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Ghanaian duo Attipoe and Samed promoted to Extremadura senior team

Ghanaian pair Yussif Abdul Samed and Emmanuel Attipoe have earned promotion to Extremadura senior team.The highly-rated youngsters have been in fine form for the U-19 side but now they will continue their development under manager Juan Sebas in the Spanish second-tier.The Ghanaian teenagers began training with the team on Wednesday and they are likely to be selected for this weekend’s game against Mallorca at the Iberostar Stadium.Samed has been voted into the U-19 team of the week twice this season whilst Attipoe has also had an impressive run on the wings so far.

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Ghana star Afriyie Acquah turns focus to Empoli ahead of Frosinone clash

Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah is back to business at club level as Empoli prepare for Sunday's trip to Frosinone in the Serie A. The 26-year-old rejoined the club after playing in the arranged friendly for the Black Stars in Kumasi last Friday due to the cancellation of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.Acquah, on a season-long loan move from Torino, has been in top form since joining this summer.He has played in all but two league matches for Empoli so far.Acquah is guaranteed a starting place on Sunday as the club aim to bounce back to victory after the 2-0 home defeat to Roma.

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Asamoah Gyan's water company seals sponsorship deal for Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko sealed a two-year sponsorship deal with purified water producers Paradise Pac Mineral Water on Thursday.The deal, worth GHc 363,200 with GHc 240,000 as the cash component, will take effect from 1 November, 2018.Paradise Pac, owned by Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, will replaces Everpure Drinking water whose partnership with club end's at the end of October 2018.''This is the best water supply partnership we have obtained so far. Though the contract is initially a two-year term, we hope to move beyond the period,” Asante Kotoko CEO George Asamoah said penning the contract.Gyan disclosed that he chose to partner Kotoko because it is the best way to promote his company.He said: “My company is proud to partner the club with the largest support base in Ghana. I have come to join forces with Kotoko to help promote my company. I am optimistic that I will realise my goals at the end of the deal.”Kotoko is one of the best clubs in Africa and partnering them is a great step as the President of Paradise Pac drinking water and a supporter of the club.”