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Kotoko turn down Orlando Pirates new bid for Songne Yacouba

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Kotoko turn down Orlando Pirates new bid for Songne Yacouba

Orlando Pirates have bid rejected by Asante Kotoko for Burkina Faso striker Songne Yacouba in the ongoing transfer window, Footballghana.com can report.

The management of the Porcupine Warriors have turned down a new offer from the South Africa Premier League giants.

According to reports, Orlando Pirates submitted a bid around $100,000 to sign Yacouba ahead of next season campaign.

Officials of Kotoko have asked the Buccaneers lads to table an improved bid around the region of $150,000 to $200,000 for the acquisition of the Burkina Faso import.

Yacouba emerged as a top transfer target for the Orlando Stadium outfit following his explosive performance at the Ghana Premier League heavyweights.

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He is currently on holidays in his native country, Burkina Faso.

Footballghana.com understands that the Reds are willing to sell Yacouba following the arrival of George Abege, Adingra Moussa and Richard Arthur.

He scored two goals and provided five assists in his eight appearances for Asante Kotoko in their CAF Confederation Cup campaign last season.

Source: footballghana.com

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Ghana, South Africa fight for Tokyo 2020 ticket

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Ghana, South Africa fight for Tokyo 2020 ticket

The Black Meteors must now beat South Africa to qualify for the Olympic Games. After falling to beat Ivory Coast in the semi-finals, Ghana will now face South Africa for a bronze medal and a ticket to Tokyo in the ongoing U23 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

The Black Meteors were beaten 3:2 on penalties in their semi-final clash with Ivory Coast after a 2:2 stalemate in regulation time on Tuesday.

South Africa were trounced by the host country Egypt 3:0 hours after the Ivory Coast-Ghans clash at the Cairo International Stadium.

The Black Meteors clash with the South Africans has been slated for Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:30PM whiles Egypt take on Ivory Coast on the same day at 6:00PM.

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Already, Egypt and Ivory Coast have booked their tickets for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, awaiting Ghana and South Africa.

Source: footballmadeinghana.com

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2020 CHAN qualifier: Black Stars B fail to qualify for third straight CHAN tournament

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2020 CHAN qualifier: Black Stars B fail to qualify for third straight CHAN tournament

Ghana missed on qualification to the 2020 African Nations Championship on Sunday after drawing 0-0 with Burkina Faso in the final round qualifier.

The result meant the Black Stars B got eliminated 1-0 on aggregate after suffering defeat at home in the first leg tie at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Local Black Stars beat the Stallions 4-1 on penalties two weeks ago en route to reaching the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Senegal.

But Maxwell Konadu and his charges could not replicate that feat and got knocked out of the competition.

Since losing the 2014 finals in South Africa, Ghana have now failed to qualify for the last two tournaments played in Rwanda (2016) and Morocco (2018).

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Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

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Hearts beat Olympics on penalties to win 2019 Homowo Cup

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Hearts beat Olympics on penalties to win 2019 Homowo Cup

Accra Hearts of Oak prevailed on penalties to beat city rivals, Great Olympics, to win the 2019 Homowo Cup played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The teams were playing in the second leg of the match after last week’s goalless first leg and a winner needed to be found.

Hearts started well and went close in the 10th and 15th minutes of the first half with attempts from Emmanuel Mintah and Kofi Kordzi but they could not find the net until the 70th minute.

Mitchelle Sarpong scored for Hearts but two minutes later, Olympics were back in the game with a goal from Iddrisu Saler.

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There were no more goals in regulation time and so, penalties were needed to find a winner.

Hearts were perfect from the spot with their first three kicks but Olympics only scored one of their first three kicks and that gave the trophy to Hearts of Oak.

Source: citisportsonline.com

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