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Patrick Mboma warns Ghana ahead of Cameroon clash

Written by | February 1, 2017 | 0
Former African Footballer of the Year and ex-Cameroon International, Patrick Mboma, has warned Ghana not to underrate Cameroon ahead of their semi-final encounter on Thursday, February 2. The 2000 African Footballer of the Year says Ghana are firm favourites to progress to the final of the tournament due to their vast experience and quality of players, but he was quick to add that the Cameroonians could pose a big problem to the Stars. Speaking to Finder Sports, Mboma said, “I am happy to see that this Cameroon team has a lot of cohesion, a good amount of confidence and, above all, a good mentality at this competition. I am also happy to see Cameroon in the semi-finals and, even though I won’t say that it was totally unexpected, it is a good surprise for a team with [the] general lack of

Ghana coach Avram Grant warns Black Stars Cameroon will be tough

Written by | January 30, 2017 | 0
Ghana coach Avram Grant has warned his side that Cameroon will be very difficult when the two sides clash in the semi-final of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars had to fight to defeat DR Congo 2-1 in the quarter-final to be able to advance to the last four of the competition in Gabon. Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew scored as Ghana beat a spirited Leopards in Oyem to reach the semi-finals on Sunday. Ghana will have an extra day to rest and plot victory over Cameroon in Franceville on Thursday having reached the last four for the sixth time in a row. Grant says the Black Stars must not expect the Cameroonians to be pushovers in their match on Thursday. ‘I saw the Cameroonians yesterday [Saturday] and they were very good, a very tough side,” Grant told Pulse Ghana. “In

AFCON 2017: West Ham star Andre Ayew happy for Ghana to win ‘ugly’

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
Andre Ayew says Ghana can play better but is happy with an ‘ugly’ 1-0 win over Mali in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Captain Asamoah Gyan scored the only goal of the match with a thumping header in the first half. The four-time African champions went to sleep in the second half as they lacked stamina and steam. But the West Ham United midfielder says the team is not interested in ‘beautiful football’ at this point and are prepared to play ugly to win. “If we play like this and it brings us the cup, I will do it through the entire tournament but then, we need to play better,” he said “It is true that we can do better and we are going to improve but we know what we are doing. “When we do not have the ball on the field, we know what we are about.

Ghana coach Avram Grant drops bombshell, confirms exit after AFCON

Written by | January 21, 2017 | 0
Ghana coach Avram Grant has confirmed he will leave his post as the Black Stars head coach after the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Chelsea gaffer’s 27-month contract runs out at the end of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Grant, 61, in an interview with the BBC, stated that ‘I came for two years in Ghana, we extended to two years and three months because we qualified for the Nations Cup.’ ‘I will always take good memories from here, but hopefully the last memory will be the best one.’ The former Chelsea boss began the Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory against the Cranes. For more Ghana football news visit www.ghanasoccernet.com

AFCON 2017 kicks off today

Written by | January 14, 2017 | 0
The 31st edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off today, Saturday January 14, in Gabon. The tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Libya, until CAF withdrew the hosting rights in August 2014 due to civil unrest in the country. Sixteen countries will be competing in the biggest football tournament on the continent. Group A has hosts Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau. Group B is made up of Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. In Group C are defending champions Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Morocco and Togo with Ghana, Mali, Egypt and Uganda making up Group D. Four venues were confirmed in October 2016 to host the competition. They are the 40,000-capacity Stade de l’Amitié, 22,000-capacity Stade de Franceville, 20,000-capacity Stade d’Oyem, and another

Defender Akwasi Frimpong seals Red Star Belgrade switch from Napredak

Written by | January 13, 2017 | 0
Defender Abraham Akwasi Frimpong has joined Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade on a two-and-a-half year deal with an option for renewal, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report. The 23-year-old moves from fellow Serbian top-flight side Napredak who finished fourth on the table before the winter break. Frimpong played 13 league matches including 12 starts for Napredak for the first half of the season. He will be presented to the media and fans on Friday. Red Stars Belgrade top the table at halfway stage with a six-point lead. Courtesy of GHANAsoccernet.com – Ghana’s leading football news website. Click for more news.

Abednego Tetteh bags hat-trick as Sudanese side Al Hilal thrash Wa All Stars

Written by | January 13, 2017 | 0
Abednego Tetteh’s hat-trick helped Sudanese side Al Hilal to crush Ghanaian champions Wa All Stars 3-1 in an international played in Khartoum on Thursday night. Tetteh, a new signing from Ghana Premier League side Bechem United, gave the hosts the lead when he headed in a corner kick before half-time. After the break, Wa All Stars equalized through new signing Seth Amoateng and Tetteh once again scored-this time from the spot- to give the Crescent the lead again. Tetteh’s third was from 12 yards after a player was brought down inside the box. Compatriot Augustine Okrah played the second half of the friendly. Wa All Stars will leave for Dubai tomorrow (Friday) for the second phase of their pre-season training

AFCON 2017: Black Stars beat Uzbekistan giants in first friendly

Written by | January 10, 2017 | 0
Black Stars won their first trial match ahead of the 2017 Africa cup of nations 2-0 against Uzbekistan giants Bunyodkor at the sevens stadium in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon. The team up the ante in the second half scoring two goals after failing to break down Bunyodkor in the first 45 minutes. Skipper Asamoah Gyan and Frank Acheampong scored the two goals. The former who is expected to lead the in the scoring stakes in Gabon opened the scoring with his touch. Before Anderlecht winger connected a rebound after youngster Bernard Tekpetey’s effort struck the post. The team will likely play another trial match before heading to Port-gentil for their first group game against Uganda. And thus Uganda coach Micho was present at the stadium to monitor the Black Stars take on the Uzbeks. #Uganda coach

Ghanaian attacker Elvis Manu returns to Holland as he joins Go Ahead Eagles on loan

Written by | January 1, 2017 | 0
The former Dutch U21 star joined the Seagulls in August 2015 from Eredivisie powerhouse Feyenoord Rotterdam on a three-year-contract. Manu struggled for game time at Brighton since his arrival, failing to start a game for Chris Hughton’s side. “The form of our other strikers has made it hard for Elvis to get game-time,” Brighton boss Chris Hughton explained the reason for the attacker’s departure. Manu told Ghanasoccernet.com in October 2016 that he would leave the Championship side for playing time reasons. Manu’s main task will be to score goals for Go Ahead Eagles who are languishing at the bottom of the Eredivisie table. He excelled on loan at Cambuur during his spell at Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Courtesy of GHANAsoccernet.com – Ghana’s

AFCON 2017: Exclusive interview with Christian Atsu

Written by | January 1, 2017 | 0
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is only fifteen days from kick off in Gabon. As it stands only the host nation Gabon, has named their final squad for the competition. The Black Stars who finished second at the last edition in Equatorial Guinea begun preparation in Accra on Wednesday. Ghana is in a very difficult Group that comprise Mali, Uganda and 7 time winners Egypt who are making an appearance since their triumph in 2010. Even though Ghana has been tipped by the book makers as favorites, the team’s uninspiring performance in their two 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Uganda and Egypt leaves a lot to desire about the chances of Avram Grant’s men. In an interview with 2015 AFCON best player, Christian Atsu tells Starr FM’s Henry Asante Twum how his National team colleagues are desperate