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African players to watch this weekend

With the last international break of 2020 now done and dusted, Goal looks at some of the continent’s stars likely to play for their teams this weekend. Observers will want to watch the in-form Morocco playmaker Hakim Ziyech strut his stuff for Chelsea, while the big game in Serie A …

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GFA approach absurd, primitive and backward – Kotoko

  Two-time African champions Asante Kotoko have served the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with a letter, threatening to withdraw from the collective Premier League (GPL) TV rights sold to Chinese broadcasting firm StarTimes. The Porcupine Warriors have been at war with the national football’s governing body following a heated disagreement …

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StarTimes ‘begs’ Asante Kotoko fans amid “no footage” row

Ghana Premier League broadcast holders StarTimes have pressed the panic button, running for cover and helter-skelter after begging Asante Kotoko fans to exercise restrain amid a “no footage” directive which has caused ripples in the West African nation and threatens the revenue stream of the pay TV channel. Kotoko are …

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Kurt Okraku lands WAFU Zone B role

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kurt Okraku has been named 2nd Vice President of the West African Football Union (WAFU ) Zone B as per the Statutes of the Union. Mr. Okraku became President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following closely contested elections held in Accra last year. The …

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Swansea City manager provides update on Andre Ayew injury

Manager Steve Cooper has provided updates on the injury situation of Black Stars skipper Andre Dede Ayew ahead of their weekend clash against Rotherham in the Skybet Championship The Swans vice-skipper returned early from international duty with Ghana due to an injury he picked in Ghana’s 2-0 win against Sudan …

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GFA should allow clubs to record their matches – Bechem CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Bechem United, Nana Kwasi Darlington, has called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to review their directive and allow Premier League clubs to record their matches. The GFA issued a directive preventing Premier League clubs from recording their games by any means. According to the …

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GFA douses Asante Kotoko’s fire with mild-mannered response

The Ghana Football Association has sent a temperate reply to Asante Kotoko in an attempt to settle the impasse between club and the local football governing body over the ban on videoing of league matches. On Thursday, the Porcupine Warriors used incendiary vocabulary in addressing the issue and even threatened …

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I can’t play beyond 30 minutes – Kotoko’s Fabio Gama

Brazilian midfielder, Fabio Gama Dos Santos has called for patience as he begins his career in the Ghana Premier League with giants Asante Kotoko. The 28-year-old Brazilian arrived in the country on Monday, November 16, 2020, having joined the Porcupine Warriors on a two-year deal as a free agent. Fans …

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Asante Kotoko to refund StarTimes money to the GFA – Reports

Reports circulating in the media space indicate that Asante Kotoko is planning on refunding their part of the StarTimes sponsorship money given to them by the Ghana Football Association. According to the reports, the Kumasi-based club is considering this line of action in retaliation to the football association’s decision to …

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Afriyie Acquah sure of AFCON qualification

Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah is sure of qualification to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament despite shock defeat at the hands of Sudan. Black Stars lost 1-0 in Omdurman after conceding a 92nd-minute goal scored by Abdelrahman Mohamed. After three straight wins, a draw against North Africans would have …

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Afriyie Acquah promises to end career in Ghana Premier League

Black Stars midfielder Afriyie Acquah has promised to end his career in the Ghanaian top-flight with either Asante Kotoko or BA United. Acquah, who started at Bechem United, wants to return to the Ghana Premier League before hanging up his boots. According to Acquah, he would like to play for …

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Samatex winger Raymond Kwoffie eyes Premier League promotion

Winger Raymond Kwoffie says his ultimate objective is to help Samatex gain promotion to the topflight. The former Ghana U-20 is poised ahead of the new campaign, as he dreams of playing in the Ghana Premier League and hopefully in Europe in future. Samatex begin their campaign with a trip …

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Ghanaian boxing referee Roger Banor at WABA Seminar in UAE

Ace Ghanaian international boxing referee/judge Roger Barnor is in Jumeirak, Dubai from Tuesday to Thursday undertaking a seminar for boxing ring officials. The seminar is organized by World African Boxing Authority WABA, headed by the evergreen Onesmus Ngow. The three-day event is certified by the USA-based Association of Professional Boxing …

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