Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

Ollenu Ashitey and Michael Akuffo ruled out of Hearts clash


Kumasi Asante Kotoko team doctor Michael Leat has confirmed that all but two players in the side are fit and ready for outstanding league the clash against Hearts of Oak on Sunday. The two, Ollenu Ashitey and Michael Akuffo are still recovering from injuries they sustained in the team’s tragic accident last month. The game between the two sworn rivals ...

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Basigi focused on qualifying Black Princesses to World Cup


Newly appointed head coach of Ghana’s Black Princesses Yusif Basigi says his first objective will be to qualify the team to next year’s world cup in France. The experienced Basigi was recently re-assigned to coach Ghana’s female U-20 team after spending five years at the helm of affairs of the senior team the Black Queens. During his spell with the ...

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NBA Champion David West returns to Ghana for skills camp


Golden State Warriors Power Forward David West is set to visit Ghana a third time in less than two years,to engage young kids in a skills camp to be hosted at the University of Ghana. The 14 year veteran contributed 4.5 points,2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 13 minutes to aid the Warriors capture their second Championship in 3 years ...

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Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari punches opponent, resulting in thumb injury


After landing a punch in a European exhibition game for Italy, LA Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a right thumb injury that isn’t expected to require surgery, league sources told ESPN. Gallinari will miss the Eurobasket tournament for Italy but is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the Clippers’ training camp in September, sources said. Clippers doctors ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court on tax charges


Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is due to appear in a Spanish court later today, accused of evading millions in tax. Prosecutors allege Ronaldo, reported to be the world’s highest paid athlete, has evaded €14.7m ($17.3m; £13.1m) in tax since 2010. The Real Madrid star has previously denied the allegation, saying his “conscience is clear”. Ronaldo, 32, is the latest in a ...

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Veteran Feilhaber endorses game changer Latif Blessing


Ghana and Sporting Kansas attacking midfielder Latif Blessing earned high praise from his team mate Benny Feilhaber after his early second half goal helped his side beat off Chicago Fire in a 3-2 thriller. Blessing’s third goal in fourteen appearances for Sporting Kansas also propelled them back to the summit of the Western Conference and extended their unbeaten run at ...

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Kotoko’s Pollack unavailable for clash against rivals Hearts


Asante Kotoko Head Coach Steve Pollack has revealed that he will not be available for the match against Hearts of Oak slated for the 6th of August,2017. He confirmed this when he visited the team’s training ground for the first time since the accident on Wednesday afternoon , at Adako Jachie in the Ashanti Region with the team manager Godwin ...

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Nyantakyi backs new AFCON reforms


President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has backed the Confederation of African Football’s decision to expand the AFCON to 24 teams and changing the timing of the competition from January/February to June /July. CAF last week passed both proposals at a two day symposium which saw 55 top CAF officials gather in Rabat. The reviews received an array ...

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Ike Quartey to guide Isaac Dogboe ahead of world title fight


Former Ghanaian Welter weight champion Ike “Bazooka’ Quartey is set to bestow his wealth of experience on Isaac Dogboe following his victory over Javier Chacon. Quartey who in his prime successfully defended his Welterweight crown seven times has joined the Ghana Boxing Authority in an official capacity as technical director. His guidance will come in handy, especially at a time ...

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Kotoko set to finally play Hearts following PLB clearance


The Premier League Board have announced the dates for Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s outstanding league games, after a second medical review from Asante Kotoko to the GFA/PLB, indicated that the team will be medically ready to play by August 6, 2017. The PLB earlier this month postponed Kotoko’s league fixtures against arch rivals Hearts of Oak and WAFA after their team ...

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