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Asante Kotoko, to play FC Nouadhibou on Sunday
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Asante Kotoko, to play FC Nouadhibou on Sunday

The CAF Champions league preliminary round game between Asante Kotoko and Fc Nouadhibou has been rescheduled to Sunday December 6th, 2020 at the Accra Sports Stadium. The game which was scheduled to be play on Saturday was called off over Covid-19 related issues. A session players of FC Nouadhibou tested positive to the disease before the game on Saturday forcing officials to cancel the game. But a communique from CAF has directed the game to be played on Sunday afternoon at the same venue. Below is the communique released on Caf's official Facebook page
4 feared dead, others injured in accident on Tamale-Bolga road
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4 feared dead, others injured in accident on Tamale-Bolga road

At least four persons are feared dead with others injured in an accident involving market women on the Tamale-Bolgatanga road. Reports indicate the accident occurred last night between Diari and Savelugu while they were travelling from Pishigu in the Karaga District. Though the cause of the accident was not immediately known, the truck with registration number NR 7064-G is said to have veered off the road in the middle of the journey. According to a witness, Christopher Amoako, most of the traders were trapped under bags of maize and soya beans which the truck was transporting. The victims are said to be on admission at the Savelugu Hospital after the help of a police patrol vehicle, a pick-up and other vehicles that used the stretch at the time of the incident. ...
Asante Kotoko, Nouadhibou game called off
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Asante Kotoko, Nouadhibou game called off

The CAF Champions league game between Ghana's Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Mauritanian side FC Nouadhibou at the Accra Sports Stadium has been called off. Reports indicates that the game was called off due to multiple covid-19 positive tests in the camp of Nouadhibou. The game was originally scheduled for 3:00 pm Ghana time but was delayed for more than an hour after a number of the guest team players tested positive for the pandemic. A standoff between the CAF officials and officials of FC Nouadhibou after their refusal to isolate the affected players forced the referees on the day to call the game off. Kotoko held the Mauritaninas to a 1-1 draw game in the first leg and were looking to book their place in the next stage of the competition after a win today. Both clubs wil...
Maxwell Konadu name team for Nouadhibou duel
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Maxwell Konadu name team for Nouadhibou duel

Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu has named a strong starting team for the return leg of the CAF Champions league game against FC Nouadhibou in Accra. Asante Kotoko take on the Mauritanian side at the Accra Sports Stadium this afternoon after a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg away from home. Goalkeeper Kwame Baah starts in post with Christopher Nettey, Ibrahim Imorro, Yusif Mubarik and Abdul Ganiu in defence for this afternoon's tie. Kwame Adom Frimpong, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Godfred Asiamah and Emmanuel Gyamfi in midfield with Kwame Opoku and Osman Ibrahim in attack. Below is the starting team to play FC Nouadhibou: Goalkeeper Kwame Baah Defence Ibrahim Morro Christopher Nettey Abdul Ganiu Yusif Mubarik Midfield Godfred Asiamah Emmanuel Keyekeh ...
Two pastors “clash” at Tongo shrine for magical powers
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Two pastors “clash” at Tongo shrine for magical powers

Two pastors are said to have clashed at one of the Tongo shrines in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region last Saturday. This involved a Senior Pastor of one of the popular churches inAccra and his junior pastor (name withheld) who have been playing hide and seek with each one regarding their visit to the shrine for magical powers referred to as ‘juju’ in the local parlance, ostensibly for the growth of their church (name withheld) A dependable source from the village where the shrine is located told The Spectator that these two men of God have been visiting the shrine for the past 10 years but the senior pastor has of late, been coming to the shrine alone to perform some sacrifices without the knowledge of his junior colleague. The source said that the senior pastor ...
Diego Maradona: Napoli rename stadium after late club legend
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Diego Maradona: Napoli rename stadium after late club legend

Napoli have renamed their stadium after late club legend Diego Maradona. Former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager Maradona, who died aged 60 in November, led the Italian side to two Serie A titles, in 1987 and 1990. The Stadio San Paolo will now be known as the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, after the Napoli city council approved the resolution. Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis proposed renaming the stadium in an open letter after the club legend following his death. The mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, also backed the idea. Maradona spent seven years at Napoli after joining from Barcelona in 1984, also winning the 1987 Coppa Italia and 1989 Uefa Cup with the Italian club. Fans gathered at the stadium to pay tribute to him after his death on ...
Samuel Kusi score to secure first win for King Faisal
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Samuel Kusi score to secure first win for King Faisal

King Faisal FC on Friday, won their first Premier League game in the ongoing season. The Greens beat Inter Allies 1-0 at the Ohene Ameyaw park in Techiman. Samuel Kusi climbed off the bench to score in the 84th minute mark to give King Faisal the vital points, taking them to 4 points with a game in hand. Inter Allies were the better of the two sides in the opening minutes of the game but they failed to take full advantage of their dominance and allowed the host to settle. The two teams created a few goal scoring chances in the first half as the tempo of the died down before the break. Back from recess, Inter Allies began to trade tirades in the vital area of King Faisal but the defence dealt with the situation quite well, preventing them from causing havoc. Experie...
Kosta Papics first Hearts of Oak game ends in a draw
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Kosta Papics first Hearts of Oak game ends in a draw

New Hearts of Oak Kosta Papic's first game for the club ended in a draw after they drew goalless with Karela United Football Club in a Match Day Four fixture at the Accra sports stadium. The result means Hearts have gone three games without a win scoring two and conceding three. The Phobians made four changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Inter Allies last Sunday. Emmanuel Nettey and Nurudeen Sulley paved way for Robert Addo Sowah and Frederick Ansah Botchway. Forward Dominic Eshun was handed his first start of the season replacing Kojo Obeng Junior. While Michelle Sarpong also started in place of Abdul Manaf Umar. Sidiq Alhassan made his first Premier League start for Karela United after recovering from injury and Yaw Acheampong started ahead of Kamaradini Mamudu. Nu...
GFA receives Government’s donation to Premier league clubs
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GFA receives Government’s donation to Premier league clubs

The Ghana Football Association (GFA), on Friday, December 04, 2020 received a cheque of One Million Ghana cedis (GHc1,000,000) from the government of Ghana for onwardi distribution to Premier League Clubs. According to Government, this is part of their support mechanism to the clubs to offset some of their expenses in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation was done by officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Harrison Sasu, Director of Finance and Administration. Others included Emmanuel Oteng, Chief Accountant, Ahmed Osman, Communications consultant and Kenneth Annang, Public Relations Officer. Speaking on behalf of the Ministry and Government of Ghana, Ahmad Osman, said the donation is to support the clubs in this challenging period of COVID-19. ...
Tricky test for Kotoko, Ashgold …in CAF Champs League, Confed. Cup competitions
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Tricky test for Kotoko, Ashgold …in CAF Champs League, Confed. Cup competitions

Asante Kotoko will aiming for their first win of the season when they face Mauritanian side, FC Nouadhibou today in the return leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary stage game at the Accra Sports Stadium.Ghana’s other representative, AshantiGold  which play in the Confederations Cup Competition – CAF’s lower club competition – have a difficult task as they attempt to advance ahead of Burkinabe giants , Salitas FC away in Ouagadougou.The ‘Miners’ failed to crack the Burkinabes at the Len Clay Stadium last week, settling for a goalless draw, a result that put the ‘Miners’ in a difficult position to qualify.Unlike AshantiGold, Kotoko’s path to qualification is easier, requiring a goalless encounter to sail through, having held the Mauritanian champions to a pulsating 1-...
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