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Negotiations hit deadlock as Medeama SC all but pull plugs on Yacouba pursuit

Medeama SC have pulled the plugs on their pursuit of Sogne Yacouba as negotiations hit a deadlock, because of what they term as outrageous demands from the player, FMiG can exclusively reveal. The club made a massive breakthrough in talks yesterday and the way was paved for the concluding parts of negotiations before the player signed a contract. However, the …

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Family of Joe Dakota denies he died of coronavirus

The family of former Hearts of Oak captain Jonathan Kpakpo Oti Ankrah ‘Joe Dakota’ has rejected widespread reports that he died after contracting coronavirus. His granddaughter Abigail Otua, who was speaking on behalf of the family, revealed that the former defender died from kidney failure caused by his many years of battle with diabetes. Ankrah, 84, passed away on Wednesday …

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Enock Barwuah saddened by Balotelli’s failure to unleash his potential

Younger brother of Mario Balotelli Barwuah, Enock Barwuah has expressed disappointment in his brother for playing at only 30 per cent of his potential. The maverick poacher joined Brescia to much fanfare at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, returning to the town where he spent his childhood. It was hoped the return to his hometown would help Balotelli rediscover his …

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Sam Johnson advises CK Akonnor on Ghana selections

Former Ghana international Sam Johnson has urged Black Stars coach CK Akonnor to keep the same yardstick for selection of both home and foreign-based players for national duty. Akonnor, who was appointed the new coach of the West African nation in January, recently revealed performance inconsistencies is a challenge to his desire to hand more opportunities to locally-based players. In …

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Bashiru Hayford focused on landing Ghana technical director position

Former Somalia coach Bashiru Hayford has set his sights on taking over Ghana’s vacant technical director job. The West Africans are in search of a new man following the end of the tenure of Francis Oti Akenteng in March. Hayford is back in Ghana after leaving his job as head coach of Somalia’s national football team in February. “That will …

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Christian Atsu quits International football

Ghana’s committed and reliable playmaker Christian Atsu has served notice of his decision to quit the Black Stars citing neglect over the injury that ultimately cost him his starting place at Newcastle United, according to fresh reports. The patriotic player, who has consistently served Ghana with diligence over for more than seven years, has told Black Stars coach Charles Akonnor …

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You were a toddler and have no idea what happened – Osei Kofi slams Elizabeth Ohene

Ghanaian football legend Osei Kofi has reacted to ‘ignorant’ claims by renowned writer Elizabeth Ohene about happenings in the Black Stars in 1970s. The former Minister of State in a feature titled ‘A few unpleasant truths’ revealed how Osei Kofi led a crop of Black Stars players to protest and hold the nation to ransom in 1970. Elizabeth Ohene in …

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Kwasi Owusu was one of Ghana’s finest strikers — Rev. Osei Kofi

One of the nation’s greatest football icons, Reverend Osei Kofi, has eulogised the late football legend, Kwasi Owusu aka Powerhouse, as one of the finest strikers Ghana has ever produced and demanded that he be celebrated in a manner that recognised his contribution to Ghana football. Owusu passed on yesterday in Sunyani at the age of 72. His death came …

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Big gap between foreign and home-based players – Akonnor

Ghana boss CK Akonnor has stated the national team doors are open to home-based players as much as they are to foreign-based stars. Black Stars coaches in recent years have been heavily criticised for marginalising players plying their trade on the domestic scene for national call-ups. “It’s up to the locals [to prove their worth]. We’ll give them the chance. …

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Tribute: Opoku Afriyie, made in Asante Kotoko, celebrated at Hearts of Oak

Opoku Afriyie is no more. Born on the 2nd February, 1955; died on the 29th March, 2020. Footballer, striker, and two-time Ghana Premier League top-scorer. He made his name with Kotoko but his short stint with Hearts of Oak in the mid-80s would never be forgotten, not just for what he accomplished on the field of play, but how he …

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