EXCLUSIVE: CAF to suspend all 2021 AFCON qualifiers in wake of Coronavirus pandemic

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to postpone this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers due to Coronavirus outbreak in the region. FootballMadeInGhana understands that the decision was made by executives in an emergency meeting today (March 13). It is still quite unclear when the fixtures will be fulfilled but the governing body is willing to wait until the situation is under control. The Black Stars of Ghana were scheduled to face Sudan in a Group C doubleheader scheduled for 27th March before traveling to Omdurman for…

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Black Stars assistant coach David Duncan in South Africa for CAF workshop

Black Stars assistant Coach, David Duncan has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa for a two-day workshop on monitoring physical fitness performance of players. The workshop, organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is scheduled for Sandton, from 12th-13th March 2020. David Duncan is joining colleague coaches and physical instructors from all CAF member Associations on how to use a new device provided by CAF to measure the physical performance of players. This, according to CAF, would help guarantee the best and maximum use of the device to gauge player…

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We still need 5-6 quality players before we can win the AFCON – C K Akonnor

Black stars head coach Ck Akonnor says Ghana will still need 5 or 6 more quality players to in order to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Akonnor announced his squad for this month’s AFCON 2021 double header with Sudan last Tuesday as Ghana aim to take another stride toward qualifying to the continent’s biggest football showpiece. Asked if Ghana has the quality to win the trophy for the first time since 1982, C K Akonnor answered, “Talking of quality players, I have made mention of 5 or 6…

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Fortuna Dusseldorf winger Nana Ampomah, two others emerge as possible replacement for injured Boakye Yiadom

Following the sudden injury to Ghana striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom, three top players have popped up as the possible replacement for the Red Star Belgrade forward. Fortuna Dusseldorf winger Nana Opoku Ampomah, LASK Linz attacking midfielder Samuel Tetteh and Pyramids striker John Antwi are the three favourites to replace Yiadom. Boakye Yiadom will not be part of the Black Stars’ squad to face Sudan after picking an injury while playing for his club on Wednesday. The Ghana striker was stretched off in the 34th minute in his side’s clash with…

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Akonnor defends Salisu Mohammed, Frank Acheampong and Justice Blay snub

Black Stars head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has defended his decision to exclude Justice Blay (Asante Kotoko), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda) and Salisu Mohammed (Real Valladolid) in his maiden squad ahead of this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games with Sudan. The trio were surprisingly left out of the 23-man squad which was announced on Tuesday despite their impressive form for their various clubs. The Black Stars are seeking to maintain their 100% record in Group C when they host Sudan at Cape Coast Stadium on March 27…

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‘Matured’ Eric Ofori Antwi reacts awesomely to Black Stars snub

Top performing Medeama SC goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi has thrown his unflinching support behind the recently announced Black Stars squad, particularly the goalkeepers, despite being snubbed by Head Coach C.K Akonnor. CK Akonnor named his 23 man squad for Ghana’s AFCON 2021 double header with Sudan later this month and conspicuously missing from the list was the name of the former Ghana U-20 star. Ofori Antwi who also doubles as Medeama’s skipper has been immense for the club this season with consistent match-winning saves and excellent leadership qualities that has…

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Hearts goalie Attah turns ‘preacher-man’ as he reacts to Black Stars call-up

Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah has taken to social media to celebrate his maiden call up into the senior national team. Attah is one of 4 local players invited to be part of Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor’s first squad since being handed the Black Stars job. The 24 year old shot stopper has kept 5 clean sheets in the ongoing Ghana Premier League while also helping the Phobians go unbeaten in their last 6 games in all competitions. Before he manned the post for the first time, Hearts…

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Video: Highlights of Black Stars new boy Eugene Ansah

Eyebrows have been raised while talks have been triggered concerning Black Stars Head Coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor’s first call-up. The former Ghana captain announced a 23 man squad comprising 5 debutants ahead of the upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifying double header with Sudan which commences on March 27. One of the new boys is Eugene Ansah! The 25 year old has been the subject of talks with many questioning what influenced his call-up. However in a video that has come into the possession of FMIG, it is not out of place…

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Black Stars Squad: The stories of the 5 debutants and the ‘returnee’

New Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor announced his first squad since getting the appointment to lead Ghana’s senior national football team. The squad are to cover an assignment of facing Sudan in a double header as part of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers. The usual key names like Andre Ayew, his brother Jordan, Thomas Parteyand Wakaso Mubarak have all been invited. However, the story of 5 debutantes and a returnee is what this article focuses on. Aduana Stars’ Yahaya Mohammed returns to the senior national team after 12 years while the…

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Black Stars: Door not closed to players like John Boye, CK Akonnor reveals

Black stars head coach Ck Akonnor has revealed that the door is not closed to players like John Boye despite being omitted from his first national team call-up. Akonnor announced his squad for this month’s AFCON 2021 double header with Sudan and absent from the list includes Boye, who despite his wealth of experience in the national team has been very consistent at club level with FC Metz. The 32 year old has been a regular feature in the Metz squad in the French top flight this season and even…

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