Asante Kotoko head coach, C.K. Akonnor, has pointed to the patience and belief of his players as the main ingredients in their 2-1 victory against Nkoranza Warriors in the NC Special Tier 2 competition Round of 16 match.The tie was played at the Baba Yara Stadium and it almost went pear-shaped for the Porcupine Warriors but a late goal from Augustine Sefa settled the match after Nii Adjei and Kwame Poku had scored for Kotoko and Warriors respectively.After the match, Akonnor spoke of the attributes his players showed on the day to get them the result.“They made it so difficult for us but we were patient. We kept the ball and we kept going. I liked the attitude of the players. Even at the time when things were not going well, we kept on going.It was left with three or four minutes on the clock but we scored the goal. I liked the belief and faith of the players that something would happen.”For their prize, Kotoko face Berekum Arsenals in the last 8 of the competition. In the tier 1 competition, they will take on Hearts of Oak for a place in the final of the competition.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Thanx for the love L.A, I’ve enjoyed my stay,” Williams tweeted Tuesday evening.Brewer, a nine-year veteran, might play a modest role with the Lakers after averaging a career-low 4.2 points in 15.9 minutes off the bench this season with the Rockets. But the Lakers gained an additional draft pick to complement a young roster that includes D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Ivica Zubac.The Lakers could make more deals before Thursday’s trade deadline, though Johnson called the team’s young core “untouchable.” The Lakers didn’t limit their changes to the front office on Tuesday. They also started making changes to their roster, too.The Lakers traded veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for veteran small forward Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Though the Lakers have not confirmed the deal, the move illustrated the vision that Magic Johnson had outlined earlier as the team’s new president of basketball operations. Johnson had said Williams “has been probably the player everybody has been calling about the most.”Though Williams is averaging career-highs this season in points (18.6 points) and field-goal percentage (44.4) the 30-year-old reserve guard did not fit in the Lakers’ long-term plans. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The expected crush of early presidential primaries in 2008 has set off a fundraising sprint for candidates from both parties in California, long a font of campaign dollars. Democrat Barack Obama raised $1.3 million at a star-studded fundraiser on Feb. 20. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, is holding a “Los Angeles Kick Off” on March 27 at the Brentwood home of developer Rick Caruso. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With intense competition under way for California political dollars, John McCain’s campaign announced Wednesday it had enlisted dozens of fundraisers in the state to help him bankroll his 2008 White House run. The list includes names both familiar and obscure. The senator previously announced a national fundraising team that includes Californians Donald Bren, chairman of The Irvine Co. and Univision chief A. Jerrold Perenchio. His 70-member state finance team includes J. Gary Shansby, chairman of TSG Consumer Partners private equity group, Orange County investor George Argyros, a former ambassador to Spain appointed by President George W. Bush, and Marty Wilson, a member of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inner circle of political advisers and fundraisers. “With their support, I intend to have a meaningful discussion with voters about the important choices that need to be made in order to strengthen the future of our country,” McCain said in a statement.