Black Galaxies probable starting line-up to face Madagascar

Head coach of Ghana’s Black Galaxies, Annor Walker is expected to name his side’s starting eleven to face Madagascar in their opening match of the 2023 CHAN tournament.

The Black Galaxies who are hoping to kick-start their campaign on a good note would have to overcome Madagascans at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui at 19:00 GMT.

Coach Annor Walker has been able to build a compact Black Galaxies team who have been together in camp for a while.

The team commenced their qualification for the tournament with back-to-back wins over Benin and further went on to beat Nigeria on penalty shootouts after a 2-2 aggregate match in the final qualifying match.

Some of the players who have assured a place in the starting line-up to face Madagascar is Asante Kotoko’s goalkeeper, Danlad Ibrahim who has proven himself beyond doubt.

Hearts of Oak’s midfielder, Gladson Awako who is undoubtedly one of the most experienced players in the squad is also expected to start the game as captain of the side. He recently picked up an injury in the game against Algeria but has recovered.

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh who was Ghana’s top-scorer in the qualifiers is also expected to start the match as the Black Galaxies’ chances of bagging in the goals rest on his shoulders.

Hearts of Oak defenders Denis Korsah and lanky defender Konadu Yiadom are also expected to make the starting line-up.

However, on the left-hand flanks, Legon Cities, Jonah Attuquaye who is one of the nimble-footed players in the squad could also start the game as well as Kofi Kordzi.

Below is the probable starting line-up of the Black Galaxies:

Danlad Ibrahim

Denis Korsah

Augustine Randolf

Konadu Yiadom

Solomon Adomako

Razak Kasim

David Abagna

Gladson Awako

Jonah Attuquaye

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh

Razak Yussif

Source: Ghana Web

Great Olympics beats Kotoku Royals 2-0 to end winless run

Kotoku Royals’ survival chances continued to wane when after suffering a 2-0 defeat at home to Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League.

The Akim-Oda-based were chasing a second consecutive home win at Cape Coast Stadium but that was not to be.

Olympics took the lead after 28 minutes through Samuel Abbey Quaye.

In the 76th minute the visitors doubled their lead through Aryeetey Ayikwei.

It is the first win for the Wonder Club in five matches.

Yaw Preko’s side last won a match in November in their 2-1 success over Real Tamale United.

Source: Ghana Web

Hearts of Oak face Samartex (GPL Wk.12)

Accra Hearts of Oak face Samartex in match day 13 of the 2022-23 Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Phobians are returning to Accra Sports Stadium along with their coach Slavko Matic for the first time this year.

Coach Slavko Matic missed three games against Bechem United, Tamale City and King Faisal.

The Phobians managed to pick a point in mid-week against King Faisal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium as the game ended in a draw.

Hearts of Oak will be hoping to return to winning ways in order to catch up with league leaders Aduana Stars who have opened a four-point lead on top of the table.

The Ghanaian giants are currently tied up with arch-rivals Asante Kotoko on the league table on 20 points.

This will be the first meeting between Hearts of Oak and Samartex in the Ghana Premier League.

Samartex last visit to the capital was against Accra Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Sameraboi-based club are just two points above the relegation zone and a defeat could see them drop this weekend.

Source: Ghana Web

Match Report: King Faisal 1-0 Tamale City

King Faisal posted a 1-0 win over Tamale City on Sunday, 15 January 2023, to breathe life into their Ghana Premier League campaign.

Faisal took the lead through Samuel Adom Antwi before the break.

The midfielder had the easiest task of tapping home into an empty net after a wonderful work by the enterprising Baba Yahaya.

Earlier, Yahaya was denied by the Tamale City goalkeeper after a beautiful pass from Godfred Asiamah.

Five minutes into the second half, Baba Yahaya was brought down just in front of the penalty box.

Asiamah quickly affected it but Tamale City were alert to clear it out.

Gabriel Osei missed a glorious opportunity to double their lead in the 58th minute.

The striker rounded up the goalkeeper but failed to direct the ball into the net.

Source: Ghana Web

Match Report: Hearts of Oak draw goalless against Samartex

Ghanaian giants, Hearts of Oak have been left frustrated following a goalless draw with Samartex FC on Sunday afternoon.

The Phobians today locked horns with the Week 13 opponent of the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League.

In a game played at the Accra Sports Stadium, Hearts of Oak was expected to record a win to merit a maximum of three points.

Unfortunately, that was not meant to be.

The Phobians did dominate the game but could not do enough to secure the win. A resolute performance from the visitors throughout the contest denied Hearts of Oak a goal as the match eventually ended in a goalless draw at the end of the 90 minutes.

While Hearts of Oak remain in the top four of the Ghana Premier League table, the team’s inability to win means that the team has missed out on closing the gap between the team top at the top of the log, Aduana Stars.

Source: Ghana Web

Deputy Director of State Protocol provides free eye screening to eight communities

Assin Awisem (C/R), Jan 15, GNA – Mr Joseph Adjei-Banin, Deputy Director of State Protocol at the Presidency, has organised free eye screening for the people of Assin Awisem and its adjoining communities.

The communities including Assin Awisem, Asamang, Nnyaadowam, Akwanhyiam, Obrayeko, Kumamanta, Mmaa-Nyena, and Australia had more than 1,000 residents benefiting from the free eye screening exercise.

It was done in collaboration with the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and free reading eye glasses were given to those who needed them.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the exercise, Mr Adjei-Banin, who is aspiring for the Assin Central Constituency seat on the ticket of New Patriotic Party (NPP), said the exercise was to help people know their eye conditions and make informed decisions.

Mr Adjei-Banin, also the Chairman of Joseph Adjei-Banin Foundation, said those with severe problems which may require surgery would be referred to a specialist.

He also noted that eye problems, when detected early, could be controlled or treated to prevent blindness.

Mr Adjei-Banin, urged all to go for eye check-ups every three months to help detect any problems early to enable them to get the needed treatment.

Source: Ghana News Agency