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Kotoko exit Confederation Cup after penalty heartbreak

Asante Kotoko have been bundled out of the CAF Confederation Cup after losing to CARA Brazzaville on penalties on Wednesday. The Porcupine Warriors were left to rue their three missed penalties from the first leg as CARA levelled the deficit in regulation time to force the tie into penalties. The Congolese side came up tops in the intense shootout 7-6 amidst wild jubilations from fans. During the shootouts, goalkeeper Felix Annan opened the scoring but this was followed by successive misses from striker Obed Owusu and captain Amos Frimpong. Annan did…

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Mistake allows Messi to salvage draw for Barca at Chelsea

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored an equaliser to deny Chelsea a famous victory in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. Willian, who had twice hit the post in the first half, put the Blues ahead with another low strike from outside the penalty area. However, Antonio Conte’s side were only ahead for 13 minutes before Andreas Christensen played a loose pass and Andres Iniesta linked up with Messi, who slotted it past Thibaut Courtois. The second leg takes place at the Nou Camp on Wednesday,…

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Congo fans smear seats of Kotoko team bus with oil, pork ahead of crucial tie

Some Congolese nationals, believed to be fans of CARA, reportedly made their way into the Kotoko team bus, and soiled each seat with an oily liquid ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup clash Wednesday in Congo Brazzaville. The fans of the home club also dropped pieces of pork under each seat after they allegedly prevented the Kotoko team from going to do the mandatory one-hour training a day before the clash. Earlier accounts also alleged brutalities against the playing body of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, officials and Ghanaian journalists who travelled…

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Messi scores first goal of career against Chelsea

The Barcelona talisman had not scored in his career against the Blues but finally broke his duck to tie up the score in the Champions League tie It took him nine games, but Lionel Messi has finally broken through against Chelsea. The Barcelona talisman scored his first career goal against the Blues in a big moment, finding the net in the 75th minute to level the scoreline at 1-1 at Stamford Bridge and cancel out Willian’s earlier strike. He was the benefactor of a bad giveaway by Chelsea at the edge…

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Jerome Boateng set to visit Ghana for the first time

The 2014 World Cup winner has revealed plans to make a trip to the country of his father Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be making a trip to Ghana, the country of his father, for the first time. Born to a Ghanaian father and a German mother in Berlin, the 29-year-old won the Fifa World Cup with Die Mannschaft in 2014. “I have been to Africa but I didn’t go to Ghana,” Boateng told DW. “I will go there this summer with my daughters and family members.” Although…

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