U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko draws inspiration from second half performances ahead of Cote D’Ivoire clash

Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has hailed his team’s mental toughness and ability to improve their performance during the second half of their matches. But for the game against Egypt which Ghana lost 2-3, the Black Meteors have fought strongly in the second half of all matches played in the group stage of the 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt. Ghana came down from a goal down and drew 1-1 with Cameroon with just 5 minutes to the end of the game before scoring twice against Mali to qualify to the…

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U23 AFCON: We are under pressure to qualify for 2020 Olympics- Yaw Yeboah

Ghana U23 captain Yaw Yeboah has admitted the Black Meteors are under pressure to qualify to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s are on the cusp of realizing their dream and will need to beat Ivorian counterparts in the semi-finals of the 2019 U23 AFCON today to confirm their tickets to Tokyo. The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00hrs (14:00hrs GMT) at the Cairo Stadium. Ahead of the crucial encounter, Yaw Yeboah insists the team is highly motivated and ready to deliver. “Yes we are…

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Andre Ayew delighted with flying start in Group C

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has expressed his joy 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 last Thursday and followed it up with a 1-0 victory away to São Tomé yesterday. 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…

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Black Stars player ratings from 1-0 win against São Tomé

FootballMadeInGhana.com writer Daraja Kapoor rates the performance of Black Stars players in their 1-0 win away to São Tomé on Monday. Every player is marked out of 10. Richard Ofori 6- Had virtually nothing to do all game but needless got himself booked for time wasting in stoppage time. Andy Yiadom 7-  A good game overall. Defensively solid and contributed his quota in attack. Kassim Nuhu 8 –  Another matured and composed performance. Quickly establishing himself as Ghana’s best defender. Was always one step ahead of the opposition. Man of…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Jordan’s solitary goal embellishes lacklustre Ghana victory over São Tomé- Report

Jordan Ayew’s penalty proved to be the difference as Ghana labored to a 1-0 victory away to São Tomé in 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier on Monday. The four-time African champions struggled to get their passing game going in the opening minutes due to the regretful nature of the pitch at the National stadium. The first real chance fell to Jordan after the São Tomé goalkeeper gifted the Crystal palace striker the ball, he squared it to Samuel Owusu but his shot failed to find the back of the net….

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Christopher Antwi Adjei: ‘I want to help bring fans closer to the team’

Ghana newboy Christopher Antwi Adjei has revealed the immediate impact he hopes to have on the senior national team. According to the Paderborn attacker, he wants to add to the appeal of the Black Stars that will help bring Ghanaians closer to the team. “First of all I want to help bring the fans closer to the team. I think it’s important for the people here in Ghana to stay right behind the team. I think this is the main thing” he said in an interview with FootballMadeInGhana.com. The German-born…

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Black Stars newboy Christopher Antwi-Adjei raring to go against São Tomé

Black Stars newboy Christopher Antwi-Adjei is excited about the prospect of making his debut against São Tomé today. The Paderborn SC attacker was one of the surprise call ups for this month’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers double header. However, he was not named in the matchday squad for the 2-0 win over the Bafana Bafana last Thursday due to his late arrival. The 25 year old is line to make his international debut for Ghana this afternoon, when they play São Tomé in their second game. ‘It will be a dream…

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FMIG Exclusive: Christopher Antwi-Adjei reveals how he reacted to debut Ghana call-up

FC Paderborn star Christopher Antwi-Adjei has admitted he was stunned when he learned he had been called up to the Ghana national team for this month’s AFCON 2021 qualifiers. The 25-year old earned his maiden invite to the Black Stars after his impressive performances in the ongoing Bundesliga campaign. Speaking in an exclusive interview FootballMadeInGhana.com, Chris revealed his shock after being drafted by Coach Kwesi Appiah. “I was very very surprised, I had contact with the coach since summer this year but the call up for me it was like…

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Kwesi Appiah names starting XI to face São Tomé

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has named his starting line up for this afternoon’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier away in Sào Tomé. The manager has made just one change from the side that beat South Africa last Thursday. Sassuolo ace Alfred Duncan who had a quite game against Bafana drops to the bench to be replaced by Samuel Owusu. Kick off at the less than 1000 capacity Sao Tome National Stadium is at 13:00 GMT. Here is Ghana’s line up below: Richard Ofori – GK Defenders: Andy Yiadom Gideon…

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Preview| Sao Tomé vs Ghana: Black Stars seek second straight win in Group C

Sao Tome & Principe will host Ghana in the second round of matches in Group C of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers this afternoon. The match is scheduled to kick off at the Estádio Nacional 12 de Julho at 13:00 GMT Despite playing away, the Black Stars will start the game as clear favorites and will look to build on their opening day win over South Africa. Kwesi Appiah’s side have not conceded in their last four away matches and face a Sao Tome & Principe side that…

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