Ghana beat uruguay 5 goals to nil to improve their chances of advancing the next stage of the under 17 women world at Azerbaijan.
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah was the star-man for Juventus who coasted to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Chievo Verona at the Juventus Arena on Saturday.
The 23-year-old set up his former Udinese team-mate Fabio Quagliarella for the Old Ladies’ second goal with a measure of artistry.
Asamoah produced a deft cut to go past two Chievo defenders on the left wing before laying an accurate pass for Quagliarella who forced his effort past Sorrentino in the 68th minute.
The Black Stars midfielder who has netted twice since joining the Bianconeris in August lasted the entire duration of the game.
Juventus have maintained their perfect record in the Serie A; winning all four of their opening games.
Black Stars new boy Isaac Cofie warmed the Chievo Verona bench.
Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has warned his Black Satellites team that this Sunday’s clash against Morocco will be the toughest test so far.
The men’s U-20 team host their North African opponents in the first leg of the final-round qualifier for the 2013 African Youth Championship at the Tamale Stadium.
Konadu, who hopes his side can push for a good first leg win to improve their chances of reaching next year’s finals has cautioned his team against looking beyond Sunday’s match.
“This will be our toughest task so far,” Konadu said ahead of the game.
“We need to be relaxed but be filled with the determination needed to win such a game. We must get a good home result.”
The Ghana coach fully expects his side to claim a win in Tamale and continue their great work towards qualifying as the aggregate winner over both legs will qualify for next year’s Championship in Algeria.
“I’m confident we’ll keep up the good work on Sunday. We have to impose ourselves on the game against Morocco, create chances and not be in a rush but finish off well,” he explained.
Seven teams will make it from the qualifiers and join hosts, Algeria, in the finals next year.
Les Lionceaux bagged their first points of the season in last Saturday’s shocking victory over Saint Etienne at their own backyard.
Eric Hely’s side welcome bottom-placed Troyes to the Stade Auguste-Bonal and they must scrap all three points to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.
Yartey who came off the bench to inspire to the Montbéliard-based side to the victory at St Etienne believes his side have gathered the right momentum to coast to victory.
“The team has some new spirit now after the victory at St Etienne. We believe we can win and the entire team remain more determined.” He said.
The former Ghana U17 star lauds the influence of the Malian international Kalilou Traoré.
“He’s a real quality midfielder and he has the experience and possesses some real good qualities so he can help us get there.” He added.
The 22-year-old scored what eventually proved to be the winner in Friday’s 1-0 win over Moreirense in the Portuguese top flight.
His solidity at the back with his surging runs upfront to provide pin-point crosses plus his goal was enough to convince the match assessors.
He had very limited first team opportunities during his two-year stay with the Portuguese champions and as a result was twice farmed out on loan.
Addy’s return to first team action is a delight to many who believed his immense talent was being put to waste during his time at Porto.
The technical team of Ghana’s under 20 male team say they are battle ready for Morocco in Sunday’s Africa Youth championship qualifier.
The two teams are meeting in the first leg in the last stage of the qualifiers at the Tamale stadium with an eye on the ticket for the championship in Algeria next year.
The assistant coach of the Black Satellites of Ghana believes his side has gone through enough preparations for this tie.
“We have prepared well and are ready to fight hard for a place in Algeria,” Owusu told Goal.com Ghana.
The top four placed teams at the African championship will qualify for the world cup in Turkey later next year.
PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2012 – 2013 SEASON
FIRST ROUND MATCHES
MATCH 1 – SUNDAY, 7TH OCTOBER, 2012
Tema – Tema Youth vs Hearts of Oak
Gyamfi Park – Edubiase vs Medeama
Len Clay – Dwarfs vs Arsenals
Wa – All Stars vs Aduana
Golden City – Chelsea vs Lions
Tamale – R. T. U. vs Ashantigold
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko vs Amidaus
Carl Reindorf – Liberty vs King Faisal
MATCH 2 – SUNDAY, 14TH OCTOBER, 2012
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. Edubiase
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. Liberty
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Kpando – Lions Vrs. R. T. U.
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. Chelsea
Golden City Park – Arsenals Vrs. All Stars
T & A Park – Medeama Vrs. Dwarfs
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. Tema Youth
MATCH 3 – SUNDAY, 21ST OCTOBER, 2012
Gyamfi Park – Edubiase Vrs. Tema Youth
Tema (Sat) – Dwarfs Vrs. Hearts of Oak
Wa - All Stars Vrs. Medeama
Golden City Park - Chelsea Vrs. Arsenals
Tamale - RTU Vrs. Aduana
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko Vrs. Lions
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Ashantigold
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 4 – WEDNESDAY, 24TH OCTOBER, 2012
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. All Stars
Tema - Tema Youth Vrs. Dwarfs
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Amidaus
Kpando - Lions Vrs. Liberty
Agyeman Badu - Aduana Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Golden City - Arsenals Vrs. R. T. U.
T & A Park – Medeama Vrs. Chelsea
Baba Yara - King Faisal Vrs. Edubiase
MATCH 5 – SUNDAY, 28TH OCTOBER, 2012
Len Clay (Sat) – Dwarfs Vrs. Edubiase
Wa - All Stars Vrs. Tema Youth
Golden City – Chelsea Vrs. Hearts of Oak
Tamale – R. T. U. Vrs. Medeama
Baba Yara - Asante Kotoko Vrs. Arsenals
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Aduana
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Lions
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 6 – WEDNESDAY, 7TH NOVEMBER, 2012
Accra - Hearts of Oak Vrs. R. T. U.
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Chelsea
Gyamfi Park - Edubiase Vrs. All Stars
Kpando – Lions Vrs. Ashantigold
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. Amidaus
Golden City – Arsenals Vrs. Liberty
T & A Park – Medeama Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. Dwarfs
MATCH 7 – SUNDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER, 2012
Wa – All Stars Vrs. Dwarfs
Golden City – Chelsea Vrs. Edubiase
Tamale – R. T. U. Vrs. Tema Youth
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko Vrs. Hearts of Oak
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Medeama
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. Arsenals
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Aduana
Kpando – Lions Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 8 – SUNDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER, 2012
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. Liberty
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Gyamfi Park – Edubiase Vrs. R. T. U.
Robert Mensah – Dwarfs Vrs. Chelsea
Agyeman Badu - Aduana Vrs. Lions
Golden City - Arsenals Vrs. Ashantigold
T & A Park – Medeama Vrs. Amidaus
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. All Stars
MATCH 9 –WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2012
Golden City – Chelsea Vrs. All Stars
Tamale – R. T. U. Vrs. Dwarfs
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko Vrs. Edubiase
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Tema Youth
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. Hearts of Oak
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Medeama
Kpando – Lions Vrs. Arsenals
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 10 –SUNDAY, 2ND DECEMBER, 2012
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. Ashantigold
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Amidaus
Gyamfi - Edubiase Vrs. Liberty
Robert Mensah – Dwarfs Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Wa - All Stars Vrs. R. T. U.
Golden City – Arsenals Vrs. Aduana
T & A Park – Medeama Vrs. Lions
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. Chelsea
MATCH 11 –SUNDAY, 16TH DECEMBER, 2012
Tamale – R.T.U Vrs. Chelsea
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko Vrs. All Stars
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Dwarfs
Tema - Amidaus Vrs. Edubiase
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Tema Youth
Kpando – Lions Vrs. Hearts of Oak
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. Medeama
Golden City – Arsenals Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 12 – SUNDAY, 30TH DECEMBER, 2012
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. Aduana
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Lions
Gyamfi Park – Edubiase Vrs. Ashantigold
Robert Mensah – Dwarfs Vrs. Amidaus
Wa - All Stars Vrs. Liberty
Golden City – Chelsea Vrs. Asante Kotoko
T&A Park – Medeama Vrs. Arsenals
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. R. T. U.
MATCH 13 – SUNDAY, 6TH JANUARY, 2013
Baba Yara – Asante Kotoko Vrs. R. T. U.
Carl Reindorf – Liberty Vrs. Chelsea
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. All Stars
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Dwarfs
Kpando - Lions Vrs. Edubiase
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. Tema Youth
Golden City – Arsenals Vrs. Hearts of Oak
T&A Park – Medeama Vrs. King Faisal
MATCH 14 –Wednesday 9th JANUARY, 2013
Accra – Hearts of Oak Vrs. Medeama
Tema – Tema Youth Vrs. Arsenals
Gyamfi Park – Edubiase Vrs. Aduana
Robert Mensah - Dwarfs Vrs. Lions
Wa - All Stars Vrs. Ashantigold
Golden City – Chelsea Vrs. Amidaus
Tamale - R. T. U. Vrs. Liberty
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. Asante Kotoko
MATCH 15 – SUNDAY 13TH JANUARY, 2013
Accra – Liberty Vrs. Asante Kotoko
Tema – Amidaus Vrs. R. T. U.
Len Clay – Ashantigold Vrs. Chelsea
Kpando – Lions Vrs. All Stars
Agyeman Badu – Aduana Vrs. Dwarfs
Golden City – Arsenals Vrs. Edubiase
T&A Park – Medeama Vrs. Tema Youth
Baba Yara – King Faisal Vrs. Hearts of Oak
The 25-year-old has joined the 2010 Ghanaian League Champions on a two-year deal after his hugely publicized move to Kotoko collapsed.
The former Petrojet man is expected to be a direct replacement for Emmanuel Clottey who has also signed for Tunisian giants Esperance after he excelled heavily for the Blues.
Bekoe will form a strong attacking partnership with either Latif Salifu or Bismark Idan but the club’s assistant trainer insists there are no automatic places for any player.
“ He (Bekoe) has sat down for two years without playing and so he needs to work hard to break into the team,” Walker said
“Every player will have to fight for a place in the team and that includes him (Bekoe).
However there are others who have expressed fear about his fitness level but he insists he is in top shape and slams critics over peddling falsehood about his health.
“Throughout my career I have never had a knee injury and so It saddens me when I hear people make such claims,” Bekoe fumed
“If you don’t want me just say so and stop peddling falsehood.”
The midfielder was at fault for the Italians’ equaliser, as his misplaced pass allowed Fabio Quagliarella in to deny the Blues all three points in their opening Champions League Group E game.
That error led to several racist tweets being directed at the Nigeria international, something which the west London club have now condemned.
Chelsea wrote on Twitter: “Abuse on social networks is abhorrent. Racist tweets towards Mikel are totally unacceptable. Police informed. #CFC supports strongest action.”
Two hours earlier, the Stamford Bridge side had tweeted to deny reports that the 25-year-old had been targeted through the site but have now been forced to backtrack.
The original tweet read: “Not true Mikel quit Twitter due to messages received. He’d wanted to leave for a while & deleted his acct today without looking at it. #CFC”
Mikel accepted full responsibility for his mistake after Wednesday’s game, telling Sky Sports: “I’m disappointed, it was my pass and I over-hit it.”