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GFA congratulates Ashgold, Nzema Kotoko

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GFA congratulates Ashgold, Nzema Kotoko

GFA congratulates Ashgold, Nzema Kotoko

The Normalisation Committee of the GFA has congratulated Ashantigold and Nzema Kotoko on their NC Special Competition Tier 2 qualification to the grand final

The Obuasi-based Ashgold defeated their regional rivals Asante Kotoko 3-1 in Accra last Wednesday to set a final date with Nzema Kotoko, who also beat fellow Division One campaingers, Unistar Academy, 2-1 in Cape Coast.

A statement posted on the official website of the GFA applauded the two finalists for defying all odds to reach the last stage of the competition.

“It has been an exhausting journey to the final for the two teams, considering the curvey format of the competition, which required teams to do well in their respective leagues in order to qualify for the special Tier 2 knockout competition,” it stated.

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“The convincing semi-final victory of Ashantigold and Nzema Kotoko, indeed confirmed their superior run in the knockout competition, and we are now looking forward to an epic final next week.

“While congratulating both teams, we are particularly delighted by the qualification of Nzema Kotoko to the final because their presence gives credence to the values of the competition.”

“The essence of the Tier 2 Competition was to generate intense competition between the nation’s top two tier league sides; Premier League and Division One clubs, and it is fitting that we have a Premier League side and a Division One side in the final to compete for the ultimate.”

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In the NC Special Competition Tier 1 final on Sunday, Kotoko will meet Karela United at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

The Deputy Minister of Sports, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto has finally revealed why former Black Tars’ coach Kwesi Appiah’s salary arrears haven’t been paid.

For the past few weeks now, former Ghana National team coach has been pestering the Ghana Football Association and the Sports ministry for his unpaid salaries.

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According to him, Ghana owes him about $180,000 (5 months salary) but all his cries to be paid have fallen on death ears.

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Well, yesterday, the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, finally revealed reasons why the Kwesi Appiah has still not received his payment yet.

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The honorable revealed that there were unresolved issues between the former coach and the Ghana Football Association before the contract between the parties was terminated, hence the cause of the arrears adding that the arrears will be paid when the issues have been resolved.

“I know that the [Sports] Ministry is in talks with Kwasi Appiah and at the appropriate time, ones the issues are ironed out, he would be paid,” he told Elton Brobbey on Joy News.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

A former Asante Kotoko Football Club defender identified as John Kuffour has finally been granted bail after he was arrested for biting off his ex-girlfriend’s nipple.

Hw was granted bail by the Ejisu District Court hearing the case in the sum of Ghc 50,000 with two sureties.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by Chief Prosecutor Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, the said incident occured early 2017.

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John Kuffour and Dennisa Hagan his ex dated for 6 years before the unfortunate incident happened between them.

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The naration further revealed that on 1st January 2017, Kuffour visited Dennisa to confront her in relation to a rumour bothering on infidelity.

John didn’t find her responses to his questions satisfying and convincing so a physical altercation ensued, during which he bit her nipple.

Dennisa suffered several injuries due to the attack and has had to undergo surgery.

The case is said to have been adjourned to June this year.

During his career, John Kuffour played Kpando Hearts of Lions for Asante Kotoko.

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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