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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Jordan Ayew speaks on 100% record in 2021 AFCON qualifying

Jordan Ayew has expressed his satisfaction after the Black Stars recorded two wins in their opening two games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The four time Africa champions began their campaign with a convincing 2-0 home win against Bafana and followed it up with a 1-0 victory away to São Tomé. Ghana are firmly in control of Group C after two rounds of matches with 6 points, South Africa and Sudan have 3 points each while São Tomé remain bottom with 0 points. The Crystal Palace striker…

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Partey, Jordan to battle Salah and Mahrez for AFOTY award

Ghana duo Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey have been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Footballer of the Year award following their sterling performance in the year. The two will be coming up against Liverpool duo Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane as well as Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez. Partey had a wonderful season with Atletico Madrid as well as a stupendous outing with the Black Stars at the 2019 AFCON and in the 2021 AFCON Qualifier. The Atletico Madrid midfielder was instrumental for his side in Europe and was one…

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U23 AFCON: Evans Mensah named in tournament best XI

Black Meteors winger Evans Mensah has been named in CAF’s Best XI at the just ended U23 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The HJK attacker was the only Ghanaian player listed in the team that was dominated by winners Egypt and runners up Côte d’Ivoire who both had 4 players representing. Evans earned his spot after his stupendous performances for Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side throughout the competition. Ghana failed to secure the final ticket to the 2020 Olympics after losing the third place playoff against South Africa on Friday….

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VIDEO: Football writer Sheikh Tophic Sienu blasts NPP/NDC for Ghana national teams’ failure

As controversial as it may sound, Football Writer, Sheikh Tophic Sienu has jumped on the two major political parties in Ghana for the woes of their national teams over the years. The football pundit who shed tears on LIVE TV on Friday following the defeat of Ghana’s U23 side to South Africa through penalties in the U23 AFCON, blamed the two parties for playing politics with the national teams polarising the Ghanaian populace. To him, both political parties have polarised the Ghanaian space and have politicised everything including football, denying…

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