VIDEO: Football writer Sheikh Tophic Sienu blasts NPP/NDC for Ghana national teams’ failure

As controversial as it may sound, Football Writer, Sheikh Tophic Sienu has jumped on the two major political parties in Ghana for the woes of their national teams over the years. The football pundit who shed tears on LIVE TV on Friday following the defeat of Ghana’s U23 side to South Africa through penalties in the U23 AFCON, blamed the two parties for playing politics with the national teams polarising the Ghanaian populace. To him, both political parties have polarised the Ghanaian space and have politicised everything including football, denying…

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AshantiGold pip Bekwai Youth Football Academy in friendly

AshantiGold defeated Bekwai Youth Football Academy in a preseason friendly on Friday. The exhibition match which was played at the Len Clay stadium saw the Miners cruise to a 2-0 win over the lower division. But it didn’t all go their way as the scoreline suggests, the visitors gave a good account of themselves and made sure Ashgold worked hard for the win. It took Da Rocha’s side till the 60th minute mark before they got the opener through Emmanuel Osei Baffour. Isaac Quansah expertly converted from the spot in…

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U23 AFCON: Black Meteors player ratings from defeat to South Africa

Footballmadeinghana.com rated the Performance of the Black Meteors players after losing to South Africa 6-5 on penalties. Check how each player was rated after the game. Kwame Baah ( 7/10) -You can’t blame him for both goals he conceded. Was a saviour once again for the team. Produced some great saves on the day. Saved two penalties during the shootout.. Kingsley Fobi ( 5/10)- Very poor when going forward. Defensively he was ok. His crosses were very bad in the second. Missed his penalty during the shootout. Edward Sarpong (…

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U23 AFCON : Ghana 5(2)-(2)6 South Africa – Young Bafana end Black Meteors Olympic dreams

Black Meteors hopes of qualifying to the 2020 Olympic games has been brought to an end after losing to South Africa 6-5 on penalties in the 3rd place encounter at the Cairo Stadium. The game ended 2-2 in regulation time. Ghana came from behind twice to force the game to penalty shootouts but came up short once again. Ibrahim Tanko made on change to the team that started against Ivory Coast, starting Kwabena Owusu ahead of Robbin Polley. Ghana started the game very well and could have taken the lead…

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U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko names starting line up for South Africa clash- Kwabena Owusu returns

Ibrahim Tanko has named his starting line up for Ghana’s 3rd place game against South Africa in the ongoing U23 African Cup of Nations later today. The match will kick off at 16:30hrs local time (14:30hrs) at the Cairo International Stadium. The coach has made one change to the team that started in the last against Ivory Coast. Kwabena Owusu after two impressive  cameo start ahead of Robbin Polley. It will be more than just a third place ranking match, because at the end there will not only be a…

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Ghana star Asamoah Gyan celebrates 34th birthday today

India-based forward Asamoah Gyan is celebrating is 34th birthday today. Born on 22 November 1985 in Accra, ‘Baby Jet’ has grown to be an icon and a national hero. He is Ghana’s all-time scorer and widely regarded as one of the best players to have ever come out of the West African nation. The prolific marksman has scored 51 goals in 107 appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2003. He played in eight Africa Cup of Nations and three World Cups for the Black Stars. With…

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Former Asante Kotoko defender Ahmed Adams set to join Ashgold SC

Former Asante Kotoko SC central defender Ahmed Adams is set to sign for regional rivals Ashantigold SC after fruitful talks with the club. Ahmed has been without a club since missing out on the chance to ink a professional contract with an unnamed PSL side in the December 2018. The former Medeama SC player has been at home since his purported move to Switzerland hit the rocks. He is expected to start training with the Miners ahead of the forthcoming Ghana Premier League season. His arrival will help strengthen the…

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Wrongfully convicted Kingsley Sarfo confirms his release from prison in Sweden

Embattled Ghanaian footballer Kingsley Sarfo has confirmed he has been released from prison in Sweden. The Malmo FF star was sentenced to 32 months in June 2018 after he was found guilty of rape and having sex with an underage Ghanaian girl in the European country. However, after serving more than a year in jail, fresh evidence his lawyers picked from Ghana uncovered that the lady in question is way above her earlier reported age. In the face of the new evidence, the case was therefore re-examined by the court with…

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U23 AFCON: Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko weighs in on VAR debate

Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko has joined numerous others in advocating the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in subsequent U23 AFCON tournaments. The ongoing competition in Egypt has had its fair share of officiating controversies. The Ghana U23 boss called on CAF to consider introducing the VAR to assist referees in making decisions during such competitions. “Introducing the VAR will be a decision for CAF but it’s always painful to lose a game due to a referees mistake and Caf should look at it. They should also consider…

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U23 AFCON: We need to avoid mistakes against South Africa- Ibrahim Tanko

Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko says his team needs to minimize their errors defensively if they are to beat South Africa today and book their place at the 2020 Olympic Games. Ghana missed out of earning an automatic ticket after losing 4-2 on penalties (2-2 full time) to Ivory Coast in the semi- finals of the ongoing U23 AFCON on Tuesday. The Black Meteors will now face South Africa in the third place playoff today in what will be their final attempt to grab a ticket to represent Africa…

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