Ghanaian league Champions Aduana Stars have sacked manager Kenichi Yatsuhashi, after only two months in charge of the Dormaa based club.
Kenichi was appointed after previous manager Yussif Abubakr was fired, but he presided over a poor CAF Confederations Cup group stage campaign and also had his appointment terminated.
Former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari made the day for many players of Accra Hearts of Oak when he trained with them and ended up handing them $100 gifts at the end.
Anyone who follows the local league knows such a sum (approximately Ghc 480) is a windfall to local players — some of whom earn even less than that monthly.
Former Black Stars captain Charles Akunnor, popularly known as C.K Akunnor, has been appointed by Obuasi Ashgold as the club’s new head coach.
Akunnor takes charge of the team next week ahead of pre season preparations for the new Ghana Premier League Season.
A former player of the nation’s top two clubs, Emmanuel Yartey, aka ‘Dr Panie’, is now a madman roaming the streets of Accra.
According to multiple reports, Dr Panie has been seen on the streets of Bubuashie and other suburbs of the capital, looking unkempt and mostly mumbling to himself.
The convalescing coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Steve Polack, found some time and energy to visit the training grounds of the team and motivate them as they continue training towards their grudge match against Accra Hearts of Oak.
Polack was one of those injured most in the team’s recent accident whilst returning from a game in Accra, and has been recovering the use of his legs with the aids of crutches.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko has beaten their rivals Accra Hearts Of Oak to clinch the President’s Cup back to back.
The rescheduled match ended goalless in full time which left the teams to battle for the trophy through penalty kicks at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Kwaku Bonsam claims Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s recent terrible run of results is because he cursed them for being ungrateful to him.
Kwaku Bonsam predicted before a Hearts-Kotoko clash last year that Kotoko would win via a Mallam goal, and that game ended up being decided by a freak goal after Hearts goalie Sulemana misjudged a back pass.
The Ghana Premier League witnessed the clash of clashes Sunday when the nation’s two largest clubs, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, went head to head at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Phobians won the keenly contested clash via a controversial late penalty, but the entire game was fraught with incidents which fans have alleged to be ‘juju’ being utilised by the other side.
As usual Ghanaian club Accra Hearts of Oak has been extremely poor in planning their season, appointing a new coach after the new Ghana Premier League season has already begun.
The team has been manager-less since the end of the last league season, yet waited around for the start of a new one before appointing a substantive coach – who thus had no chance to train the team in pre-season or conduct the recruitment he wants.
Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited have added another confusing chapter to a farcical season with the termination of the first team contract of head coach Sérgio Traguil.
Traguil took over the position from the effective yet embattled Japanese Kenichi Yatsuhashi, who was relieved of his position despite an explosive start that put the club well on their way to a first league title in seven years.
The annual President’s Cup competition, played on Republic Day, is set to come off later today.
The nation’s two most storied sides, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, clash in a fierce head to head for the right to cart home the glittering trophy.
Nana Kwaku Bonsam was hailed by most after his ‘prediction’ for the Hearts-Kotoko game seemed to have come true, and now he wants credit from Kotoko or he would turn his wrath on them.
The priest said before the game that a ‘Mallam goal’ (a goal scored with the aid of supernatural forces) would decide the game, although he failed to mention in which team’s favour the Mallam goal would go.
Hearts of Oak lost to bitter rivals Asante Kotoko 0-1 on Monday in a sour turn of events that seems to have had consequences reverberating off the football field.
A Hearts of Oak fan is reported to have died Tuesday, after collapsing during the game- which the much fancied Phobians lost after a monumental howler from goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye.
Hearts of Oak were mocked and derided after they appointed a Japanese with no top flight experience to handle the team- but after the evidence of first two weeks, they might be having the last laugh after all.
The Phobians beat Medeama SC 2-0 in Tarkwa Sunday in a shock result that consolidated their first round victory and marked them as in for business this term.
Accra Hearts of Oak have been handed a slight reprieve from their impending relegation after the disciplinary committee of the Ghana Football Association adjudged them the winners of a protest they filed against Asante Kotoko.
The ruling thus awards Hearts three points and three goals, whilst Kotoko loses the same from their points and goals tally.
Hearts of Oak came up short in their improbable mission to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit against Esperance; managing only a 1-1 draw that saw them knocked out of the Confederations cup.
Isaac Mensah gave Hearts an early lead, nodding home in the 4th minute, but that was as good as it got all game. Profligacy kept the score at 1-0, until Esperance equalised mere minutes from time.
Ghana’s continental club masters braved a home loss to march on in this year’s CAF Confederations Cup.
Hearts lost 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to Djoliba, but the first leg 2-1 away win left the game 2-2 on aggregate, the Ghanaians progressing on the away goals rule.
It was a depleted Hearts side that turned up for the clash with the Malians. Skipper Gnagne missed out through suspension, whilst Owusu Bempah and goalkeeper Seidu where on international duty.
Knowing they were leading and not at full strength, it was a very cautious Hearts team that met the Malians. Hearts employed a very Herbert Addo set up, holding their opponents and not giving much room for chances.
It worked for most of the game, but the determined Malians finally broke through the chink, defender Ndiaye striking in the 84th minute.
The last remaining Ghanaian club in Africa, Hearts of Oak have come so close to making the group stage of this tournament for the first time in a decade.
For a club that originally not even supposed to play in this tournament, they have cobbled together an impressive run that they need to see through with advancement in Accra tomorrow.
Coming to town is Djoliba, the Malian side who lost the first leg 2-1 at home. Having a first leg away win to bring home is a fantastic situation, but Djoliba would prove a stern test that would require maximum effort from the Phobians to surmount.