U17 AFCON 2019: Fabin’s Uganda fail to pick World Cup ticket despite 1-1 stalemate with Nigeria

Ghanaian gaffer Paa Kwesi Fabin failed to grab a World Cup ticket with his Uganda U17 side after their 1-1 stalemate with Nigeria in the ongoing U17 AFCON in Tanzania. A 74th minutes strike by Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar canceled Uganda’s lesd through John Kokas Alou in the 67th minute to deny the East Africans a place in the semifinals. Uganda’s hopes were dashed despite picking a point in the game after Angola recorded a 4-2 win over hosts Tanzania in the other group encounter. Uganda bounced back from an opening…

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Fomer Sports Minister Muntaka Mubarak laments hefty Black Stars bonuses; “it’s a big problem”

Former Sports Minister Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has lamented hefty winning bonuses paid to the senior national team, Black Stars of Ghana. According to local media reports, an amount of $8 million has been budgeted for the team’s participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The prize money for winning the tournament is $4 million as confirmed by CAF president Ahmad Ahmad. Although the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), denied the reports, the Black Stars players are expected to have a bonus hike as part of the purported budget….

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Black Stars, Super Eagles friendly off

The proposed friendly match between Ghana and Nigeria ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has been called off. An official of the Ghana FA confirmed the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game. “They actually wanted to play us [Ghana] in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister (Perry Okudzeto),” said Ghana football official. “But we may be in United Arab Emirates which will be…

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TOTAL AFCON U17: Fabin guides Uganda to heavy win over Tanzania

Ghanaian trainer Paa Kwesi Fabin guided Uganda to record their first win in the ongoing Total AFCON U17 with a heavy win over hosts Tanzania. The hosts have been kicked out of the competition following the defeat to Fabin’s boys. A 16th minute strike from Andrew Kawooya opened the scoring for the hungry Ugandan side that lost their opener to Angola by a lone goal. Two minutes to the half hour mark, Ivan Asaba unleashed a powerful drive which could not be saved by Hassan Kingwaga to increase the lead…

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Amos Frimpong wants to gatecrash Ghana squad for AFCON

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong is hoping to earn a place in Ghana national team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 27 year old defender made his Black Stars debut in the friendly against Mauritania last month after he was invited for the AFCON qualifier against Kenya. Amos believes he has done enough to merit a place in Kwesi Appiah’s team for the continental showpiece in June. “I hope to be part of the Black Stars team that participate in the AFCON in Egypt. I believe I…

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Amos Frimpong expects Ghana to scale through Group F

Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong has predicted Black Stars to go through the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation group stage ‘without a problem’, but cautioned against complacency. Ghana have been pooled in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be looking to end Ghana’s 37-year wait for an AFCON title after three missed chances in 1992, 2010 and 2015. Ghana will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, four days before facing Cameroon, whom they lost to in the semi-final of the last championship. The…

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Daniel Laryea only Ghanaian referee selected by CAF for 2019 AFCON

Top Ghanaian referee Daniel Nii Laryea has been named among a 24-man list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.  CAF announced the list of officials for the tournament on Wednesday with Laryea the only Ghanaian selected. The 32 year old will join the elite group of referees set to go to Morocco to begin preparations ahead of the continental showpiece. The tournament runs from 21st June to 19th July. Laryea, who holds a FIFA badge, has been one of the centre referees used during CAF’s inter-clubs competition….

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Black Stars to pocket $4.5m in prize money if they win 2019 AFCON

The Black Stars of Ghana will pocket $4.5 million in prize money if they are able to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The four time winners have been pooled in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be looking to end Ghana’s 37-year wait for an AFCON title after three missed chances in 1992, 2010 and 2015. Ghana will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, four days before facing Cameroon, whom they lost to in the semi-final of…

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Kassim Nuhu names Senegal as Ghana’s biggest rival for AFCON glory

TSG Hoffenheim defender Kassim Nuhu has named Senegal as Ghana’s biggest threat for glory at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Black Stars will be seeking to lift their first title since 1982 at the June 21 – July 19 tournament. Speaking in an interview with FootballMadeInGhana.com, Kassim Nuhu said he was confident Ghana can end their 37 year wait for a trophy but remained wary of Senegal’s firepower. ”Since I’m Ghanaian I obviously want Ghana to win but if I had to pick any other team I’ll…

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TSG Hoffenheim defender Kassim Nuhu confident of making Ghana’s AFCON squad

Kassim Nuhu is confident of making it into Kwesi Appiah’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 24 year old defender has been a key figure for German Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim since joining last year from Swiss giants Young Boys. Speaking in an interview with FootballMadeInGhana.com on his chances of making Ghana’s final squad, Nuhu said; “Black Stars is not a permanent place for any footballer but I’m playing regularly for my club so I’m confident I will be part of the team…

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