President Akufo-Addo to talk Asamoah Gyan out of Black Stars retirement – Hon. Agyekum reveals

The Member of Parliament for Mpohor Constituency, Hon. Alex Kofi Agyekum has hinted that President Akufo-Addo might step in to try and convince Asamoah Gyan to rethink his decision to quit Ghana national team. The Kayserispor forward said his decision had been taken as a way to protest a plan by coach Kwesi Appiah to deny him the opportunity of captaining the Black Stars in next month’s Africa Nations Cup in Egypt. “Upon consultation with my family and team… if the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of…

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Alfred Duncan rules himself out of 2019 AFCON

In the midst of the ensuing uprising in the Black Stars after the resignation of Asamoah Gyan, Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan has communicated his unavailability for the 2019 AFCON to the Ghana technical team. The 27-year-old is scheduled to undergo surgery when the current series A season wraps up this weekend. Duncan delayed the operation to aid Sassuolo’s campaign and hopes to regain fitness before the new season. ”Duncan hopes to change clubs in the summer. He has three offers and want to recover fully during the transfer window, ”…

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Andre Ayew named permanent Ghana captain by Kwesi Appiah

Andre Ayew will be named the substantive Ghana captain in massive shake-up ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Fenerbaçe ace is set takeover from Asamoah Gyan, who has led the team since 2013 when he succeeded John Mensah. Coach Kwesi Appiah will make the decision public during the squad announcement later this week. Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is also reportedly set to be named as the new deputy skipper. Meanwhile the decision to give the armband to Andre Ayew has angered Asamoah Gyan who has since…

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Ghanaians react to Asamoah Gyan’s shock retirement from Black Stars

There has been a mixed reaction from the Ghanaian public since Asamoah Gyan shockingly announced his retirement from Black Stars on Monday. The Kayserispor forward decided to call time on his national team career after it was reported that Coach Kwesi Appiah was set to name Andre Ayew as the new captain of Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 33-year old has scored 51 goals in 106 appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2003. He played in seven Africa Cup…

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Stephen Appiah confident Ghana will win AFCON 2019

Ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah is optimistic about Ghana’s chances of winning  the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Egypt next month. The four-time champions are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982. Kwesi Appiah’s side have come close to ending their drought at the last six tournaments, having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 2010 and 2015. Stephen Appiah expects a tough but exciting competition; “The Africa Cup of Nations has been expanded…

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BREAKING NEWS: Asamoah Gyan retires from Black Stars over captaincy dispute

Kayserispor forward Asamoah Gyan has announced his shock retirement from international football. The 33 year old decided to call time on his national team career after it was reported that Coach Kwesi Appiah was set to name Andre Ayew as the new captain of Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. A grapevine source informed FootballMadeInGhana.com that a furious Gyan confronted  Kwesi Appiah over the matter which resulted in a serious altercation. Following the latest development, the striker took to official twitter account to make the…

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Confusion to rock Black Stars as Kwesi Appiah wants to name Andre Ayew captain

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is reportedly planning to name Andre Ayew as his new captain ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Fenerbaçe ace is set takeover from Asamoah Gyan, who has led the team since 2013 when he succeeded John Mensah. Black Stars insiders say Kwesi Appiah will make the decision public during the squad announcement later this week. The source also revealed Gyan is extremely disappointed by the decision of the technical handlers to strip him of his captaincy as he readies himself for one last…

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Afriyie Acquah scores against Torino to lift Empoli out of relegation zone

Afriyie Acquah was on target for Empoli in their astonishing 4-1 victory over his former club Torino in Serie A on Sunday. The Ghanaian international opened the floodgates in the 27th minute after capitalizing on a cheap give away by Ola Aina to put his side in front. Torino crawled back in the second half through Iago Falqu who restored parity. But Brighi, Di Lorenzo, and Caputo all got their names on the scoresheet to ensure the Tuscans took away all three points. Empoli know their fate is now in their own hands,…

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah postpones AFCON squad announcement

The announcement of the Black Stars squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has been postponed. Coach Kwesi Appiah was set to name his squad on Monday, but it has been rescheduled  to Tuesday or Wednesday according to latest reports. The Black Stars boss is expected to reveal his provisional 30-man squad to begin preparations for the continental showpiece. Appiah will settle on his final 23-man squad for the tournament after two friendlies- one against South Africa and Namibia. Ghana will start their campaign on June 24 against…

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John Boye makes French Ligue 2 Team of the Year

Ghana defender John Boye has been named in the French Ligue 2 Team of the Year.  Boye played an intergral role as FC Metz secured promotion to the French top tier Ligue 1. Teammate and Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu was also included the team of the season after his formidable partnership with the Ghanaian international. The duo have been instrumental for newly crowned Ligue II champions, conceding the fewest goals 23 in 38 games. Boye will now shift his attention to helping Ghana win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which…

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