KWADWO ASAMOAH SHINES AGAIN…

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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.

source: ghanasoccernet

Ghana faces toughest test so far against Morocco

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.

 source: myjoyonline

Ishmael Yartey targets second Ligue 1 win for Sochaux

 

ImageGhana winger Ishmael Yartey believes his French Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux would record their second win of the campaign in Saturday’s tie against Troyes.

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 former FC Servette talisman has featured in four of Sochaux’s opening five games of the campaign.

source: ghanasoccernet

Ghana defender David Addy wins best player award on Guimaraes debut

Ghana defender David Addy was voted the Man-of-the-Match on his debut for Vitoria Guimaraes.

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.

The 2009 U-20 World Cup winner arrived from Porto this summer in search of regular first team action.

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.

The ex Randers FC player finally decided to leave after he was excluded from the official Porto squad for this season.

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.

source: ghanasoccernet

Black Satellites will qualify at the expense of Morocco – Prince Owusu

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.

source: goal.com

GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2012/2013

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

Eric Bekoe not guaranteed place in Chelsea’s starting X1

 

 

 

Striker Eric Bekoe must work his sucks off to earn a regular spot in Berekum Chelsea lineup, says assistant coach Annor Walker.

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

“If he adheres to instructions at training, he will bounce back and become one of the best strikers in the upcoming season.

“I have not seen him. This is the first time that I will be working with him but I believe if he’s serious he can make it.

“Every player will have to fight for a place in the team and that includes him (Bekoe).

“But I have no doubt in my mind that he will be a huge success for the club.”

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.”

source: ghanasoccernet

Chelsea condemn racist tweets directed at Mikel

Chelsea have confirmed that John Obi Mikel has closed his account on social networking website Twitter after receiving racial abuse following the 2-2 draw with Juventus on Wednesday evening.

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.”

 SOURCE: GOAL.COM