See all 24 countries that have qualified for 2019 AFCON

The full list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been completed after the final fixtures played on Saturday and on Sunday. There some shock results recorded after Zambia who won the trophy in 2012 and Burkina Faso also failing to qualify. The 24 countries that will do battle for the ultimate are: Egypt, Madagascar, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania and Ivory Coast. Others include: Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Benin, Tanzania and South Africa. Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Malawi, South Sudan,…

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Prez. Akufo-Addo calls on Black Stars to lift 2019 AFCON in Egypt

President Akufo-Addo has charged the Ghana senior football team, the Black Stars to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations trophy after their final qualifying match against Kenya in Accra. The Black Stars beat Kenya a goal to nil on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Accra Sports Stadium with Caleb Ekuban climbing off the bench to score the only goal as the Black Stars finished qualifiers as Group F winners. He hit a first-time left-footed shot from just inside the box, the effort proving too strong for goalkeeper Matasi….

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Caleb Ekuban fires Black Stars to victory on his debut

On-loan Trabzonspor striker, Caleb Ekuban scored the only goal as Ghana pipped Kenya by a lone goal at the Accra Sports Stadium. The 24-year-old was introduced on the hour mark to replace Emmanuel Boateng. The Italian born first contribution nearly resulted in a goal after he was fouled outside the box after a drag back. He went anonymous for some time but after 81 minutes he popped up again and his bullet of a shot went through the hands of goalkeeper Patrick Matasi. Ekuban also qualified to represent Italy but…

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Historic fete as Burundi qualify for AFCON 2019

Burundi qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at home to Gabon who have been eliminated. Cedric Amissi scored in the 76th minute as Burundi, who only needed a draw to qualify, looked to have sealed their place at Egypt 2019. An own-goal from Omar Ngando eight minutes from time made it a tense finish as Gabon searched for the victory they needed. Despite welcoming back Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon failed to break down Burundi…

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Wakaso eyes Europe football with Deportivo Alaves

Ghana midfielder, Mubarak Wakaso says he is eyeing European football with Deportivo Alaves. Alaves has been impressive throughout the whole season. After 28 matches played in the Spanish La Liga, Alaves and his colleagues have won 12, drawn 8 and lose 8 and are currently occupying the 5th position with 44 points. Speaking exclusively to Footballmadeinghana.com, the 29-year-old, “We have done very well and give credit to my teammates. “Our aim is to play in Europe and we are confident about that. “We will continue to play our hearts out…

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Wakaso hails Kotoko despite Africa failure

Ghana midfielder, Mubarak Wakaso has lauded Asante Kotoko for the impressive performance in CAF Confederations Cup. The Ghana Premier League side were eliminated from the group of the competition after suffering 2:1 defeat to Zesco United in their final group game in Ndola. CK Akunnor led the club to the group phase of the competition for the first time after eleven years. Despite the painful defeat, the Deportivo Alaves midfield dynamo believes the reigning MTN FA Cup champions deserved to be hailed. “Asante Kotoko did very well despite their elimination,”…

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OFFICIAL: Osei Kuffuor replaces Lawyer Dua-Adonteng on Ghana FA NC

UEFA Champions League winner, Samuel Osei Kuffuor as has been confirmed as the new member of the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee by FIFA. The former Black Stars centre-back replaces former Asante Kotoko board member, Lawyer Dua Adonteng on the committee. However, the Normalization Committee has been given an extension of six months with their mandate expected to end on September 30, 2019. The Normalisation Committee was instituted in October last year to replace the Executive Committee of the GFA, following the premiering of a documentary by investigative journalist Anas…

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We are determined to end Ghana’s trophy-less jinx in Egypt – Ayew

Andre Dede Ayew has reiterated that the Black Stars players are determined to do everything possible to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Kwesi Appiah and his technical team have been tasked to win the 32nd edition of Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after 37 years. However, the Fernebache star who has played and lost two Afcon finals with the Black Stars in 2010 and 2015, says the players are desperate to win this year’s edition. “Everybody wants the trophy; the players want the trophy, the…

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Gyan and Ayew cannot win AFCON with Ghana, says Kenya FA boss

The president of Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Nick Mwendwa has reiterated that Ghana cannot lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ‘weakling’ Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew. The West African giants have not won the crown since they last did far back in 1982 amid several failed attempts to clinch a fifth crown. But ahead of Africa’s most prestigious tournament in Egypt, Kwesi Appiah and his technical team have been charged to lift the ultimate. But Nick Mwendwa insists the country cannot win any silverware with the two superstars. “We are…

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Wakaso elated to reunite with brother Alhassan Wakasoto at Black Stars

Deportivo Alaves midfield kingpin, Mubarak Wakaso is delighted to have his younger brother Alhassan Wakaso join him at the Black Stars. Alhassan Wakaso was named in Kwesi Appiah’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya and international friendly match with Mauritania. The Vitória Guimarães midfielder was handed a call-up after a wonderful season in the Portuguese top-flight. “Yes I am happy for him, he is a player and I am a player and am ready to help him,” Mubarak Wakaso told the media. “We are just hoping…

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