Late Christopher Opoku goes home July 15

The Opoku family has fixed July 15-16 as dates for the final funeral rites of the late sports journalist, Christopher Nana Opoku. Opoku, who is the brain behind Footy-Ghana.com and last worked for Accra-based Citi FM, passed on to glory on May 10, 2017 in London. The pre-burial rites will take place in the morning

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Purging the Black Stars: a must for long term success

Discussing the Black Stars is always interesting because it always leads to arguments and counter arguments. So far it has been 35 years of hurt (borrowing an English press football phrase) as far as winning trophies at senior level is concerned. The Black Stars have reached the semi-final of every African Nations Cup tournament since

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FEATURE: Ghana! 35 years of hurt – The wait continues

Even though the Black Stars have not won a major trophy since 1982, there is almost always the expectation that the team will win ahead of every African Nations Cup tournament. Many have offered opinions as to why Ghana failed to get past the semi-final stage in Gabon. I will attempt to offer some perspective

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FEATURE: The seven crown jewels in Grant’s squad

The much awaited final squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon was finally revealed by head coach Avram Grant, announcing seven tournament debutants who look set to break into a template first 11. The 2015 list had as much as 13 new players from the previous 2013 list which lost on penalties

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Samba Afcon Podcast – Edition 4

Edition 4 of the Samba AFCON Podcast hosted by Fentuo Tahiru with Nuhu Adams previews AFCON Group D. Ghana, Egypt, Mali and Uganda form arguably the toughest group in the tournament. So can the Black Stars end a 35-year wait for the title? Can Egypt show again why they are undisputed Kings of African football?

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Samba Afcon Podcast – Episode 3

Episode 3 of the Samba Afcon Podcast, hosted by Fentuo Tahiru, with Nuhu Adams, previews AFCON Group C. Can Herve Renard get one over his former side Cote d’Ivoire? There’s guest appearance from Togolese Journalist Steven Lavon who assess Togo’s chances in this tight group. Then, my encounter with the 3 wise ladies gets even

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Samba #AFCON Podcast – Edition 2

Fentuo Tahiru and Nuhu Adams are back with another edition of the Samba AFCON Podcast. The Samba AFCON Podcast is a daily 15-minute show that features all things Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. It features guest appearance by Zimbabwean Journalist Micheal Madyira (Miguel). The guys preview AFCON group B (Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Gabon). It

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Know the new management members of Kotoko

Executive Chairman, Dr. Kwame Kyei has picked three gentlemen and a lady to be part of his Management Board. A few more appointments are to come soon. In response to supporters’ demand, Asantekotokosc.com provides brief information on the latest appointees. Operations Director – Ernest Owusu Ansah He was the Operations Manager during the Dr. K.

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Election 2016: The upsets and victories of sports personalities

The 2016 elections in Ghana has seen some upsets for some parliamentary candidates across the country; amongst them was the deputy Sports Minister Vincent Oppong Asamoah. The Minister from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) who was very confident ahead of the December 7 polls lost his seat to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Ali

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Uganda line up pre-Afcon 2017 friendly with Ivory Coast

Ghana’s group opponents in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, Uganda have lined up series of international friendlies as they get ready for the tournament in Gabon. The cranes in September qualified for the continental showpiece as one of the two best group runners-up after defeating Comoros 1-0; the first time since 1978. In their

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