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Ghana Assistant Coach Tanko Joins Growing Number Of Ghana League Fans Watching Hearts Games On Facebook




Accra Hearts of Oak is using technology to reach local football fans during Matchdays in the GFA Normalisation Committee Special Competition.

Through Facebook the club is able to stream their matches live to tens of thousands of their fans and other Ghanaian football lovers.As usual their Matchday 10 clash against Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium drew four-figure numbers as fans from across the globe watched the Facebook Live Video which showed the match live.

However there was a special viewer among the Facebook numbers as Black Stars assistant coach and Ghana U23 head coach Ibrahim Tanko joined the viewers.

Many popular football figures including the controversial former Asante Kotoko assistant coach Isaac Boateng popularly known as the Grand Ayatollah Adade Boateng have all lauded the innovation from the capital club.

Hearts of Oak staged a comeback to win the tie 2-1 as Christopher Bonney stepped up to convert a first-half penalty to level matters for Kim Grant’s men after Albert Hammond had fired the Crabs into the lead.

Abdul Manaf Umar Gumar latched on to a Christopher Bonney intelligent pass to finish off and sealed the points for Hearts.

Tanko, who is in charge of selection into the Ghana U23 side would obviously monitor the performance of his goalkeeper Richmond Ayi while manned the posts for Hearts while he also kept tabs on left-back William Dankyi.

Trio Manaf Gumar, Michelle Sarpong and Christopher are all under the category that qualifies them to play for the U23 and it in unclear whether he seized the opportunity to monitor their performance.


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GFA Disciplinary Committee dismiss two Kotoko officials




The Accra representatives of Kumasi Asante Kotoko were dismissed from the Disciplinary Committee hearing on Thursday when they accompanied their colleague Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong.

Dr. Amo Sarpong was invited for hearing after it was confirmed that he pulled a gun and also fired a warning shot during the NC Special Cup match between Kotoko and Berekum FC at the Golden City Park in Berekum.

He was accompanied by the Communications Director for the club, Lawyer Sarfo Duku and the two Accra reps; Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa.

Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa were dismissed from the DC’s hearing panel on Thursday May, 17, 2019 after they had written their names on the attendance sheet, introduced themselves and also disclosed their purpose of being there.

The two men protested vehemently as they used the GFA’s regulations to affirm their presence at the sitting but the Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy would not back down on their stance.

Mr. Ackah and Nana Kwame had nothing to do than to leave for proceedings to continue.

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Kotoko sack Policy Analyst, Dr. Amo Sarpong




The Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has sacked Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong from his position as the Policy Analyst for the club.

According to a source close to the Management of the club, Dr. Sarpong was given his dismissal letter on Friday morning.

The club is yet to make the sacking of the KNUST lecturer official any time soon.

He is alleged to have pulled a gun and fired a warning shot to scare off hooligans during Kotoko’s game against Berekum FC last two weeks at the Golden City park.

The Berekum born native sustained head injuries in the ensuing struggle after he was disarmed by the Police officials present at the stadium.

Dr. Sarpong was invited by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association give his side of the case on Thursday.

The Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy found him guilty and thus have suspended him from all football activities for six months.

He was accompanied by Lawyer Sarfo Duku, the head of communication for the club.

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Special Cup Committee to conduct investigations into bribery case involving Kotoko




A member of the Organising Committee for the Normalization Committee Special Cup,Augustine Arhinful has confirmed that his oufit will conduct investigations into the bribery case involving Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

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Mr. Arhinful spoke on Fox FM in Kumasi on Friday morning concerning steps being taken by the Committee to address the recent happenings.

“I have alerted Samuel Osei Kuffour who is our chairman (of the Normalization Committee Organizing Committee) to tell Dr. Kofi Amoah (President of the NC) to invite all the people involved in alleged bribery allegations regarding the Ashgold vs Kotoko match for interrogation”, he told Fox FM.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko has denied attempting to influence referees in the ongoing Special Competition.

In a press statement, the club has distanced itself from the alleged act.

“The Executive Chairman and Management wish to state unequivocally that neither the Executive Chairman nor any official of the club has engaged in such act and neither has the said Sheshela been contracted to engage in the act for and on behalf of the club.

“The Executive Chairman and Management and Asante Kotoko Sporting Club have received with shock and dismay news circulating in the news circles of an alleged bribery scandal involving one Sheshela and being linked to the club,” it said.

Asante Kotoko have been named in a recent bribery scandal by Referee Robert Mensah involving one Kofi Oduro “Shilshila”.

Mr. Oduro who is known to be a staunch Kotoko supporter and close ally of Dr. Kwame Kyei, the Chief Executive Officer of the club is alleged to have bribed the referees with an amount of GHc8,000.

The agreement was to influence the outcome of the match against Obuasi Ashanti Gold FC in the NC Special Cup played at the Len Clay Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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