in Ghana. Mandela Konte gave the Malians the lead in the 29th minute but his goal was canceled 7 minutes later by Samba Cheikh to send the game to a 1-1 scoreline before the end the first half. The second half began with an end to end display from both sides with all country's searching for the winner. The looks to be heading for a shoot out when Musa Kone scored two last minute goals to help the Malians win the day on a 3-1 scoreline.
Gambia considering quitting WAFU over officiating

Gambia considering quitting WAFU over officiating

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The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) says it is considering its position within the West African Football Union (WAFU). Their comments come after refereeing controversies at the last two regional tournaments. The GFF has submitted complaints to the regional body and the Confederation of African Football over a penalty awarded at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations. "we're considering our position in WAFU because with all the resources invested in it - to go out in such manner is not fair," the GFF president Lamin Kabba Bajo told BBC Sport. "We will probably discuss the issue in a month's time during our next executive committee meeting." The Gambia were knocked out of the tournament when hosts Ghana scored from the spot after Burkina Faso's Boukari Ouedraogo adjudged a Gambian p...
Isaac Tswum: We are prepared for what’s next

Isaac Tswum: We are prepared for what’s next

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Following his country’s 1-0 win over Gambia in the opening match of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Saturday, September 9, Ghanaian midfielder Isaac Tswum says they are prepared for what is next. The Black Stars left it very late at Cape Coast Sports Stadium with a 99th minute penalty from Vincent Adae Atingah handing them the victory on the day. Speaking after the match against the Scorpions, Isaac Tswum, who was handed the NASCO ‘Man of the Match award’ for his solid performance in midfield, said they are ready for what is next to come as they progress into the group stages of the competition. He also paid compliment to his opponents on the day and encouraged the local fans to support them as they strive to win the WAFU Cup. “I have to congratulate my teammates, without t
WAFU Cup: Guinea-Bissau, Burkina bows out

WAFU Cup: Guinea-Bissau, Burkina bows out

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Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau have crashed out of the 2017 West African Football Union (WAFU) competition after defeats to Niger and Guinea respectively. The two nations lost 2-1 each to their opponents on Sunday at the Cape Coast stadium in Ghana where the competition is taking place. Boubacar Soumana gave Niger the lead in the 33rd minute but was canceled in the 59th minute by substitute Dan Sansan before Garba Iddrissa restored the lead for Niger to end the game in their favor. In the second game at the same venue, Guinea edged out their neighbors Guinea Bissau with a 2-1 victory after 90 minutes. Gilson Correia scored to put Bissau in the lead but his goal was cancelled by Keita Sekou in the 32nd minute with a penalty before Camara Abdoulaye added a second goal for Gui...
WAFU Cup: Hearts quintet makes final squad

WAFU Cup: Hearts quintet makes final squad

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Accra Hearts of Oak quintet Winful Cobbina, Thomas Abbey, Kwame Kizito, Patrick Razak and Vincent Atinga have made Coach Maxwell Konadu's final 18 man squad for the WAFU Cup tournament. Behind them is Asante Kotoko who have three players in the squad for this year's tournament to be hosted by Ghana. Both WAFA and Aduana Stars have two players each with Liberty, Wa All Stars, Berekum Chelsea, Elmina Sharks and Inter Allies with a player each. Below is the full list Goalkeepers 1. Joseph Addo – Aduana Stars 2. Felix Annan – Asante Kotoko Defenders 3. Amos Frimpong – Asante Kotoko 4. Ahmed Adams – Asante Kotoko 5. Samuel Sarfo – Liberty Professionals 6. Vincent Atinga – Hearts of Oak 7. Emmanuel Ampiaw – Elmina Sharks 8. Daniel Darkwa – Aduana Stars
WAFU: Gates to be opened free to students

WAFU: Gates to be opened free to students

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Organizers of this year's WAFU tournament has reveled that gates will be opened for free for students on match days. This act is to allow student fans access to the stadium to support their teams. Ghana Football Association communication director Sannie Daara has revealed that gates would be opened to students from all levels to watch the game for free. This year's tournament kicks off this weekend with Ghana taking on Gambia in the opening match at the Cape Coast stadium. The WAFU team led by Coach Maxwell Konadu has been camping in Elembele in the Nzema lands as they prepare for the competition. Coach Maxwell Konadu and his boys ar hoping to put smiles on the faces of Ghanaian fans by lifting the trophy after failing to qualify for the CHAN tournament in Kenya next yea...
four players drooped from WAFU team

four players drooped from WAFU team

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Four players has been dropped from the Ghana Black Stars B team for WAFU tournament which kicks off this weekend in Cape Coast. Defender Abeiku Ainooson, Goalkeeper Kwame Baah, Ibrahim Moro of Bolga All Stars and Medeama's Justice Blay are the players who have been dropped by Coach Maxwell Konadu. The players failed to impress coach Konadu who has is been in charge of the team in the preparations towards the tournament. Konadu has been tasked to win the competition after failing to secure qualification to the CHAN tournament in Kenya. The Local Black Stars are hoping to make a mark at the tournament which kicks off in the country from this weekend after they were eliminated for the second time from the CHAN qualifiers.
Ndoum Sports stadium to replace Essipong for WAFU

Ndoum Sports stadium to replace Essipong for WAFU

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Organizers are planning to change the venue from Sekondi to Elmina following inadequate facilities at the Essipong Stadium which was selected as one of the two venues for the competition. Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi who doubles as the President for the West Africa Football Union zone A together with some officials of the local organizing committee (LOC) inspected the Ndoum Sports Complex on Wednesday. The Sekondi Essipong Stadium was one of the two venues expected to host the WAFU tournament Ghanasportsonline.com gathers the edifice which is the home ground of Premier League debutantes Elmina Sharks could be an option to replace the Sekondi Essipong stadium which is in  bad shape. Owner and bankroller of Elmina Sharks, Dr Papa Kwesi Ndoum recently fixed flo