GFA President Kurt Okraku gets CAF Appointment

President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku has been appointed by CAF as a member of the organizing committee of the Africa Cup of Nations. The appointment sees Kurt Okraku replace former vice president of the GFA George Afriyie who before now served on the AFCON Organizing Committee. The Committee will be chaired by CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and assisted by Senegalese Augustin Senghor. The Committee is an admixture of astute football administrators and former footballers who cemented legacies in the African game. Former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell…

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Egypt gaffer Hector Cuper wants Ghana coaching job

Former head coach of the Pharaohs of Egypt Hector Cuper is interested in the vacant coaching job of the Black Stars, his agent has confirmed. Alejandro Camanõ confirmed in an interview with footballmadeinghana.com that his client is ready to take over the Ghana coaching job if approached. “Cuper is unoccupied now. He will be ready to coach Ghana if given the opportunity,” Camanõ told footballmadeinghana.com Cuper who qualified Egypt to their last World Cup in 2018 after they missed out since 1990 is unattached, making him perfectly available for the…

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Kwasi Appiah, others to re-apply for Black Stars coaching job

Black Stars head Coach James Kwasi Appiah is set to re-apply for the role following the expiry of his contract. The new football leadership have resolved to dissolve all technical teams of the various national sides all in a bid to re-shape the technical direction of these teams to ensure better performances and results. In this vein, other national team coaches and their respective staff have also been relieved off their positions. Kwasi Appiah has been under scrutiny ever since the Black Stars failed to hit targeted heights at the…

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Fifa Ranking: Ghana ends 2019 on 47th in the World and 6th in Africa

The senior male national team, Black Stars finished the year 2019 among the top 50 national teams in the world after moving up to 47th position and ended 6th in Africa. Coach Kwesi Appiah’s team moved four places to sit in 47th position in the world and sixth on the continent last month and have maintained their spot both in Africa and in the world. The Black Stars entered the top 50 countries in the world after chalking back-to-back victories against South Africa and island country Sao Tome and Principe…

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Partey, Jordan Ayew dropped as Caf cuts down nominees for AFOTY award

Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew have been omitted from the latest 10-man shortlist for 2019 CAF African Player of the Year. The duo were the only Ghanaian on a preliminary 30-man roster unveiled for the elite continental individual honour last month. Egyptian star Mohammed Salah scooped the prestigious prize for the second consecutive time last year and is once again in the mix. Senegalese player and fellow Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane is the bookmakers favorite to win this year’s award after his stupendous performances for club and country during the…

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Black Meteors: We apologize for the heartbreak- Michael Osei to Ghanaians

Ghana U23 assistant coach Michael Osei has apologized for the team’s failure to secure a ticket to the 2020 Olympics at the just ended U23 AFCON in Egypt. The Black Meteors blew their final chance of qualifying after losing 6-5 on penalties to South Africa in the third place playoff game. The game traveled to penalty shootouts after a pulsating 2-2 draw in regulation time. Ghana’s last appearance at the Olympics was in Athens 2004 and will have to wait until 2024 to begin the search for another slot to…

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I knew I was going to suffer the same fate as Asamoah Gyan- Edward Sarpong

Black Meteors defender Edward Sarpong says he was fully aware of the repercussions of that decisive penalty miss against South Africa in the third place playoff game at the just ended U23 AFCON. “When I missed that kick I was distraught because I’ve seen that scenario before, it happened to Asamoah Gyan and I saw how people reacted to him and the others who missed in similar circumstances for Ghana so I knew immediately how it was going to be for me as well. “I knew I was going to…

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My teammates did not want to take decisive penalty against South Africa- Edward Sarpong

Black Meteors defender Edward Sarpong has opened up about the build up that led to his decisive penalty miss against South Africa in the third place playoff game at the just ended U23 AFCON. The match traveled to penalty shootouts after a pulsating 2-2 draw in regulation time. The Portugal based left back blasted high what would have been an historic kick to send Ghana through to the Olympics for the first time in 15 years. Sarpong revealed in an interview that everyone was running from the responsibility after the…

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Black Meteors: My family can’t go to the market anymore because I missed a decisive penalty – Edward Sarpong reveals

Black Meteors defender Edward Sarpong has revealed that his mum and sisters can no longer go to the market for shopping because he missed the final penalty kick against South Africa in the just ended U23 AFCON in Egypt. The 22-year old says his sisters have turned victims of verbal assault while his mum can’t trade in the market because they are known are his family members and they are attacked always when they come out. The young chap says his family has been overly traumatized after he missed the…

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Crestfallen Edward Sarpong apologizes to Ghanaians for crucial penalty miss against South Africa

Black Meteors defender Edward Sarpong has apologised for his costly miss during the penalty shootouts against South Africa in the third place playoff game at the just ended U23 AFCON The Portugal based left back blasted high what would have been an historic kick to send Ghana through to the Olympics for the first time in 15 years. The match traveled to penalty shootouts after a pulsating 2-2 draw in regulation time. The 22 year old was one of three Ghanaians who failed to score from the spot as they…

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