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Ghana’s Form, Precision Excite Coach

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Head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has said that  tactical superiority led Ghana to a 4-0 win over Sudan in Sunday’s Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Appiah’s team moved to the top of CAF’s World Cup qualifying Group D after destroying Sudan in Kumasi with Asamoah Gyan, Wakaso Mubarak, Abdul Majeed Waris and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu scoring for Ghana.

Ghana have six points from their opening three games in the second round of African qualifying for Brazil 2014, leading Zambia and Sudan by two points and Appiah was thrilled to see his side get the job done.

“I have always insisted that the point gap between us and Zambia did not matter as long as we can win all our games,” Appiah  stated

Winning all our games is all that matters and today, the boys proved that.

“We walked into the game knowing we needed to win to keep on course and though we were desperate to get the goals, the boys still stayed composed and worked hard.”

The former left-back for the Ghanaian national team praised his players’ commitment to his tactical setup.

“The players were tactically disciplined and the way we played proved we were tactically better,” Appiah said.

Fulham midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, who is on loan from Arsenal, came off the bench in the 67th minute to make his debut for Ghana and the former England youth international was buzzing after representing the country of his birth for the first time.

“I feel very proud because this is a fantastic day for me, my family and all my fans,” Frimpong said.

“I will never forget today.

“I always wanted this; just to play for this team with this many top-class players.

“They (the other players) made me easily feel at home and all welcomed and that made it simple to settle in.”

Frimpong is convinced Ghana can overcome Zambia, Sudan and Lesotho, advance to the final round of CAF World Cup qualifying and then become one of the five African nations to play in Brazil next year.

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Terony Unity Cup Commences Soon In PH

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Terony Sports Foundation says arrangements have been concluded to commence Unity Cup 2022, at the end of this month.
According to the organizer of the football tournament, AminaTamuno, the registration that started December 2021will end next week Tuesday.
He said the competition was slated to take place at Number six field old Port Harcourt Township.
Tamuno explained that the competition will be on knock out bases, saying that the reason for the one month tournament was basically to foster the existing and unity in the area.
“We are organizing this tournament just to sustain the peace and unity we are enjoying.
Besides, will we use it to discover talents from the grassroots and groom them to stardom” Tamuno said.
He equally uses the forum to appeal to well-meaning individuals, corporation organizations and multi Nationals to Sports grassroots football Competitions so that talents will be discovered.

By: Tonye Orabere

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NWFL: Coach Wants Players To Put More Efforts

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The Head Coach of Rivers Angels FC of Port Harcourt Edwin Okon has tasks his (players) to do more if they want to qualify for the continental game.
He said that the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) is a strong one, adding that for them to make to super six they have to put in extra effort. .
Okon said this on Wednesday in his post-match interview with sports journalists shortly after his player whitewashed Abia Angels FC 4-0 in the match day four of the NWFL at the University of Port Harcourt Sports complex.
According to him, they need to put more effort to ensure that the team qualifies for Super six.
He thanked God for the victory, adding that they want to maintain their position in the league.
“First and foremost I want to thank God for the victory.
The league is a strong one but we want to maintain our position in the league.
We need to put in more effort in the game to ensure we keep to our task” Okon stated.
Despite the four goals scored the number one Female football Coach in the state, said that in every game there are mistakes adding, that he will still go back to the drawing board to perfect those grey area.
Also speaking the head coach of Abia Angels Ann Chiejine, blamed is goalkeeper for the loss, saying that she will go and do more of ball work.
“General my girls played well but we need to go back and do more of technical play,” Chiejine said.

By: Kiadum Edookor

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Open Trials ’ll Create Opportunities For Youths -Hon Wobo

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Port Harcourt based Football Club Sticmaclloyd, in partnership with 433 Football Agency of Ukraine, Germany football academy and Sports Mate 360 football academy of Poland says arrangements have been concluded to hold a two day Port Harcourt City Open Football Trials, between 17 to 24 years.
The open trials is slated to hold 29th -30th of this month at Sharks Football Stadium, Port Harcourt and expected to commence 6:00 am each day.
Speaking with Tidesports in an exclusive interview on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sticmaclloyd FC, Hon.Wobo I. Stanley, said the opening trials will create opportunity for talented footballers in the State to play in Europe.
According to Stanley, who was an ex international, selected players will also the have opportunity to enhance their football career in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Italy.
“My club Sticmaclloyd Fc, is affiliated to 433 football agency, Germany, Poland and Ukraine football academies, besides, we have also signed Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) haven fulfilled their requirements to ensure that selected players have good contract” Hon. Stanley said.
He further, revealed that players that will go to Poland will combine both studies and football.
“Our foreign representatives have already sent their coaches to do the selection” he stated.
Stanley uses the forum to advice youth in the State to come and show their talents.
“We are sure players that will participate in the trials that selection will be purely on merits. Players who did not make it this time can make it next time” he added.

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