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Five Reasons Why The Black Stars Failed To Qualify For Russia 2018

Written by | November 13, 2017 | 0
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers came to an end over the weekend, with Ghana failing to make it to its fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, The Finder highlights some key factors that lead to the Black Stars’ inability to qualify to the Mundial. 1. Avram Grant factor The former Black Stars coach, Avram Grant, did not help matters when it came to the qualification. Grant was contracted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017, without tasking the manager to qualify the Black Stars for the World Cup. Thus, the manager approached Ghana’s two opening matches against Uganda and Egypt with a very lackadaisical attitude. The Black Stars drew at home to Uganda at the Tamale Sports Stadium and lost to Egypt away by 2-0 during his tenure as Black Stars

I Snubbed Kotoko And For Aduana – Aduana Stars Skipper Reveals

Written by | November 7, 2017 | 0
The skipper for Aduana Stars Football Club, Emmanuel Akuoko, says the motivation received from the team’s life patron, Dormaahene in the Brong Ahafo region, Nana Agyemang Badu II, was enough to turn down lucrative deals from Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club and Kumasi Asante Kotoko Footbal Club to play for them. The skipper said the life patron provides the team anything they need and it would be very difficult for any player to leave for another local team, unless it’s a foreign contract. “He told me he will offer me more than what Kotoko were willing to give, when I was approached by the Kumasi based club,” he said. The skipper revealed this on OTEC FM’ Royal Sports’ programme hosted by Isaac Osei Akoto Kanu on Monday. Aduana Stars qualified to the Premier league in

Michael Essien Works As TV Pundit In Indonesia

Written by | November 7, 2017 | 0
Persib Bandung midfielder Michael Essien worked as TV pundit in Indonesia over the weekend. The 34-year-old appeared on the ‘John Dykes Show’ on Saturday in Jarkata to discuss the Premier League clash between former club Chelsea and Manchester United. Essien discussed the chances of the team against their rivals at Stamford Bridge. “I think last season was very bad at Stamford Bridge and I think he will not want it to happen again this season, he will do his best and prepare his team well so that last season’s bad results will not repeat itself,” Essien said prior to the game on Sunday “With the pressure on the big team to Mourinho, one point will not be enough for them, but three points is not something easy, so if you can get one point instead of losing

Mahatma Otoo Gets Favorite Number 18 Shirt At Balikesirspor

Written by | September 7, 2017 | 0
Ghanaian international Don Mahatma Otoo has joined Turkish Side Balikesirspor On 2 Year Deal. As usual he will be wearing his favorite number 18 jersey Otoo has promised to lift the club and also try his best to rejoin the Black Stars of Ghana. The former Accra Hearts of Oak star was one time top scorer of the Ghana League and won the SWAG Goal King and Best Player. His fans in Mamprobi, Dansoman, Chorkor and James Town wish him all the best.

Ghanaian forward Seth Paintsil on target for FF Jaro in big win over AC Oulu

Written by | August 7, 2017 | 0
Ghanaian young striker Seth Paintsil delivered for FF Jaro as they thump AC Oulu 4-0 in the Finnish second-tier league. Jaro opened the scoring in the 49th minute through Jonas Emet from the penalty spot before adding his second of the day in the 55th minute from close range. Ghanaian forward Seth Paintsil extended his side’s lead in the 74th minute with a thumping header. Christian Eissele finished off the rout in the 91st minutes as the xx run away 4-0 victors. The 22-year-old former BA Stars poacher lasted the entire duration. Jaro occupy 7th position with 18 points after 17 games. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

Sulley Munatri opens up about a possible return to the Black Stars and club football

Written by | August 6, 2017 | 0
Sulley Ali Muntari has expressed keen interest in playing for the Ghanaian National Football Team before he calls it a quit. The Italy based player reiterated that the Blackstars need to win a trophy badly in this current time and he believes he can contribute to the team’s quality to make this happen. He said from experience, Ghana can still qualify for the next World Cup though many think it’s impossible. When asked about a possible Blackstars come back, he said ‘Yes, of course, National team, of course, I wanna play again with the National. You know many people are saying that probably we can’t make it to the World Cup but I think we can do it‘. Detailing how the slim fate in the Russia 2018 can be possible, he continued that ‘You know why? Because

Abedi Pele unhappy with HIV comments by former Marseille president

Written by | July 25, 2017 | 0
Ghana and Africa football legend, Abedi Ayew Pele has expressed disgust over comments by former Marseille president Bernard Tapie insisting he completely overstepped his boundaries. Tapie, in a recent interview, disclosed how he gazumped Abedi’s proposed move to Monaco in 1987 by declaring that the former Ghana captain was HIV positive, a move he did to sway Monaco. Tapie disclosed that the only way he could ensure the Maestro ended up becoming a member of The Olympians. But the Ghana legend has expressed his disgust about the comment in a radio interview with Kasapa FM in Accra, Ghana. “I was completely zoned out with regards to that decision by whilom Olympique Marseille president Bernard Tapie,” Abedi told Kasapa FM. “I was totally oblivious when it comes to that issue

Exciting top TEN Ghanaian best young talents to look out for in 2017

Written by | June 28, 2017 | 0
As clubs gear up for the next European season, Ghana’s leading football website GHANAsoccernet.com profile ten Ghanaian budding talents to watch out for in the season.  1. Kingsley Sarfo (Malmo FF, Attacking midfielder) The 21-year-old, who has been likened to Barcelona and Argentina great Lionel Messi due to how he caresses the ball and his dribbling ability, needed only 11 top flight games to convince the Swedish giants to fork out $19.5m for his services, becoming the third most expensive in their history. Sarfo was heavily linked with a move to English Premier League side Manchester City, but Malmo reacted swiftly to snap him up. He was handed a debut Black Stars call-up by coach Kwesi Appiah for last month’s 2019 Africa Cup Nation qualifier but he turned the opportunity

Mourinho holds father’s funeral in Portugal

Written by | June 28, 2017 | 0
Jose Mourinho said an emotional goodbye to his father Felix on Tuesday morning as he attended his funeral in Setubal, Portugal. The Manchester United manager confirmed that his father had passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 79 after suffering with ill health for several months. Mourinho, who helped carry the coffin into the church, was joined by wife Matilde, daughter Matilde, son Jose Jnr and United assistant coach Silvino Louro for the service. United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez Blanco and Mourinho’s assistant at Real Madrid, Aitor Karanka, were also on hand to support their friend. A large crowd gathered outside the venue as Mourinho helped remove the coffin from the hearse before draping a large flag over it. As a footballer, Mourinho Felix played first for Vitoria Setubal

Starlets lost out on gold due to lack of funds – GFA Veep

Written by | May 30, 2017 | 0
The vice president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr George Afriyie has attributed the failure of the Black Starlets to clinch gold in the just ended African U-17 Nations tournament to lack of funds. The Black Starlets lost the final match against the Eaglets of Mali by a lone goal, picking the silver medal in Gabon. George Afriyie who doubles as a management member of Dansoman Liberty Professional said he was pleased with the performance of the starlets because other teams might have prepared better than us. Speaking to Oteng Apau Papin on Onua Sports, George Afriyie said, “Even the Nigerian team travelled by road to play a friendly match against Ghana, but we couldn’t do that. “We couldn’t take the guys to a training tour. Infact I am told by BBC from the coach of Mali that they