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Asante Kotoko Must Pay $24,000 To Esperance By May 17 Or Face Demotion

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have been given up to May 17 by FIFA to pay $240,000 to Tunisian giants Esperance or face tough sanctions. The Porcupine Warriors were fined by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for the illegal transfer of Emmanuel Clottey in 2015 who was then on the books of the Tunisian club. In a statement released by FIFA, the debtor (Asante Kotoko) have been given a deadline of 30 days to settle the Creditor (Esperance). “If payment is not made to the Creditor (Esperance) and proof of such payment is not provided to the secretariat to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and to the Ghana Football Association by this deadline: “A ban from registering new players, either nationally or internationally, will be imposed on Debtor II (Asante Kotoko). Once the deadline has expired, the transfer ban will be implemented automatically at national and international level by the Ghana Football Ass..

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I Went To Spain Without An Aim, Says Ghana’s Kevin Prince Boateng

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Ghana international, Kevin-Prince Boateng has said he went to Spain without an aim adding that he "just wanted to have fun". The 33-year-old Ghana international joined La Union Deportiva for the 2016-17 season. Boateng, who currently plays for Besiktas scored 10 goals in La Liga as the Gran Canaria outfit finished an impressive 11th having gained promotion from the second tier for that season before joining Eintracht Frankfurt. "In Spain, I was at a point in my career that everyone was wondering how I was," Boateng said in an Instagram Live session with Thierry Henry. "I went there without a goal, I just wanted to have fun and play football. When it becomes work, football loses a little love. "I asked where Las Palmas was and when they replied Gran Canaria, I thought "but are they holidays or football?" However, Boateng joined US Sassuolo after just a season with Frankfurt. Following his impressi..

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Amos Frimpong Picks Samuel Tetteh As Toughest Opponent He Has Ever Faced

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic AS Kaloum Star defender Amos Frimpong has disclosed that the toughest opponent he has ever face in his professional career is LASK Linz forward Samuel Tetteh. The former Asante Kotoko full-back played against the Austrian-based attacker during the time he was playing for Ghana Premier League side West Africa Football Academy (WAFA), Speaking to Tru FM in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Amos Frimpong has praised Samuel Tetteh as he labels him as the toughest opponent he has ever faced. “The only striker who made my work for me during Kotoko between WAFA is Samuel Tetteh. He is the toughest opponent I have met in my football career so far. He is a good player”, the ex-Kotoko captain shared. Amos Frimpong has had a good stint with AS Kaloum Star since departing the shores of Ghana a couple of years ago. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, he is currently self-isolating at his home in..

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I Will Never Undermine The Work Of Dr Kyei – Kotoko Supporters Leader Christopher Damenya

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Asante Kotoko National Circles Chairman (NCC), Christopher Damenya has dismissed reports of trying to undermine the work of Executive Chairman of the club, Dr Kwame Kyei. Reports have emerged that Dr Kwame Kyei is alleged to have told close sources that the NCC Chairman is eyeing the clubs top position hence his frequent donations. However, in an interview with Kumasi based Nhyira FM, Mr Damenya reiterated that he has total respect for Dr Kyei and there is no way he will undermine his work. "We are all working in the interest of Asante Kotoko," he said. "If I have anything to do, I will offer my support to Dr Kyei to ensure he succeeds. He is the Executive Chairman of the club and there is no way I will undermine his work. "I want to undermine his work, I will be moving from radio station to the other but I am not interested in that because we all want the club to succeed," he added. However, Mr ..

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Dr Nyaho Tamakloe Is Not Beyond Reproach – Charles Taylor

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Hearts of Oak legend, Charles Taylor has defended his criticisms on Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe insisting the leadership of the club is not above reproach. The former Ghana international had earlier made comments about Dr Nyaho Tamakloe which was deemed as unsavoury by the club, who issued a statement to condemn him. Taylor accused Dr Tamakloe is running the club following his comment about players who are trying to relaunch their career. But the former Asante Kotoko winger in a sharp response stressed he dod no wrong with his comments. “In our part of the word, sharing your view on comments made by an elderly is misconstrue for insults. You kill the talents and career of returnee players if you block them from rejoining the club," he told Kumasi FM. "I was only being blunt and not out of hatred, I want the progress of the club instead. “I am surprised by the statement from Hearts of Oak. Even the pr..

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Dr Kwame Kyei Has Refused To Answer My Calls – Kotoko Supporters Leader Christopher Damenya

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Christopher Damenya, the National Circles Chairman has accused Executive Chairman of the club, Dr Kwame Kyei for failing to answer his calls. Reports have emerged that Dr Kwame Kyei is alleged to have told close sources that the NCC Chairman is eyeing the clubs top position hence his frequent donations. However, in an interview with Kumasi based Nhyira FM, Mr Damenya reiterated that he has total respect for Dr Kyei and there is no way he will undermine his work. Kotoko Supporters Leader Christopher Damenya According to Mr Damenya, Dr Kwame Kyei has refused to answer his calls despite the crisis that has hit the club over the FIFA fine. "The last time I met him was in his house where we discussed what we can do to help the club succeed but since then, I have been trying to call him but he has refused to answer my calls," he concluded. Dr Kyei however, has agreed to pay the $240,000 fine by FIFA ..

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‘I Wish I’d Enjoyed Those Moments More,’ Murray Tells Djokovic

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Andy Murray told friend and rival Novak Djokovic that he wishes he had enjoyed more of the great moments of his storied career as the pair chatted on Instagram Live. "I do wish that I'd enjoyed those moments more. When you see that the end is coming, I feel like I should have enjoyed the wins and the big matches - even some of the ones you lost that were great matches, because for sure you'll miss it when it's not there." Djokovic agreed, adding, "Because we're constantly in a high-intensity focus...it's hard to sit down, be present and be fully immersed in whatever experience you're having." The two talked about their rivalry, with Djokovic saying that he thought one of the best matches the pair had played against each other was Murray's semi-final victory at the 2012 Olympic Games en route to his gold medal. "Of course I was devastated when I lost...but I was ..

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No ‘Lalasulala’ At Kotoko; Dr Kwame Kyei Agrees To Pay $240k FIFA Fine To Avoid Ban

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic General Manager of Asante Kotoko, Yves Nana Gyambibi Coker has confirmed that Dr Kwame Kyei will pay the $240,000 debt owed Esperance. The name of the club has been dragged in the mud in the past couple of weeks over administrative lapses coupled with allegations of lack of transparency by the Executive Chairman and lately the debt accrued from the Kotoko-Clottey-Esperance legal tussle. The $240,000 debt struck an instant headache to the Kotoko fraternity for fear of further wrath from FIFA if the club fails to make payments. However, reports of Dr Kyei agreeing to pay the debt flooded the local media landscape yesterday. Buttressing the reports, General Manager Nana Coker confirmed the reports. “Yes, it’s true yesterday we had a management meeting and Dr Kwame Kyei promised to pay the debt of $240,000 to save Kotoko from FIFA’s wrath,” he told Kumasi-based Ashh FM. The confirmation will now alla..

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Coronavirus: Kotoko Players Have Not Agreed On Pay Cut – Felix Annan

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Asante Kotoko captain, Felix Annan has dismissed reports in the local media that the playing body of the club have agreed on a pay cut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The call for player salary cut has emerged strongly following the suspension of the Ghana Premier League. But according to Annan, there has been no agreement on accepting pay cut. “In life, I have always believed in proper communication, and in everything you do communication is very key,” Annan told Atinka FM in an interview. “If management engage the playing body in a meeting and we come into consensus, why not but this is not something that should be forced on us. “The clubs in Europe engaged their players in a meeting and agreed on that pay cut decision. “We all understand the situation but we should all come into terms of what is best for all of us,” the Asante Kotoko goalie added. The issue of players pay cut, has the..

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Ghana Premier League Lack Quality Players – Augustine Ahinful

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Former Ghana striker, Augustine Ahinful says the Ghana Premier League lack quality players compared to their playing days. According to the former AshantiGold SC ace, the situation is as a result of clubs inability to go out of their way to scout and motivate players. “What they are failing to do now is take big or better players in the league. If they are able to scout well and not sign just any other player, they will have a good team," he said. "For instance when Berekum Chelsea played in the CAF Champions League, look at the players they had after playing against TP Mazembe they signed five of their players. Meanwhile, the likes of Great Olympics skipper Gladson Awako and mercurial Don Bortey have all stated that the current Ghana Premier league lacks quality. They wish it could go back to the days where it could boast of players like Charles Taylor, Ishmael Adoo, Amankwah Mireku, Joseph Hend..

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