Ghanaian players are struggling in Europe because they are sub-standard – Nii Odartey Lamptey

Former Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey has disclosed that the reason Ghanaian players struggle in Europe more recently is because they fall below the required standards to succeed. Odartey Lamptey believes players in the local league don’t take time to hone their skills and in a bid to make money they hurriedly pursue deals abroad. The Glo-Lamp Academy director believes because they lack in certain aspects of player development they barely thrive and have their contracts terminated after a short stint in the European leagues. He was speaking in an…

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CK Akonnor open to counsel from ex-Black Stars players

Black Stars Head Coach, Charles Akonnor says he is open to counsel from ex-Ghana internationals as he bids to succeed in the role. Akonnor, a former captain of the senior national football team was appointed as Akwasi Appiah’s replacement after serving briefly as his assistant. Opinions have been divided as to whether he can flourish in the role based on his little experience in the coaching field. An overplus of suggestions have also been offered to C.K. Akonnor on what to do to succeed. As a coach who listens, Akonnor…

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‘Oti Akenteng did nothing for Ghana, he was not even in control’ Mohammed Polo charges

Ex-Ghana international Mohammed Polo, has labelled Francis Oti Akenteng as an abject failure during his time as technical director of the Ghana Football Association. Oti Akenteng brought to an end an over 10 years stint as head of the FA’s technical directorate at the close of last month. Discussions about how he fared in the role have been activated in the media space as the GFA intensifies the process of appointing his successor. Mohammed Polo in reviewing the work of Oti Akenteng didn’t mince words when he called him a…

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Akonnor appeals to Ghanaians to rally behind the Black Stars

New Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the national side. The 46 year old was handed the top job in January, succeeding Kwesi Appiah whose tenure expired at the end of 2019. Akonnor urged everyone associated with the national team to have confidence in him as he seeks to revive the national team. “Well, its support. The necessary support that I need, the calmness to work. We have this tendency where people come into your business and do things. This is what I…

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I will always be grateful to Kwesi Appiah- Akonnor

Charles Kwablan Akonnor says he will forever be indebted to his predecessor Kwasi Appiah for his role in his rise to becoming Black Stars coach. The 46 year old tactician was handed the national team job in January after a short spell as assistant to Appiah, who had been in charge for two-and-half years. Speaking in an interview with GFA Communication team, Akonnor opened about his relationship with his former boss. “I went to him [before taking up the job] because before he got me to assist him there was a…

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All-rounder Jordan Ayew key man for Crystal Palace

Ayew’s best position is debatable, but there is no arguing with his importance to his club this season. The Ghanaian began the campaign as Crystal Palace’s principle striker, using his powerful frame and calmness in front of goal to great effect. More recently Roy Hodgson has moved him out wide, where he has remained a goal threat.   Ayew scored superbly against Brighton & Hove Albion while playing on the left and versus Watford from the right flank.   Capable finisher  The 28-year-old is the Eagles’ leading scorer with eight goals, five ahead of team-mates Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt.   He…

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Tenacious Fatau Dauda eyes return to Black Stars

Experienced Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he has not given up on a return to the senior national football team despite not earning a call up in the last 5-6 years. Dauda made his entry into the Black Stars setup in 2008 and became a mainstay in the team from 2012-13 thereof. His time in the national colors has seen him represent at AFCON tournaments and he also featured in two matches (against Germany and Portugal) during Ghana’s ill-fated World Cup 2014 adventure. Despite being overlooked by coaches in recent…

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Fatau Dauda contemplates a coaching career after retirement

Experienced Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he is thoughtfully looking at becoming a coach when he finally closes the chapter on his playing career. The Legon Cities shotstopper has had an exciting career. Dauda has had stints with clubs both home and abroad while also representing the senior national football team. He is a league winner with AshantiGold SC, and also kept post for Okwahu United. A move abroad saw him represent South Africa’s Orlando Pirates and Nigeria’s Enyimba FC. With the Black Stars, ‘Lion’ as Dauda is affectionately called…

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“I was receiving ¢150 as salary at Kotoko” – Samuel Inkoom reveals

Former Asante Kotoko right-back Samuel Inkoom has disclosed he was receiving GH¢150.00 as monthly salary during his time at Porcupine Warriors. Inkoom who played an integral role for  Asante Kotoko during the 2007/2008 Ghana Premier League season indicated that he was receiving the lowest salary at the club then. The former FC Basel defender was commenting on his days at Kotoko in an interview with Kumasi based Fox FM. “I was playing for Kotoko with passion. I cherished the team and I was a supporter before joining the team”, Inkoom…

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‘Angry’ Christian Atsu slams disgusting French Doctors who suggested Africa as a test site for CoronaVirus vaccine

Ghana and Newcastle United attacker Christian Atsu has ferociously laid into two France-based doctors who suggested that Africa should be used as a test site for a solution to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated sport, with major competitions across the world suspended indefinitely. Professors Jean-Paul Mira of Cochin Hospital in Paris and Camille Locht of INSERM (France’s national medical research centre) were debating possible COVID-19 cures on French television channel La Chaine Info on Thursday, and Mira asked: “If I may be provocative, should this study…

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