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Jordan Ayew to miss first phase of AFCON training

Written by | December 29, 2016 | 0
English side Aston Villa have pleaded with Ghana football authorities to delay the arrival of striker Jordan Ayew for the country’s training camp for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal. The Championship have approached the Ghana Football Association (GFA) begging that they should be allowed to use the attacker for their match against Cardiff City on Tuesday. Players must be released by their club for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations training camp by 1st January. That is because FIFA laws state that players must be released by their clubs two weeks before a major tournament. With Aston Villa facing Cardiff City on the 2nd January insiders close to the player have told GHANAsoccernet.com that the Claret and Blues have asked the GFA to use Ayew for the

GFA approach coach Kwesi Appiah to replace Grant – report

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
Undisputable reports reaching Ghanasportsonline.com explicitly reveals that the Ghana Football Association is secretly talking to coach James Kwasi Appiah to take over as the Black Stars coach following the recent poor performance of the Israeli trainer, Coach Avram Grant who is sitting on a time bomb. The Current Khartoum FC coach took over the Black Stars coaching job from Serbian trainer, Goran Stevanovic in 2012/2013 but he was accidentally dismissed after the Black Stars total fiasco in the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 Russia World Cup seems to have hit a snag after losing 2-0 to Egypt last weekend which has prompted the GFA to restructure the technical team. A very close- associate of Coach James Kwasi Appiah has anonymously told Ghanaspoortsonline.com

Latif Blessing faces $200,000 legal suit over rejection of CS Sfaxien move

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
Ghanaian agent Kofi Bawuah is demanding a US$ 200,000 compensation from Latif Blessing for ‘wasting his time’ after a last-minute rejection of a move to CS Sfaxien. He claims he brokered a US$ 700,000 for the Liberty Professionals star who was Ghana Premier League goal king last season. After acquiring the player a visa and air ticket, Blessing later rejected the move. ”I have got him a visa to travel to CS Sfaxien to sign a deal worth $700,000. I have bought his tickets for the trip, but he didn’t show up, with the excuse that his mum has advised him not to accept the offer,” Bawuah told Happy FM. ”I am suing him for wasting my time and money: I will be looking for a $200,000 compensation for deciding to let the deal fall through. ”Even Sfaxien has indicated

Ashgold unveil new home and away jerseys for next season

Written by | November 17, 2016 | 0
Ashanti Gold FC in partnership with their sponsors Betway unveiled a new Kappa kit for the 2006/07 season. Ashanti Gold players namely Emmanuel Osei Baffour, Eric Opoku, Tijani Joshua and Robert Dabuo were kit in the new jersey of the Miners bearing the name of Betway their headline sponsors. Ashanti Gold in October revealed a sponsorship agreement with Betway which will commence in the upcoming Ghana Premier League season. However, the amount involved in the deal hasn’t yet been disclosed by either party. Betway sponsor a number of clubs, notable among them is West Ham.

GFA directs Avram Grant to stay in Ghana

Written by | November 17, 2016 | 0
Under-fire Black Stars coach, Avram Grant, has been directed to stay put in the country and scout for strikers from the ongoing GHALCA G6 tournament to beef up his squad ahead for the remaining Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The ‘order’ was a fallout of an informal meeting between some top FA officials and the Israeli coach shortly after the Black Stars’ disastrous 0-2 defeat to the Pharaohs of Egypt in Alexandria in a crucial World Cup qualifier last Sunday. A source close to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) which whispered this to the Graphic Sports yesterday stressed that Grant was impressed upon not to travel back to the UK but stay in the country as a matter of urgency and seek for good local strikers from the G6 tournament to sharpen the Stars attack which was non-existent

Match Report: Egypt thump Ghana 2-0 to top group E

Written by | November 13, 2016 | 0
The Black Stars of Ghana lost 2-0 to Egypt in the 2018 World Cup qualifier played at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Borg El Ara on Sunday. A 43rd minute penalty transformed by Roma star Mohammed Salah and a second goal from Abdalla El Said in the 86th minute were enough to strengthen the Pharaohs’ lead in Group E with six points, while Ghana remain third placed with one point following their home draw to Uganda in matchday one. Roma forward Salah scored from the spot two minutes prior to half-time to help Hector Cuper’s side on their way to a second Group E win from as many matches. Ghana enjoyed plenty of possession in Borg El Arab, but offered far too little in the final third to trouble the home defence. Emmanuel Badu spurned two good chances in the second half and Avram Grant’s

Unibank sign new three-year deal with Ghana FA as Black Stars headline sponsor

Written by | November 13, 2016 | 0
UniBank has renewed its sponsorship with the Ghana Football Association as headline sponsor for the Black Stars for another three years. The new deal which will expire in 2019 is reported to be worth US$ 1.2 million. Executive director of the bank, Owusu Ansah-Awere announced the deal at the team’s last training session at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandra head of their qualifier against Egypt. UniBank’s initial three-year deal which was signed in 2013 ended on 03 November this year. But that could not motivate the team as they lost 2-0 on Sunday night to slip to third on the table with just one point after two matches. Egypt now lead the Group E table with six points; followed by Uganda on four. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

Five factors which decided Ghana’s destiny in Alexandria

Written by | November 13, 2016 | 0
The Black Stars suffered another mighty blow in their quest to reach the World Cup in Russia. If the 0-0 stalemate to Uganda was a setback this defeat is a slap in the face. Below are some of the factors which ultimately decided the game. ONE DIMENSIONAL FOOTBALL: Every attacking move of the Stars went through the left side. Atsu had many balls in the attacking third but failed to deliver in good crosses. The team barely switched play to use the right flank. It made the Black Stars too predictable from start to finish. POOR REACTION FROM GRANT: Every eye watching the game saw Atsu struggling to be at his creative best down the left side. The Newcastle United man has always been an inverted winger who finds joy cutting in from the right but Avram Grant watched him get frustrated down the left

‘Your loss is not our loss’ – Ghanaians react to Black Stars’ defeat

Written by | November 13, 2016 | 0
Goals from Mohammed Salah and Abdallah El-Said in each half dented Ghana’s hopes of making it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The result leaves the Black Stars five points behind group leaders Egypt with four games to play. Ghanaians, upset with the manner of the loss to the team that the Black Stars beat 7-3 on aggregate to reach the last World Cup, took to social media to vent their spleen. While some took their fury out on the players and head coach Avram Grant, some felt the managers of the team for the dismal start to the qualifying campaign. However, it was not all anger on social media as quite a number of Ghanaians ‘celebrated’ Egypt’s win. Given the bad blood that clearly still exists following the team’s disappointing showing in Brazil 2014,  they expressed their excitement

Hearts of Oak celebrates 105th anniversary

Written by | November 11, 2016 | 0
By Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA Accra, Nov. 11, GNA – Accra Hearts of Oak Sport Club Limited, on Friday celebrated 105 years of existence at their Secretariat in Accra. Being the oldest existing club in Ghana Football and with the number eleven being their favorite number, Hearts Of Oak was mysteriously formed on the eleventh hour of November(11th month) 11, 1911 by eleven people who had eleven series of opening prayers before forming the team. Speaking at the anniversary, the Acting Managing Director of the Club, Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei acknowledged the founders of the club for their vision of forming the club. ‘As we celebrate this great occasion we would like to celebrate the vision of our fore fathers who first conceived the idea of forming this great football club that has grown