Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

Baba Rahman eagerly anticipating return

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Ghana and Schalke 04 defender Abdul Baba Rahman has returned to training following a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee. The injury occurred during Ghana’s opening match of the Afcon 2017 and has kept the player out for well over a year. The 23 year old has suffered a number of setbacks on the road back to fitness but ...

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GFA introduces automatic tracking system to detect unqualified players

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The Ghana Football Association is making changes to its disciplinary register in an attempt to prevent situations where teams field unqualified players, by the introduction of an electronic tracking system. The use of unqualified players has resulted in legal matters that have threatened to derail football progress in the past. The 2018 Ghana Premier League season was delayed for several ...

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Construction begins for Koforidua Youth and Sports Center

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Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has cut sod for the construction of a Youth Resource Center in Koforidua, the capital of the Eastern Region. This follows the commencement of construction works for a similar facility in Ho last week. The facility, expected to be completed by November 2018, will cost an estimated $2.4m. The multi-purpose facility is part ...

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Sixers clinch first playoff berth in six seasons

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The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t play on Sunday, but they clinched their first playoff berth in six seasons when the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat. The Sixers last made the playoffs in the 2011-12 season, which was shortened to 66 games by a lockout. Prior to this season, that marked the last time Philadelphia posted a winning record, as the 76ers went 35-31. Philadelphia is ...

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Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel saved from swallowing tongue

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Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel suffered a health scare after almost swallowing his tongue following a blow to the head that knocked him unconscious. The Slovakia international was playing in a friendly against Thailand on Sunday and collapsed after taking a blow to the temple The 33-year-old was incredibly saved by his team-mate Ondrej Duda, who realised the severity of the incident, ...

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We will get better- Reginald Asante Boateng

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New Head Coach of Liberty Professionals, Reginald Asante Boateng, believes it will take time for his side to settle into the speed of the Ghana Premier League, after they were handed a footballing lesson in their first league outing of the season at the hands of WAFA in Dansoman. Asante Boateng’s side clearly seemed out of sorts despite showing glimpses ...

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We were tactically better than AshGold- Henry Wellington

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Hearts of Oak Head Coach, Henry Wellington, has defended his tactics in their 3-1 defeat to AshGold, and pointed out the schoolboy errors from his personnel as the reason for the defeat. Hearts were outclassed and easily dispatched by the Miners, in what was their first game at their adopted home grounds in Cape Coast. The Phobians looked flat and ...

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Magdaleno brands Paul Dogboe a racist

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Undefeated WBO Super Bantam weight champion Jessie Magdaleno has expressed shock at what he has described as racist language directed towards him by father and trainer of his next opponent Isaac Dogboe. Paul Dogboe, father of the current interim belt holder Isaac Dogboe is on record to have taken a dig at Magdaleno’s Mexican roots, adding that Magadaleno’s is likely ...

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GFA reject friendly with Jamaica over lack of funds

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Ghana’s Black Stars have failed to secure a friendly encounter ahead of the upcoming international break due to the inabilty of the various stakeholders involved to secure funds. The Ministry have stated clearly their reluctance to proceed with the funding of friendly matches in recent times and have put the FA in a fix as a result. Ghana received an ...

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George Afriyie: Kwesi Appiah has final say on Asamoah’s return

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Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afriyie says the return of Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah to the national team is a decision which should solely be left to head coach Kwesi Appiah. The versatile player has put in stellar performances for the Bianconeri in the past couple of weeks and recently recorded his 150th cap for the side in ...

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