Ghana not qualifying to 2019 AFCON as it stands now

As it stands now Kenya and Ethiopia are the two countries qualifying to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from the qualification Group F as the Black Stars are pushed to the third position in the latest standings on CAF’s website. Only group winners and runner-ups qualify to the AFCON finals in Cameroon and a total of 24 teams will participate for the first time in the competition’s history. The Harambee Stars have picked four points from the back to back games against Ethiopia taking Sebastien Migne’s side to the…

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Oduro disappointed with missed USL playoff

Tampa Bay midfielder Dominic Oduro admits he was disappointed not to have helped his side gain promotion to play in the 2018 USL playoff Championship. The Rowdies finished 12th in the just ended USL season with 41 points. Oduro, once on the books of English giants Manchester City joined Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2017-2018 campaign with hopes of helping them into the American top flight. And though having a good debut season, Oduro regrets not helping the side gain promotion. “The season was not too bad,…

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Ackwei set for Red Bull exit

  Ghana youth international Wahab Ackwei has reached personal agreement with Red Bull II for his contract to be mutually terminated. The club officially announced that the Ghanaian is not happy due to lack of playing time and has therefore called for his contract to be abrogated. Ackwei, joined the American second-tier side in February this year as a free agent after leaving Ghana Premier League side Inter Allies. The budding central defender only made seven appearances for NYRB II in all competitions this season and assisted one goal.

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Rahman working his way into regaining Schalke spot

Baba Rahman has been training with his teammates at Schalke as he aims to regain his starting place at the club. The on-loan Chelsea defender has returned to first team duties after being granted sometime off with his family. Rahman just recently welcomed the birth of his second child and was given permission to spend some time with his nursing wife. The Ghana international has been working since his return to regain his starting place at the side which seems to have recovered from their early season wobble. Rahman who…

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Trabzonspor open up on Ekuban’s lack of action

  Turkish giants Trabzonspor have opened up on Caleb Ekuban’s lack of playing time though they believe he will come good. Ekuban joined Trabzonspor on loan from Leeds United this summer but has struggled for game time despite scoring on his debut. A close source to Trabzonspor hinted that manager Unal Karaman is convinced with the capabilities of the Italian-born Ghanaian though he needs time to get off the mark. “(T)he manager and coaching staff are happy with Ekuban but he needs time to settle.” A source close to Trabzonspor…

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MLS Clubs target Asante

  Ghana winger Solomon Asante has emerged as a top winter transfer target of various clubs in the American top-tier. Asante, 28, was voted as Rising Phoenix Stars player of the year, best foreign player of the year and also won the best goal award in the end of season awards night. Footballmadeinghana.com understands that his sparkling output has caught the eyes of clubs including Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas are interested in him and will swoop for his signature when the window opens next month. The former TP…

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Rafa Benitez is my “father” – Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu has found the start of the 2018/19 season difficult after being relegates to the bench in majority of Newcastle United’s games but the Ghanaian winger is still enjoying the support of manager Rafa Benitez who he calls a “father”. The former FC Porto player also struggled in Ghana’s defeat against Kenya last month. “The surgery I had has affected me in several ways,” Atsu told Hello FM. “This is my third season with Newcastle United. My first season was when I joined them on loan from Chelsea in the…

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Kwadwo Asamoah snubs Gyan on his list of favorite African players

Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has named his favorite African Players but Asamoah Gyan who is the top scoring African player at the FIFA World Cup.l didn’t a get a mention from the Inter Milan left back. Kwadwo and Gyan have shared the Black Stars dressing room since 2008. The former Juventus midfielder named Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o and Mohammed Salah as his favorite players. Kwadwo revealed on Inter TV that former Chelsea legend Michael Essien was an idol to him growing up as a young boy. “Michael…

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Justice Ato Mensah and Nana Egyir return to Sanga Balande

Ghanaian duo, Justice Ato Mensah and Nana Egyir have returned to join their teammates at Sanga Balande in Congo after a long break. The duo landed at Mbuyi – Mayi airport on Wednesday and are expected to join their teammates on Thursday to train ahead of their next league game in the Congolese topflight. Sanga Balande have played three matches in the ongoing 2018/2019 league season with four points and are lying fifth on the league log.

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Oti Akenteng impressed by Black Stars training intensity in Kumasi

Technical director Oti Akenteng is impressed by the training sessions of the Black Stars in Kumasi. Akenteng is acting as the technical link between the FIFA Normalization committee for the and the Black Stars and files report to the committee after every session. “I am very impressed by the Black Stars training so far. I am here to report to the normalisation committee and after every session I send a written report to them in Accra” Akenteng told Angel FM. “The intensity is fantastic and almost all the players are…

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