Sunday 22 October 2017
(AFP (eng) 10/13/17)
Forward Eric Ayiah scored twice as Ghana crushed India 4-0 to knock the hosts out of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in New Delhi on Thursday. Ayiah scored a goal in each half -- in the 43rd and 52nd minute -- to lead the two-time champions into the last-16 stage of the 24-nation event. After Aiyah's dominating show, strikers Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku piled on the agony for the hosts with goals in the 86th and the 87th minute. Ghana enjoyed 60 percent posession in the game as inexperienced India, playing their first-ever FIFA World Cup in any division, could hardly breach their defence. It was India's third straight defeat in the first round...
(Zambia Reports 09/29/17)
The Chipolopolo boys will set up base in Ghana ahead of the crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nigeria. According to the itinerary availed to Fazfootball.com, the local player players summoned for duty will leave for Ghana on Sunday and set up base in Accra where foreign based players will join from. On Wednesday the team will head to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Uyo where the match will be staged at the God’s Will Akpabio Stadium. Nigeria leads Group B on 10 points while Zambia is second on seven points with Cameroun on three points while Algeria is stuck at the bottom with one point. Coach Wedson Nyirenda is expected to announce his final team on Friday...
(Ghana Web 09/25/17)
Ghana are favourites to host the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) following the successful hosting of the 2017 WAFU Nations Cup, GHANAsoccernet.com understands. The four-time African champions are likely to be handed the opportunity after Kenya were stripped of the right due to political unrest and lack of facilities. The decision to strip the East African country of the right to host the continental championship has led to odds being issued on who could replace them. There has been...
(Ghana Web 09/20/17)
President of UD Las Palmas Miguel Angel Ramirez is ready to welcome Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng back into the club's fold. The 30-year-old rescinded his contract with the Gran Canaria based club and joined German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt. The former AC Milan attacker cited family reasons for his untimely departure and vowed to one day return to the club. The 15-time capped Ghana international's sentiments has been echoed by the club's president. "He gave it all to us, and...
(APA 09/15/17)
The Black Stars of Ghana are currently occupying 52nd position in the FIFA World ranking released for the month of September, APA learns here on Friday. The current position is the worst ever since Ghana entered the global ranking. After the 2006 World Cup tourney in Germany, Ghana was ranked 20th in the world, the best for the country. After slumming to the 50th position in August, Ghana has dipped further down, owing to poor performance of the Black Stars...
(BBC News Africa 09/13/17)
Ivory Coast and Benin were the last two teams to qualify for the group stage of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Ghana. The Ivorians progressed in the West African regional championship with a penalty shoot-out win over Togo after the goalless draw on Tuesday. Benin were 2-0 winners over Cape Verde in the final qualifier. The two winners join Senegal and Niger in Group B of the tournament, while hosts Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea and Mali will contest the...
(Reuters (Eng) 09/12/17)
Olympic boxing’s governing body, AIBA, has banned African confederation head Kelani Bayor for three years for allegedly provoking the crowd at the continental championships in Brazzaville last June. Bayor is an AIBA vice-president and executive committee member as well as chairman of Togo’s national Olympic committee. “The Disciplinary Commission found that a hostile and threatening reaction to AIBA officials by spectators after the result of a bout on the last day of the competition was exacerbated by comments from Mr...
(APA 09/11/17)
A 98th minute penalty strike from Vincent Atinga of Ghana was enough to beat their Gambian counterparts 1-0 in the opening game of the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament in Cape Coast on Saturday afternoon. The victory ensures Ghana progresses to the group stage of the competition, which has assembled all the local football national teams in West Africa in Ghana. The game saw The Gambia defending well from the beginning, and the young Gambians frustrated the Ghanaians. The...
(Ghana Web 09/11/17)
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is beginning to think of when he will finally say good bye to the national team and there are reports that it could be after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The 31-year-old is the longest serving player in Ghana’s national team having been with the team for the last fourteen years. However it is very clear that his influence and impact in the team is dwindling after another unimpressive performance against Congo in Kumasi and...
(Ghana Web 09/06/17)
Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has admitted that his absence from the Ghana side that lashed Congo 5-1 in the 2018 World Cup qualifier played a key role in aiding the side to record the massive score line. A hat trick from Thomas Partey and a brace from Boakye-Yiadom gave Ghana a comprehensive win over the Red Devils despite the absence of Gyan and the Ayew brothers – Andre and Jordan. Many have argued that the absence of these players...
(Business Ghana 09/05/17)
Ghana's slim chances of a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance have suffered a further blow after four players pulled out of Tuesday's 2018 qualifier against Congo. This is a massive setback after the sides drew the first game 1-1 in Kumasi on the weekend, knocking Ghana's already slim chances of topping the group and qualifying for Russia. Captain Asamoah Gyan and defender Harrison Afful will travel with the rest of the squad to Brazzaville, but will not take part in...
(AFP (eng) 09/05/17)
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as Ghana hammered Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville Tuesday to keep alive their slim 2018 World Cup qualification hopes. Serbia-based Richmond Boakye bagged a brace as the Black Stars achieved their biggest away winning margin in an eliminator since a 4-0 triumph over Cape Verde 12 years ago. Vladis-Emmerson Illoy-Ayyet scored for Congo, who entered the Group E match at Stade Kintele confident of success after holding Ghana 1-1 in Kumasi last Friday.
(Myjoyonline 08/31/17)
Twenty-five players have been selected into the Black Stars 'B' team to begin camping on Thursday August 31 in Takoradi. The Black Stars 'B' are set to commence preparations for the upcoming WAFU tournament to be hosted by Ghana in September. Ghana will face Gambia in the preliminary round of the competition on September 9 with the winner advancing to the group stage. The tournament will be staged at the new Cape Coast Stadium from September 9-24. The squad will...
(Ghana Web 08/30/17)
Ghana has a faint hope of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, and according to deputy sports minister Pius Enam Hazide, the previous NDC government must be held responsible for the current state of affairs. The Black Stars are five points adrift of group leaders Egypt and three behind Uganda, who play in Kampala on Thursday, leaving Ghana’s hopes of reaching the finals in Russia in 2018 in serious jeopardy. The NDC government supervised Ghana’s two group games in 2016...
(Ghana Web 08/29/17)
Turkey-based midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has fired a disguised angry salvo at Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah for 'retiring' him from the Black Stars. The Bursaspor player seems to have heavily criticised Appiah's decision to exclude him from the national team, telling the Black Stars coach: 'you can't retire the King'. In his defiant posting on social media, Badu seems to conclude that Appiah's decision to drop him since taking over implies that he has been forced into international retirement. Timed to...
(Graphic Online 08/28/17)
Having failed to hit the back of the net in the opening two league games against Southampton and Manchester United, Swansea followed up their midweek four-goal cup victory at MK Dons with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew scored his first Premier League goal and made it 2-0 for the Swans after Tammy Abrahams had opened the scoring. The Ghanaian striker beat Wayne Hennessey with a low finish late in the second half after pouncing on a mistake...
(Ghana Web 08/24/17)
There was no official from the Ghana Football Association present at the inauguration the of the Kwasi Appiah Foundation that was held at the Accra City Hotel on Thursday. Information gathered by ghancrusader.com indicated that, the FA officials were involved in a crunch meeting at their secretariat which made it virtually impossible for them to attend the event. The Kwasi Appiah Foundation which was established in May seeks to help in the development of retired sports personalities through financial assistance,...
(APA 08/23/17)
Ghana’s resurrecting Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club will on Wednesday afternoon travel to the 'Lion's Den' to play WAFA in their 24 week outstanding premier league at Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana. Kotoko, go into the game after securing a 2-1 win against second tier side Nea Salamina in their FA Cup outstanding game last week, and are bent on continuing their winning streak. The team suffered a tragic accident in July and were excused from competitive football...
(Ghana Web 08/22/17)
Owner of Elmina Sharks and renowned politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum, says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) must start promoting the league in order to attract sponsors. According to the business magnate, the Ghana FA must stop the concentration on the Black Stars and start promoting the domestic top-flight championship. “The Ghana Football Association doesn’t promote the league, the monies that they get from FIFA they must use it to promote the league,” Dr. Ndoum said on Asempa FM. “It...
(AFP (eng) 08/22/17)
Ghanaian international striker Raphael Dwamena is to sign for Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion from Swiss outfit FC Zurich, the English club announced on Monday. The 21-year-old -- who is valued at £8million (8.7m euros, $10.3m) although Brighton did not reveal the transfer fee -- leaves Switzerland after just eight months at FC Zurich where he sparkled, scoring 12 goals last season as they regained their place in the Swiss top flight. Dwamena has also scored twice in five games so far this season in the Swiss Super League and has netted two goals in just three international appearances.

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