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VIDEO: Solomon Asante scores, provides assist in Phoenix Rising thumping win

Captain Solomon Asante scored and provided an assist for Phoenix Rising in their 4-0 drubbing of Tacoma Defiance in the USL Championship in front of a sellout crowd of 6,534 fans at Casino Arizona Field.The former TP Mazembe star found the back of the net in the 53rd minuteJunior Flemmings drove into the box down the left side. With some space to shoot, he sent the ball across the ball, instead, to a waiting Asante.After taking a touch, Asante drilled the ball to beat the goalkeeper for the fourth and final goal of the match.In the 37th minute, Solomon Asante streaked down the right flank and slid a grass-cutting cross into the box for an on-rushing Jason Johnson, who beat his defender to the ball and beat the goalkeeper at the net to make it 2-0. And YOU get a goal @Asante208!#UpRising pic.twitter.com/HJegp8AAVn— Phoenix Rising FC (@PHXRisingFC) April 21, 2019

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Dauda Mohammed scores as Vitesse Arnhem stroll past PEC Zwolle

Dauda Mohammed was on target for Vitesse Arnhem as they battered PEC Zwolle 4-1 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.The Eagles went up in the 9th minute after Bryan Linssen combined superbly with Martin Ødegaard.The lead however did not last as the visitors pulled parity through Lennart Thy in the 23rd minute.Linssen scored his second of the afternoon when he planted his header beyond the reach of PEC goalkeeper Mickey van der Hart two minutes after recess.Dauda Mohammed extended the lead for Leonid Slutsky's side after he poke in Thulani Serero's back heel pass in the 73rd minute before Linssen completed his hat-trick four minutes later.Dauda has scored three league goals since joining Vitesse on loan from Anderlecht in the winter transfer window.

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VIDEO: AshantiGold players in high spirit ahead of Berekum Chelsea clash

Players of AshantiGold SC sing cheerfully in camp ahead of Normalisation Committee's Special Competition against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park on Sunday.The Miners are plotting their first away win in the competition after failing against Bechem United, Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko.A victory will see them leapfrog Kotoko to the top of Zone A as the Porcupine Warriors will not be playing any game this weekend.Svetislav Tanasijevic's side looks favourite on paper as the Blues are winless in the three of the games they have played so far and are yet to find the back of the net as well.However, the appointment of experienced coach Tony Lokko could be a massive boost for Chelsea ahead of the match.Watch the mood of the Miners ahead of the game;Mood in Camp pic.twitter.com/xgSCgMiHOZ— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) April 20, 2019

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VIDEO: Watch Frank Acheampong's Messi-esque winner for Tianjin Teda against Henan Jianye

Ghana winger Frank Acheampong was the hero for Tianjin Teda as they inflicted a 3-2 defeat on Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Saturday morning.Teda started the match on the front-foot and were deservedly handed the advantage through Kaimu Zheng 13th and 45th minute respective strikes.Henan Jianye quickly halved the deficit two minutes after the break courtesy English-born Chinese forward Tim Chow.Cameroonian forward Franck Ohandza drew them level with a 58th minute penalty goal.With the match heading for a draw, Frank Acheampong left fans in awe with a 75th minute goal.Acheampong swerved past one Henan Jianye player before nutmegging another and accelerating towards the box before he calmly slotted home the winner.Watch the video below;Mampong Messi! Agye wonsem! pic.twitter.com/YoQGyD5jKY— Ernest Koranteng (@EKoranteng_) April 20, 2019The goal was Acheampong's second in six league matches for the Blue and White lads in the ongoing season.

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Blistering Emmanuel FC pip Danbort Youth FC to win Betway Easter Gala

Emmanuel FC have emerged winners of the maiden Betway Easter Gala following a 1-0 win over Danbort Youth FC in the final match.The Teshie-based side commenced the tournament brightly as they breezed past Osu Wembley FC 3-0 to the delight of their fans at the Nungua Town Park.Richard Kingson's charges marched on to the final after seeing off Alphonso FC in the quarterfinals stage of the competition.The Blues resolve were tested when they encountered Danbort Youth FC in the final but they triumphed courtesy a second half goal by midfielder Christian Bortier Borlabi.Emmanuel FC swept every available individual award in the competition after deadly striker Ernest Adiwoh clinched the goal-king accolade with three goals in three games while Benjamin Malik Shaibu was adjudged the best defender and player of the tournament.The club meanwhile are flying high in the Jordan Anagblah Memorial Cup, having won two matches and drawn one to occupy Group 7A with seven points.

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'Delighted' Emmanuel FC gaffer Richard Kingson expresses gratitude to players after Betway Easter Gala Cup triumph

Emmanuel FC boss Richard Kingson said he was proud of his team after winning the maiden Betway Easter Gala Cup on Saturday.Emmanuel FC started the competition superbly as they breezed past Osu Wembley FC 3-0 to the delight of their fans at the Nungua Town Park.The Blues marched on to the final after seeing off Alphonso FC in the quarterfinals stage of the competition.However, their resolve were tested when they encountered Danbort Youth FC in the final but triumphed courtesy a second half goal by midfielder Christian Bortier Borlabi.“I'm proud of what we’ve done and grateful to the players,” Kingson told Happy FM's Samuel Addo.”The lads were fantastic in all the three matches. Danbort proved to the tough but it's understandable because it was a final match.””This is our first title since the team was formed but we'll do everything possible to add the Jordan Anagblah Cup, and I'm confident we can do it because the form we've exhibited in the past weeks,” the Black Stars goalkeepers' trainer deduced.Emmanuel FC swept every available individual award in the competition after deadly striker Ernest Adiwoh clinched the goal-king accolade with three goals in three games…

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Paul Ayongo grabs match winner for leaders Pacos de Ferreira in Portuguese second-tier

Paul Ayongo scored the watch winner for Portuguese second-tier side Paços de Ferreira in the 2-1 win over Academico Viseu on Saturday.The former Charity Stars striker was a first half substitute and netted the clincher in the 80th minute.Douglas Tanque opened the scoring after 19 minutes but suffered an injury and Ayongo took his position in the 26th minute.The 22-year-old was making his sixth league appearance for the side joined this summer.Paços de Ferreira are set to gain promotion to the Portuguese Liga as they lead the Segunda Division table with four matches to the end of the season.

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FC Nantes coach deflects suggestions of pairing in-form Waris and Coulibaly in attack against Amiens

FC Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic has shrugged off suggestions of pairing Majeed Waris and Kalifa Coulibaly upfront in their Sunday's Ligue 1 clash against Amiens.Waris has been pivotal in the Canaries upturn of form since returning from injury a fortnight ago.The Ghana striker provided an assist in the 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon last Sunday before bettering that performance with a goal in the 3-2 win over Paris Saint Germain in midweek.Ahead of the side's Sunday's clash against Amiens, coach Halilhodzic was asked about the possibility of lining up the former Lorient forward alongside Coulibaly, who is returning from injury, upfront in the game.”Majeed has been injured for almost a month, Coulibaly has also been suspended and injured, and both of these boys have come a long way and as soon as there is the opportunity to line them up, it's very interesting. We have often played with three attackers, it took a lot of automation work to create this complementarity, and today they are complementary.”Waris has scored 5 league goals and registered 2 assists in the ongoing campaign.

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Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp speaks amid season-ending injury

In-form Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp has assured Crystal Palace fans that he will return stronger in time for pre-season.Ahead of the Eagles match against Arsenal, manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that the versatile Ghana star will miss the remaining four matches due to injury.Schlupp suffered the setback during last week's 3-1 defeat to champions Manchester City.The 26-year-old has come out to assure the club's supporters that he will work hard to be fit in order to regain fitness ahead of the pre-season.”Unfortunately my season has come to an end a few weeks early due to an injury.””Time to work hard and comeback stronger ready for pre-season”Schlupp has netted 5 goals in 37 appearances for the club this term.

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Frank Acheampong scores winning goal for Tianjin Teda in victory over Henan Jianye

Ghana winger Frank Acheampong was the hero for Tianjin Teda as they inflicted a 3-2 defeat on Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Saturday morning.Teda started the match on the front-foot and were deservedly handed the advantage through Kaimu Zheng 13th and 45th minute respective strikes.Henan Jianye quickly halved the deficit two minutes after the break courtesy English-born Chinese forward Tim Chow.Cameroonian forward Franck Ohandza drew them level with a 58th minute penalty goal.With the match heading for a draw, Frank Acheampong ensured Tianjin Teda leave the Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium with the three points as he struck on the 75th minute mark.The goal was Acheampong's second in six league matches for the Blue and White lads in the ongoing season.