The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: How Mali snatched World Cup qualification from the claws of Ghana – Is Jimmy to blame?

The Black Satellites of Ghana were painfully kicked out of the ongoing U20 AFCON in Niger by Mali in the last Group B game which left many completely gobsmacked on Saturday afternoon. The astounding defeat also means Ghana will not be at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup to be staged in Poland in May. A solitary strike from midfielder Hadji Drame was all that Mali needed to snatch the World Cup ticket from the claws of Ghana. Strangely, Mali did not play any better game than Ghana but they…

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U20 AFCON: Senegal humiliate Burkina to seal top spot in Group B

Senegal beat Burkina Faso by 5-1 to qualify to the semi-finals of the African U20 Championship in Niger. In a game The Young Lions of Terrenga have already qualified to the next stage, coach Youssouph Dabo paraded his strongest squad to face his West African counterparts. It didn’t take long before Amadou Ndiaye broke the deadlock for Senegal in the 8th minutes. Burkina Faso responded in the 34th through Fessal Tapsoba as he drew them level. It took the Senegalese only a minute to restore their lead through Samba Diallo…

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U20 AFCON: Ghanaian media descend massively on Jimmy Corbblah after disappointing defeat to Mali

Shocked, flummoxed, bewildered, flabbergasted and completely astounded that Ghana failed to pick just a point against Mali to secure qualification to the U20 World Cup in Poland in May, Ghana coach Jimmy Corbblah is the subject of discussion in the West African country. How he managed to even qualify the team to the tournament still remains a mystery to many. Mali defeated Ghana 1-0 in the last group game of the African U20 championship to qualify to the next stage of the competition. In a game Ghana needed just a…

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Match Report: Mali 1-0 Ghana – Ghana’s World Cu dreams blown apart by determined Mali

Ghanaians have been left completely flummoxed and flabbergasted by Jimmy Corbblah and his boys after failing to secure a draw to pick a World Cup ticket following a 1-0 defeat to Mali. The Black Satellites were highly tipped to pick the last World Cup ticket before the clash with Mali but Hadji Frame’s second half strike shuttered their dreams. The u results means Ghana have been eliminated from the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations following just at the group stage. Former U17 star Hadji Drame’s strike secured Mali a…

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U20 AFCON: Jimmy makes three changes Ghana to face Mali

Ghana coach Jimmy Corbblah has made three changes in his line up to face Malian this afternoon in the U20 AFCON. WAFA midfielder Prosper Ahaibu, Michael Baidoo and Nathaniel Adjei of Danbort FC have earned places in the team’s final clash with the Young Eagles. Goalkeeper Manaf Nurudeen has maintained his position between the sticks while athaniel Adjei and Ishaku Konda at the heart of defence. Prosper Ahaibu joins Sabit Abdulai and FC Nordjaelland’s Kudus Mohammed in the midfield for their match against Mali. Lomotey leads the attack with Atta…

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Preview – Ghana vs Mali: Poland calling as Ghana battle Mali for World Cup ticket

The Black Satellites of Ghana will battle it out with Mali on Saturday afternoon as the battle for a World Cup ticket heightens. While Ghana look to avoid defeat to make an appearance at the Mundial later in May, Mali are poised to subject the Satellites to a defeat to also make an appearance in Poland. Mali after losing their opening game by 2-0 to group leaders Senegal, staged a stupendous performance against whipping boys Burkina Faso to secure a 1-0 victory in their second group game. The Satellites after…

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Serie A : Acquah involved but his team Empoli is beaten by Lazio

Black Stars midfielder Afriyie Acquah returned to the Empoli team to play 22 minutes on Thursday in their 1-0 away loss at Lazio in the Italy Serie A. Empoli are 17th and risk dropping to the relegation mire. The tough-tackling 27-year old midfielder was an unused substitute in Empoli’s last game against Chievo but yesterday coach Giuseppe Iachini introduced the Ghanaian in the 69th minute to take the place of Hamed Traore of Ivory Coast. It was the 17th game overall for the former Palermo midfield anchor this season at Empoli…

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PLAYER RATINGS: Ghana 0-2 Senegal – U20 AFCON

The Junior Teranga Lions of Senegal halted Ghana hopes of qualifying to the 2019 U20 World Cup in Poland with a 2-0 defeat. The Black Satellites will now have to win or get a draw against Mali in the final group game on Saturday to stand a chance of qualifying for the World Cup. FootballMadeInGhana.com rated the performance of the players over (10). Ghana 16. Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (GK) (4/10) – Committed a lot of errors in the first half. Could have done better for both goals he conceded with…

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The Sheikh’s Drawing Board – How Ghana’s Jimmy Corbblah suffered tactical knockout by Senegal’s Youssouph Dabo

The Black Satellites of Ghana suffered a 2-0 defeat to Senegal in their second group clash of the ongoing U20 AFCON in Niger on Wednesday afternoon, in a game that left Jimmy Corbblah panting for mercy. A brace from striker Youssouph Badji in the first half gave the Young Lions of Terenga the all important win that granted them a ticket to the U20 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Poland in May this year. The game that left Ghana coach Jimmy Corbblah suffocating on the bench, lost in…

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U20 AFCON : Mali beat Burkina Faso to blow Group B open

Mali National U-20 team recorded a slim victory over Burkina Faso during the second match-day in Group B of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations ongoing in Niger. Mamadou Traore scored the only goal of the meeting in the 52nd minute to keep the qualification hope of the Malians alive in the competition. Mali now joins Ghana and Senegal who meet in the other group encounter today on three points each as Burkina Faso are eliminated. The team of Mamoutou Kané engage Ghana on Saturday in the last round of…

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