Atsu picks Senegal and Egypt as Ghana’s main threat at 2019 AFCON

Black Stars attacker Christian Atsu has picked Egypt and Senegal as Ghana’s main threat at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. The diminutive winger believes the Pharaohs and Lions of Teranga among the favorites for the continental showpiece which starts on Friday. Ghana has not won the AFCON trophy since 1982 but Atsu believes a determined Black Stars team can end the country’s drought. “This is the one I have to win and I believe the Black Stars can achieve it. I have so much faith in the current group,…

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Atsu wants to stay at Newcastle United for ‘many years’

Christian Atsu says he wants to stay at Newcastle United for “many years” as he targets a long and fruitful relationship with the Magpies. Despite interest from other clubs, the 27 year old revealed he was happy to continue at St. James Park under the stewardship of ‘father-figure’ Rafa Benitez. In May 2017, the Spaniard signed the winger on a permanent deal after Atsu initially  impressed on loan at the Club. “I’m very happy at Newcastle, I’m happy with fans, especially the manager Rafa Benitez and the entire staff. I would…

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Greater Accra RFA launches Special Competition

The Greater Accra Regional Football Association has launched it’s Special Competition today at the Accra Sports Stadium media centre. The well attended event was chaired by the chairman of the Ghana League clubs association (GHALCA), Mr. Cudjoe Fianoo. A total of about 86 clubs across the region have confirmed their participation in the novelty league. The winner, first runner up and third place will be given trophies, medals as well as other prizes. The Best Player and Top scorer will also be awarded with the Golden Ball and Golden Boot respectively….

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CAF names seven legends as Ambassadors at 2019 AFCON

The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has chosen seven legends as ambassadors for the impending Total Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019. CAF has named Mahmoud El Khateeb (Egypt), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba (Both Cote d’Ivoire), Rabeh Madjer (Algeria), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal) as ambassadors for the continent’s flagship competition, that kicks off on 21 June 2019 and lasts till 19 July 2019 in the Egyptian cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez. Mahmoud El Khateeb Ranked among the best African players of…

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Hearts of Oak players earn Kim Grant’s praise despite defeat

Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant praised the performance of his players despite the defeat to Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the semi-final stage of the NC’s Special Competition. The Phobians were knocked out of the competition via penalties after drawing 1-1 with Kotoko in regulation time. Fatawu Safiu opened the scoring for Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium with a great finish in the 5th minute. The Phobians forced the game to penalties after Christopher Bonney converted from the spot with virtually the last kick of the game. The Porcupine won the…

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Kim Grant disappointed by Kotoko defeat

Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant has expressed his disappointment following their defeat to Asante Kotoko in the semi-final of the NC Tier 1 Special Competition. The Phobians were knocked out of the competition via penalties after drawing 1-1 with Kotoko in regulation time. Fatawu Safiu opened the scoring for Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium with a great finish in the 5th minute. The Phobians forced the game to penalties after Christopher Bonney converted from the spot with virtually the last kick of the game. The Porcupine won the resultant penalty…

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Christian Atsu hopes fourth time is the charm at 2019 AFCON

Black Stars winger Christian Atsu hopes fourth time is the charm as he prepares for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Newcastle star is one of the most experienced players in Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man squad having featured in the last three editions. The 27-year-old’s best moment came at 2015 AFCON, hosted by Equatorial Guinea/Gabon, where he helped Ghana to a second place finish and was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Ahead of this year’s tournament which kick starts on June 21, Atsu is confident he can help end…

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Atsu haunted by 2015 AFCON final defeat to Ivory Coast

Christian Atsu has revealed that he is still haunted by the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals defeat to Ivory Coast. The Black Stars had managed to exceed all expectations by reaching the final where they outplayed their West African counterparts. Ghana had the better chances in regulation time, hitting the woodwork twice with Christian Atsu‘s 25-yard shot and André Ayew’s effort from a tight angle. It ended 0-0 after 120 minutes and the match inevitably went to penalties. The Black Stars blew a two-goal lead in the penalty shootouts to…

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Fatawu Safiu revels in Super Clash win

Kotoko striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu has expressed his joy after knocking out arch rivals Hearts of Oak in the semi-final of the NC Tier 1 Special Competition. C.K Akunnor’s men edged the Phobians in the penalty shoutouts after drawing 1-1 in regulation time. Fatawu opened the scoring at the Accra Sports Stadium with a great finish in the 5th minute. The Phobians forced the game to penalties after Christopher Bonney converted from the spot with virtually the last kick of the game. The Porcupine won the resultant penalty kicks 5-4, sending them to…

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Rubin Gnagne makes bold prediction ahead of Hearts-Kotoko clash

Former Hearts of Oak captain Rubin Gnagne believes the Phobians will come out on top against arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in today’s titanic clash in the semifinals of the NC Special Competition . Gnagne who currently plys his trade for Lebanon side Al Nasr predicted a 2-1 victory for his former side. The Super clash is scheduled to kick off at 3pm at the Accra Sports Stadium. The winner of the Tier I tournament will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League. “I am wish my former team mates all the…

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