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Wakaso, Badu could make Black Stars return after U.S.A and Mexico friendlies

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
Granada and Udinese midfielders Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Agyeman Badu could return to the Black Stars after Ghana’s international friendlies with the USA and Mexico, insiders have revealed. The two were not named in Kwasi Appiah’s maiden Black Stars call up, raising questions of why they were excluded from the list. But insiders have disclosed that the duo could return after the immediate assignment ahead of the team since the technical handlers of the team only want to assess other players. Isaac Sackey of Alanyaspor, Mohammed Abu of Columbus Crew, Kingsley Sarfo of Sirius, Hearts’ Winful Cobbinah, FC Twente’ Yaw Yeboah and NAC Breda’s Thomas Agyapong were the new midfielders who were handed call ups into the team. According to the grapevine source, head coach

Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed finally recovers from horrific ankle injury

Written by | May 24, 2017 | 0
Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed has finally recovered from a horrific ankle injury that has truncated his last eight months on the field. The holding midfielder picked up a horrendous injury that has seen him lose his place on the pitch at both club and national level. In his pomp Rabiu was the best holding midfielder for Ghana under Kwesi Appiah and played a pivotal role as they qualified for the World Cup in Brazil. He started very well for his country under Kwesi Appiah but the injury meant he was ultimately sidelines for the team. There is always light at the end of the tunnel and Rabiu has returned and is training regularly and normal in Russia. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

‘I am happy with Mercy Tagoe’s appointment’ – Adwoa Bayor

Written by | May 24, 2017 | 0
Accra, May 23, GNA – Adwoa Bayor, former African female footballer of the year has expressed delight about the appointment of Mercy Tagoe as the Deputy Coach of the Black Queens of Ghana. In an interview with the GNA Sports, the former Black Queens captain said she is happy with Mercy Tagoe’s appointment and believes she would learn a lot from experienced Didi Dramani. ‘I am happy with Mercy Tagoe’s appointment as assistant coach of the Black Queens, it is enough for the mean time, she is now getting the exposure as a coach and I know gradually she would be fully in charge. ‘She played at the highest level as a footballer and she excelled as a referee, but as a coach she needs to go through the ranks. ‘I am happy that she’s going to assist Didi Dramani,

VIDEO: Anthony Joshua knocks Wladimir Klitschko out

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
He came, he saw and he conquered. Now world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants a piece of Tyson Fury after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko. It was a fight for the ages as British star Joshua defeated veteran Klitschko in front of a 90,000-capacity crowd at Wembley on Saturday. Joshua – who preserved his perfect professional record with a 19th successive win – climbed off the canvas having been floored for the first time in his career to end the titanic heavyweight battle in the 11th and penultimate round in London. The 27-year-old added the IBO, WBA belts to his IBF title and post-fight, he warned the heavyweight division there is still room for improvement. WATCH highlights of the bout below;

Kwesi Appiah vows to instil discipline in Black Stars

Written by | May 1, 2017 | 0
New Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has promised to use iron fist hands on his players during his second spell as Black Stars coach.  The former Al Khartoum gaffer, who was reappointed as the Black Stars coach earlier this month on a two-year deal was criticised in his first stint with the team for not stamping on his authority which led to dressing room fiasco during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as the team exited the tournament in the group stage. ”My second coming to coach Ghana [Black Stars] can be likened to the second coming of Jesus Christ,” the 55-year old told Light FM. ”I would not condone any indiscipline behaviour from any member of the playing body, irrespective of his importance to the team. ”There is going to be a perfect sanity in camp as I would make

Sudanese side Al Khartoum gives in-coming Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah rousing farewell

Written by | April 10, 2017 | 0
Sudanese side Al Khartoum have given their Ghanaian coach Kwesi Appiah a rousing farewell as he departs to coach the Ghana national team. Appiah was lifted shoulder high by players and officials of the Khartoum-based club after the weekend’s league game. The team used the public gesture to express their gratitude to the coach for moulding them into a winsome side after nearly three years at the club. The Ghana Football Association (GFA) re-appointed Kwesi Appiah as the coach of the Black Stars last week and the game on Sunday marked match before he travels to his home country. Appiah, who will also take charge of the national team for locally-based players, has been offered a two-year contract to start work 1 May. He replaces Avram Grant who stepped down as coach after the 2017 Africa

GFA budget hits US$14.5m

Written by | April 6, 2017 | 0
This was contained in a detailed request presented to government, new Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has indicated. Speaking at the launch of Ghana’s participation in next year’s Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, the Minister indicated that his office is already faced with financial constraints despite receiving a 100 per cent increment in their allocation from the national budget. “Let me give you a case of the constraints we have. If you take the budget of one discipline, football for example, we have about eight national teams for football. Their budget alone is GH¢63 million for this year; that is what they brought to us so you can imagine,” the Minister said. Meanwhile, the Sports Ministry’s budget for the year is GH¢46.91 million, an allocation set to cater for all the activities

Black Starlets beat Madina Republicans 3-1 in friendly to prepare for African U17 Nations Cup

Written by | March 23, 2017 | 0
The Black Starlets beat Greater Accra Division Two side Madina Republicans 2-1 in a friendly at the at the Aburi Apentem Republicans Stadium. Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side raced into a two-zero at half time before adding the third. Republicans came back to reduce the deficit by snatching a goal. It is sweet revenge for Starlets who lost 2-1 to the same team last month in Prampram. Ghana have been drawn in group A with host Gabon, Guinea and Cameroon. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

Oly set to appoint Strand as new coach

Written by | March 23, 2017 | 0
Tom Strand Global Village Media Group, the largest shareholders of Accra Great Olympics is considering the appointment of a top notch coach to head the technical department of the club in their bid to rescue their season. Represented by the Fattal brothers – Talal and Fadi, the group is proposing the appointment of Swedish trainer, Tom Marcus Christian Strand, who is conversant with the Ghanaian terrain, to take over from Player/Coach, Godwin Attram. But the move follows a period of dialogue with stakeholders of the club including players, supporters, other shareholders and directors and other identifiable groupings in the club. In a five-point plan, the Group identified the areas of coaching, recruitment, transportation, motivation and sponsorship drives as areas that need critical attention. The

Division One League Zone III: Leaders Dreams FC remain unbeaten with win at Uncle T Stars

Written by | March 22, 2017 | 0
Dreams FC preserved their unbeaten run in the Division One League after beating Uncle T’ Stars 1-0 in Prampram on Wednesday Veteran striker Eric Gawu scored the only goal of the match to give them their fifth win in five matches. Dreams FC have amassed 16 points and lead the pack in Zone III. But the face competition from Vision FC, Danbort FC and Okyeman Planners. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com More Sports News | Latest News