Ghana hold the advantage to qualify to the 2013 African Youth Championship finals after beating Morocco 4-1 on Sunday in the final round first leg tie.The Black Satellites took the lead through South Africa-based winger Frank Sarfo Gyamfi who finished off a through pass from Moses Odjer in the 31st minute.But the Atlas Cubs came back from the break revitalized and levelled the scoring two minutes into play.Striker Chibi Mohammed made use of a counter-attack to beat Ghana goalkeeper Felix Annan.Seven minutes later, Ghana captain Lawrence Lartey headed home from a Derrick Mensah corner to give the Satellites the lead.Substitute Frank Acheampong was at the right place to head in the third goal on 58 minutes after a goal bound shot deflected off the body of a Moroccan. On the 90th minute mark, the Thailand-based player rounded the Moroccan goalkeeper after a delicious counter-attack to seal the win for the 2009 Africa and World champions.Ghana travel to Rabat in a fortnight time for the second leg tie.
Kenpong Group of Companies president, Kennedy Agyapong (Kenpong) is calling on Asante Kotoko faithful to remain resolute behind the club despite its poor start of the league.Kotoko began the 2016/17 league campaign on a wrong footing, losing 0-2 to WAFA at Sogakope few weeks ago.The Sogakope results generated argument at the supporters’ front, with some calling for the head of the club’s General Manager, Opoku Nti.But the former board member of the Porcupine Warriors has said it is early yet to call for the chairman’s head.Speaking at the Kotoka International Airport on his way to Burkina Faso, he bemoaned how the supporters’ front has failed to support the club financially, yet expect so much from the club.To him, if the club’s teeming fans should contribute GH¢5 per month, it will help the club a great deal in many aspects. He said in an interview that “It is too early for the fans to call for Opoku Nti’s head, we just lost to WAFA, and I can say the tall injury list could be a factor for the loss.””When I was a board member, you hardly see the big men pay for matches. They always request for VIP tickets for free. We shouldn’t encourage that practice, VIP tickets should be sold””Elsewhere where football has developed, the big men pay for matches and that helps in the club’s income generation.””‘We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that Opoku Nti is not on his own, he operates on the instructions of the board.””He has managed to buy some of the finest players in the country so let’s be patient with him. I heard from some quarters that Opoku is not a businessman so he should be stripped of his post. They shouldn’t forget Nana hasn’t dissolved the Board yet. “It’s a club we all love but we shouldn’t pay lip service only, let’s all support and stop the unnecessary criticism, Nti is an honest man, having walked with him for sometime.”He added that:“I am told that those who come in the name of supporting the club end up placing interest on whatever money they inject to the team, I don’t think it is right, we shouldn’t milk the club we claim we love.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
IOWA FALLS – The No. 2 NIACC wrestling team topped No. 5 Ellsworth 24-19 in its season-opening dual on Wednesday in the Ellsworth gym.NIACC picked up wins from Clarance Lee-Green (125), Brock Luthens (133), Hunter Luke (141), Tony Mendoza (149), Christian Minto (174) and Holton Truax (197).Luthens, who is ranked third, took a 6-5 decision from top-ranked Hector Candelaria, who was the national runner-up at 133 pounds in 2019.Luthens now owns a 2-1 record against Candelaria. Luthens nipped Candelaria 8-7 in last season’s dual meet and Candelaria edged Luthens 3-1 at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.At 141, Luke, who is ranked third, pinned Ellsworth’s Jackson Wenberg in six minutes, 33 seconds.At 149 pounds, Mendoza, who placed fifth at nationals a year ago and is ranked second, improved his career record to 24-8 with a pin of the Panthers’ AJ Mills in 2:34.NIACC returns to action Nov. 16 at the Luther College Open. IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley gets a final crack at Wisconsin when the 18th ranked Hawkeyes visit the 16th rated Badgers. The native of Wisconsin has lost his first two starts in the series.Junior running back Toren Young is also a native of Wisconsin.Sophomore linebacker Djimon Colbert says the key for the Iowa defense is to slow down Badger running back Jonathan Taylor.Kickoff in Madison is scheduled for 3 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 1 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed safety Andrew Sendejo off waivers from Philadelphia to bring back a longtime piece of their secondary. They made the move the day after Sendejo was cut by the Eagles, for whom he played in all nine games. He had an interception against the Vikings on Oct. 13. Sendejo spent eight seasons with the Vikings, first cracking the starting lineup in 2013 and accumulating 59 starts. The 32-year-old will provide depth behind starters Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. AMES — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar will be going home this weekend when Iowa State visits ninth ranked Oklahoma. The redshirt sophomore from Norman, Oklahoma has 34 receptions this season, including five for touchdowns.Kolar says the Cyclones have tried to shore up the offense after a home loss to Oklahoma State.Kolar says with four games remaining it was a good time for a bye week.Kickoff in Norman is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday night. TONIGHT:== AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Flordia Atlantic — pre-game 6:15, tipoff 6:30 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and the Memphis Grizzlies held onto a lead to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-121. Rookie Brandon Clarke made all seven of his shots and scored 18 points, and Jae Crowder also had 18 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women open the season tonight by hosting Florida Atlantic. Coach Lisa Bluder will make one lineup change from Sunday’s exhibition. Senior Amanda Ollinger will move into the lineup and redshirt freshman Kate Martin will come off the bench.Bluder wants to see the Hawkeyes improve in rebounding and defensive transition.You can hear the Iowa-Florida Atlantic game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at about 6:15 with tipoff scheduled for 6:30.