Match report : Jordan Ayew double sees off Ethiopia in Hawassa

Ghana produced a spirited performance to defeat Ethiopia by 2-0 at the Hawassa International stadium on Sunday afternoon and striker Jordan Ayew- returning to the national team selection for the first time in over a year – scored a first half brace but the Ethiopians were the better side of the second period.  It was the 13th and 14th international goals in 47 appearances for the former Olympique de Marseille striker. The victory takes Kwesi Appiah’s side to second position in Group F on six points but Kenya still leads…

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Black Stars starting line-up v Ethiopia : Gyan benched as Ayews start

Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has named Fenerbahce’s Andre Ayew,  Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace and BBC African footballer of the year contender Thomas Partey in his starting formation against Ethiopia on the occasion of Day 5 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series but there was no place for captain Asamoah Gyan on the start list. The game kicks off at 1:00PM Ghana time. The Black Stars are third on the Group F standings with three points but a win over the Ethiopians will take them to…

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Black Queens: Sherrifatu responds to Oshoala’s AWCON title declaration

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala arrived in Ghana for the African Women Cup of Nations and on Friday she apparently declared Nigeria 2018 AWCON champions already. The Nigerians have won the competition record 10 times if the first two editions of 1991 and 1995 are counted but Ghana’s Sherrifatu Sumaila – voted Woman of the natch in Black Queens 1-0 victory over Algeria – has responded to the comments made by the Nigerian super star. “Well if that is what Oshoala is saying that they have won the competition already then…

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Day 1 of 2018 AWCON: 7 things we learned

Ghana and Cameroon got their 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) off to an ideal start with 1-0 and 2-1 wins over Algeria and Mali respectively in Group A on Saturday. The Black Queens recorded a slim victory over an Algeria side that largely improved in the second half and posed many problems to the Ghanaian team but Gladys Amfobea’s first half strike would remain the only goal of the game but this was not a championship winning performance from the Black Queens. And Cameroon would be asking questions…

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2018 AWCON : Cameroon beat Mali 2-1 to displace Ghana from top of Group A

The Indomitable Lionesses came from a goal down to defeat Mali by 2-1 in Group A’s second game on opening day of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations and have moved to the summit of Group A with this result.  The team coached by Touongo Ndoko Joseph Brillant conceded first as Aissata Traore put Mali ahead in the 56th minute but Claudine Meffometou Tcheno equalized for the 2016 finalists in the 71st minute following a goalmouth melee. The Cameroonians did not waste any time at all and took the lead just…

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High temperature affected us in the first half – Algeria’s Benlazar

Algeria lost to Ghana by 1-0 in the opening game of Group A on Saturday afternoon and Algeria’s playmaker Myriam Yasmine Benlazar – in an exclusive interview with FootballmadeinGhana.com –  has spoken about the impact of the hot weather on her team’s first half performance. Ghana dominated most of the first half and saw Gladys Amfobea score a screamer in the 12th minute on Saturday afternoon of 29 degrees Celsius in Accra but the North Africans improved their performance and were the better side in the second half when the…

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Ghana 1 Algeria 0 : Black Queens player ratings

Winger Sheriffatu Sumaila was voted Player of the match against Algeria in the opening match of the Black Queens of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations as Ghana won 1-0 but how did her teammates performed? FootballmadeinGhana.com’s Gariba Raubil was at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday and rates the performances of Bashiru Hayford’s players. Goalkeeper Patricia Mantey – 6 Was one of those games in which the goalkeeper was not really tested and didn’t produce many big saves against the Algerians. Mantey still managed to keep a clean…

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Black Queens coach Hayford names strong starting line-up for Algeria AWCON opener

Black Queens coach Bashir Hayford has named a strong starting line-up for Ghana’s 2018 African Women Cup of Nations opener against the Greens of Algeria. Goalkeeper Patricia Mantey is starting in goal as usual as the back four of Gladys Amfobea, Linda Eshun, Faustina Ampah and Janet Egyir is maintained by the former Black Starlets manager. In midfield Juliet Acheampong is joined by star player Priscilla Okyere whilst Samira Suleman and captain Elizabeth Addo are starting up front in a typical 4-4-2 formation. Black Queens starting line-up against Algeria: GK Patricia Mantey Defemce: Gladys…

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Mukarama Abdulai is taking the FIFA U17 WC by storm

After two games, four goals, one assist and two Player of the match awards Mukarama Abdulai has taken the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup by storm producing impressive performances.  The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is ongoing in Uruguay and Abdulai has written her name all over the tournament helping Ghana to qualify to the quarter-finals with a game to spare. The 16-year old Northern Ladies player is the most potent player of the tournament so far with four goals and one assist and she is the only player to…

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Six Kotoko players pull out of Local Black Stars

Due to Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s upcoming CAF Confederations Cup match later this month, all Kotoko players invited to join the Black Stars B camp next week have been exempted from Black Stars B duties to enable them continue with their club’s preparations for the CAF Confederations Cup. Konadu had initially invited six Kotoko players namely Felix Annan, Agyemang Badu, Abass Mohammed, Richard Senanu, Ganiu Ismail, Emmanuel Gyamfi. As a result, Black Stars B head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has called up new players in place of the Kotoko players. The coach…

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