Burkina Faso’s Adama Plange: “I want to play for Ghana again”

first_imgPortugal-based defender Nii Adama Plange has contacted the Ghana Football Association for a re-switch of his nationality.The Vitoria Guimaraes player holds a Burkinabé passport after featuring thrice for their national team in friendly matches.But the Ghana-born defender from Accra is itching to represent his motherland now.“I got the opportunity to play friendly games with the Burkinabe senior side, because of that I am holding their passport,” Plange told Joy Sports.“It is similar to Solomon Asante so I don’t call it a nationality switch because I haven’t written as a Ghanaian. I just had the chance to play for them that’s why it is like I am a Burkinabe.”“Now I want to change my passport to Ghana so that it can fit me to play for the national team.” Plange is a highly-rated right back currently playing alongside new Ghana sensation Bernard Mensah in Portugal.It may be recalled that Solomon Asante, who has been called to the Black Stars multiple times in the last three years, was also close to playing permanently for Burkina Faso.He, together with Plange, are both products of the defunct Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord Academy (now WAFA) and also Burkina Premier League side ASFA Yennenga.In fact, Asante was top scorer in that league after scoring 14 goals in 2010/11 season.–last_img read more

Owusu Bempah lauds new coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi

first_imgHearts of Oak full back Joseph Owusu Bempah has lauded the training techniques new coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has brought to the club.This follows skepticism which hanged around the appointment of Kenichi after many touted him as a mere college coach. Yatsuhashi is bent on overturning Hearts of Oak’s dismal run where they have gone six years without a league trophy. According to the Black Satellites captain, he and his colleagues have enjoyed their first week of pre-season under the tutelage of the Japanese American.“To me he is good because the training routine he has been giving us is really good,” Bempah told Joy Sports.“So far we have been enjoying him. We are experiencing new training techniques. My colleagues and I are talking about the training. It is a new thing all together [and] we are enjoying it. I think he will bring good things this season.” “We are trying to make sure we pass through our fitness level and we make sure go to our ball work. We are ensuring we get to our maximum level that we can get for the next season.”Hearts are expected to intensify their pre-season preparations with the league rumored to start in December.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more