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Hearts Of Oak Draw With Rivals Asante Kotoko

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Hearts Of Oak Draw With Rivals Asante Kotoko

The cagey encounter saw both team spurn some good chances as the spoils were shared in the Super Clash.

Both Samuel Boadu and Prosper Narteh Ogun named strong sets of teams, with an eye on three points and the bragging rights.

Richard Attah started in post for Hearts and was shielded by a back four of Fatawu Mohammed, Dennis Korsah, Mohammed Alhassan and Robert Addo Sowah.

The experienced Sulley Muntari also started in midfield alongside Salim Adams and Abdul-Aziz Nurudeen for the home side.

Daniel Afriyie Barniah, Gladson Awako and Kojo Obeng Junior led the attack for the home side as they aimed to return to winning ways after a two-game winless run.

Meanwhile, Danlad Ibrahim was between the sticks for Kotoko, with Augustine Agyapong, Munarik Yussif, Abdul Ganiu Ismail and Moro Ibrahim starting in defence.

Hearts started the game on the ascendency and created two very good chances within the opening three minutes.

Awako called Danlad into action with a straight shot but the goalkeeper was up to the task, parrying the ball away. From the resulting corner, Muntari laid the ball at the feet of Barnieh but the attacker’s shot ended up in the stands.

In the 10th minute, Muntari had Hearts’ biggest chance when he was left free in the Kotoko box but the former Inter Milan midfielder’s acrobatic effort went off target.

Kotoko’s first shot on target came in the 12th minute when Etouga, who is the league’s top scorer with 11 goals, tried to beat Attah with a looping effort but the goalkeeper reacted brilliantly to save the ball.

Seconds later, the Hearts nearly took the lead but Obeng Junior was unfortunate to see his strike come off the post after being set up by Barnieh.

The Porcupine Warriors began dictating play, although chances were far and few between for Ogun’s side, whose main source of goal threat was from the Cameroonian duo Etouga and Mfegue.

Both were very lively in the first half and Attah needed to be at his best to stop a goal-bound low shot from the latter, as the first half ended goalless.

A bright start to the second half saw Atta tested again, this time producing an excellent save to deny Lamptey’s close-range shot.

Not many chances came the way of both Hearts and Kotoko in the second half as the game got keener and keener as the minutes wore on.

The goalless draw means the Procupin Warriors have moved seven points clear at the top of the league table and 12 points ahead of rivals Hearts.

Meanwhile, Boadu’s side will end the first round of the league in seventh position.

 

 

 

 

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‘I Want To Play Another World Cup’ – Asamoah Gyan

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Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has said he wishes to feature at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Gyan hasn’t played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and has been blighted by injuries.

The 36-year-old returned to the Ghana Premier League last season after signing for Legon Cities, but rarely played before parting ways with the club after just a year.

Currently promoting his autobiography, titled ‘Legyandary: the story of Asamoah Gyan’, the veteran striker said every player would love to play at the World Cup.

“Who doesn’t want to play at the World Cup? Every player wants to play at the World Cup,” he said on Citi TV, as quoted by Ghanaweb.

“Yes, I have tasted the World Cup three times and though I would love to play at this year’s World Cup, as I have always said, I am currently not fit enough to play active football but when I Start playing – who knows?”

The Black Stars booked their place at the quadrennial tournament on away goals following a 1-1 aggregate score against West African rivals Nigeria in March.
“I shall surely be in Qatar but maybe a pundit or let’s see,” Gyan added.

The striker’s book launch will come off on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the plush Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

 

 

 

 

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Dates For MTN FA Cup Semifinal Games Announced

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The MTN FA Cup semi-final fixtures have been scheduled for Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 at the El Wak Stadium and Golden City Park in Berekum respectively.

Defending Champions Accra Hearts of Oak SC who eliminated Elmina Sharks FC in the quarterfinals stage will face Dreams FC at the El Wak Stadium on Saturday, May 14.

The Brong Ahafo Derby between Aduana Stars FC and former FA Cup winners Bechem United is also scheduled for the Golden City park on Sunday, May 15.

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Winners from the two matches will advance to the finals which will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

The final match will be played on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Dates For MTN FA Cup Semifinal Games Announced

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I Have Not Had An Erection Since Awarding Penalty Against Hearts of Oak – Referee Padi

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I Have Not Had An Erection Since Awarding Penalty Against Hearts of Oak – Referee Padi

Ghanaian referee Kenney Padi says he is yet to have an erection since officiating in the Super Clash game between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League Week 24 fixture.

The Class one referee awarded a controversial penalty to Asante Kotoko which enabled the league leaders to beat their arch-rivals by a lone goal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The penalty decision generated a lot of talks and his performance also questioned on the day.

Hearts of Oak reported referee Kenney Padi to the Ghana Football Association over his performance.

Referee Padi in an interview on Wenchi-based Ewiase FM has revealed that he has been hunted by the decision to award the penalty and has not had an erection in bed since then.

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“I have not had erection since the day I awarded the penalty against Hearts of Oak.

“Sometimes I get strange and horrific nightmares, I can’t sleep,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association Match Review Panel has suspended referee Kenny Padi for the rest of the season after he was found guilty of erring in the penalty decision in the league game between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

Referee Padi was reported by Hearts of Oak for his role in their 1-0 loss to bitter rivals Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League.

Padi gave Kotoko a penalty in the first half, which Franck Mbella Etouga converted to secure the Porcupine Warriors’ victory.

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The Phobians insisted it was a dubious call, and they have been proven right by the Match Review who ruled that Padi will not officiate any match for the rest of the season.

 

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