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Betpawa PLWK11: Kotoko return to winning ways, Heart of Lions remain winless

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Ogum's team has lost three consecutive games, falling to Nsoatreman, Samartex 1996, and Dreams FC. Following the Porcupines' most recent loss against Dreams, numerous spectators booed the squad at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The team's most recent victory over Medeama SC places them 12th in the league standings, with 8 goals scored and 9 surrendered.

On Sunday, Kumasi Asante Kotoko halted a three-game losing trend by defeating reigning champions Medeama Sporting Club 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Sheriff Mohammed scored the porcupines’ sole goal in the 60th minute from a penalty kick.

Ogum’s team has lost three consecutive games, falling to Nsoatreman, Samartex 1996, and Dreams FC.

Following the Porcupines’ most recent loss against Dreams, numerous spectators booed the squad at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The team’s most recent victory over Medeama SC places them 12th in the league standings, with 8 goals scored and 9 surrendered.

Karela United returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph over Aduana Stars at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.

Karela United found themselves in 15th position in the league standings with 12 points after a five-game losing run.

In the match against Aduana Stars, Samuel Attah Kumi scored the first goal in the 35th minute, giving the home team a one-goal lead at the break.

Evans Adomako’s goal in the 60th minute increased Karela United’s lead when the game resumed.

However, Gabriel Akwasi Mensah scored for Aduana Stars in the 78th minute.

Despite the setback, Aduana Stars remained in first place in the league table with 21 points.

Bechem United handed Heart of Lions their fourth loss of the season in Hohoe.

Augustine Okrah scored the Hunters’ first goal in the 19th minute, his sixth of the season for Bechem United.

Gabriel Tenlep doubled the Hunters’ lead in the 58th minute before Samuel Agbenyega equalised for the newly promoted side.

Heart of Lions are presently last in the league, with 7 points out of a possible 33.

This season, Fatawu Salifu’s team has drawn seven times and lost four times.

After 11 games, Heart of Lions is the lone team without a win this season.

Eric Owusu Afriyie’s hat trick powered RTU to a 3-1 win over Dreams FC at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Sunday, ending their four-match losing run.

The victory puts RTU in 11th place in the league standings, level on 14 points with Dreams in 10th place.

Bofoakwa Tano and Nsoatreman FC battled off a goalless draw in the Bono Derby at Sunyani Coronation Park.

Nations FC won their second game of the season, defeating Bibiani Gold Stars 1-0.

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Asante Kotoko terminates Fatawu Safiu’s contract due to medical failure

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Asante Kotoko SC has officially terminated Abdul Fatawu Safiu's contract due to medical reasons.

A club statement by Asante Kotoko on Monday evening indicates that Abdul Fatawu Safiu’s contract has been terminated due to medical reasons.

According to the Kumasi-based royal club, the former Al-Sinaa SC striker failed a mandatory medical assessment test as required by the Ghana Football Association, following the announcement of his signing on the registration deadline day.

The returnee striker who joined Kotoko from Eleven Wonders in November 2018, ahead of the 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup campaign has been duly informed about the health-related issues which could rule him out for a long period.

Below is a full statement by Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko can confirm that it has relieved forward, Abdul Fatawu Safiu due to medical reasons.

Asante Kotoko entered into an employment contract with the player in order to meet registration deadlines as announced by the Ghana Football Association, and had to ensure that the player undergoes the pre-competition medical assessment which is the basic and compulsory requirement by the GFA.

This medical assessment was duly done awaiting further tests. The further assessment by the club’s medical team revealed other health related issues which could rule him out for a long period. The club, after being informed about the situation, concluded that continuing an employment contract with the player would not be of full benefit to both parties – the club and the player. Details of the specific medical condition have been clearly communicated to the player.

It is imperative to note that the GFA has rejected his registration, so keeping him would not be in the best interest of the club and the player, hence the decision to end the relationship.

The club wishes Abdul Fatawu Safiu the very best for the future and wish to assure him that he forever remains one of us, and he is welcome to serve in any capacity in the future.

Signed….

Management.

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Abdul Fatawu returns to Asante Kotoko on a two-year contract

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The forward stated on the club's website: "I am very excited about this opportunity," he stated with a laugh. "Everyone knows Kotoko is my favourite club, and as a kid, it was my dream to play for Kotoko and achieve that."

Abdul Fatawu Safiu has signed a deal with Kotoko until January 2026.

The NC’s special competition’s best player and top scorer in 2019 returns after spells with Trelleborgs FF and FC Trollhättan in Sweden.

Safiu made his debut for the Kumasi-based royal club in the 2018-2019 season, scoring thirteen goals in sixteen games, including some amazing strikes in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The return of the forward is part of Coach Prosper Narteh’s goal of returning to the CAF Champions League.

The forward stated on the club’s website:

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” he stated.

“Everyone knows Kotoko is my favourite club, and as a kid, it was my dream to play for Kotoko and achieve that.”

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Asante Kotoko announce signing of Emmanuel Kotei on a three-year deal

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"Kotoko is every player's dream, and mine has finally come true." "Having the opportunity to wear our colours means everything to me as a local boy." He informed the club's journalists.

Asante Kotoko have announced the acquisition of right-back Emmanuel Kotei on a three-year contract from Nsoatreman FC.

The 26-year-old brings Premier League experience from his time with Tamale City.

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The offensive full-back demonstrated his skill and promise while playing for Nsoatreman and Tamale City, appearing in 47 games for both teams since the start of the 2022/23 season.

Kotei, who has been on the club’s scouting team’s radar, is our first addition of the second transfer window.

During his unveiling, the Kumasi native couldn’t contain his joy.

“Kotoko is every player’s dream, and mine has finally come true.” “Having the opportunity to wear our colours means everything to me as a local boy.” He informed the club’s journalists.

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