AFRICA

USA ready for a difficult Ghana match

  Just as James Bond always seems to run into his nemesis at a casino, the U.S. men’s national team always seems to encounter Ghana at the World Cup. The Americans and the Black Stars have squared off in each of the past three editions of the tournament and the 2-1 score line in every

Read More…


Shanghai SIPG to pay €20m for Asamoah Gyan?

Chinese side, Shanghai SIPG are expected to dig deep into their pockets to pay a transfer fee close to €20m to Al Ain for Ghanaian international and captain of the senior national side, Asamoah Gyan. The 29-year-old striker is expected to arrive in China on Wednesday to undergo a medical and sign onto a bumper

Read More…


Ghana, Nigeria, favs for 2015 AYC title

Ghana and Nigeria are favourites as the African Under-20 Championship kicks-off in Senegal on Sunday. The biennial championship will be played between, 8 and 22 March, in two stadiums – Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar and Stade Caroline Faye in Mbour – 80 km south of the capital Dakar. Eight teams will take part

Read More…


Don’t expect much from Black Stars – Grant

Ghana Black Stars coach, Avram Grant, has called on Ghanaians to restrain their expectations ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. According to Grant Ghanaians should not expect much from the team because he is building for the future. "It is not that we don't want to win. We want to win more than

Read More…


A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

Mountain-climbing can be an exciting, rewarding adventure, according to the lore of enthusiasts and aficionados. It could be dangerous, even lethal, most enthusiasts concede, but with proper planning and great preparations, it could be a very rich, rewarding experience. What is more, the good thing about mountains is that, they take us to the top,

Read More…


GFA lose age-cheating appeal against CAF ban

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has received the decision of the CAF Appeal Board on Ghana's appeal on the verdict of banning the country from the next Africa U17 Championship to be played next year. The GFA filed the appeal after CAF banned Ghana from next year's tournament after a protest by Cameroon over the

Read More…


Grant will feel Ghana pressure- Andre Ayew

Avram Grant will feel the heat during his expected spell as Ghana coach but is hopeful the Israeli will lead Ghana to win trophies at the highest level. The former Chelsea boss has been in Accra since last Wednesday and is expected to be named the new Black Stars coach after Wednesday’s qualifier against Togo.

Read More…


Commission Gets More Time To Scrutinise GFA

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry looking into Ghana's failed Brazil 2014 World Cup campaign has had their mandated extended by a month. Accordingly, the Commission gets more time to take a detailed look into financial transactions of the Ghana Football Association specifically regarding cash paid towards the Black Stars' participation at the World Cup by

Read More…


Ghana in warm-up vs. Nigeria

Ghana's Olympic team, Black Meteors, trained at the newly built Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo on Thursday. Coach Malik Jabir's 18-man squad arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of Friday's international against the home-based Super Eagles. The friendly encounter will climax the commissioning of the new home grounds of the Super Eagles and local

Read More…


Not So Fast – Dzamefe Commission

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry has halted the Ghana Football Association from refunding the the World Cup money to the government of Ghana, according to allsports.com.gh The GFA was on Thursday, supposed to meet the Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga to refund monies given to the Black Stars to participate in the 2014

Read More…


Hearts, Kotoko, Get Busy

With the start of the Ghana Premier League still in limbo, Hearts and Kotoko have been playing friendlies. A first-half goal got Hearts victory over Medeama at the Accra Stadium on Sunday. The Phobians dominated play in the first half and scored through Kwame Kizito. In Kumasi, the highly rated Ahmed Toure continued his good

Read More…


Nigerian strikers in red-hot form

Ahmed Musa and Ikechukwu Uche both netted braces to help their respective clubs, CSKA Moscow and Villarreal, record important wins in Russia and Spain. Musa’s rich vein of form for club and country will certainly put smiles on the faces of the CSKA Moscow faithful and coach, Leonid Slutsky, especially with a potentially difficult Uefa

Read More…


Musa plays down Spurs link

Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa has remained calm in the wake of being recently linked to Barclays Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have been tracking Musa since 2011 and are still showing interest in the 22-year-old, who has made it clear he is "comfortable" at CSKA Moscow despite harbouring the ambition of playing in the

Read More…


Shaibu Amodu jumps to Keshi’s defence

Nigeria caretaker head coach Shaibu Amodu believes that Stephen Keshi should have been allowed to take charge of the remaining Afcon matches. Amodu explained to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday that he is of the view that Keshi could have qualified Nigeria for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if he had been given the

Read More…