GHANAsoccernet.com - Latest Football News, Football Headlines, Live Scores, Results, Fixtures http://ghanasoccernet.com GHANAsoccernet.com brings to you the latest news on Ghana soccer, soccer, Ghana league, league Sunday, England league, league fantasy, Spain league, Italy league, France league, Nigeria league, Germany league, Egypt league, fantasy football, English football, English football league, football, world football, football news, etc. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:39:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Esperance determined to keep hold of Ghana’s World Cup star Harrison Affulhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/esperance-determined-keep-hold-ghanas-world-cup-star-harrison-afful/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/esperance-determined-keep-hold-ghanas-world-cup-star-harrison-afful/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:39:30 +0000 http://ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261452 Harrison Afful

Harrison Afful

Esperance are unwilling to sell Harrison Afful despite reported interests in the Ghana defender after impressing at the 2014 World Cup.

French giants Olympique Marseille are said to be very keen on signing the full-back.

Afful has however returned to the Tunisian giants after excelling at the World Cup with no apparent sign of a deal happening.

Esperance are determined to hold onto their man with coach Sebastian Desabre emphasizing on the full-back’s importance to his team as they prepare to face CS Sfaxien in the Champions League match on Saturday.

“Afful is a versatile player, it is an asset for the team I have not decided what position he will play Saturday [against Sfaxien],” he said.

Afful. 27. Has been with Esperance since 2009 and has won four domestic league titles and a CAF Champions League crown.

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EXCLUSIVE: Slavia Prague release budding talent Joseph Mensah after six-month loanhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-slavia-prague-release-budding-talent-joseph-mensah-six-month-loan/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-slavia-prague-release-budding-talent-joseph-mensah-six-month-loan/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:34 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261451 Joseph Mensah in action for Slavia Prague.

Joseph Mensah in action for Slavia Prague.

Ghanaian youngster Joseph Mensah has been released by Czech top-flight side Slavia Prague after ending a six-month loan deal, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old talented midfielder made only one appearance for the Red and Whites in the Czech Liga during his stay.

There are reports he failed to impress head coach Alex Pastoor during his stay and decided against exercising their option of signing him on for three years.

Mensah will return to his Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals to try and relaunch his career.

Before leaving for the Czech Republic, he had undergone trial at German Bundesliga II side Greuther Furth.

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Black Queens coach lists 25 players to prepare for 2014 African Women’s Championshiphttp://ghanasoccernet.com/black-queens-coach-lists-25-players-prepare-2014-african-womens-championship/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/black-queens-coach-lists-25-players-prepare-2014-african-womens-championship/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:50 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261449 Black Queens

Black Queens

Black Queens coach Yusif Bassigi has invited twenty-five (25) players to begin preparations for the 2014 African Women’s Championship.

Camping will start next Tuesday at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram.

Ghana face a herculean task at the tournament to be hosted by Namibia after drawing South Africa, Cameroon and Algeria in Group B

The 2014 African Women’s Championship will be played from 11-24 October.

Black Queens players for camping:

Nana Ama Asantewaa, Fafali Dumehasi, Mary Berko, Faiza Ibrahim, Mary Baidoo (Police)

Diana Ankomah, Patricia Mantey, Rosemary Ampem, Leticia Zikpi (Immigration) Agnes Quaye, Portia Boakye (Fabulous Ladies)

Janet Egyir, Agnes Aduako, Samira Suleman, Linda Eshun Elizabeth Cudjoe (Hasaacas Ladies)

Juliet Acheampong (Ashtown Ladies) Cynthia Adobea, Mercy Myles, Grace Asare (Reformers Ladies)

Hillia kobblah (Ghana Air Force) Margaret Otoo (Lady Strikers) Nancy Coleman, Mary Essiful (Intellectuals) Elizabeth Addo (Nigeria-based)

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Medeama president Moses Armah thrashes reports of selling clubhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/medeama-president-moses-armah-thrash-reports-selling-club/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/medeama-president-moses-armah-thrash-reports-selling-club/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:22:24 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261447
Moses Armah

Moses Armah

Medeama president Moses Armah, is utterly surprised by reports that the club is up for grabs to the highest bidder, insisting the Tarkwa-based club is still formidable under its existing financial structure to battle for silverware next season.

He told Graphic Sports last that the club was rather undergoing some drastic restructuring both administratively and technically to position the club towards the realisation of their dreams.

“I don’t know where this news about this take over is coming from, we have no intentions to offload  the club.

“We still have sponsors and these reports do not send the right signals to them,” he stated.

In the past weeks the local media had been inundated by news of a takeover of Medeama by businessman and politican, Papa Kwesi Ndoum.

The purveyors of the takeover reports maintained that Medeama was in financial distress and had taken the offloading to save the club.

But Mr Armah aka Mospacka, who returned over the weekend from the US for a short holiday after the World Cup in Brazil, disclosed that the club’s management and technical teams had been dissolved and new ones would be formed soon.

According to him, Medeama will unveil a new coach this week with Coach Prince Owusu the man tipped to take over from Peruvian, Carlos Roberto Paulette.

Source: Graphic Sports

 

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French side Nice join West Brom in the race for Ghana’s Jordan Ayewhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/french-side-nice-join-west-brom-race-ghanas-jordan-ayew/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/french-side-nice-join-west-brom-race-ghanas-jordan-ayew/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:44:21 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261445 Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew

French side Nice have joined the race for West Brom target Jordan Ayew of the Ghana national team.

The 22-year-old striker, who impressed for Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil, is expected to leave French cliub Marseille this summer.

West Brom have been monitoring his progress closely and had been keen on a move in January – before he decided to join Sochaux on loan.

But they could rekindle their interest in the forward, who is also wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach and Bordeaux.

However, now L’Equipe have reported that Nice have made him one of their top targets this summer and hope to land him for around £3m, with his contract set to expire next year.

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Hearts to confirm Herbert Addo’s appointment as new head coach on Thursdayhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/hearts-confirm-herbert-addos-appointment-new-head-coach-thursday/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/hearts-confirm-herbert-addos-appointment-new-head-coach-thursday/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:27:23 +0000 http://ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261443 Herbert Addo set to take up Hearts job

Herbert Addo set to take up Hearts job

Hearts of Oak’s board will be confirming the appointment of new coach Herbert Addo at its meeting on Thursday, Kumasi-based Metro FM has reported.

The experienced trainer has been in advanced talks to secure his return to the Phobians for the past two-weeks.

Addo is largely credited for helping Inter Allies escape relegation in last season’s Premier League when they looked destined to go down.

Hearts have been in the hunt for a new coach following the expiration of the short-term contract of Mohammed Polo at the end of last season.

The club has now resolved to hand the job to Herbert Addo on a two-year contract after briefly assessing other options.

The club’s board will meet on Thursday – where the confirmation of Addo’s appointment is to be made.

He will be earning a monthly salary of GHS 8000.

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EXCLUSIVE: Derek Boateng’s younger brother Richard begins trial at AIK Stockhomhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-derek-boatengs-younger-brother-richard-begins-trial-aik-stockhom/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-derek-boatengs-younger-brother-richard-begins-trial-aik-stockhom/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:19:20 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261441 Richard Boateng is training with AIK Stockholm.

Richard Boateng is training with AIK Stockholm.

Midfielder Richard Boateng has begun training with Swedish giants AIK Stockholm with a view to earn a deal, Africanfootball.com has reported.

The 22-year-old, who is the younger brother of Ghana international and former AIK star Derek Boateng, must impress coach Andreas Alm to earn a deal with the Solna-based side.

The former Liberty Professionals is trying to secure a move away from Spanish La Liga side Granada where he has struggled for first team football.

Last season, he played 34 matches with for Granada B side in the Spanish third league but managed just one match in the La Lga.

“Scouting for AIK is proactive and I have followed Richard since last winter. Now an opportunity has arisen to take him into our daily activities and assess him,” AIK Football scouting director Tobias Ackerman said.

Richard’s senior brother Derek was a household name for AIK during his spell with the club in 2005.

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Ghanaian midfielder Abdul Osman signs for Scottish top-flight side Patrick Thistlehttp://ghanasoccernet.com/ghanaian-midfielder-abdul-osman-signs-scottish-top-flight-side-patrick-thistle/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/ghanaian-midfielder-abdul-osman-signs-scottish-top-flight-side-patrick-thistle/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:40:10 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261439 Abdul Osman

Abdul OsmanSc

Scottish Premier League side Patrick Thistle have completed their second signing of the summer after securing Ghanaian Abdul Osman on a one-year deal.

The Ghanaian midfielder played on trial for the Firhill team in a 1-1 draw with Dumbarton in their friendly match on Saturday, impressing manager Alan Archibald with his performance.

Osman was part of Gretna’s squad that made it to the top flight in 2007 but left to join Northampton town in England.

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Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Meyiwa ready to keep Fatau Dauda on the benchhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/orlando-pirates-goalkeeper-meyiwa-welcomes-fatau-dauda-competition/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/orlando-pirates-goalkeeper-meyiwa-welcomes-fatau-dauda-competition/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:39 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261432 Senyo Meyiwa

Senyo Meyiwa

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has welcomed competition from Ghana’s Fatau Dauda insisting he wants to keep the Black Stars keeper on the bench.

Meyiwa, who was preferred to the sturdy Ghanaian throughout the whole of last season, believes competing for the number one jersey against the 29-year-old has made him a better player.

Dauda played twice for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup and Meyiwa insists he wished his team-mate well before he jetted off to Brazil.

“For him [Fatau Dauda] it was a great opportunity to go and play in the World Cup , it is a great competition for him and every player that plays in it,” Meyiwa said ahead of the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday.

“I wished him before he left, all the best, competition is always there. To become the best you need competition, you can’t expect to be alone, so for me having someone like him is a good thing.

“Competition is nothing new, you have to take it as a man,” the Bafana Bafana glovesman added.

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