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  • 7 months China-based football expert to launch academy in Ghana GhanaSoccernet
    China-based junior football expert Walter Musanhu hints of opening a football academy in Ghana very soon.Musanhu who is a Zimbabwean who runs a hugely successful junior nursery, Jadel Football Academy in China, which he launched in August.Musanhu indicated that he will soon launch another Jadel Football Academy in Ghana with the help of his Ghanaian friend Anarfi Joshua Kweku."Anarfi Joshua Kweku is also doing most of the administrative work on the Beijing academy and he is from Ghana. So, I’m also targeting to launch the same project in Ghana to market for the Jadel FC Under-15 elite in that country." ... more
  • 7 months EXCLUSIVE: Phoenix Rising snub Kaposvár Rakoczi FC six-month loan deal for Solomon Asante GhanaSoccernet
    American side Phoenix Rising have rejected an initial six-month loan deal offer from Hungarian outfit Kaposvár Rakoczi FC, can exclusively report.The petit wideman has been heavily linked several teams across the MLS and Europe following his outstanding performance for Phoenix Rising in the American second-tier league last term.Report reaching suggest that Hungarian top-tier side Kaposvár Rakoczi have made a six months deal offer to sign him in the upcoming winter transfer window.The Green and White lads are reported to have offered €200,000 to snap the Ghana International on loan with the option to buy at the end of ... more
  • 7 months FIFA Disciplinary Committee chairman Justice Anin Yeboah set to resign from position GhanaSoccernet
    The Chairman of FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee, Justice Anin Yeboah, has vowed to resign from his position with world's football governing when he is approved as the new Chief Justice of Ghana.The Ghanaian, who has been a glowing success with the Swiss-based organisation since taking charge two years ago, made the promise on Monday when he was interviewed by the Appointments Committee of the Ghana Parliament.He is 99% likely to be approved for the new post which means he is on the verge of leaving his football roles.The long-standing football legal brain is an important member of FIFA and also serves ... more
  • 7 months Isaac Nii Armah resigns as head coach of Great Olympics  GhanaSoccernet
    Accra Great Olympics head coach Isaac Nii Armah has parted ways with the club by mutual consent, can confirm.The coach resigned from his post on Monday citing personal understands that Nii Armah has recommended a coach to the management as his replacement.Olympics will have to appoint a new coach with just some few days to the start of the Ghana Premier League.More to follow.......  ... more
  • 7 months We have received a lot offers for Matthew Cudjoe- Anim Addo GhanaSoccernet
     Ghana Football Association Executive Council member, Samuel Anim Addo has disclosed that his client Matthew Cudjoe has received a lot of offers from European clubs. The 16-year old was a revelation in Sunday’s President Cup game between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.The young prodigy came on a substitute for Asante Kotoko in the second half and made an instant impact in the game.According to reports, Cudjoe is ineligible to sign a professional contract at the moment.However, Asante Kotoko have shown keen interested in signing the player.“We have received many offers from Germany, France, England concerning my young client Matthew Cudjoe”, ... more
  • 7 months Kofi Owusu has rejoined Berekum Chelsea on a two-year deal GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana Premier League top scorer Kofi Owusu has re-joined Berekum Chelsea ahead of the new season.The Blues completed the capture of Owusu on a two-year deal on Monday.Owusu is making a return to Ghana from Burkina Faso where he spent one season with Salitas FC.The 28-year-old has previously played for King Faisal FC, Aduana Stars, AshantiGold SC and Egyptian side Aswan SC.Owusu was the 2014/2015 Ghana Premier League goal king after netting nineteen goals playing for Berekum Chelsea.The prolific goal scorer becomes the second player to rejoin the Berekum lads after defender Ahmed Nuhu Adams. ... more
  • 7 months Kofi Owusu rejoins Berekum Chelsea ahead of start of GPL GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana Premier League goal-king Kofi Owusu has rejoined Berekum Chelsea ahead of the start of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season. The 28-year old has joined the Blues on a three year deal after a failed stint at Ashantigold.Owusu was golden boot winner in the 2016 Ghana Premier League but his career has seen a nose-dive but his return to Berekum is expected to turn around the tides for the attacker.He previously played for Egyptian side Aswan before joining Ashantigold.Berekum Chelsea have been busy in the transfer market after signing former Kotoko defender Ahmed Adams and Dan Lad Ibrahim on ... more
  • 7 months Ex-Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Akuffo joins King Faisal on a year deal GhanaSoccernet
    Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Akuffo has joined rivals King Faisal ahead of  the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season. The 32-year old joins the Kumasi based side on a year deal.Akuffo has enormous experience playing in the domestic league after six years with the Porcupine Warriors.The former Ghana youth midfielder also spent time abroad to play for the likes of Asec Mimosa, FC PoPa in Finland and Lebanese side Al Ansar.The Ghana Premier League begins on December 27th with King Faisal travelling to Dawu to play Dreams FC in their opening game.The Alhaji Grusah boys were reinstated to the top flight ... more
  • 7 months VIDEO: Watch highlights of Liberty’s friendly win against Vision FC GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals defeated Division One side Vision FC in a friendly at the Nii Amoah Okromansah on Wednesday. Striker Emmanuel Armah scored the only goal of the game as Liberty continue their impressive preseason form.Both side are preparing ahead of the start of their respective leagues.The Dansoman based club have engaged Wa All Stars, Okyeman Planners and now Vision FC in preparatory games.The Ghana Premier League begins in less than 10 days time, with the Scientific Soccer Lads preparing rigorously for the 2019/20 campaign.Liberty open their campaign with a home game against Wa All Stars.Watch video below:   ... more
  • 7 months PHOTOS: Asante Kotoko beat Hearts of Oak to win President Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Asante Kotoko defeated Hearts of Oak 2-1 to win this year’s President Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday. The Porcupine Warriors retained the trophy they won in 2017 against the same opponents. An own goal by Mohammed Alhassan and a goal from Naby Keita secured the win for the Porcupine Warriors. Hearts of Oak striker  Kofi Kordzi got a consolation for the Phobians. Maxwell Konadu also gave an opportunity to 16-year old Matthew Odoom who played his first game for the club.Below are pictures from the game ... more
  • 7 months Eleven Wonders line-up final pre-season friendly against Malian side GhanaSoccernet
    Eleven Wonders have lined an international friendly against Malian side Ashack FC on Christmas Day.The match will be played at the Ohene Ameyaw Park with ticket prices going  Gh¢ 5  and  VIP Gh¢ 10.But the Ghana Premier League side will go into the match without their head coach Frimpog who has quit his role.The Techiman-based travel to Kumasi to face Asante Kotoko in their opener this weekend. ... more
  • 7 months OFFICIAL: Kwame Kizito leaves Swedish side BK Hacken GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian forward Kwame Kizito has left Swedish side BK Hacken. The former Hearts of Oak forward will be joining rivals Falkenberg next season.He left the Wasps after netting only three goals in the Swedish Allsvenskan league.Sports Director Sonny Karlsonn confirmed the 23-year old's departure, insisting they had to make room for new arrivals."Sitting on three established forwards is not a good seat for either us or the players," he told the club's official website."We have been open with Kizito leaving, we cannot have three players competing for a place," he added.Kizito will however join Falkenberg at the beginning of the 2020 ... more
  • 7 months Ghanaian duo Myron Boadu and John Yeboah among 17 teenagers to score in Eredivisie this term GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian duo Myron Boadu and John Yeboah are among 17 teenagers to score in this season's Dutch Eredivisie.Boadu, who plays for AZ Alkamaar, is enjoying a purple patch of scoring form in the top-flight.The 18-year-old has tallied 11 goals in 17 appearances and he is one of the forces behind AZ's second position so far.Yeboah, 19, plays for lowly-placed side VVV.The Hamburg-born has one goal to his credit in 12 league appearances. Myron Boadu (18, AZ) 11 Halil Dervisoglu (19, Sparta) 4 Evert Linthorst (19, VVV) 4 Keito Nakamura (19, FC Twente) 4 Mohamed Ihattaren (17, PSV) 3 Sven Botman ... more
  • 7 months Kwame Kizito pens two-year deal with Swedish top-flight side Falkenberg FF GhanaSoccernet
    Striker Kwame Kizito has left BK Hacken after just one season and signed for Falkenberg FF in the Swedish top-flight. The former Hearts of Oak goal poacher is reported to have signed a two-year contract.Kizito moved to Hacken on a free transfer this February but joined the First Team late on and managed to three goals in his 15 appearances."I want to thank coach Hasse Eklund for the confidence and sports manager Håkan Nilsson for the opportunity," Kizito told"Playing in Falkenbergs FF is a great opportunity and a great privilege for me to be able to help the team meet ... more
  • 7 months I am not aware of that – Andre Ayew opens up on Leeds United links GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea vice-captain Andre Ayew has opened up for the first time after being linked with a move to Leeds United. According to media reports, Leeds are plotting a move for the Ghana captain in January.Head coach Marcelo Bielsa, whom Ayew played under at Marseille, has also backed the transfer.But when asked about the rumours linking him with a move to Leeds, Ayew told Canal Plus: “I am not aware of that. I don’t know anything. I don’t have any comment.Ayew is on fire for Swansea this term, with his two goals against Middlesbrough on Saturday taking his seasonal tally to nine.    ... more
  • 7 months Andre Ayew praises coach Marcelo Bielsa amid talk of Leeds United move GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea ace Andre Ayew has labelled Marcelo Bielsa “an incredible manager” amid reports linking him with a move to Leeds UnitedAyew, 30, spent a year playing under Bielsa at Marseille before deciding to join Swansea in 2015.He scored 11 goals in 29 appearances under the Argentinian, who resigned as a result of conflicts with the club’s hierarchy.Bielsa, who then enjoyed brief stints with Lazio and Lille, is now striving from Premier League promotion with Leeds, sitting eight points clear of Sheffield Wednesday in second place.And ahead of the January transfer window, he is being tipped to reunite with former star Ayew at ... more
  • 7 months China-based Zimbabwean Walter Musanhu to open Jadel Football Academy in Ghana GhanaSoccernet
    China-based youth football expert Walter Musanhu has planned to set-up an academy in Ghana.The Zimbabwean runs a hugely successful junior nursery, Jadel Football Academy in China, which he launched in August.He recently launched the local version of the academy in his native with an exciting four-team Under-15 tournament at Belgravia Sports Club in Harare.Musanhu announced his next target is to open the Jadel Football Academy in Ghana with the help of his Ghanaian friend Anarfi Joshua Kweku.''Anarfi Joshua Kweku is also doing most of the administrative work on the Beijing academy and he is from Ghana. So, I’m also targeting ... more
  • 7 months Former Ghana boss Goran Stevanović wants $40k a month to become Fiji coach GhanaSoccernet
    Former Black Stars coach Goran Stevanović is demanding $40,000 to take up the position as head coach of the Fiji national team, the country's Football Association president Rajesh Patel has revealed. The amount is to take care of Stefanovic and his four coaching staff.Stefanovic, managed Ghana between 2010-2011, is among eight applicants who have been shortlisted for the job."Myself, the technical directory and the acting national team director will finalise who we shortlisted for the interview,” Patel said."We will have to consider our financial position. Out technical director spoke to Stevanovic who wanted to come with four staff and asking US$40,000 ... more
  • 7 months Plans underway for Hearts-Kotoko GPL game to be played under flood lights – Kudjoe Fianoo GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) chairman, Kudjoe Fianoo has disclosed that talks are ongoing to have the Super Two clash between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak played under floodlights in the upcoming Ghana Premier League season.According to him, there are plans for the Okudjeto commission to be reviewed so the Super Two clash and other  matches can be played in the evening in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.The former AshantiGold CEO stated that the Accra Sports Stadium has gone under renovation after the May 9 disaster and has hosted some top matches in the evening such as the 2008 ... more
  • 7 months Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah happy to end year with victory against Genoa GhanaSoccernet
    Kwadwo Asamoah is happy Inter Milan's winning finish to the year after recorded a thumping victory against Genoa in the Italian Serie A on Saturday. Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Inter claimed a convincing 4-0 victory at home. The win moved to the summit of the table.Asamoah was not in the squad as he continues to recover from an injury."Last game of the year, another victory! You guys are great!" the Ghanaian message on social media. The 30-year-old has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season. ... more
  • 7 months Asante Kotoko way ahead of other GPL teams – George Amoako GhanaSoccernet
    Asante Kotoko General Manager, George Amoako says, the club is way ahead of the other Ghana Premier League (GPL) teams ahead of the start of the 2019/20 league season.According to the Executive Council member, the Porcupine Warriors are favorites for the league title due to their consistent preparation and depth in squad as a result of the team's participation in Africa club competition.Speaking to reporters after the team's win over Hearts of Oak in the President Cup game played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday he said,“For the League we have to be patient because the other teams ... more
  • 7 months Frimpong Manso quits Eleven Wonders FC after just three weeks in charge GhanaSoccernet
    Frimpong Manso has left Eleven Wonders FC as the head coach after just three weeks in charge of the club, can report.The Techiman based side have parted ways with the former Asante Kotoko SC trainer on mutual consent following misunderstanding on player signings with the management.The former Ghana international joined the club earlier this month.The 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League will be kicking off in the next five days.The 60-year-old tactician has previously managed B.A United, King Faisal FC, Karela United FC and Division One League side Nkoranza Warriors.Eleven Wonders will open their league campaign with an away fixture against ... more
  • 7 months Ghana and Alaves star Mubarak Wakaso is the most carded player of LaLiga GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso is the most carded player in the Spanish top-flight so far this season following his combative approach for Alaves, can reveal.The Black Stars player received 11 yellow cards in just 18 days which has become subject of intense discussion in the European country at the halfway stage of the competition.While the Alaves player has been hailed by many supporters of the club for his uncompromising approach, supporters of other sides say his style has been sending their players to the injury list.What is however certain is that, Wakaso should moderate the intensity of his tackles ... more
  • 7 months The GFA receives Human Resource audit GhanaSoccernet
    The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association as part of the restructuring exercise, contracted an audit firm LTW Company limited to conduct a human resource (HR) audit at the headquarters of the GFA in Accra, Technical Centre in Prampram as well as the Regional Football Associations.The Greater Accra Region Football Association was used as a case study.The Council on Friday 20th December 2019 was presented with the report of the audit.The Human Resource audit will help the Council to make key decisions towards restructuring of the Secretariat, Prampram and the Regional Football Associations.SIGNED:COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT ... more
  • 7 months Kotoko youngster Mathew ‘Messi’ Cudjoe dazzles with tricks and flicks in win over Hearts to clinch President’s Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Young sensation Mathew Anim Cudjoe dazzled with tricks and flicks for Asante Kotoko in their 2-1 win over rivals Hearts of Oak to clinch the 2019 President’s Cup on Sunday.The 16-year-old took just 12 minutes to announce his presence in Ghana’s domestic front at the Baba Yara stadium.Cudjoe, nicknamed ‘Messi’, came on in the second half to produce blitz of brilliance to excite the home crowd.Big things have been expected of the 16-year-old prodigy since he started training with the Ghanaian giants.The youngster didn't look overawed by the occasion, impressing fans with an array of skilful touches and composed passes, ... more
  • 7 months Peace power sports 2019 inter community football gala set for December 24 GhanaSoccernet
    The fifth edition of the Peace Power Sports inter community gala begins on December 24 and ends on 26th December, 2019. The gala organized by Peace FM's top presenter Ernest Brew Smith is aimed at getting the youth out of trouble during the very busy Christmas festivities.The competing communities are New Town, Alogboshie, Falcos, Adabraka, Avernor, Abelemkpe and Akweteman.The winner of the tournament will receive cash price and a giant trophy.The Gala competition is sponsored by K K Peprah Roofing, Kabfam ltd, Osons Chemist, J A Biney, and Semereka sports shop.The previous editions has seen massive success with high patronage.The fifth ... more
  • 7 months Performance of Ghanaian players abroad: Dede Ayew bags eighth goal of the season as Swansea beat Luton GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana’s leading football website will bring to you how Ghanaian players abroad performed in their respective leagues across the globe every weekEuropean football specialist Herbert Boakye Yiadom brings to you a comprehensive report on how Ghanaian players performed abroad over the weekend.Andre Ayew found the back of the net for the second week running to bag his eighth league goal of the season.The 30-year old scored the only goal of the game as Swansea won by a lone goal against LutonHerbert Boakye Yiadom gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad... ENGLANDJordan Ayew played 90 minutes for ... more
  • 7 months Swansea ace Andre Ayew confident ‘deserved win’ against Luton will keep momentum going GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea City forward Andre Ayew believes the win against Luton Town will keep their good run of form going in the English championship. The Ghana captain scored a late winner as the Swans defeated Luton away from home, to make it back to back wins in for Steve Cooper's side.“We won at home last week and wanted to keep our momentum going. Overall, I think we deserved the win,” said the 30-year old after the game.“Credit to Luton, they defended really well, made a lot of blocks and their tactical shape wasn’t bad at all.“They caused us problems in terms of ... more
  • 7 months I need to do more for Swansea- Andre Ayew GhanaSoccernet
    Forward Andre Ayew says he 'need to do more' for championship side Swansea City after snatching the match winner against Luton Town on Saturday. Ayew's 82nd minute goal sealed an important away victory for the Swans, making it ten goals for the Ghana captain this season.Despite his exploits in the current campaign, the 30-year old wants to achieve more with Swansea.“It was a great, great feeling to score the winner,” he said.“I have great players around me and I’m trying to utilise them in the best way.“The players, staff and fans have a lot of confidence in me, so the only ... more
  • 7 months Jeremy Doku delighted by Anderlecht’s win against Genk in new uniform GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian teen sensation Jeremy Doku has expressed delight in Anderlecht's victory against KRC Genk in the Belgian league on Sunday. The 17-year old was happy with his side's performance and believes that came with their new burgundy coloured jersey.It was the first time the Belgian giants were wearing the uniform this season, and it came with their best performance of the campaign.“I am often accused of a lack of finish, there it went to the bottom and I am very happy, for myself, but also for the team,"  he said after the game. "It's nice to win like this, we work a ... more
  • 7 months Ghana Premier League sides anxious ahead over Club Licensing report GhanaSoccernet
     Ghana Premier League clubs will be waiting with bated breath as the final report of the Club Licensing Board is expected to be released today. The Ghana Premier League is set to commence this weekend with clubs yet to know of if they are venues have been approved by the Licensing Board or not. The Licensing Board ended their inspection las t weekend having visited all the various league centers across the country.The Board were impressed with their visit to some clubs such as Inter Allies, Asante Kotoko and WAFA.The Madina Astro-Turf which Wa All Stars recommended for their home ... more
  • 7 months Poor attendance recorded in Kotoko-Hearts President Cup game GhanaSoccernet
     The Super Two clash between Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak in the President Cup recorded poor attendance at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday. The two glamorous clubs in the country with huge followers were unable to fill the 40,000 seater capacity stadium for the cup match.According to reports, poor publicity from the organizers GHALCA can be attributed to the poor attendance at the Baba Yara Sports checks indicate that about 5000 spectators made it to the stadium to watch the game.The first game which was rained off at the same venue in September this year ... more
  • 7 months Jonathan Mensah’s Foundation donates to Street Academy in Accra GhanaSoccernet
    The Jonathan Mensah Foundation has made a donation to the Street Academy in Accra.His charity work is meant to help the over 80 underprivileged street children who need food and learning aids.Mensah and his team spent about three hours with the kids and the Columbus Crew ace  advised and encouraged the pupils of the academy.Street Academy is an NGO which uses  Education, Culture, and Sports to expose the hidden talents of the less fortunate living on the street of Accra. Jonathan Mensah and wife Kafui with some kids of Street Academy ... more
  • 7 months VIDEO: What a pass — Ghana’s Thomas Asante assists Rooney as Salford City hold Bradford City GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian forward Brandon Thomas-Asante provided an astonishing assist for Salford City FC as they rescued a point against Bradford in a 1-1 draw at Valley Parade.Harry Pritchard had given Bradford a deserved lead in the 53rd minute.But Salford hit back and equalised in the 79th minute when Brandon Asante excellently pulled the ball back from the left for Adam Rooney to score with a close-range left-footee shot.The result saw Salford move up to 14th on the League Two log with 26 points while Bradford dropped to 5th position with 36 points after 22 games.Watch Asante’s cracking assist for Salford City ... more
  • 7 months Slovak coach Goran Barjaktarevic arrives in Ghana for Wa All Stars job GhanaSoccernet
    Slovakian-born coach Goran Barjaktarevic has arrived in the country to take over Wa All Stars in the upcoming Ghana Premier League, can reveal.The Accra-based side are seeking to establish their title credentials by boosting their backroom staff with a highly experienced coach before the start of the season.Wa All Stars have been without a head coach since John Paintsil was forcefully driven out of the club early this month.With just seven days to the commencement of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League, the one-time Ghana Premier League champions have appointed Goran Barjaktarevic as head coach.The 50-year-old gaffer touched down at the ... more
  • 7 months Feature: Bound by the chains of corruption, domestic football finally breaks off its chains GhanaSoccernet
    The hall was packed and filled with chatter – the atmosphere, so lively makes one wonder what the occasion is all about.To be graced by the vice president of Ghana: Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia signifies the importance of this rare occasion – which will seemingly be etched in Ghana's football folklore-never to be forgotten because the country had waited long enough for this special day.The occasion…The official launch of domestic leagues across all the divisions signaling it’s freedom from the clutches of corruption after it was halted by FIFA.On the very day, corruption bound, domestic leagues in the country with its ... more
  • 7 months Asante Kotoko were tactically superior — Maxwell Konadu boasts GhanaSoccernet
    Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu claims his tactical superiority earned them a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in Sunday's Super Cup.The Phobians started the match on the front foot and deservedly found the opener through Kofi Kodji’s penalty in the 36th minute.But Kotoko found a way back into the game after an own goal by Mohammed Alhassan on the stroke of half time before substitute Naby Keita's 64th minute header clinched the Cup for Maxwell Konadu lads.During the post-match interview, coach Konadu insisted his side’s astute tactical awareness did the trick against their sworn adversaries.''I think, Hearts played ... more
  • 7 months VIDEO: Watch Asante Kotoko’s 2-1 win over Hearts of Oak in President Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Asante Kotoko came from behind to beat Hearts of Oak 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday in the 2019 President Cup. The Porcupine Warriors went down in the 36th minute when Kofi Kordzi drilled from a penalty after Empem Dascosta had handled the ball in the area.But before the break, Kotoko snatched the equalizer from a Mohammed Alhassan own goal.Guinean import Naby Keita came off the bench to head home a Patrick Yeboah cross for the match winner.  ... more
  • 7 months Kotoko’s equalizer was offside- Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant GhanaSoccernet
    Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant claims Asante Kotoko's equalizer in his side's 2-1 defeat on Sunday in the 2019 President's Cup was offside.The Phobians took the lead in the 36th minute when striker Kofi Kordzi converted from the spot, but they allowed the Porcupine Warriors snatch the win through substitute Naby Keita.Kotoko drew level on the nick of half time courtesy an own goal from Mohammed Alhassan whose clearance detoured into his own net.But ex-Ghana international shockingly claimed in his post-match speech, the goal should not have counted.''I just thought that the game was pretty tight and they took ... more
  • 7 months 2019 President Cup: Asante Kotoko rally to beat ten-man Hearts of Oak 2-1 to end year with silverware GhanaSoccernet
    Guinean import Naby Keita climbed off the bench to score the match winner as Asante Kotoko nailed rivals Hearts of Oak 2-1 in Kumasi on Sunday to win the 2019 President Cup.The Porcupine Warriors need the dig deep for the win as the Phobians took the lead through striker Kofi Kordji from the spot on 36 minutes.This was after centre back Empem Dacosta handled the ball inside the box and the burly striker drilled home from 12 yards.Goalkeeper Kwame Baah got the direction of Kordji's kick, but he was some seconds late in pulling a save.Kotoko kept their heads high ... more
  • 7 months 2019/20 Ghana Premier League fixtures: Full pairings for the season GhanaSoccernet
    The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season starts on 28th December, 2019  with 18 clubs participating in the competition with exciting matches coming up in the season.Below are the full fixtures of the season:Round 128.12. 08:00 Aduana Stars - Inter Allies28.12. 08:00 Asante Kotoko -Eleven Wonders28.12. 08:00 Ashanti - Great Olympics28.12. 08:00 Bechem United - Elmina Sharks28.12. 08:00 Dreams - King Faisal28.12. 08:00 Ebusua - Medeama28.12. 08:00 Hearts of Oak - Berekum Chelsea28.12. 08:00 Karela - WAFA28.12. 08:00 Liberty - Wa All StarsRound 204.01. 08:00 Berekum Chelsea - Liberty04.01. 08:00 Eleven Wonders -Dreams04.01. 08:00 Elmina Sharks -Karela04.01. 08:00 Great Olympics -Aduana Stars04.01. 08:00 Inter ... more
  • 7 months Victoria Conteh becomes Sierra Leone’s first top-flight female coach GhanaSoccernet
    Sierra Leonian top-flight side East End Tigers have named police officer Victoria Conteh as their head coach."I'm so proud being a woman... to be appointed head coach of a male football team," Conteh, 45, told AFP on Friday."It has never happened in Sierra Leone," she added.Also known by the nickname "D'Cox," Conteh said she started playing football in her childhood, as a defender, and went on to captain the police football team."I'm encouraging more girls to play football in Sierra Leone," Conteh said.Human rights defenders say women are routinely discriminated against in the former British colony of some 7.5 million ... more
  • 7 months Sports Writers Association of Ghana inaugurates Bono Region branch GhanaSoccernet
    Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) president Kwabena Yeboah has encouraged the sports media in Ghana to endeavour to subscribe to join the association because of the enormous benefits they stand to gain professionally by signing up to become members of the country’s only professional association of practising sports journalists.The ace broadcaster and commentator made the remarks last Saturday at the inauguration of the Bono Region branch of SWAG at the conference hall of the Sunyani Technical University.The programme brought together practising sports journalists in the Bono, Bono East, Ahafo regions, and some Executive Council members of SWAG.It was also ... more
  • 7 months Ghanaian football personalities who died in 2019 GhanaSoccernet
    Death they say is inevitable. It is a part of life’s natural order. But that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with.It is even more painful when an athlete or public figure dies at the pinnacle of his or her career.From the tragic death of former Black Stars striker Junior Agogo to the mysterious demise of sports pundit ‘Evangelist’ Kofi Appiah Ghanaweb looks at some of the notable sporting figures who passed away in 2019.Jnr Manuel AgogoThe former Black Stars striker passed on after battling with a stroke from 2015 though he appeared to have recovered from the illness ... more
  • 7 months 2019 President Cup: Hearts of Oak coach names strong starting line-up to face Kotoko- Goalie Richard Atta between the sticks GhanaSoccernet
    Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant has named new signing Richard Atta in his starting XI to face Asante Kotoko in Sunday's 2019 President Cup.The ex-Ghana international will be relying on his watertight defence composed of centre backs Mohammed Alhassan and Robert Addo.Christopher Bonney has been deployed at right back and Williams Denkyi on the left.In midfield, Benjamin Afutu combines with Aminu Alhassan with Manaf Umar and  Michelle SarpongUpfront will see Kofi Kordzi and Dominic Eshun.Hearts of Oak starting XI to face Kotoko: Richard Atta-Christopher Bonney, William Dankyi, Robert Addo, Mohammed Alhassan, Benjamin Afutu, Aminu Alhassan, Manaf Umar, Kofi Kordzi, ... more
  • 7 months I want to score more important goals for Swansea – Andre Ayew GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana attacker Andre Ayew will continue to do his best to help Swansea City as he believes that is the only way to repay the confidence the club has in him. Ayew has emerged as Swansea's best player this season, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists in all competitions.His goals have come at important games, especially the last three which came in crucial wins against Middlesbrough and Luton Town.Ayew bagged a brace as Swansea beat  Middlesbrough 3-1 to end a run of six games without a win before scoring the only goal on Saturday as Swansea recorded a deserved 1-0 ... more
  • 7 months LIVE UPDATES: Asante Kotoko 1-1 Hearts of Oak (2019 President Cup) GhanaSoccernet
     Follow the Live-play-by-play in the game between Asante Kotoko versus Hearts of Oak in the 2019 President Cup to be played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Asante Kotoko will be hoping to retain the title the won in 2017 against arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in today’s encounter. The Porcupine Warriors beat Hearts of Oak on penalties to win that game played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.The game has seen a new twist as Kotoko has appointed a new coach heading into this game. This will be Maxwell Konadu’s first game in charge of the club and he will ... more
  • 7 months Ghanaians, Nigerians top Africans benefiting from Qatar 2022 World Cup GhanaSoccernet
    The story of 2022 World Cup is not only about Qatar, their people and football. It is also about hundreds of thousands of people Qatar has changed their lives.There are thousands of expatriates, experts from various fields and there are the footsoldiers.It is about labour and Africans are already telling their stories. There are six thousand people working only at the Lusail Stadium and 2,000 of them are Africans.Lusail is still under construction. It is 80,000 capacity stadium that will host the opening and final matches of the 2022 World Cup.‘Out of the 6,000 workers here 2,000 are Africans. Nigerians ... more
  • 7 months New York City FC star hints at Ebenezer Ofori’s return to AIK Stockholm GhanaSoccernet
    New York City FC defender Anton Tinnerholm sees former teammate Ebenezer Ofori returning to Swedish giants AIK Stockholm.Ofori has ended his season-long loan spell with the MLS side who decided against their  option to retain his services for a third stint.He made 24 appearances in the regular season and scored two goals for the 2019 campaign.The Ghana international is expected to return to his parent club Stuttgart but has been linked with a return Sweden where he was a big hit.''He is the same player as he was in AIK. A game distributor who is comfortable with the ball,'' Tinnerholm ... more
  • 7 months Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban asks for time to rediscover form after injury return GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana striker Caleb Ekuban has urged Trabzonspor fans to be patient as he works hard to rediscover form after injury return.He sat out for 91 days due to a fractured toe.Ekuban scored his first goal since his injury return in the Turkish cup win against Altay SK last Friday."After the injury, to catch up with my old performance seems to need a little more time. I will work harder," he said.Ekbuan was enjoying a fine season before the injury. He had scored five goals in eight appearances.   ... more
  • 7 months GFA boss Kurt Okraku confident of a professional 2019/20 season GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku is confident of witnessing an exciting and professionally run football season. Speaking at the launch of the 2019/20 football season at the Accra Sports Stadium last Friday, Mr Okraku was buoyant about delivering quality in all aspect of the game.''Today marks a historic return of our beloved sports called football. We would witness the rebirth of the game which is so crucial to Ghanaians.''For us at the Executive Council, our ultimate vision is to have a competition which we can be proud of and perhaps can rival the so-called big leagues across the globe.He ... more
  • 7 months 2019 President Cup: Asante Kotoko coach picks unpredictable starting XI to face Hearts of Oak- ‘Messi’ Matthew Cudjoe named on bench GhanaSoccernet
    Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Kondau has named an unfamiliar starting line-up to face rivals Hearts of Oak in the 2019 President Cup on Sunday afternoon.The ex-Black Stars assistant has given derby debuts to Christopher Naitey, a new signing,  Salifu Mudasiru and goalkeeper Kwame Baah.Promising prospect Matthew Cudjoe has been named on the bench.Experienced stars like Augustine Okrah, Justice Blay, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu and  Emmanuel Gyamfi also make the team.Ghana U23 goalkeeper Kwame Baah has been given the nod between the sticks in the absence of Felix Annan.Asante Kotoko starting XI: Kwame Baah-Christopher Naitey, Salifu Mudasiru, Agyemang Badu, Ampem Dacosta, Justice ... more
  • 7 months Swansea deserved to beat Luton Town – Vice-captain Andre Ayew GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea City vice-captain Andre Ayew believes his side were deserved winners against Luton Town on Saturday afternoon. Ayew scored the solitary goal as Swans claimed 1-0 win in the Championship clash.Cooper’s side had 20 shots on goal at Kenilworth Road and were eventually rewarded for their persistence as Ayew gave them a well-deserved victory.“We won at home last week and wanted to keep our momentum going. Overall, I think we deserved the win,” the 30-year-old added.“Credit to Luton, they defended really well, made a lot of blocks and their tactical shape wasn’t bad at all.“They caused us problems in terms of ... more
  • 7 months Swansea star Andre Ayew reveals "great feeling" after scoring against Luton Town GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana skipper Andre Ayew reveals he is extremely delighted to have scored the winning goal in Swansea City's hard-fought victory against Luton Town in Championship. Swansea moved to sixth -  a playoff spot - after beating Luton 1-0 courtesy a late goal scored by their vice-captain Ayew.“It was a great, great feeling to score the winner,” he said.“I have great players around me and I’m trying to utilise them in the best way."Ayew has scored eight goals in 22 league appearances this season. ... more
  • 7 months Ghanaian giants Hearts, Kotoko battle today for the 2019 President’s Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Accra Hearts of Oak and their most bitterest of rivals on the Ghanaian football scene, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will aim to wrestle the 2019 President’s Cup when they square-off for the converted trophy on Sunday.The game which is being put together by the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), comes off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi and, has traditionally over the years been played in honour of Ghana’s sitting President at the time.Sunday’s game will once again rekindle the rivalry that exists between the two biggest clubs in the country as they seek to take home the final bragging ... more
  • 7 months Mane, Salah and Mahrez make final CAF Player of the Year award shortlist GhanaSoccernet
    Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez have been named as the final three-man shortlist for CAF's African Player of the Year award. The final nominees' short-list is cut from 10 players to three, with the award ceremony taking place on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 in Egypt.Liverpool star duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have both made the final cut after their impressive year that ended with a UEFA Champions League title, UEFA Super Cup and mosts recently the Club World Cup.Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez rounds off the nominees list after claiming the Africa Cup of Nations title as well ... more
  • 7 months Andre Ayew bags Man-of-the-Match award after scoring winner against Luton Town GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea City fans voted Andre Ayew as their man of the match following their away victory against Luton Town in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. The Ghanaian earned 80 percent of the total votes to clinch the award.🗳️ With 8⃣0⃣ per cent of the vote, @AyewAndre is today's @SwanseaUni man of the match! 🥇— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 21, 2019Andre Ayew gave Swansea City the points at Luton Town as his solitary goal late on secured a 1-0 win.The Ghana captain chested home on the line from Jay Fulton's deflected cross in the 82nd minute.Ayew has now bagged eight ... more
  • 7 months Meet the wonder boy Ransford Gyan who is making waves in USA GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana, a country of a plethora of talented players both on the local scene and abroad. A new sensation who could become a Black Star player in the future, has been discovered in the United States of America.Ransford Gyan is a teenager at the age of 13 with huge football talent.He studies at St Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark.He participated in the National U-14 boys division and has already shown enormous prospect for the U-15.He featured six games in International Champions Cup (ICC) Futures tournament in Florida.The tournament is a premier youth soccer featuring the world's future stars with representation ... more
  • 7 months Video: Watch Right to Dream Academy win final 3-0 to capture J-League Youth Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian side Right to Dream won the J-League Youth Cup on Sunday when defeating home side Omiya Ardija 3-0 in the final played in Nanago on Sunday. Ex-Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston led the side to the victory after winning all their group matches in the tournament played in Japan.Please watch the full match in the final on Sunday: ... more
  • 7 months Video: Ghana legend Laryea Kingston makes coaching history, wins Japan youth title GhanaSoccernet
    Ex-Ghana star Laryea Kingston has become the first African coach to win the famous J-League International Youth Cup in Japan after leading the Ghanaian side Right to Dream Academy to capture the title on emphatic fashion on Sunday.The former Black Stars player led the iconic academy as their U17 coach to win the tournament on Sunday after hammering home side Omiya Ardija 3-0 in Sunday's final of the tournament featuring some of the best youth sides in the world.It was Kingston's first attempt at coaching after retiring from the game to focus on his post-playing career which looks to be ... more
  • 7 months Ghanaian side Right to Dream academy hammer Ardija to J-League Youth Cup in Japan GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian side Right to Dream Academy hammered home side Omiya Ardija 3-0 to win the famous J-League International Youth Cup in Japan on Sunday.The iconic Akosombo-based football academy captured the globally-renowned tournament for the second time in a row in in emphatic fashion after brushing J-league team's U17 side.Early goals from Adamu Nagalo, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Noah Krone helped the African side boosted by some players from their parent club Nordsjaelland in Denmark in the match played in Nagano.The victory and the title made a total sweep for the Ghanaian side at the tournament organised by the Japan FA.Right to ... more
  • 7 months Mark Noonan wishes Hearts of Oak well in today’s President’s Cup GhanaSoccernet
    Former Hearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer, Mark Noonan has sent his well wishes for the club as they play in the 2019 President's Cup.The Phobians are facing their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko SC at the Babayara stadium on Sunday for the ceremonial fixture.With the new Ghana Premier League season starting next week, a win for the Phobians will spur them on into the 2019/2020 campaign.Noonan took to his Twitter to wish his former side well.— (@MDNOONAN) ?s=19The American football administrator was in charge of Hearts of Oak from March 2018 to March 2019. ... more
  • 7 months Swansea City hero André Ayew hails ‘perfect result’ against Luton Town GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana forward André Ayew has expressed his joy with Swansea City’s later winner against Luton Town in the Championship on Saturday.The charismatic poacher emerged the hero of the day as his 82nd-minute striker earned the Jack Army a valuable 1-0 away triumph at Kenilworth Road.It was the 30-year-old’s fourth goal in three successive matches and his eighth strike in the league this season.The former West Ham forward took to twitter to register his delight with the result and also took the opportunity to wish the Jack Army a Merry Christmas.— (@ayewandre) ?s=21In all, Ayew has 10 goals to his credit ... more
  • 7 months André Ayew earns plaudits from Swansea City manager after Luton strike GhanaSoccernet
    Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has eulogized Ghana forward André Ayew following his match-winner against Luton Town in the Championship on Saturday.Ayew was once again the hero for the Jack Army after his solitary goal won them three points against Luton Town on Saturday.It was his fourth goal in three successive matches and his eighth strike in the league this season.“It's an easy finish, but you've got to be there to do that,” Cooper said after the game as reported by his club’s official website.“Andre's got a fantastic knack of being in the right place to score all types of goals."I'm ... more
  • 7 months Silky Ghana winger Samuel Owusu named in Saudi Arabian League ToTW GhanaSoccernet
    Tricky Ghana winger Samuel Owusu has been named in the Saudi Arabian Premier League Team of the Week following his fantastic performance for Al Fayha FC in the win against Al Ittihad.Owusu scored a rapturous goal during the Orange lads 4-1 hammering of Al Ittihad on Match-day 12 on Thursday.The 23-year-old’s overall display in the encounter has earned him a place in the league’s Team of the Week.Owusu has been outstanding since joining the club from Serbian outfit FK Cukaricki in the summer.He has netted three goals in his 12 appearances for Al Fayha FC in the ongoing campaign.— ... more
  • 7 months VIDEO: Hearts of Oak hold final training ahead of Kotoko clash GhanaSoccernet
    Hearts of Oak have held their final training ahead of Sunday’s Presidential Cup encounter against Asante Kotoko.The Phobians will also be seeking for revenge on Sunday as they lost to their bitterest rivals when both sides met in the Tier I Special Competition semi-finals.The Rainbow club completes their final training at the Pobiman complex on Saturday ahead of the crunch clash.Multiple media reports however indicate that the Accra-based giants will be going into the game without captain Fatawu Mohammed and deadly forward Joseph Esso.It remains to be seen how coach Kim Grant and his charges will hold the fort in ... more
  • 7 months Andre Ayew snatches win for Swansea City with 8th league goal GhanaSoccernet
    Andre Ayew gave Swansea City the points at Luton Town as his solitary goal late on secured a 1-0 win on Saturday in the Championship.The Ghana captain chested home on the line from Jay Fulton's deflected cross in the 82nd minute.Ayew has now bagged eight league goals in 22 appearances for the Swans.Before his goal, George Byers went down in the box, but the referee pointed the other way and booked the Swansea midfielder for simulation.In the 59th minute, Ayew applied a header to Celina's corner but and Sluga, the Luton Town goalkeeper, did well to turn his header behind. ... more
  • 7 months VIDEO: Ghana’s Baba Mohammed gives away penalty as Real Mallorca stumble against Sevilla GhanaSoccernet
    Real Mallorca midfielder Baba Iddrisu Mohammed committed a penalty in their 2-0 defeat against Sevilla in the Spanish LaLiga on Saturday morning.Sevilla were shot in front by a miscue header from Diego Carlos on the 20th minute mark after largely dominating the opening period.In the 63rd minute, fans at the Estadio de San Moix went wild after referee Jesus Gil Manzano awarded a foul to Sevilla following a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) consultation. The centre official was prompted by an early challenge from Baba on Munir El Haddadi.Argentine midfielder Ever Banega beautifully buried the ball in the top corner to ... more
  • 7 months OFFICIAL: Berekum Chelsea sign goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad on loan from Kotoko GhanaSoccernet
    Berekum Chelsea have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad for the upcoming season. The Ghana youth international gloves man has joined the 2011 champions on season-long loan move from giants Asante Kotoko.A statement on the club's official Twitter account read: ''We are glad to announce the loan signing of Ibrahim Danlad from @AsanteKotoko_SC. The national keeper has singed a long season loan deal with #Bkcfc.''Danlad is down the pecking order at Asante Kotoko behind Felix Annan and Kwame Osei.He is in search of regular game to sharpen him up for future international call-ups. ... more
  • 7 months PHOTOS: MLS and Black Queens players visit US Ambassador in Accra GhanaSoccernet
    MLS trio- Jonthan Mensah and David Accam of Columbus Crew and Francis Atuahene of FC Dallas paid a courtesy call on the US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan last Wednesday. The three MLS stars were joined by Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo and striker Florence Dadson.The embassy social media handles wrote: A few of our friends from the beautiful game came by to greet Amb. Sullivan this week. We especially celebrate the Ghanaians who play in the @MLSand are in the spirit of giving back here in Ghana! Thanks for coming to see us and for sharing our love of the ... more
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