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A resolute performance from ES Setif has seen the side coming from behind to defeat Asante Kotoko 2-1 in the CAF Confederations Cup.

In the first of a scheduled two-legged tie in the final playoff round to the group stage of the continental showpiece, the Algerians played as a guest to the Porcupine Warriors club on Sunday afternoon.

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Setif have secured a 2-1 win over Asante Kotoko in this first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Ghanaian side dominated the play with an improved showing from Asante Kotoko in the second half as they pressed for an equalizer.

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Asante Kotoko opened the scoring in the 69th minute through their marksman Kwame Poku with his sublime finish.

ES Setif got the equalizer few minutes later through substitute Mohammed Amoura with a nice header into the net.

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The Algerians after getting the equalizer settled in the game as they pushed to score more goals.

Setif got the important goal in the 81st minute from a counter attack as Kendouci Mohammed made it 2-1 for the away side to win the game.

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The Porcupine Warriors were awarded a penalty after the ball was adjudged to have hit the hand of a Setif defender in the box.

Naby Keita’s spot kick was saved by the Setif goalkeeper to deny the home side the needed equalizer.

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The Porcupine Warriors have lost their last two CAF Inter-club games this season at home to Al Hilal of Sudan in the Champions League and now to ES Setif in the Confederation Cup.

Kotoko will travel to Algeria for the second leg in a week’s time.

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MTN FA Cup: Hearts of Oak will defend title despite being underdogs – Opare Addo ahead of Bechem United clash

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Kwame Opare Addo, the Public Relations Officer [PRO] of Hearts of Oak says he’s confident his side will defend their MTN FA Cup title despite being underdogs.

Hearts of Oak who are the current Champions of the MTN FA Cup will take on Bechem United on June 26, 2022 at the Baba Yara Stadium.

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Ahead of the game on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Opare Addo speaking in an interview admitted that Bechem United are on good form and will be touted by many to win the trophy.

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According to him, his side will be underdogs ahead of the game but he is convinced his outfit will prove their critics wrong.

“It is obvious that Bechem United are on a good form and they finished in a better position compared to ours,” he said on Asempa FM.

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“They had a good campaign and without a doubt, they have quality players. In the Premier League, they held us to a goalless game at the Accra Sports Stadium, and in Bechem, we played a 1-1 draw.

“But this is the FA and many have touted Bechem United to win the trophy because they are on good form. We are underdogs and we are fine with that but I believe the players will prove their critics wrong on Sunday.

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“I am confident we defend our trophy on Sunday despite the underdog tag,” he added.

The much-anticipated game has been scheduled to kick off at 17:00GMT

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Nsoatreman FC will strengthen squad before debut in GPL – Technical Adviser Kobina Amissah

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Nsoatreman on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, defeated Tamale FC 2-1 after extra time to secure promotion to the Ghanaian top-flight league.

Kobina Amissah in an interview with Original FM opened up on their plans.

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“I congratulate the entire technical team and playing body for fighting hard for Nsoatreman fc to qualify to the Ghana premier league

“We fight very hard yesterday to qualify the game was tough Tamale City FC was fantastic yesterday they played a good football but we were tactically good on the day,” Coach Kobina Amissah shared.

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According to the club’s Technical Advisor, some top players will be signed to bolster the squad of the team before next season starts.

“We have spotted good matured talented footballers in the division one, and we will fight hard to get some of them to strengthen our team for the Ghana Premier League,” Coach Kobina Amissah added.

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Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo permanently joins APOEL Nicosia

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Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined APOEL Nicosia on a permanent deal from Olympiakos Nicosia according to reports.

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Sarfo spent half of the 2021/22 season on loan at APOEL and established himself as one of the key players for the club.

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It is said APOEL have triggered the release clause to sign the Ghanaian midfielder and will in the coming days announce his signing.

He was voted as the best midfielder in the Cypriot league due to his outstanding performance.

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Meanwhile, Olympiakos Nicosia have announced the departure of Kingsley Sarfo from the club ahead of the start of the 2022/23 season.

The 27-year-old joined Olympiakos Nicosia in 2021 on a two-year deal.

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The former Malmo FF star scored 2 goals in made 42 appearances during his spell with Olympiakos Nicosia.

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