Emmanuel Ocran, Diawisie Taylor re-join Black Stars B squad ahead of Burkina Faso game

Maxwell Konadu has recalled Dreams FC winger Emmanuel Ocran and Karela United striker Diawisie Taylor to the local Black Stars team ahead of the second leg CHAN  encounter with Burkina Faso. The duo were dropped from the final squad for the WAFU tournament which was held in Senegal. Emmanuel Ocran and Diawisie Taylor are expected to join the team this afternoon at their training base as they prepare for Sunday’s game against Burkina Faso. Ghana will need a convincing win to qualify ahead of their West African counterpart after losing…

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CHAN 2020 QUALIFIER: Terrorist attack in Burkina Faso ahead of Ghana-Burkina clash

The Black Stars B of Ghana will have to be given extra security as they head to Ouagadougou for the second leg of the 2020 CHAN Qualifier with Burkina Faso to be played on Sunday following terrorist attacks in the country. Security will have to be strengthened at all frontiers of Burkina Faso ahead of the game as the attack at the Grand Mosque in the small town of Salmossi in the Oudalan region two days ago has left 16 dead. It appears the attacks are synonymous with the CHAN…

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FEATURE: The irony of patriotism – Black Stars B ‘starved’ throughout WAFU tournament

Often times, we’ve heard sounds of the patriotism drum whenever players go on national team assignment but the treatment given to these players is completely an irony of the call for nationalism and patriotism. Just about a month ago, players of the national U23 side – The Black Meteors – were forced to purchase their own tickets to fly down to play for the nation and miraculously qualified for the first ever U23 AFCON to be hosted in Egypt next month. These players are still chasing the government for a…

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Black Stars B to move straight to camp ahead of Burkina Faso encounter

The Black Stars B will move straight to camp to Prepare for second leg of the CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso. After failing to defend their WAFU trophy against Senegal, Maxwell Konadu and his charges will now shift their attention to the upcoming CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso in Quagadougo. Ghana lost the first leg at home and will be looking to overturn the results in the second leg in order to qualify to the competition which will be held next year in Cameroon. The game has been slated for Sunday…

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Black Stars B to arrive in Ghana today

After failing to retain the WAFU championship ultimate against Senegal, the Black Stars B  are set to arrive in Ghana today. Maxwell Konadu and his charges lost by 3-1 on penalties to Senegal on Sunday in the 2019 WAFU championship staged in Senegal. Ghana failed to defend the converted trophy for the third consecutive time after winning it in 2013 and 2017. The team is expected in Ghana on Monday to begin preparations for the second leg of the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) Qualifier game against Burkina Faso which…

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Defending our WAFU title would be difficult – Maxwell Konadu

Black Stars B head coach Maxwell Konadu has insisted it will be difficult for his side to defend their WAFU title after edging out Burkina Faso to qualify to the semifinals of the competition. Skipper of the sides Shafiu Mumuni cancelled llias Tiendrebeogo’s strike to send the game into penalty shootout, Ghana eventually won the shootout by 5-4 after Ofori Antwi saved two penalties to sealed his side qualification. Speaking to the media after the game, Maxwell Konadu who led the team to win the trophy two years ago insisted…

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WAFU 2019 : Ghana 1-0 Gambia – Joseph Esso’s solitary strike secure victory for Ghana over Gambia

Ghana began their WAFU title defence in Senegal with a 1-0 victory over Gambia on Tuesday night. Hearts of Oak attacker Joseph Esso scored the only goal of the game to sealed quarterfinals spot for the defending Champions. It was an open game in the first 20 minute as both sides tried to find their feet in the game. Ghana’s captain Shafiu Mumuni nearly broke the deadlock but his 30yards screamer blast of the crossbar. Ghana came close again after Moro Ibrahim found Benjamin Afutu in the penalty box, but…

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CHAN qualifier: My future doesn’t depend on the second leg – Maxwell Konadu insists

The pressure on Black Stars B coach Maxwell Konadu has intensified following their first leg defeat at home against Burkina Faso which leaves the team on the brinks of elimination. Ghana have failed to qualify for the last two edition of the CHAN tournament and are on the verge of missing out for the third consecutive time after losing at home in the first leg. Despite criticisms from all corners, Maxwell Konadu has insisted his future doesn’t depend on the second leg and claim he can still leave the job…

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CHAN qualifier : We couldn’t convert our chances – Shafiu Mumuni

Black Stars B striker Shafiu Mumuni has blamed their 1-0 defeat in the CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso on their wastefulness in front of goal. Ghana created a lot of goalcoring chances in both halves but couldn’t covert it to the back of the net. Maxwell Konadu’s side were then punished for their failure to convert those chances when Yannick Stephanie  scored a brilliant winner in the added time to give the visitors the first leg advantage over Ghana. “We are very disappointed even though we try our best to…

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CHAN qualifier : Ghana needs to work harder before going to Burkina Faso – Malik Jabir

Former Ghana international Malik Jabir has urged Maxwell Konadu and his boys to work harder before travelling to Burkina Faso for the second leg of the CHAN qualifier. Black Stars B lost to their Burkina counterpart by a solitary goal at home in the first leg encounter on Sunday. Speaking to Otec FM after the game, the former Asante Kotoko player called on the coach and his players to work harder before travelling to Burkina Faso for the second leg. “I’ve stayed at Burkina Faso for years and knows their…

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