Black Satellites to face Niger this afternoon

  The Ghana National Under 20 team will battle Niger in Niamey this afternoon (Wednesday) 4:30 pm as part of their preparations for the impending AFCON. The Satellites have pitched their training camp in Niamey and will lock horns with the Under 20 AFCON host nation today at the Stade General Seyni Kountche to test their strength. Coach Jimmy Cobbinah who is now having his desired 23-man squad for the tournament will use the game to polish the rough edges and also map up strategies for the main competition. Ghana…

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U20 AFCON 2019: Ghana coach Jimmy Cobblah drops Najeeb, Leveh and Yeboah from final list

Jimmy Cobblah has dropped former U17 duo Gabriel Leveh and Najeeb Yakubu as well as Manchester City kid Amankwah Yeboah from Ghana’s squad for the 2019 U20 AFCON. Amankwah Yeboah, an 18-year-old centre back, joined the team last week and featured in their 2-1 defeat to Hearts of Oak at the Tema Sports Stadium on Saturday. Head coach Jimmy Cobblah believes his performance was below par in the only match he played for the team and has dropped him from the final squad. The Black Satellites are currently in Niamey…

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‘I chose Bulgaria because of playing time,’ – Samuel Inkoom

Regular playing time and consistency were the key ingredients considered by Ghanaian defender Samuel Inkoom before accepting an offer to play in Bulgaria. Inkoom, 29, signed for Bulgarian first team side Dinav Rousse after a long ban on him was lifted by FIFA a fortnight ago. And the right back has revealed that he chose to play in Bulgaria because of guaranteed playing time. “I had several offers from many other countries but I chose Bulgaria because of playing time,” he told FOX FM in Kumasi. “I had offers from…

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‘I’ll recall Kevin Prince Boateng if he apologizes’ – Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah has left the lid open for Barcelona new boy Kevin Prince Boateng insisting if the players apologizes to Ghanaians, he will be invited to play for the Black Stars. The offensive midfielder completed a six months loan deal to the Catalan giants on Tuesday from Serie A side Sassuolo. Following the move, several questions have been directed to the technical team of the Black Stars led by Kwasi Appiah over the recall of the midfielder into the team. But Kwasi Appiah in a recent interview has…

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Ghanaian international Mahatma Otoo out for three weeks with a thigh injury

Ghanaian striker Mahatma Otoo will be out of action for three weeks due to a thigh injury. The forward was forced out of his side’s clash with Altidornu on Sunday after feeling a sharp pain in the thigh and subsequently requested to be replaced after 30 minutes. An MRI scan and tests results on Tuesday revealed a minor thigh muscle injury which will keep Otoo out for three weeks. Mahatma Otoo wrote in a social media post “Today’s MRI revealed a minor muscle related issue. Hmm!, occupational hazard. Doctors say…

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Kevin Prince Boateng in Barcelona squad to face Seville

Ghanaian international Kevin Prince Boateng has been included in Barcelona’s 19-man squad to face Seville in the Copa Del Rey. Few hours after completing his move to the Spanish giant, Kevin Prince Boateng has been included in the Barcelona squad to face Seville on Wednesday in the first leg of the Spanish Copa Del Rey quarter finals . The former Sassuolo attacker completed only one training session with his new team mates after completing his move on Tuesday. Should he make an appearance in the game at Sanchez Pizjuan on…

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Striker Kwame Kizito denies Hearts of Oak return

Former Hearts Of Oak striker Kwame Kizzito has denied reports linking him to his former club. According to the player, he was misquoted by reporters and has never said he is returning to the Phobians. “A reporter asked if I loved the club and I said yes, because Hearts have been my team since I was a small boy. “Then he asked again if I would return to the club and I said if they bring an offer and my manager or agent accepts it, I would not have any…

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Sudanese football is gradually catching up – Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has warned that Sudanese football is gradually catching up with Ghana football after so many years of hard work and development. The Black Stars trainer was reacting to the Confederations Cup draw which sees Kotoko drawn in Group C with Sudanese club Al Hilal. According to Kwesi Appiah, who spent two years coaching in the Sudanese topflight, the Sudanese football authority have put in a lot of hard work to bridge the gap between them and the African football elites. “Ghanaian clubs have psychological urge over…

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We have gone through the best Preparation – Jimmy Cobblah

Ghana U20 head coach Jimmy Cobblah is satisfied with the level of preparation they have gotten so far ahead of the U20 AFCON set to start next month. The Black Satellites left Ghana to begin a two-week camping in Niger ahead of the U20 African Championship. According to the Coach, the team has had the best of preparations that will enable them to qualify for the World Cup in Niger. “We have gone through the best of preparations that would enable us qualify for the World Cup in Niger,” he…

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U20 AFCON 2019: Ghana coach Jimmy Cobblah fumes over conduct of the parents of rejected players

Black Satellites Coach Jimmy Cobblah has expressed anger over attitude of some parents and managers of players who have been dropped from the team for the two weeks camping in Niger. Jimmy Cobblah on Monday named a 24-man squad for the two weeks training camp in Niamey after which three of them will be dropped for the inclusion of skipper Ibrahim Konda, FC Nordsjaelland midfielder Mohammed Kudus as well AS Eupen goalkeeper Abdul Manaf. Parent and managers of players who were dropped furiously raided the training camp and picked their…

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