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Kotoko legend Amos Frimpong pens emotional farewell to fans

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Kotoko legend Amos Frimpong pens emotional farewell to fans

Former Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong has sent an emotional farewell message to the club, supporters, previous and current management team.

Frimpong played eight seasons for the Porcupine Warriors and has currently joined AS Kaloum on a two-year deal.

In his emotional farewell message to the fans and club it read: “ Good day, dear friends, fans and well wishers. Today, I took another giant step in my football career by appending my signature to a contract to play for Guinean Giants, A. S. Kaloum (ASK). I am therefore officially a player of ASK. As has always been my style, am here to play with all my strength, heart and passion, God is my helper . For us to keep in touch and for fans to follow my exploits, the fan page of ASK, Gbin Gbin So, is available.

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I will therefore like to thank His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for the opportunity I had to serve him and Asanteman through my leading his club, the Fantabulous Asante Kotoko FC, for many years.

I believe I served well to the best of my abilities. I am not physically present as a player of the King’s Club, but I remain a faithful servant of The Golden Stool.

I thank Dr. K. K Sarpong and his Administration who brought me to the frontline of my service to Asanteman. I also salute all other management teams I have worked with at Kotoko.

Special mention also goes to His Honor, Dr. Kwame Kyei and his management team for the wonderful role they have played to ensure that I seamlessly moved to my new club. I appreciate your good thoughts for me.

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To Coach Maxwell Konadu who brought me to Kotoko and all other coaches I worked with, I thank and appreciate you. God bless you all.

To the fans of Kotoko and Ghana football, I thank you and want to assure you that I hold you high in my heart and thoughts. We are still a family and it shall remain so.

Having moved on to a new challenge, I continually need your prayer support and well wishes. Indeed, you are the winds in my sail, I can’t do much without you.

I eagerly look forward to the day A. S. Kaloum will cross path on the pitch with Asante Kotoko. It will be an emotional match for me, but in the end, Football will be the winner.

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Until that day, let us all stay sporty and support ourselves to glory. God bless us all.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

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Wafu Cup: We want to make Ghanaians happy by scoring Senegal in the final – Maxwell Konadu

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Wafu Cup: We want to make Ghanaians happy by scoring Senegal in the final – Maxwell Konadu

The Black Stars boss looks ahead to the tournament’s climax against the hosts.

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has set his sights on beating Senegal in the final of the Wafu Cup of Nations to re-affirm their status as the West African powerhouse on Sunday.

The most successful team in the history of the tournament with two titles, the home-based Black Stars are set for a showdown with the hosts at Stade Lat-Dior in Thies.

Ghana’s run to the final has come as a surprise to many considering the side’s pre-tournament preparation challenges and a 1-0 home loss to Burkina Faso in a 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier two weeks to kick-off.

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“We have to thank the Ghanaian public for giving us their support,” Konadu said in a Facebook video.

“We started this campaign two weeks ago and in our run-up to the competition, we lost to Burkina Faso which wasn’t the best for our image but we did our best to rally the boys back, to motivate them and lift their spirit high.

“I think the loss [to Burkina Faso], although painful, told us a lot, that we needed to come here and fight it out.

“Yes we have made history but that is behind us now. We just want to go for the cup and make sure we make Ghanaians happy. We have to stay focused.

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“That is what we want to do. Yes, if we win it, we will make history.”

Ghana are defending champions of the tournament, the last triumph coming under Konadu when they hosted the competition two years ago.

The Black Stars had beaten Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 in the semi-final to make Sunday’s final.

Source:goal.com

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying

The Juventus forward has now scored 93 international goals, 16 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world record.

He scored an early penalty, before Vytautas Andriuskevicius equalised.

Ronaldo’s 20-yard shot went in off the head of Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus and he scored two more from Bernardo Silva passes, before William Carvalho’s injury-time fifth.

The result keeps Portugal in an automatic qualifying place, five points behind Group B leaders Ukraine.

It was an eighth international hat-trick for 34-year-old Ronaldo, who also scored four against Andorra in 2016.

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Serbia moved up into third place in the group with a 3-1 win at Luxembourg, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring twice.

Source: bbc.com

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Kenya cannot stand in our way – Black Queens Coach

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Kenya cannot stand in our way - Black Queens Coach

Madam Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo Head Coach of the female national football team, the Black Queens has said Kenya, will not be a stumbling block to their quest of qualifying to the next round of matches for the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers.

Madam Tagoe made this known in an interview in Accra after the Queens did a double over their Gabonese counterparts 5-0 in aggregate over the two legs played.

According to her, though she is building a formidable team for the future, their aim of qualifying to the next Olympic Games still remained a priority and Kenya would not stand in their way.

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“Kenya would not be a difficult game for us, we have played them in their backyard before and it ended in a draw.

“I believe with the crop of players I have put together coupled with a little more of camping time and the right blend, we would gel and Ghanaians would see good results.

“We have a target of qualifying to the Tokyo 2020 Games and we are determined to take each game at a time, so Kenya wound not stand in our way, they are women like us and we would see to them,” she said.

The coach said the team was well determined and focused and there is nothing like pressure to distract them.

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A goal each from Queens captain Portia Boakye and Juliet Acheampong in the 16th and 75th minute helped Ghana to beat Gabon by 2:0 in Accra, after beating them 3:0 in the first leg in Libreville to book a date with Kenya in the next qualifying match.

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

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