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Wilberforce Mfum: Kotoko players must be tough-minded to be successful

Former Kotoko great Wilberforce Mfum has urged players who join the club to have confidence and extra strength to be successful in the club’s shirt. The 80-year-old believes players find it difficult to excel at the club due to incessant pressure from their vociferous fans during an interview with Ghana News Agency. ‘Kotoko’s newly signed players must understand that almost …

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Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say. The 28-year-old, identified only as Sergej W, was staying in the team’s hotel in …

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Germany arrests suspected perpetrator of Dortmund team bus attack

German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, the public prosecutor’s office said, indicating his motive was financial and not terror-related. Police commandos working on behalf of the federal prosecutor’s office “have arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national, Sergej W.,” a statement said. It said the suspect was hoping to profit from …

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Nigeria football fans ‘electrocuted’ while watching TV

Football fans, who had gathered to watch last night’s Uefa Europa match between Manchester United and Anderlecht at a viewing centre in the southern port city of Calabar, have been electrocuted after an electric fault. There are reports that some of them were killed but there are no confirmed figures. A local journalist has told the BBC that the incident …

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US Olympic champion banned for a year for missing drugs tests

American Olympic champion Brianna Rollins has been banned for a year for missing three drugs tests in 2016 – one of which came while she was meeting former United States president Barack Obama at the White House. Another saw Rollins, 25, miss a test to attend ‘Brianna Rollins Day’ in September in her hometown in Florida. Rollins, who won 100m …

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Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest

Ugo Ehiogu passed away in the early hours of Friday morning, after suffering a cardiac arrest the previous evening. The Tottenham Hotspur under-23 coach was rushed to hospital from the club’s training centre on Thursday. Ugo Ehiogu had been at Spurs since 2014, but the England international was probably most synonymous with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, where he played for …

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GFA to appoint new General Secretary

Kwesi Nyanyakyi, the president of the Ghana football Association (GFA), says steps are being taken to fill the vacant position of General Secretary at the secretariat. According to Mr Nyantakyi, the FA’s Executive Committee, the association’s appointing authority, has held discussions over the vacancy and in due time will confirm who the next administrative head of association will be. In …

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Kotoko sack Issah Amadu, Tom Crugger – Report

The crises at Kotoko continue unabated after the Club reportedly sacked equipment officer Issah Amadu. According to a report by Kumasi-based Angel FM, Amadu was asked not to return to the team after the Club had confirmed parting ways with team manager Shilla Alhassan. Kotoko prior to the latest decision had sacked assistant Coach Michael Osei and head Coach Zdarvsko …

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Over 20 Coaches apply for Kotoko job

Over 20 Coaches have reportedly applied for the Kotoko Coaching job. The Porcupine Warriors are in hunt of a new Coach to overturn their dwindling form. Kotoko sacked their head Coach Zdravsko Lugarosic after going three matches without a win. The Club have since appointed former players Godwin Ablordey and Frimpong Manso to take charge of the team until further …

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Andre Ayew vying for West Ham best signing of the season

Andre Ayew is among a list of West Ham players in line for the best signing of the season award. Having joined the London Club from fellow English Premier League side Swansea City, the Ghanaian international has played a part in Slaven Bilic’s set-up throughout the season amid an injury setback in August last year keeping him out for close …

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