Midfielder Leonard Tawiah is open to returning to Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak after failing to extend his contract in Lebanon. The player left the Phobians in January for Lebanese side Akhaa Ahly Alay but has returned to Ghana after exhausting his contract with the club.”I’m ready to play in the local league again. I have learned a lot in Lebanon. But it’s now history.”“Hearts of Oak is a bigger platform and therefore I won’t hesitate when given the chance to play for them again,” He told Aseda FM.Leonard Tawiah was a key member of the Hearts of Oak team that lost the 2017 MTN FA Cup finals against Kotoko in Tamale.
Former Ivorian international Bonaventure Kalou has been elected mayor of Vavoua, a city located in central part of the country.The former Paris Saint Germain, PSG, Auxerre and Feyenoord player was elected during last Saturday’s municipal elections, he run as an independent candidate.“I have a feeling of pride and I have an emotional thought for my father, (who died in 2016) who would have liked to be mayor of this area, I’m following in his footsteps,” he said after his victory was confirmed.It is often thought that footballers are good only to hit the ball, we confine them in a role. I wanted to get out of this scheme. You can be a footballer and do politics or become an intellectual.Mayor Kalou will be leading a city of over half a million inhabitants. The last census in the area put the population at 400,000 (2014). Vavoua is located in the center of the main cocoa region of Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer.It is however saddled with poverty, the roads are muddy and strewn with garbage cans, and many of its inhabitants live without running water or electricity.“There is a sense of pride and…
Former Hearts of Oak captain Amankwah Mireku has expounded on claims that he blamed club Chief Executive Officer, Mark Noonan, for the recent player departure at the club.The 38-year-old was reported to have criticized the Phobians over the continuous departure of players and claimed it could stem out from the bumper cash CEO Mark Noonan takes home as his monthly salary.According to the former Ghana right-back, he only asked a harmless question and did not mean any harm by asking such a thought provoking question.“I have to set the records straight that I did not say Noonan’s salaries is the cause of the players departure.In fact how can I say that without facts but my question still stands and speculations shall continue to have wings to fly when explanations are not made to clear conscience“.Amankwah complained about how it’s become very easy for a player to say no to contract renewal at Hearts of Oak.“There is nothing wrong about selling a player but it is a problem and a billion question when players could just say, I will not extend my contract and the next day the player is gone as a free agent”.The…
Head coach of the female national team, the Black Queens, Bashiru Hayford says his team needs an international friendly to test their quality ahead of the Africa Women cup of nations next month.Despite brushing aside most of the female teams in the country in friendly games, the former Ashantigold gaffer believes a friendly against a top international side will show how ready they are.“We have seen the standard of the players (in camp) already so we know our standard. We have played all the female teams available in the country and we’ve seen that our strength is above theirs and you cannot conclude that we have reached where we want to reach, we don’t want to be swollen headed so we want to test our standard against a standard which is not in Ghana,” Hayford told Kwesé Prime Sports.“When we play this countries, you’ll be able to measure whether your standard is okay or not. If you don’t have two or more things, you can’t compare so we need to get the foreign standard to compare the standard we have set here already,” he added.“It is very important to play countries that are competitive, when we…
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Accra Representative of Asante Kotoko, Nana Kwame Dankwah has disclosed that his outfit have opened talks with Daniel Nii Adjei over a possible return to the club.On Monday, Adjei, who recently parted ways with Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca, reiterated that he is open to re-join the club if he is approached by management.According to the club's Accra rep, they have commenced negotiations with the 30-year-old midfielder but they are yet to finalize anything.”It is true we are talking to Nii Adjei on a possible come back to Kotoko,” Nana Kwame confirmed on Oyerepa FM.”Nothing concrete has been settled on because we even doing consultations om such recruitments.””These consultations are done with the technical bench and so whether he will be signed or not will be influenced by coach CK Akunnor's input.”Adjei won the Ghana Premier League title with Kotoko in 2008. He also won the CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup and Super Cup with Congolese giants T.P Mazembe.
Ghana Premier League champions Aduana Stars are set to iron out the differences between them and former coach Yussif Abubakar in efforts to bring him back to the club. The Dormaa based outfit fired the former Hearts of Oak coach midway in their CAF Confederations Cup campaign.Management of the club brought in Japanese trainer Kenechi Yatuhashi but the “Ogya Boys” failed to reach the quarter finals of the continental competition.Yatuhashi left after a disastrous campaign and the team was later linked with former Hearts and Kotoko manager David Duncan.According to information gathered, the entire Management of the team has come to a conclusion to bring back their former coach.However, it is for the experienced manager to make a decision on whether or not to rejoin the club.
Ghana giants Asante Kotoko are set to complete the signing of Guinean International Naby Keita, according to reports in Kumasi. According to information gathered by GHANASoccernet.com, the Porcupine Warriors are ready to offer the player a three year contract for an undisclosed fee.The Guinean forward made his debut for Kotoko on Friday against the Senior national team of Ghana at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Keita was introduce into the game early in the second half.Despite impressing most of the Asante Kotoko faithfuls, the Kumasi based outfit could not avoid defeat against the Black Stars.The former AC Horoya striker was in action again for the Reds in their 3-1 win over Burkinabe side Save African Child on Sunday.
Ghana Premier League side Karela United could have a new owner following the death of its founder and president senator David BrigidiA member of parliament from the governing New Patriotic Party has been linked to the club but his identity remain undisclosed.''Top member of the ruling government of Ghana will take over Karela United but with certain reasons I can’t disclose his name to you now ,what I can tell you is that he from New Patriotic Party,'' an undisclosed source is quoted by Sportsnewsgh.The board of directors will take a decision on who heads the club after the burial of senator Brigidi.