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Kwesi Appiah rallies for support ahead of ‘important’ Tunisia

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Kwesi Appiah rallies for support ahead of ‘important’ Tunisia

Kwesi Appiah rallies for support ahead of ‘important’ Tunisia

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has called on nation to rally behind them ahead of Monday’s round of 16 tie against Tunisia.

Ghana are gunning to book a place in the quarterfinals stage of the Africa Cup of Nations by overcoming Tunisia in the round of 16 on Monday.

According to Appiah, the team will need massive support from Ghanaians to execute the task.

“The most important thing is to think about Tunisia’s game now so we will plead to all Ghanaians to keep supporting the team with a positive mindset.”

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“My team is prepared both mentally and physically for the game on Monday.”

“All our mind is on the game against Tunisia because we need to win the game on Monday so that we can think about other opponents”

“Every team in the tournament is well prepared and ready to win the trophy so we will not underrate any opponent we meet in the tournament.”

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

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Hearts Of Oak Humbled By Kumasi Asante Kotoko At Accra Sports Stadium

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko have trashed their long-standing rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak to a 2-1 defeat at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday the 26th of January, 2020.

The first meeting between the two mammoth clubs in Ghana in 2020 ended in tears for the Phobians.

Kotoko were off to a good start when Justice Blay headed home from a lovely cross on the 11th-minute mark.

The hosts got their equalizer in the 64th minute when their talisman Joseph Esso took advantage of a loose ball in Kotoko’s penalty box.

The game was heading for a stalemate before Kotoko’s Naby Keita snatched the maximum points for the Porcupine Warriors from the penalty spot.

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From the league table, Kotoko have now moved to the fourth position with 12 points in their first 6 games.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi To Become The 5th Top Goalscorer In Football History

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5-time world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth top goalscorer in football history as he has overtaken Gerd Muller on the list.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now in the fifth position after his goal-scoring run for Juventus with as his outstanding brilliance singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last weekend.

Ronaldo has now scored staggering 736 goals in 1028 games at the top level with only a few footballers including Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas who has 747 goals and Selecao legend Pele who has 767 leading him.

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However, should Ronaldo’s goalscoring run continue, he might overtake these two legends.

Brazilian legend, Romario is the second-highest goalscorer in history with 772, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican is the most prolific goal-scorer with 805 goals.

Here are the top goalscorers in history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)

1. Josef Bica: 805 goals

2. Romario: 772 goals

3. Pele: 767 goals

4. Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals

5: Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals

6. Gerd Muller: 735 goals

7. Lionel Messi: 717 goals

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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University of Ghana Test their own Version of VAR

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University of Ghana, Legon, has raised the bar for media coverage in Ghana as they put to test their own version of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) cameras system in a match between their male football team and UMAT.

The experiment is the first time Ghana is using the VAR technology in a football match where Five cameras plus a drone were used to cover the match.

Images of the experimental technology could be mistaken for a FIFA VAR Team as the students demonstrated high level of intelligence. This is the first time any West African country has reported the introduction of VAR.

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This experiment has put Ghana above other African countries in terms of sports coverage and will be a huge step for the Ghana Football Association to accept for the technology to have experimented in the Ghana Premier League or the Division One League.

Meanwhile, this local VAR system is set to be used in the next Ghana Premier League game between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko schedule for Sunday, January 27.

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