Former Asante Kotoko player and coach, Michael Osei, has advised the club to approach their game against Zambian Electricity Supply Company (ZESCO) United with self-belief as the weapon to defeat the Zambians.
The GFA Normalisation Committee (NC) has cancelled the proposed Special Competition aimed at getting the Ghana Premier League clubs and Division One League sides busy while the Dr Kofi Amoah-led group continues with its core mandate of reforming the FA’s statutes and regulations, as well as organising elections for new members of the FA’s executive committee and its president.
Ghana forward Latif Blessing appears to be over the moon after sharing a pitch with Spanish football icon Andres Iniesta.
Blessing and Iniesta were on opposite sides when his Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) thrashed Iniesta's Vissel Kobe 4-1 on February 1.
A crowd of 18,100 was treated to a show by LAFC captain Carlos Vela, who scored two top-notch first-half goals in a 4-1 win over J.League side Vissel Kobe which also featured Lukas Podolski and former MLS star David Villa.
Blessing, 22, who came on as a substitute during the tie took to social media pages a week later to recall his humble beginnings in Ghana.
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He said growing up in Ghana, Iniesta was one of the players he admired and was delighted with the opportunity to play against him.
He posted: "The smile on my face alone tells how joyful I’m Meeting the legendary @andresiniesta8 ❤️ growing up as a kid dreaming and aspiring to play football in my village in Ghana 🇬🇭 @andresiniesta8 was one of the players I use to watch on Tv,and today I’m not watching him on tv but has gotten the opportunity to play in a preseason friendly game with him 😊 God’s wonderful 🙏. Whoever is seeing this pic should also have in mind that no matter how frustrating, hard, difficult, rough and discouraging your journey to your is never give up and keeping going and remember #LIFE_BE_TIME 🙏">
Latif Blessing started his career with Liberty Professionals in Ghana before moving to Sporting Kansas FC in 2017.
Ghana coach Jimmy Cobblah has blamed inadequate preparation for the inability of the Black Satellites to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a 0-1 loss to Mali to exit the competition as the third placed team in Group B.
Black Satellites deputy skipper, Maxwell Arthur, is looking to go all out with Ghana as they seek to excel at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger and also qualify for the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Poland.