Fatau Dauda: “Kotoko fans blocked my January move to the club”

Fatau Dauda: “Kotoko fans blocked my January move to the club”

Former Ashantigold goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, has claimed his proposed move to Asante Kotoko during the January transfer window broke down after some influential  fans of the club opposed to his transfer. He told Angel TV: ”Of I’m an experienced goalkeeper and my presence could’ve done a lot for the team even in terms of serving as a motivation for some of the players. ”But, I think there was some displeasure from certain quarters of the supporters of the club. If you look at how important club fans are, you can’t…

Champions League should have an opening ceremony — PSG president

Champions League should have an opening ceremony — PSG president

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of the European Club Association and president of Paris Saint-Germain, believes the Champions League should have an opening ceremony. Al-Khelaifi was elected chairman of the ECA in April 2021, replacing Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who stepped down from the role after backing a proposed European Super League. The 48-year-old executive stated his desire for the Champions League final to feel bigger than the Super Bowl. “I can’t understand how the Super Bowl (can feel) bigger than the Champions League final,” He went on to explain what differentiated…

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

Scotland and Ukraine’s World Cup play-off semi-final has been postponed. The nations were set to meet at Hampden on 24 March but Ukraine requested Fifa push back the tie following Russia’s invasion of the country. As a result, the play-off final for the winners against either Wales or Austria on 29 March will now also be delayed. Discussions are under way for a new date, with the Nations League window in June the most likely option. The World Cup finals take place from 21 November to 18 December. A large…

Azumah Nelson: Making a Difference, Inspiring Hope

Azumah Nelson: Making a Difference, Inspiring Hope

Azumah Nelson, a man of few words and seldom without a smile to share, looks like he spent his entire working life in the wrong business. Behind that affable veneer, though, is a man who could pack a hefty punch – literally – and talk up a storm in his heyday. “It was just the job,” the sexagenarian says of a lengthy boxing career that propelled him into the pantheon of the sport’s greats. “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.” A man… The Asante/Akim Twi…

President’s Cup presented to Nana Addo ahead of tonight’s Hearts vs Kotoko clash

President’s Cup presented to Nana Addo ahead of tonight’s Hearts vs Kotoko clash

A delegation from the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) presented the President’s Cup to Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House. The presentation was done ahead of tonight’s encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium between defending Ghana Premier League champions, Accra Hearts of Oak and current league leaders, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The delegation also included representatives from the two teams and the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif. @HeartsOfOakGH and Kumasi @AsanteKotoko_SC will battle for supremacy in the President’s Cup tomorrow at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Cup was formally presented…

Sulley Muntari’s iPhone stolen at Hearts vs Kotoko game

Sulley Muntari’s iPhone stolen at Hearts vs Kotoko game

It has been confirmed that Sulley Muntari’s iPhone was stolen moments after Hearts of Oak’s game against rivals Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday. The 37 year old reportedly lost the phone while taking pictures with fans inside the stadium premises while taking pictures with a section of the fans. “Yes, I heard of the incident. Sulley was doing a photo session with some of the fans and unfortunately, someone picked his phone from his pocket,” Hearts of Oak Spokesperson, Kwame Opare Addo told Asempa FM. Muntari’s phone is an…

Hearts of Oak vs Kotoko: Stadium attendance for Super Clash increased

Hearts of Oak vs Kotoko: Stadium attendance for Super Clash increased

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has received clearance for the Ghana Premier League Matchday 7 outstanding match between Hearts of Oak SC and Asante Kotoko SC to be played with an increased capacity at the Accra Sports Stadium. Following consultations between the GFA, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, the National Sports Authority with the Ghana Health Service and the Covid-19 Taskforce, permission has been granted for the clubs to play in an increased number of spectators. All spectators and other stakeholders must continue to strictly comply with the directive of wearing facemasks and…

UCL: Late Mbappe strike sinks Real Madrid in Paris

UCL: Late Mbappe strike sinks Real Madrid in Paris

Kylian Mbappe’s injury-time strike saw PSG beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Parc des Princes. PSG had appeared to be heading for a frustrating goalless draw in the French capital after Lionel Messi saw his 62nd-minute penalty saved by Thibaut Courtois. The visitors’ giant Belgian goalkeeper guessed correctly and dived low to his left to turn Messi’s spot-kick behind for a corner in what looked like being the pivotal moment of the tie. All this after Mauricio Pochettino’s side had…

PL: Ronaldo ends scoring drought as Man Utd move back into top four with win over Brighton

PL: Ronaldo ends scoring drought as Man Utd move back into top four with win over Brighton

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his six-game goal drought in sensational style as Manchester United beat 10-man Brighton at Old Trafford to move back into the Premier League’s top-four. Bruno Fernandes added a second as United broke from deep inside their own half in the final minute of injury-time. After a tepid opening period, Ronaldo struck six minutes into the second half. The Portuguese collected Scott McTominay’s pass before edging right of the Brighton defence and, with barely any backlift, sent a low shot curling beyond a static Robert Sanchez. Three minutes…

2021/22 Champions League round of 16(1): Four games to look out for

2021/22 Champions League round of 16(1): Four games to look out for

After a break filled with African football, FIFA Club World Cup and a bit of various club football, the UEFA Champions League makes a return to decide worthy winners of the coveted trophy. Real Madrid, who have not tasted success since 2018, prepare for an intense battle with a Messi-led PSG as they aim to write another chapter in their impressive history books. Pep Guardiola and Manchester City still have last season’s loss in mind and will hope to start on a high as they battle Portuguese giants Sporting CP.…