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The Ghana winger talks about the Spaniard’s coaching philosophy which many seem not to like Newcastle attacker Christian Atsu has thrown his weight behind manager Rafael Benitez, who has been criticised for his ‘overly defensive’ approach to games. It has indeed been a bumpy road for the Magpies in the Premier League this season after winning promotion last campaign. Currently 13th on the 20-team log, they sit just two points above relegation-trapped Southampton, and for many, Benitez’s outfit’s fortunes would have been different had they been more attack-minded. “He [Benitez] loves to play football,” Astu said, as reported by the Newcastle…

Asante Kotoko Goal keeper Felix Annan has given the teeming supporters of the club some words of hope that Kotoko will still qualify to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup in spite of recording a slim victory at home against CARA Brazzaville. The former West Africa Football Academy goalkeeper believed that all is not lost yet, therefore supporters of the club should not give up but rather rally behind the team. The 2017 MTN FA Cup champions won 1-0 against CARA Brazzaville in the first leg of the preliminary stage of CAF Confederation Cup at the Baba Yara…

Harry Kane has topped the likes of Didier Drogba and Ronaldinho by scoring his ninth goal in nine Champions League appearances. The Tottenham forward rounded Gianluigi Buffon and slid the ball into an open net to pull his side back to within a goal on Tuesday against Juventus, with Christian Eriksen completing the comeback in the 72nd minute to see the match end 2-2. Kane’s goal also equalled an English record for goals in a single Champions League campaign, pulling him level with Steven Gerrard on seven. But the goal also set the Spurs star apart from every other player in…

Ghana’s Ambassador to Ivory Coast HE Frederick Daniel Laryea paid a visit to the Black Queens after Tuesday afternoon’s training session at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny venue for Wednesday’s WAFU B’ Women’s Cup opener against the host nation. The senior Women’s national team will face their Ivorian counterparts in the first match of the eight nation West African Women’s tournament being staged in the Ivory Coast. HE Laryea who was with some staff of the embassy, presented assorted drinks and water to the team ahead of tomorrow’s game. He further encouraged the team to make the nation proud by…

Abdul Rahman Baba played 21 games with Schalke in the first half of the 16/17 season. That was before the Ghana international suffered a cruciate ligament injury which ended his season. At the end of the season, his loan deal from Chelsea came to an end but since then he has kept in touch with Schalke and now the left-footer is glad to be back in Gelsenkirchen. schalke04.de got the chance to catch up with the 23-year-old to chat all things Schalke. Baba, it’s good to see you back at Schalke. Did it take you a long time to decide…

The third phase of screening of players into the next Ghana U-17 national team (Black Starlets) started on Tuesday at the Military Academy Training School in Teshie with young talents from turning out on the first day of the exercise. The first phase held two weeks ago saw selected players from the National U15 league go through a three-day selection exercise at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram. Young talents from various academies across the country were also handed an opportunity to justify their inclusion into the next junior national team in the  second phase of the selection…

Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s goal poacher Saddick Adams has said his outfit is poised to make history in Africa this season despite a shaky start to their Confederation Cup campaign. Saddick Adams in the Porcupine Worries Africa Confederations Cup game last Sunday missed a penalty kick and refused to go in for the bunger to redeem himself the mess caused when he’s team was awarded its second penalty of the day. He says it was due to personal issue which made him not to take the second penalty. According to him, the fabulous lads heavily criticized Sunday game happens to be one of…

Nikky Okyere has fast become known as a barber to the footballers with a service sought after by some of the Premier League’s biggest and best cut stars. Born and bred in Ghana, Okyere prides himself on delivering a quality service along with a warm and welcoming atmosphere in his South London barbers, Slick Rick. Having elevated himself to the dizzy heights of hairdressing fame, Okyere’s client list is growing by the minute, with the Premier League’s African representatives queuing up at his door for a fresh cut. Zaha employs the services of Ghanaian barber Nikky Okyere on a regular…

Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack has expressed his contentment despite his side’s slim 1-0 victory over CARA Brazzaville in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. The Porcupine Warriors struggled to carry the day after they missed three penalty kicks before substitute Yakubu Mohammed scored the winner in added time. “I’m satisfied with the players’ performance although there are some issues we must address,” Polack told Goal. “We played very well, made several successful passes and created a lot chance as well. People will criticise us especially with the penalties…

Former Stars player Mohammed Ahmed Polo has lambasted Asante Kotoko for their profligacy in their slender win over CARA Brazzaville in the first leg of the preliminary stage of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday. The Baba Yara Sports Stadium was dead silence in the aftermath of Asante Kotoko 1-0 victory against Congolese outfit CARA Brazzaville in the first leg encounter of the opening day of this year’s CAF’s second-tier club competition after the Ghana FA Cup holder’s squandered three penalties in the game. Speaking in an interview with Accra based Happy FM, Mohammed Polo, who experienced numerous high-octane clashes against the Porcupine…

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