U23 AFCON Preview: Ghana – Ivory Coast – Meteors set sight on breaking 16 years Olympic hiatus

Black Meteors could end Ghana’s 16 years hiatus at the Olympic games on Tuesday when they come up against Ivory Coast in the semi finals of the U23 African Cup of Nations at the Cairo Stadium. After a tumultuous start in their first two games, Ghana overcame Mali to grab the second spot and qualified alongside host nation Egypt to the semi-final of the competition. The Baby Elephants inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Zambia in the final group game on Friday while South Africa held Nigeria to a goalless draw.…

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Exclusive: King Faisal set to appoint Anthony Commey as head coach

Kumasi based King Faisal Football Club are in advanced negotiations with former New Edubiase coach Anthony Commey ahead of the forthcoming Ghana Premier League. Footballmadeinghana.com understands there’s a deal in principle with the veteran coach to take the role of head coach of the club. An official announcement is expected in the coming days, Commey will take over the head coaching role whilst current coach of the Club Alhaji Adamu will be his assistant. Commey was the brain behind New Edubiase’s qualification to the Ghana Premier league in 2010. King…

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Kwesi Appiah relaxed over Black Stars future as contract runs down

Kwesi Appiah, whose contract expires in December, says he’s not worried about his future as Black Stars coach. There has been constant debate surrounding the future of the 59 year old manager following the country’s abysmal performance at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Appiah has been under intense criticism after guiding the team to its worst performance at the continental showpiece since 2006. The Black Stars exited the tournament at the round of 16 stage after losing 5-4 on penalties to Tunisia. However, two wins out of two in the…

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U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko draws inspiration from second half performances ahead of Cote D’Ivoire clash

Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has hailed his team’s mental toughness and ability to improve their performance during the second half of their matches. But for the game against Egypt which Ghana lost 2-3, the Black Meteors have fought strongly in the second half of all matches played in the group stage of the 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt. Ghana came down from a goal down and drew 1-1 with Cameroon with just 5 minutes to the end of the game before scoring twice against Mali to qualify to the…

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U23 AFCON: We are under pressure to qualify for 2020 Olympics- Yaw Yeboah

Ghana U23 captain Yaw Yeboah has admitted the Black Meteors are under pressure to qualify to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s are on the cusp of realizing their dream and will need to beat Ivorian counterparts in the semi-finals of the 2019 U23 AFCON today to confirm their tickets to Tokyo. The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00hrs (14:00hrs GMT) at the Cairo Stadium. Ahead of the crucial encounter, Yaw Yeboah insists the team is highly motivated and ready to deliver. “Yes we are…

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Andre Ayew delighted with flying start in Group C

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has expressed his joy after the Black Stars recorded two wins in their opening two games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The four time Africa champions began their campaign with a convincing 2-0 home win against Bafana last Thursday and followed it up with a 1-0 victory away to São Tomé yesterday. Ghana are firmly in control of Group C after two rounds of matches with 6 points, South Africa and Sudan have 3 points each while São Tomé remain bottom with 0…

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