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Bechem United CEO claims Prez. Akufo-Addo is taking over Ghana football

The Chief Executive Officer of Bechem United, Nana Kwesi Darling, has accused the Nana Addo's led NPP administration of taking over football in the country.According to him, football people in the country have been sidelined in everything the country.He further insisted the appointments made so far by the Normalization Committee for the respective committees is a clear example.He cited the appointments of members of the Black Stars management committee and the task force among other instances and said he doubts Fifa made most of the appointments but rather suspects that the government makes them, and only sends to Fifa to endorse for them.“Look at even the number of the Normalization Committee, how can a committee be made up just four members, how do they vote, we the football people have been neglected, our voices have not been heard, how then do we make suggestions?” he told Angel TV.”Look they would end up struggling along the way, which would affect us all”, he said.Nana Kwesi Darling, however, warned that they would not sit and leave the football in the hands of politicians. He called for elections to be conducted in the soonest possible time so…

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Madina Republicans appoints former Liberty Professionals attacker Tuah Khemis as head coach

Division two side, Madina Republicans have confirmed the appointment of former Liberty Professionals attacker, Tuah Khemis as the club’s new coach.He replaces veteran trainer Kassim Mingle who ended his three-year stint with the club a couple of weeks ago.In a statement confirming Tuah’s appointment, the club expressed delight and wished the young trainer well.The full club statement read;“Republicans Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Tuah Khemis as the club’s new head coach.The former Hearts of Oak and Liberty Professionals striker has already started work with the club.Khemis, who had coaching training with academy side West Africa Football Academy, is expected to build on the solid foundations laid by coach Kassim Mingle.Republicans welcome Khemis and wish him a successful stay with our club”Tuah ended his playing career two seasons ago at Liberty Professionals where he first took a coaching job as a U-16 coach.His most recent coaching job was at the West African Football Academy (WAFA) where he was also the U-16 coach.

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2019 Afcon: CAF confirm six stadia for tournament

   Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announcedthe venues to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to beheld in Egypt.The Total African Cup of Nations is scheduled tocommence on the month of June and end in July. Aheadof the competition, Caf has confirmed six stadia to hostthe rest of Africa.24 countries have already qualified for the tournamentincluding Burundi and Namibia who will be making anappearance at the competition for the first time.Group A teams will be based in Cairo and will honour theirmatches at the Cairo International Stadium. AlexandriaStadium, 30 June Stadium and Al Salam Stadium willhost Group B, C, and D teams respectively.Meanwhile, Group E teams will play at the Suez Stadiumand Group F will also play at Ismailia Stadium.

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Normalisation Committee Women's special competition: Supreme Ladies beat Ashtown Ladies in matchday five

___  Normalisation Committee Women's special competition matchday five at the Osei Kyeretwie Senior School park reorded a titanic clash between Group A leadersAshtown Ladies and Supreme Ladies.Indications from the onset of the game, saw animproved Supreme Ladies putting the visitors on thesword with a well formidable team paraded, taking in-charge the first 30 minutes of the game.Coach Alex Camara side decision not to entertain themidfield been conquered by the homers, pushed DorcasSarfo to the center, exposing their inability to hold ballsfor a longer period.Supreme Ladies took the lead in the 41st-minutecourtesy Twum Tracey strike. Tracey made it 2-0before the break for the home side.Ashtown Ladies made changes to their tactics after thebreak as they had nothing to lose since they were losing.The conversion of captain Veronica Dankwah from acentral defender to an attacking midfielder saw thevisitors dominate the game in the second half as theymounted pressure on the home side to find theequaliser.A counter press game which had Ashtown Ladiesregister an equalizer from Joyce Antwiwaa Fentengbefore an hour into the game, had the Supreme Ladiesfumbling.Ashtown…

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Normalisation Committee Women's special competition: Ashtown Ladies ace Joyce Fenteng overwhelmed after netting her 4th goal

   Ashtown Ladies play-maker Joyce Antwiwaa Fentenghas disclosed her overwhelming feelings after scoringhis 4th goal in the ongoing Normalisation Committeespecial competition.The midfielder prior to the game was leading Group Atopscorers chart with three goals. She scored againstSupreme Ladies, Police Depot and Fabulous Ladies.The highly-rated youngster was again on thescoresheet when her side travelled to Osei Kyeretwieschool park to play Supreme Ladies on matchday five.Speaking to footballghana.com in an exclusive interview,Joyce Fenteng disclosed that her side failed to record ahundred percent performance at the group stage due totheir poor display but she feels delighted, having baggedfour goals in five matches so far in the competition.”It is just a great feeling to score against SupremeLadies though we lost the game. You could see westarted the game very slow and it wasn't one of ourbest performance, that's why”, Fenteng said.”But to get a consolation goal for my team was a big joyto avoid huge defeat, scoring my fourth goal makes mefeel like am having my goal target realized”.”I plan to score at least six goals in this competition and…

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Tanzania president rewards players and coaches with piece of land for AFCON qualification

President of Tanzania HE John Pombe Magufuli has gifted each national team player and the technical staff a piece of land in the capital city of Dodoma.He met the entire team at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Monday morning.This is one of the rewards to the team following their qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Uganda 3-0 the final qualifying game on Sunday.Goals from Saimon Happygod Msuva, Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris ensured the Taifa Stars book a place for the tournament in Egypt later this year.The President through the Prime Minister on Saturday promised each player an amount of US$ 5,000 if they make it to Africa's flagship tournament for the first time in 39 years.Their last appearance in the Cup of Nations was in 1980 where they exited the tournament after the first round.By Nuhu Adams

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Asante Kotoko trio to feature for Black Stars against Mauritania on Tuesday

Asante Kotoko trio Amos Frimpong, Felix Annan and Kwame Bonsu will feature for the Black Stars in Tuesday’s International friendly against Mauritania at the Accra Sports Stadium.Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah after the game on Saturday told the media that these two games will be used to assess the players as he looks forward to select his final squad for the AFCON.Appiah said all the 24-players called will get to play in the two games, hence those who didn’t feature against Kenya will get to play against Mauritania.“We have two games that is why others played on Saturday (Kenya) and I will make sure those who couldn’t play on Saturday will play today so that myself and every Ghanaian can assess them”.Based on the comment made by the coach, Amos Frimpong and Kwame Bonsu will get to make their debut appearance for the Black Stars should they be considered for the game on Tuesday.Felix Annan will make his second appearance for the Black Stars should he get to keep the post. He made his debut appearance in post when the Black Stars played against Asante Kotoko in a friendly game at the…

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Injured Kayserispor midfielder Bernard Mensah undergoes surgery; out for SIX weeks

On-loan Kayserispor midfielder Bernard Mensah has been ruled out for six weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a shoulder injury.The 24-year-old picked up the injury in Kayserispor's 2-2 draw with Besiktas in the Turkish SupaLig on 2 March, 2019.Mensah suffered a fracture of the left clavicle (collarbone) and needed to go under the knife.Atlético Madrid-owned player has been flying for Kayserispor where he scored three goals 22 games in the Turkish Super Lig.

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Breaking News: Medeama to participate in Normalisation Committee Special Competition

Ghanasoccernet can exclusively confirm that Ghana Premier League side Medeama will participate in the Normalisation Committee Special Competition.The Mauve and Yellow have decided to participate and will still be maintained in the Northern zone following the latest fixtures released on Friday.The two-time FA Cup holders were livid after their petition to the Normalisation Committee on February 8 to revise the fixtures was ignored.The club was extremely unhappy with attempts to force the unpopular decision down their throat, vowing to pull the plugs on their involvement.Per the Normalisation Committee's own demarcation, the Mauve and Yellows appears justified in demanding for their team to be placed in the Southern zone.However, after some deliberations with the Normalisation Committee and the some influences from the corridors of power in government, Medeama have accepted to partake in the competition.”In the supreme interest of Ghana football, @Medeama SC has agreed to participate in the @ghanafaofficial Special Competition. We will be housed in the Northern Zone. Let's enjoy football”, a tweet from the club indicated.The tournament will be launched today at the Ghana Football Association headquarters today. The competition is set to kick off on March 31. 

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Ayew Ready: Coach Kwesi Appiah should hand keys to ‘Dede’ for Egypt 2019

Now, let’s get a few things out of the way:First, I don’t believe there is a leadership feud/crisis in Ghana’s senior national team, and — second — even if there were, I wouldn’t be moved to choose between the supposed protagonists, current skipper Asamoah Gyan and deputy Andre Ayew. But while I do think the armband itself is worth little more than any other piece of polyester, it’s also a fact that the strength of character of he who wears it on his bicep is a far more important force.Since being appointed captain of the Black Stars in October 2012, Gyan has exuded enough of such character, leading Ghana from the front — literally — both with goals and his sheer presence. In that period, through three Nations Cup editions and a Fifa World Cup, no player has embodied Ghana’s highs and lows more than Gyan.The Kayserispor man is keen to do so for at least one last big event, presumably this summer’s Afcon, and it’s hard to begrudge him that chance on the evidence of all he’s done. The reality, though, is that Gyan isn’t doing much to earn that opportunity at the moment. He hasn’t…