AFCON-winning coach Herve Renard names 6 Ghanaians in his all-time Africa XI

Former head coach of the Atlas Lions of Morocco and AFCON-winner with Zambia and Ivory Coast Herve Renard has named 6 Ghanaians in his all-time Africa XI. The former Black Stars assistant coach named Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew in his list among other top African stars. The France international was assistant to Claude Le Roy during the 2008 African Cup of Nations tournament. Ghana managed to claim the bronze medal. Afterwards, he led Zambia to a shocking AFCON title in 2012 and repeated that feat with Ivory Coast three…

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Kurt backs C.K. Akonnor’s appointment as Black Stars coach – “He deserved it”

Ghana FA President Kurt E.S. Okraku has backed the appointment of CK Akonnor as the Black Stars coach insisting he is the right man for the job. Akonnor was appointed as the successor to Kwasi Appiah after Ghana’s shameful performance at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. Following his failure to achieve the target set for him by the Ghana FA after his appointment, Kwasi Appiah had no favour to stay on as the Black Stars head coach hence the appointment of CK. Kurt believes Akonnor deserves respect from Ghanaians after…

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Former Kotoko defender Kuffour granted Ȼ50K bail after physically assaulting ex-girlfriend

The Ejisu District Court has granted former Asante Kotoko defender John Kuffuor a GHC 50,000 bail after he was put behind bars for physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The former Heart of Lions defender is facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery after biting off the nipple of his former lover Dennisa Hagan. The court presided over by His Lordship Kwaku Baah Frempong granted the former footballer the bail on Friday with two sureties after he was arrested for his abnormal conduct. He is expected to assist the former girlfriend…

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Gyan fires back at Herve Renard – ‘I’m not a lazy player’

Former Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has fired back at AFCON-winning coach Herve Renard insisting he is not lazy as the gaffer posits. Renard who worked under Claude Le Roy as the Black Stars’ physical trainer during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations believes Asamoah Gyan did not reach his full potential. The 51-year-old, in an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah, touted Gyan had qualities that should have seen him achieve better than he had in his illustrious career but expressed reservations about the striker’s attitude to training saying: “The quality…

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Ace commentator John Champion tips Latif Blessing for greatness

International Football Commentator, Jon Champion has tipped Ghanaian footballer, Latif Blessing to take Europe by storm in the years to come. The former Liberty Professionals attacker has been in a great form in the MLS and  was a key figure of the Los Angeles FC Team that won the Western Conference of the MLS last year. The former Ghana Premier  League  topscorer scored six goals and assisted six times in the 34 games he featured for Bob Bradley’s side. According to the legendary commentator, he is amazed by the talent…

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Lalas Abubakar return to training at Colorado Rapids

Lalas Abubakar has resumed training at Colorado Rapids after an induced break caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Ghanaian defender and his teammates were out through their paces together with their teammates for the first time in almost two months but under strict directives as they prepare for the resumption of the league. Despite been the country  hugely affected by the pandemic, the United States seems  to have put it behind them following the government order for individual training to go on. No date has been set for…

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AUDIO: WAFA Coach Prosper Narteh-Ogum reveals why Asamoah Gyan missed crucial penalty against Uruguay at 2010 World Cup

Head Coach of Ghana Premier League side WAFA Prosper Narteh-Ogum has offered an intellectual ad exciting perspective as to why Asamoah Gyan missed the crucial penalty against Uruguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The episode often reminds Ghanaians of the heartache suffered as the Black Stars were just a step away from making history. With the scores even, Ghana were rightly awarded a last minute penalty in extra-time after Luis Suarez handled the ball on the goal line. An opportunity availed itself for Gyan to become the man to…

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Skyy FC snatch up hot talent Ernest Assifuah from Glo Lamp Academy

National Division One League side, Skyy FC has successfully completed the signing of enterprising player Ernest Assifuah. Assifuah, a product of the fame Glo Lamp Academy joins Skyy FC on a three year contract, FMIG can confirm. The player is a native of Daboase, the base of the team and is seen by the town as one of their own. In a statement on the club’s official website, Assifuah is described “as an offensive midfielder with extraordinary dribbling skills and a knack for splitting open defenses with enviable flair and…

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Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo targets return to big stage for Ghana’s Black Queens

The Black Queens head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has set her sights on returning Ghana’s senior female national football team to the top of the game. Ghana, once a dominant force at the senior level in women’s football has slipped from the list of the big guns in recent past. The Black Queens were once second best to Nigeria’s all conquering side in the late 90’s to early 2000’s but have since been overtaken by the likes of Cameroon, South Africa and in between, a flash in the pan sort of…

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Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo ‘bemoans’ present day players trading passion for money

Head Coach of Ghana’s senior women’s national football team, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo has been ruminating about how modern day football has taken a business turn at the expense of passion. The Black Queens trainer got in touch with CAFonline to share a truly captivating story of her life right from childhood. Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo is an epitome of a true sports woman. She started as a young athlete,  graduated to a female footballer and took to the elite level, representing the Black Queens at the 1999 FIFA Word Cup. After her playing…

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