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Ghanaian winger Samuel Tetteh strikes as LASK Linz defeat St. Polten to reach Austrian Cup semi-final

Ghana international Samuel Tetteh was on target as LASK Linz walloped St. Polten 6-0 in the quarter-final of the Austrian Cup on Saturday.The 22-year-old winger scored in the 70th minute as LASK recorded a huge victory in the competition as they set sights on winning the trophy this term.LASK took a deserving lead in the 24th minute of the game through Brazilian attacker João Victor Santos Sá's strike before Thomas Goiginger added the second seven minutes later.Four minutes later Joao Klauss Mello made it three before Santos Sa wrapped up his brace on the day with three minutes to head into the break.Thomas Goinginger scored his second and LASK’s fifth in the 61st minute.Tetteh, who was introduced into the game in the 67th minute completed the riot with a superb finish in the 70th minute.The former WAFA talisman has made 10 appearances and scored once for LASK Linz so far this season.  https://twitter.com/samuel_Tetteh29/status/1096773373219213312— (@samuel_Tetteh29)  

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Video: Ghana's Boakye-Yiadom bags brace as Red Star Belgrade beat Vojvodina in Serbian SuperLiga

Ghanaian striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom hit the back of the net twice in Red Star Belgrade's 4-0 home win over Vojvodina in the Serbian SuperLiga on Saturday. Yiadom, who returned to the club for a €2.5 million fee, just six months after his transfer to Jiangsu Suning gave his side the lead on the 24th minute before Veljko Simic doubled their lead four minutes later.The 26-year-old Ghanaian goal poacher bagged his brace on the 48th minute to give his side a 3-0 lead to the delight of the home fans who thronged the stadium.Milan Pavkov however, deepened the visitors woes with a last-minute strike to seal an emphatic 4-0 demolishing exercise over Vojvodina who are ninth on the league table.Red Star Belgrade comfortably leads the SuperLiga with 62 points after matchday 22.The former Juventus forward has made 8 appearances and scored six goals for Red Star Belgrade so far this season.Watch below Boakye Yiadom's brace: https://twitter.com/nczvezda/status/1096796268712607745— (@nczvezda)

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Ghanaian defender Kassim Nuhu features in TSG Hoffenheim win over Hannover 96

Ghana international Kassim Nuhu was in action for TSG Hoffenheim in their 3-0 win over Hannover 96 on Saturday in the German Bundesliga.Nuhu lasted the entire duration of the game at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.The former Young Boys defender was very impressive at the back as Hoffenheim picked up all three points in matchday 22 of the German top flight.Julian Nagelsmann’s side took the lead through Joelinton’s strike as he beat goalkeeper Michael Esser in the 4th minute of the game.The lead was quickly doubled when Belfodil, who scored a brace from the bench in last week’s comeback draw at Borussia Dortmund, flicked on a Demirbay free-kick into the far corner with the back of his neckDemirbay and Andrej Kramaric had some glorious chances to score more goals before the former finally curled home his fourth goal of the season to deepen Hannover 96’s woes.The 22-year-old has made eight appearances for TSG  Hoffenheim so far this term.He joined the German side in 2018 on a five-year deal and has since been an integral part of the team.

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Kevin Prince Boateng's home in Barcelona burgled

Kevin Prince Boateng’s home was burgled during his Barcelona debut against Valladolid on Saturday.Boateng, on loan from Sassuolo, has become the latest player in Ernesto Valverde’s side to be targeted.Jordi Alba suffered the same fate during a trip to Milan to play Inter in the Champions League earlier this season.Boateng played the last half hour at the Nou Camp as a substitute for Luis Suarez.With Lionel Messi’s penalty the difference in the 1-0 victory, which included a missed spot kick from the Argentine later on, though Boateng’s debut was spoiled after discovering he had been burgled.Thieves raided his home for jewelery, watches and cash – valued at €300-400,000, according to Marca.Boateng will be involved in the Blaugrana’s trip to Lyon on Tuesday for the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.Boateng missed three good chances to open his account, perhaps confirming why he is not an orthodox striker, but useful in that role for certain teams setting up with very specific tactics.Barcelona have stretched their lead in La Liga to seven points with Real Madrid in action on Sunday.

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Ghanaian sensational Eddie Nketiah scores 8th goal of the season as Arsenal U-23 side thrash Tottenham in EPL 2

Ghanaian youngster Eddie Nketiah scored again and also provided an assist for Arsenal U-23 side in the English Premier League 2 on Friday nightThe Gunners U-23 side thrashed Tottenham Hotspurs 4-0 at the Lamex Stadium in an entertaining fixture.Joe Willock bagged a brace for the Gunners in the first half before Charlie Gilmour converted a spot kick to give them a 3-0 lead before the first half of the game.After the recess, Nketiah scored a stunning goal on the 47th-minute to wrap up the victory for Arsenal.The 18-year old striker lasted the entire duration of the game while compatriots Bukayo Saka and Jordi Osei-Tutu also shined for the Gunners.The highly-rated Ghanaian forward has made 12 appearances and scored eight goals with two assists in for Arsenal U-23 side so far this season.The English-born Ghanaian made his international debut for England at the U-18 level, playing a match against Saudi Arabia U19 on 22 March 2017. He scored the second goal for England in the 58th minute as they won 2–0. https://twitter.com/EddieNketiah9/status/1096554092913197056— (@EddieNketiah9)

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African legend Mercy Akide-Udoh calls for more games for Nigeria's women

Former African Women's footballer of the year, Mercy Akide-Udoh, says preparation must be a priority for Nigeria's women's team to avoid an early exit at this year's Women's World Cup.The Super Falcons are scheduled to take part in the prestigious Cyprus Cup at the end of February and will then be at a training camp in Austria in the run-up to France 2019.But Akide-Udoh, who starred as Nigeria reached the quarter-finals of the 1999 World Cup, says more fixtures must be arranged for the Falcons.”To have a good tournament and avoid another embarrassing outing, the girls deserves to compete against the very best in the women's game to get themselves ready,” Akide-Udoh told BBC Sport.”Other countries going to the World Cup are playing friendlies, but we are not which is not a good sign.”I have always said that Nigeria must start showing that we deserve to be at the World Cup and stop being contented with just participating since 1991,” she added.Nine-time continental champions Nigeria are the only African team to have played in all of the Women's seven World Cup tournaments since 1991, but they have failed to translate their continental dominance on…

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Buffaloes win inaugural Zambia Women's Charity Shield

Green Buffaloes have been crowned winners of the inaugural Zambia Women’s League Charity Shield following a 5-4 post-match penalties victory over Indeni Roses on Saturday (16 February 2019) at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.The match pitted the Copperbelt Zone League champions, Indeni, and the Midlands League Zone winners, Green Buffaloes, in the battle for the season-opening silverware of the 2019 FAZ Women’s League season.Buffaloes took the lead in the 24th minute when Rachel Nachula fired-in a long-range shot. But the lead lasted for just ten minutes when Mwaka Mupeta slotted in the ball from close-range thanks to some great work by Msozi Zulu.The two sides were later separated by post-match penalties that Buffaloes won 5-4 to become the first FAZ Women’s Charity Shield champions after Nachula, Joanna Benaya, Lweendo Chisamu, Mary Mwakapila and Martha Tembo all successfully converted their spot-kicks.Msozi Zulu, Grace Zulu, Teresa Chewe, Rhoda Chileshe all converted for Roses but Esther Mukwasa fired her penalty high and over.Buffaloes coach Charles Haalubono said it was great honour to be crowned inaugural FAZ Women's Charity Shield champions but that Roses had given them a good run for the honour.“I am very impressed that the girls…

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Egyptian officials appointed for Nkana vs Kotoko clash

 Confederation of African Football(CAF) hasappointed match officials from Egypt to handle CAFconfederation Cup Group C third match involvingNkana FC and Asante Kotoko.The Porcupine Warriors will travel to Zambia to faceNkana on Sunday, 24 February. Kotoko will be hopingto record two consecutive wins in the group stageof the competition for the first time.Referee Ahmed El Ghandour from Egypt will be thecenter-man and will be assisted by his compatriotsAhmed Hassam Eldin Hany Abdelfattah, Mahmoud ElShandidy and Mohammed Maaroup Eid Mansour, whowill be the fourth official.CAF has however chosen South African matchcommissioner Simphiwe Brain Xaba.This is the second time an Egyptian referee has beenappointed for a Group C match in the 2019 CAFConfederation Cup campaign.Story by Kolog Bonaventure

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Dr.Kwame Kyei optimistic of Caf Confederation cup trophy

_ President of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Dr. Kwame Kyeihas set sights on winning the Caf Confederation Cupas he hopes to end the club’s jinx in the competition.Dr.Kwame kyei in his address speech to Kotokoentire fraternity revealed that, the PorcupineWarriors will clinch the Confederation Cup by thegrace of God.The Reds are currently in the Group Stage of theaforementioned competition and has gathered 3points from a possible of 6 following their lost awayto Sudanese giant Al Hilal.Dr.Kyei said in his delivery:First of all , I want to thank all the supporters,Ghanaians and everyone for their unflinchingsupport.I have already said that the Lord will help us win thisCAF Confederations Cup and celebrate at Baba YaraSports Stadium to the glorification of the Lord.I have never dreamt of seeking the support of Jujufrom anywhere. There's no black magic anywhere, weshould learnt a little bit, God is the ultimate so hetruly deserves the praise and commendation.Nobody has done anything to Songne Yacouba, ifthis keep on repeating and get into the head of theplayer it will affect the player and will not…

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Ghana book ticket to 2019 All Africans game

 CAF has offered an automatic qualification ticketto Ghana ahead of 2019 All African Games Women'sfootball.This years competition will be the fifth edition to bestaged in Morocco.Africa's reigning champions Nigeria, runners-up inAWCON 2018 held in Ghana, South Africa and thehost Ghana have all qualified for this yearstournament following the directives of CAF to forgoplaying of qualifiers rather it has given the nod to allAfrican countries that participated in the lastAWCON edition in Ghana.This means Mali, Zambia, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea and Algeria will join the aforementioned listfor the 2019 All African Games Women’stournament.The qualification matches was due to commence onFebruary and end in April 2019 but that has beencancelled due to the new formalities.CAF new directives will now have Morocco, host ofthe competition sit on the fence since they werenot part of the teams that made it to Ghana.The showpiece for women's talent and growth isscheduled to be held from August 23 to September3, 2019 in Congo Brazzaville.Ghana go into the tournament as the defendingchampions after they beat Cameroon in the final.