NSA announce gate fees for Black Stars vs South Africa clash

The National Sports Authority has announced the gate fees for Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa on Thursday. The Black Stars will lock horns with Bafana Bafana in their opening Group C at the Cape Coast Stadium. Kick off is at 7pm local time. The popular stand will go for GHC 10 while the VIP seats go for GHC 20. 21 players are currently in camp and will Intensify preparation on Tuesday at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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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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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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U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko makes two changes to Ghana XI vs Egypt tonight

Coach Ibrahim Tanko has shaken up Ghana’s starting XI to face hosts Egypt in the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Meteors come into tonight’s game needing a win against the Pharaohs to keep their dream of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics alive. Lomotey, Obeng start ahead of Zibo and Abass Issah, who began in the opening day draw with Cameroon on Friday. Meanwhile Kotoko shot-stopper Kwame Baah maintains his place between the sticks and will be shielded by the same defensive set up against the Indomitable Lions….

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U23 AFCON: Habib Mohammed ‘100% confident’ Ghana will beat Egypt tonight

Black Meteors defender Habib Mohammed is anticipating a ‘tough game’ against hosts Egypt on Monday evening in the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations.  Habib struck late to rescue a point for Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side in their opening Group A match against Cameroon on Friday. Ahead of tonight’s must-win game against the Olympic Pharaohs, the Asante Kotoko guardsman is confident the Black Meteors will come away with a victory. “We are going to face a tough opponent in our next game, but with hard work and determination, it’s 100…

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AFCON 2021 Qualifier: Zulte-Waregem left back Gideon Mensah handed late Ghana call up to replace injured Baba Rahman

In a swift turn of events, Zulte-Waregem left back Gideon Mensah has been handed a late call up by Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah to replace injured Baba Rahman for the 2021 AFCON Qualifier with South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe Gideon will add up to the number of debutants in the team to make 9 following a similar call up to Fatawu Mohammed of Hearts of Oak. Gideon replaces injured Real Mallorca left back Baba Rahman who picked up an injury last week. The Ghana U23 left back has…

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U23 AFCON: Ibrahim Tanko cautiously optimistic ahead of Egypt showdown

Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko is wary of the threat the Olympic Pharaohs pose ahead of their crucial encounter in the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana’s U23 team come into the match at the back of a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in their opening Group A clash on Friday whilst Egypt secured a hard fought 1-0 victory over Mali on the same day. Speaking in his pre match presser, Ibrahim Tanko told reporters he expects a tough game against a dangerous Egyptian side but remained confident in his…

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