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Kotoko turn down Orlando Pirates new bid for Songne Yacouba

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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