Tag: WAFU

Amos Frimpong on Nigerian Side Enyimba FC’s radar

Amos Frimpong on Nigerian Side Enyimba FC’s radar

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko could be without their captain Amos Frimpong for next season after he has been rumored to be on the radar of Nigerian side Enyimba FC. Reports coming in from Nigeria says that the Nigerian giants are keen on signing the Reds right back who have been in top form for the Porcupine Warriors through out the just ended season. Frimpong was part of the Ghana team which played and won the WAFU tournament which was held at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Ghana. The skipper of the Kumasi based side can play as a right back and also a left back where he played in most game for Kotoko including the FA Cup final against fierce rivals Hearts of Oak.  
Sports Ministry declares Ghana readiness to host the 2018 CHAN

Sports Ministry declares Ghana readiness to host the 2018 CHAN

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Ghana’s Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah says the country is ready to bid and host the 2018 CHAN tournament. Original host Kenya have been stripped of the hosting rights following CAF executive meeting in Accra last Saturday. CAF cited slow preparations for the January 12-February 4 tournament as the reason of taking the hosting rights from Kenya. With the Black Stars B failing to qualify for the tournament-many have suggested that Government should bid for the championship to enable Ghana participate in the competition. Hon Isaac Asiamah says the country is ready to host any CAF organised competition. “Ghana is already hosting CAF Africa Women Championship in 2018. We just got the information that CAF have stripped off the hosting right from Kenya due to some reaso
Isaac Twum admits Niger will tough to beat

Isaac Twum admits Niger will tough to beat

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Ghana Black Stars B skipper Isaac Twum admits they will have to dig deep to be able to upend Niger in their 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal match on Thursday, September 21 at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The tournament hosts are under pressure to reach the final, but accounting for the Menas will not be a stroll in the park. Niger finished second in Group B with four points and have looked one of the exhilarating sides to watch. “We have been working everywhere to improve our game and we have been able to watch one of Niger’s games and their also a strong side,” said Isaac Twum. “So we just have to focus on our game and listen to what the coaches will say and move on.” The Inter Allies player in Ghana is confident he and his teammates will be able to neutralize th
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