2018 AWCON: Priscilla Okyere suffers shoulder injury in Ghana’s opening win

Ghana midfielder Priscilla Okyere picked up a knock on her shoulder in the 1-0 win over Algeria on Saturday. The Black Queens opened their campaign at the 2018 Africa Women’s Nations Cup with a slim win over the North Africans before an expectant home crowd. Gladys Amfobea’s 13th minute thunderbolt proved enough to hand Ghana the much needed win. Saturday’s win however came at a cost as a couple of players picked up various degrees of knocks with that of Priscilla Okyere amongst the most visible ones. Okyere was seen…

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Partey up against Salah, Mane and two others for top BBC award

Ghana’s Thomas Partey is amongst a shortlist of five who will be vying for this year’s BBC Africa Player of the Year award. The 25-year-old who plays for Spanish giants Athletic Madrid is being recognized for his impressive exploits for both club and country with the nomination. Partey however faces stiff competition for the award with Liverpool duo Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane also nominated. Also in the five-man shortlist is Mehdi Bentia of Juventus and Napoli’s Kalilou Koulibaly. Salah won the coveted award voted for by the fans in…

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2018 AWCON: Ghana goalkeeper Mantey suffers strange injury after Algeria win

Ghana goalkeeper Patricia Mantey has suffered an inexplicable injury in the aftermath of the opening 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations win over Algeria on Saturday evening. The 26-year-old hobbled into the Ghana bus with the aid of a member of the technical staff with her right ankle heavily strapped. An official of the Ghanaian continent told FootballmadeinGhana.com: “We saw her limping as we made our way back to the dressing room after the game [against Algeria].” Mantey was virtually on holidays in the Ghanaian post in the slim win…

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2018 AWCON: Algeria coach attributes attacking bluntness against Ghana to Bouhenni absence

Algeria coach Radia Fertoul concedes she missed the services of striker Naïma Bouhenni in the 1-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Ghana in the opening game of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Algeria offered almost nothing in attack as they succumbed to an early thunderous strike from Ghanaian defender Gladys Amfobea on Saturday. Bouhenni, 33, missed the tournament in Ghana having suffered an ankle injury. And coach Fertoul who herself took over the team only recently admits Bouhenni’s absence is a major setback of her team. “We had…

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2018 AWCON: Ghana coach admits to attacking deficiency in slim Algeria win

Ghana coach Bashir Hayford admits his team needs to improve on their attacking efficiency following the slim 1-0 win over Algeria on Saturday evening. The Black Queens started their campaign on homesoil with a deserved win courtesy a 20-yard strike from striker Gladys Amfobea. Ghana should have recorded a more impressed scoreline having created a plethora of chances against their North African opponents. A combination of poor finishing and heroic goalkeeping from Kahina Takenint saw all the chances created by the Black Queens – save the goal – spurned. And…

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2018 AWCON: Sherrifatu Sumaila voted Player of the match in slim Ghana win

Ghana striker Sherrifatu Sumaila was adjudged the Player of the Match in the 1-0 win over Algeria on Saturday evening. The Black Queens won their opening match at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations through a 20-yard screamer from defender Gladys Amfobea. Ghana should have had buried their opponents with an avalanche of goals but for a combination of bad misses and heroic goalkeeper from Kahina Takenint. Takenint’s impressive performance put her in contention for the Player of the Match award but organizers handed the prize to Sherrifatu Sumaila…

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Ghana open 2018 AWCON campaign with slim win over Algeria

Ghana got its campaign at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations to a winning start with a 1-0 win over Algeria on Saturday evening. The West African giants after serving out an impressive opening ceremony got down to business against a good Algerian side. A 20-yard screamer from Gladys Amfobea proved enough to hand coach Bashir Hayford’s team the much needed opening win before an expectant home crowd in Accra. The Black Queens took some time to warm themselves into the game but once that phase was over, they…

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Ghana President pays surprise visit to Black Stars

Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo has paid a surprise visit to the Black Stars in Ethiopia ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. The Ghanaian head of state has been out of the country on official business in Qatar. President Akufo Addo, an ardent lover of football decided to see the Ghana team in Addis Ababa on his way back to the country. President AkufoAddo interacted with individual members of the team before addressing the squad. The Black Stars arrived in Addis Ababa on Saturday morning…

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2019 AFCON Qualifier: Black Stars touchdown in Addis Ababa for Ethiopia clash

The Black Stars have arrived in Addis Ababa ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia. The entire delegation arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Saturday morning for the game to be played on Sunday at their national stadium. Kwesi Appiah’s charges have been camping in Kenya ahead of the qualifier. The Ghana squad has been re-enforced by the return of Andre and Jordan Ayew and captain Asamoah Gyan. Ghana is currently third in Group F having won one and lost one in the two games it…

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2018 AWCON: Speaker of Parliament make GHc 50,000 donation to Black Queens

The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Mike Ocquaye has donated GHc 50,000 to the Black Queens ahead of their campaign in the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. This donation was made after the Ghanaian team paid a courtesy call on the leadership of Parliament on Friday. The Black Queens begin their campaign to win the tournament for the first time on home soil against Algeria on Saturday. Various groups and individuals have been whipping up support for the Ghanaian team with pledges, words of encouragement donations. The Speaker of…

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