The Sheikh’s Drawing Board: Sebastien Migne proves tactically superior to Kwasi Appiah despite Kenya defeat to Ghana

The Black Stars of Ghana managed to pip their Kenyan counterparts in the final Group F clash of the 2019 AFCON Qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday in a game that starved spectators with sexy display of football. A late strike by debutant Caleb Ekuban separated the two sides and catapulted Ghana to the summit of the table leaving the Harambee Stars of Kenya in second position. The game, though not boring, was not impregnated with beautiful display of football and with goals not forthcoming; fans were left…

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VIDEO: Black Stars hold recovery training without Inter Milan ace Kwadwo Asamoah

The Black Stars of Ghana held their recovery training on Sunday afternoon after their clash with Kenya without Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah. The playmaker who now plays at the left side of defence for Inter Milan is believed to have missed the recovery training due to a slight knee injury. All the twenty outfield players and the three goalkeepers were part of the training supervised by head coach Kwasi Appiah with the former Juventus man being the only absentee. It is believed that Kwadwo Asamoah was out of the…

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I have different thoughts after the Kenya game – Kwasi Appiah

Black Stars boss Kwasi Appiah claims he now has different tjpughta about his team after piping Kenya on Saturday in the last group game of the 2019 AFCON Qualifier. The Ghana coach has hinted that his perception about certain departments of the game has changed following the hard fought victory over Kenya on Sunday. “I have different thoughts about the defence and the striking role. “Is better we play such games. sometimes the name alone do not count. You need to take top decisions,” Appiah stated at the post match…

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Kwasi Appiah recent games to assess potential AFCON players

Ghana Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah says he is using the final qualifier against Kenya yesterday and the friendly against Mauritania on Tuesday to assess some of his players ahead of the AFCON tournament. According to Appiah, he needs to have a critical look at some of his players ahead of AFCON in Egypt and these games give him the perfect platform to examine his charges. “The game was very competitive, we also have a game on Tuesday. “These games will be used to assess some of the players I…

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Prez. Akufo-Addo calls on Black Stars to lift 2019 AFCON in Egypt

President Akufo-Addo has charged the Ghana senior football team, the Black Stars to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations trophy after their final qualifying match against Kenya in Accra. The Black Stars beat Kenya a goal to nil on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Accra Sports Stadium with Caleb Ekuban climbing off the bench to score the only goal as the Black Stars finished qualifiers as Group F winners. He hit a first-time left-footed shot from just inside the box, the effort proving too strong for goalkeeper Matasi….

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Migne insists Wanyama is key to Kenya despite inactivity at Tottenham Hotspurs

Kenya head coach Sebastian Migne has revealed how important and influential Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is to his side insisting his lack of game time at Tottenham won’t change anything. The Kenya midfielder has struggled to find his feat in the Tottenham team this season after suffering a long term injury at the end of last season’s campaign. But the French coach insists Wanyama is the leader of his team because of the influence he has on the young players and hope to have him in the African Cup of…

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Mauritania arrive in Ghana for Black Stars friendly on Tuesday

Mauritania have arrived in Ghana ahead of their friendly with the Black Stars on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium. The contingent arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Sunday morning ahead of the clash on Tuesday. The Black Stars will take on the Lions of Chinguetti in an international friendly on March 26 in Accra as part of preparations for 2018 Africa Cup of Nations. The African football powerhouse will play as host to the Lions of Chinguetti three days after pipping Kenya in the final qualifier at the…

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AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER: Kwasi Appiah insists Ghana created many chances against Kenya

After edging his Kenyan counterparts by a lone goal, Ghana head coach Kwasi Appiah has dismissed the notion that his charges struggled to create chances in the game. According to the coach, his outfit created a lot of chances in the first half and also created few in the second half, but just that the goal was refusing to come. “In the first half, we created a lot of chances. If you really watched the game, you’ll realize a lot of chances were created. “Even in the second half we…

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Ekuban delighted after powering Ghana to solitary win over Kenya

Ghana new boy Caleb Ekuban has expressed delight over his lone sttike that led Ghana to a 1-0 win over Kenya in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier on Saturday. The Trabzonspor striker’s 82nd minute strike was enough as Ghana leapfrogged their Kenyan counter part in the group. Speaking after the match, The Italian born Ghanaians described the feeling of scoring his first goal on his debut as amazing “It’s quite amazing,” he chuckled after the game. “The first thing, as a striker, you want to do is to score so when…

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AFCON 2019 Q: Kwasi Appiah reveals why Kwadwo Asamoah was benched for Kenya clash

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah has explained the reason that informed his decision to leave Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah on the bench in the Black Stars clash with Kenya. Kwadwo Asamoah was highly tipped to start at left back in the game against Kenya, but was surprisingly left on the bench for the entire duration of the game. Speaking to the media after the game, Kwesi Appiah stressed he chose continuity over changes, reason for leaving the former Juventus player on the bench. “Actually Kwadwo Asamoah was in my plans,…

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