Andre Ayew targets winning start against South Africa in AFCON Qualifiers

Ghana captain Andre Ayew is hoping the Black Stars will begin their quest for qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations against South Africa on a winning note. The four time African champions will host Bafana Bafana on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium before traveling to face São Tomé four days later. Speaking to reporters after the team’s first training session in Accra on Monday, Ayew stressed the importance of getting a positive result in their Group C opener. “We have to make sure we start this qualification…

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Bafana Bafana arrive in Ghana ahead of Black Stars clash

Bafana Bafana have arrived in Ghana ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Black Stars. The team touched down at the Kotoko international airport on Monday night and headed straight for Cape Coast to begin preparations for the Group C opener. The contingent is made up of 25 players and the technical team led by Molefi Ntseki. Ghana and South Africa are set to lock horns at the 15,000 capacity Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday, 14th November 2019. Kick off is at 7pm. Here is Bafana’s squad for…

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Sheikh Tophic Sienu writes: Let’s be measured in our criticism of Ibrahim Tanko

In football, you can’t win all the time. There’s obviously a game that you will be beaten properly, and that is what happened to Tanko last night. Pep Guardiolar was beaten properly by Jurgen Klopp just a few days ago. Was he sacked for losing to Liverpool? Borussia Dortmund beat Bundesliga table toppers Borussia M’gladbach 2-1 in WK9, beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 in WK10, staged a marvelous comeback from 2-0 down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 in the Champions League. But they suffered a 4-0 mailing by Bayern Munich in…

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Black Stars leave Accra for Cape Coast this morning

The Black Stars of Ghana will leave Accra for Cape Coast this morning to continue their preparations for Thursday’s 2021 AFCON Qualifier against South Africa. The late arrivals are expected to join the 13 players that were available for the first training session at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday. The team will make stop-overs at Winneba and Mankessim to fraternize with the fans and ignite the #BrngBackTheLove call for the game. The Black Stars will have its first training session in Cape Coast at the Cape Coast Stadium between…

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U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko refuses to give up qualification hopes despite Egypt defeat

Coach Ibrahim Tanko is not giving up hopes of qualifying for the semifinals in the ongoing U23 AFCON after defeat to Egypt left his side on the brink of elimination. The Olympic Pharaohs came from behind twice to edge the Black Meteors 3-2 in a five goal thriller at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday. The result meant that Ghana have only a point from two games, and are third behind leaders Egypt (6 points) and Cameroon (4 points) going into the last round of group matches. However, Tanko insists…

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The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: How Ibrahim Tanko suffered tactical knockout by Shawky Garib

The Black Meteors of Ghana were handed a painful 3-2 by the Olympic Pharaohs of Egypt in the second group game of the ongoing U23 AFCON at the Cairo International Stadium in a game that saw Ghana coach Ibrahim Tanko run short of ideas. Tanko could barely respond as his counterpart Shawky Garib threw punches from all angles to hand Ghana the defeat that could eventually see them out of the tournament. Despite the relentless show of determination and dedication by the Egyptian players, Ghana’s game management skills were hugely…

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U23 AFCON : Player ratings – Ghana 2-3 Egypt

Black Meteors suffered their first defeat at the ongoing Africa U23 Cup of Nations following a loss to Egypt in their second group A clash on Monday evening. The Ghana U23 side was beaten 3-2 by the tournament host Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium. Footballmadeinghama.com rated the performance of the Ghana players by (10). Kwame Baah (GK) (5/10) – Mixed performance by the Kotoko keeper. Was outstanding at a point. He could have done better with the first and third goals. Kingsley Fobi (5/10)- Struggled to deal with the…

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U23 AFCON: Ghana 2-3 Egypt – Relentless Pharaohs fight back to beat Black Meteors in 5-goal thriller

Host nation Egypt relentlessly fought back to hand the Black Metrors of Ghana a painful 3-2 defeat at the ongoing U23 AFCON in Egypt to leave Ghana in a tight corner to qualify for the semi finals of the competition. Ghana twice went into the lead through Yaw Yeboah and Samuel Obeng, but goals from Mustapha Mohammed, Ramadan Sobhi and Yasser Rayan condemned Ghana to 3-2 defeat. Ghana coach Ibrahim Tanko made two changes to the side that drew the first match against Cameroon. Emmanuel Lomotey and Samuel Obeng started…

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AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Injured Mohammed Salisu withdraws from Ghana squad for South Africa and Sao Tome clash

Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu has withdrawn from the Ghana Black Stars squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome Principe due to injury. The 20-year-old central defender was expected to make his debut against South Africa but he will now have to wait for the next  international assignment to make his dream debut for Ghana. The club confirmed he has suffered mechanical low back pain which will force him out for sometime. Salisu has been a favourite at the heart of defence…

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AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Black Stars hold first training with 13 players in Accra

Ghana’s senior national team – The Black Stars – opened their training session in Accra on Monday with 13 players in camp ahead of the group opener against South Africa in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers. Skipper Andre Ayew and Fortuna Düsseldorf defender Kasim Adam were among the thirteen who took part in the first training session on Monday. Debutants Shafiwu Mumuni, Fatawu Mohammed and Gideon Mensah were also part of the thirteen who opened the training session. All the three goalkeepers invited; Ofori, Abalora and Felix were also present. Deputy…

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