Dallas Cup: Bechem United U-17 eliminated after defeat to Cedar Stars

Bechem United U-17 team have been crushed out of the on-going Dr Pepper Cup in Dallas, United States after losing 1-0 to Cedar FC. A defensive error from the young Hunters in the 38th minute sealed their fate in a game that was dominated by the Ghanaians.After several attempts in the second half, the very impressive Bechem United could not find the back of the net.The defeat means it is the end of the road for the Ghanaian side in the competition after some incredible performances in the group stages that saw them white-wash their opponents.Despite the defeat, Freddie Etsiakoh said after the game, “the game was a story of being new to the system, we played better than them but they scored through one mistake and they defended throughout.””Falling at the quarterfinal stage of the competition was great achievement being debutant at the Dallas Cup. The team will return next year stronger and better,” he added.


U-17 Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria and Angola seal World Cup berth

Nigeria and Angola qualified for the 2019 Fifa U-17 World Cup after they booked semi-final places at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania on Saturday.Nigeria's Golden Eaglets drew 1-1 with the Uganda Cubs in a Group A match at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam.Angola were 4-2 winners over Tanzania's Serengeti Boys at the National Stadium.All four semi-finalists from Tanzania also earn a place at the World Cup in Brazil later this year.A goal from substitute Alou John Kokasin gave Uganda the lead against Nigeria who equalised through Ibrahim Jabaar.Angola's convincing win against the hosts came courtesy of a brace from Pedro Osvaldo while Leson Tome and Davide Nzanza were also on the score-sheet.Omary Omary and Agiri Ngoda scored for Tanzania.Five-times U-17 world champions Nigeria finished top of Group A with seven points, while Angola finished second with four points.The two teams will join Cameroon in the U-17 Nations Cup semi-finals after Cameroon sealed their qualification from Group B on Thursday.The last group B games will be played on Sunday with Cameroon facing Senegal and Morocco battling Guinea.Source: BBC 


Aduana Stars forward Yahaya Mohammed says he deserves a place in coach Kwesi Appiah's 2019 AFCON squad

Aduana Stars striker Yahaya Mohammed says he deserves a place in coach Kwesi Appiah's squad for the upcoming Africa Cup Of Nations in Egypt with the final squad almost decided.With a provisional squad expected to be unveiled in May with the final team to be named in June, the 31-year-old believes can help Kwesi Appiah’s men to clinch the trophy if given the chance to represent the nation in Egypt.“I deserve a place in coach Kwesi Appiah squad if there are no injuries. I will be a better player to help Ghana at the AFCON”, he told Nimde3 FM.Apart from featuring for the silver medal-winning Local Black Stars team at the CHAN 2014 in South Africa, the former Asante Kotoko man has never played for the mainstream Black Stars team.Ghana have been drawn in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.The tournament is scheduled to kick off from June 21 to July 19.


Ghana international Solomon Asante scores, registers assist as Phoenix Rising as beat Tacoma Defiance

Ghanaian winger Solomon Asante put up an impressive performance as he scored and provided an assist for Phoenix Rising in their 4-0 win over Tacoma Defiance in the USL Championship.Phoenix Rising walloped Tacoma Defiance in their matchday 7 fixture in front of a sellout crowd of 6,534 fans at Casino Arizona Field.The 28-year-old found the back of the net in the 53rd minute of the game.Junior 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, the former TP Mazembe star 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.— (@PHXRisingFC)


Ghanaian striker Dauda Mohammed on target as Vitesse Arnhem thrash PEC Zwolle

Ghanaian youngster Dauda Mohammed scored for Vitesse Arnhem in their 4-1 win over PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.Vitesse Arnhem thrashed PEC Zwolle at the GelreDome in their matchday 31 fixture.The Eagles took the lead in the 9th minute of the game 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 pokes in Thulani Serero's backheel pass in the 73rd minute before Linssen completed his hat-trick four minutes later.The 21-year-old has scored three league goals since joining Vitesse on loan from Anderlecht in the winter transfer window.


Special Competition: Asante Kotoko, Stallions FC clash postponed

Asante Kotoko's clash against Stallions FC, formerly named Wa All Stars in the Special Competition has been postponed. The WA based club are yet to play a game in the ongoing competition as issues of ownership drag on.The club which was owned by former President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi who has been banned for life by FIFA is part of the reasons why the club is unable to participate in the ongoing competition.President of the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee Dr Kofi Amoah in an interview with the media has explained that the team is unable to participate in the tournament because they want issues of ownership resolved in accordance with the rules.Reports indicate that former Black Stars defender John Painstil and some partners have taken over the club.Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko will take on Okwahu United in a friendly game on Monday 22 April 2019 at Nkawkaw.


Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong scores match-winner for Tianjin Teda

Ghana international Frank Acheampong was on target in Tianjin Teda's 3-2 win against Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.Acheampong scored the match winner in the five-goal thriller at the Zhengzhou Hanghai Stadium.A Kaimu Zheng brace handed Teda a comfortable two-goal lead at the break.However, Henan Jianye reduced the deficit two minutes after the restart through 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 emerged the hero for his team with a 75th-minute strike to ensure all three points.The 25-year-old has made six league appearances and scored two goals for the Blue and White lads in the ongoing season.


Ghana's Ibrahim Yaro shines in Switchbacks 2-2 stalemate against Portland Timbers

Ghana and Switchbacks FC defender Ibrahim Yaro was impressive for his side in their 2-2 draw against Portland Timbers 2 in the USL Championship on Saturday night.Yaro, who put up an incredible performance last the entire duration of the game as his side picked a  vital point against the Western Conference leaders.He joined on loan from Ghana Premier League side Medeama and has since been a key contributor of the team.Coming off of a 2-0 loss to Reno 1868 FC last week, the Switchbacks were looking to get back on track in Portland where the team has previously had success.Within the first 20 minutes of the game, Shane Malcolm was taken down in the 18-yard-box to earn a penalty kick for the Switchbacks which Jordan Burt calmly converted into the bottom left corner to earn the 1-0 lead.The Switchbacks goalkeeper, Abraham Rodriguez, made himself big to come up with a crucial save in the 28th minute to preserve the Switchbacks lead going into the half.Portland had the first opportunity of the second half just three minutes in as Jamal Jack was forced into making a headed clearance off the goal line before the rebound…


Tecno Spark 3 Pro Review: Great budget smartphone with good pricing

The Tecno Spark 3 Pro is here. The company launched the device in March and its available across the country for Ksh. 12,499. At that price, the Spark 3 Pro positions itself as a  good device for the budget market. The specs are good, the design is attractive and compared to its predecessor, the Spark […] The post Tecno Spark 3 Pro Review: Great budget smartphone with good pricing appeared first on TechTrendsKE.


Betway Easter Gala 2019: Top 4 winners awarded

The much-anticipated Betway Easter Gala knockout tournament, that featured community teams from Nungua and Pokuase in the Greater Accra Region, Akim Oda in the Eastern Region and Takoradi in the Western Region, was held on the 20th of April 2019. Eight (8) participating teams went head-to-head at Lance Park in Pokuase, Nungua Town Park in Nungua, Oda Community Park in Akim Oda and Red Park in Takoradi to compete in the seven-a-side knockout tournament. The top three teams at each location shared a total prize of GHC 5,000 with the champions walking away with a massive GHC 2,500 in cash.In Accra, Avengers FC were the champions of Lance Park, overcoming Future Stars in a thrilling contest, while Emmanuel FC walked away from the Nungua Town Park with all the spoils after beating Danbort FC, 1-0.Effiakuma No. 2 and New Takoradi squared off in an electrifying final at Red Park in Takoradi, with Effiakuma No.2 lifting the Betway Easter Gala Cup after emerging 3-2 winners.Oda Old Town walked away from Akim Oda with the bragging rights after beating Aboabo by 5 goals in an exciting 5-4 contest. The third/fourth playoff between Oda Newton and Akim Swedru was just…