U20 AFCON semis : Ghana likely to face Nigeria if Satellites qualify tomorrow

Ghana will meet host nation Niger or Nigeria in the semifinals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations on February 13 that is of course if the Black Satellites are able to qualify on Saturday. The teenagers of Jimmy Corbblah have to first avoid defeat against Mali tomorrow in Niamey to finish as runner-up behind Group B table toppers Senegal. The tournament rules pairs the winner of Group A with Group B runner-up whilst the Group B winners meet the second team of Group A. Nigeria, leaders of Group A…

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We are concentrated for Ghana clash – Mali coach Mamoutou Kané

Mali National U-20 men’s coach Mamoutou Kané has said that his team remain concentrated ahead of their crunch Group B encounter with Ghana in Niamey in the ongoing CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations. Both Mali and Ghana boarded the same flight from Maradi to Niamey on Thursday as they lock horns in their final group match. The Black Satellites need to avoid a defeat to advance alongside group leaders Senegal who were the first team to qualify in the tournament having beaten Mali and Burkina Faso to go top…

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U20 AFCON : Kudus promises improved performance against Mali

The Black Satellites need to avoid a defeat against Mali in order to qualify to the next round of the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Niger and the Ghana midfielder knows that they will have to improved their performance following the 2-0 loss to Senegal last Wednesday. “We are very gutted for letting Ghana down with a poor performance and results vs Senegal” the midfielder said on Friday via his Faceboom page. “Come Saturday 09-02-09 is a test of character, we’ll represent our DNA & the Will…

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John Boye part of best defence in France Ligue 2 this season

Black Stars defender John Boye forms part of the best defence of the second-tier competition in France this season as the Ghanaian and his Metz team have conceded just 15 goals after 23 matches.  At the conceding rate of 0.7 Metz , who lead the table with 46 points are well on course to qualify for the Ligue 1 this term, boast of the most impregnable defence and they have Monsieur Boye to thank. Metz FC have kept eleven clean sheets in 23 league games this season and the 31-year…

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Karela – Hasaacas friendly canceled

The earlier communicated friendly match between Karela United FC  and Hasaacas FC which was scheduled for Sunday February 10 has been canceled, Hasaacas has confirmed. The winners of the Ghana league in 1977 were hammered by Accra Hearts of Oak by 4-0 days ago but Hasmal bounced back to winning ways following a 4-0 thumping of a Select side from Effia-Kuma on Thursday. The Giants of the West who play in the Division One wanted to test their strength against another Ghana Premier League side in Karela United but that…

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Hasaacas poised for Normalisation Special Competition

Hasaacas defeated a Select side from Effia-Kuma by 4-0 in a low key friendly on Thursday and are poised for action in the GFA FIFA Normalisation Committee special competition as fixtures are known.  The Normalization Committee has officially released fixtures for the stopgap league to keep clubs engaged as the process of normalizing the game continues. After rescheduling the kick-off of the competition for a third consecutive time, the competition is sure to kick off on the weekend of February 16 as fixtures are released by the Competition Committee. The…

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Eto’o and Drogba should have won the Ballon d’Or – Partey regrets

Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey says former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and former FC Barcelona great Samuel Eto’o are two African players who have should have laid hands on the most coveted individual accolade in football – the Ballon d’Or. Eto’o in his prime at Barcelona, finished 3rd behind winner and teammate Ronaldinho and runner-up Frank Lampard in the 2005 FIFA Player of the Year award whilst Drogba finished 4th in the 2007 Ballon d’Or race and Partey who won the Europa League with Atletico last year believes the…

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Kotoko paint Babayara red ahead of Zesco crunch game

Some group of supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been decorating the Baba Yara sports stadium with Kotoko flags and colors ahead the Kotoko – Zesco United showdown next week Wednesday. The two African teams do battle on Match-day Two of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup. The Porcpunie Warriors suffered a slim defeat at Al-Hilal who won 1-0 but Zambian side Zesco United recorded a moral boosting victory over country rivals Nkana FC and head to Kumasi with full confidence.    

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Serie A : Acquah involved but his team Empoli is beaten by Lazio

Black Stars midfielder Afriyie Acquah returned to the Empoli team to play 22 minutes on Thursday in their 1-0 away loss at Lazio in the Italy Serie A. Empoli are 17th and risk dropping to the relegation mire. The tough-tackling 27-year old midfielder was an unused substitute in Empoli’s last game against Chievo but yesterday coach Giuseppe Iachini introduced the Ghanaian in the 69th minute to take the place of Hamed Traore of Ivory Coast. It was the 17th game overall for the former Palermo midfield anchor this season at Empoli…

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African players suffer clear discrimination in Europe -Partey

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has given his opinion on the delicate subject of discrimination in global football and according to the Ghanaian international African players are discriminated against as compared to their European counterparts. Partey, who has broken into the first team of Diego Simeone at the Spanish club since last season and has appeared in more than 100 matches for the Colchoneros , believes players from the African continent suffer from a clear lack of consideration. “If we are compared with European players, it looks like they are more…

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