You could call it any name, but the amount of bravery
displayed by Coach David Duncan in that test case of taking over from his
colleague C.K. Akonnor within a period of one week to the day the century-old
Accra Hearts of Oak were to face their bitterest rivals, fabulous Kumasi Asante
Kotoko, in Kumasi for the first round of this year's Glo Premier League could
only be described as "mission impossible".
Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, leads a blend of young
stars and some home-based players into tonight’s friendly against Cape Verde in
Lisbon, Portugal, offering the younger generation a chance to break into
Ghana’s experienced squad.
Young boxer, Emmanuel Tagoe, replicated the form of his
trainer and Ghana’s only boxing professor, Azumah Nelson, when he became the
new WBA International Lightweight Champion, after recording a majority decision
point against George Ashie at Accra Sports Stadium last Saturday night.
The traditional giants of the Glo Premier League Sunday shot themselves to prominence when Kumasi Asante Kotoko broke the winning spree of Medeama FC with a 1-0 victory at Tarkwa while, Hearts of Oak ended their recent chain of defeats with a 3-2 win over Real Tamale United in Accra.
Italy-based Ghanaian striker, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, has commended his Black Stars colleague, AsamoahGyan, on his elevation as captain of the national team urging him to build on the spirit of unity within the rank and file of the playing body.
Former Ashantigold coach David Duncan could soon take charge of struggling Accra Hearts of Oak following the decision by the Phobians to dispense with the services of Charles Kwabla Akonnor who has supervised the club’s slump in the Glo Premier League.
Veteran midfielder, Laryea Kingston, is set to make a return to Accra Hearts of Oak, having been reprieved by the authorities in recognition of his apology letter asking to be pardoned for his excesses in camp during their pre-season training at Takoradi.