U20 AFCON semis : Ghana likely to face Nigeria if Satellites qualify tomorrow

Ghana will meet host nation Niger or Nigeria in the semifinals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations on February 13 that is of course if the Black Satellites are able to qualify on Saturday. The teenagers of Jimmy Corbblah have to first avoid defeat against Mali tomorrow in Niamey to finish as runner-up behind Group B table toppers Senegal. The tournament rules pairs the winner of Group A with Group B runner-up whilst the Group B winners meet the second team of Group A. Nigeria, leaders of Group A…

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Kwesi Appiah – We’ve quality players to win the AFCON

James Kwesi Appiah reached the last four with the Black Stars in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa but is confident he has quality players at his disposal to make a claim for the trophy this year. Ghana topped its group after a 2-2 draw against DR.Congo , 1-0 win over Mali and a 3-0 victory against Niger. The Black Stars defeated Cape Verde 2-0 in the quarterfinals but found it tough against Burkina Faso in the semifinals as the Burkinabes went through with a 3-2 shoot…

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Black Stars: President Akufo-Addo leads preparations for 2019 AFCON

Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana Kwesi Appiah has revealed that President Akufo-Addo has personally started planning for the national team’s participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana and Kenya secured their tickets to the tournament finals from the qualifying group and according to the Ghana coach the President deserves commendations for leading preparations for the country’s AFCON campaign well ahead of time. “Let me salute the President for his involvement. About a week ago he called all stakeholders of the national team. He has started…

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France Football embellishes Partey in their Africa best XI of 2018

Goalkeeper André Onana (Cameroon, Ajax) Formed at the Catalan La Masia with which he won the European Youth League 2014, the former student of of Samuel Eto’o academy has recovered the incumbent position in goal for Ajax last season. He became untouchable at the  club that has had a hard time in this complicated position. At 22, he is predicted to have great career. Right back Youcef Atal (Algeria, Nice) Landed on the side of the Ligue 1 this summer, Youcef Atal quickly convinced by the volume of his play…

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I’ve reached the pinnacle in coaching – Kwesi Appiah brags

The Ghana coach believes he has reached the highest point in coaching after overseeing the Black Stars participation in the FIFA World Cup four years ago in Brazil. Appiah, a former Ghana international defender, became the first indigenous coach to qualify the country to the global soccer event and went on to make more history by coaching the Black Stars in tournament finals. Kwesi Appiah’s Black Stars lost their opening game against USA by 2-1 but produced a big game drawing 2-2 against eventual champions Germany before losing to Portugal…

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The big football dates of 2019

After an eventful year 2018 the year 2019 promises to be just as busy. From the Africa Cup of Nations to the Women’s World Cup in France and the South America’s Copa America, here’s what we have for the next twelve months and it should be a great year of soccer. Asian Nations Cup – United Arab Emirates From January 5th to February 1st, the 17th edition of the Asian Nations Cup will take place .   UEFA Champions League 2018-2019 February 12, February 13, February 19 and February 20:…

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Elite 19: Ranking the best local-based players entering 2019

Anew year has started and 2019 is the year the GFA Normalization Committee announce that domestic football activities in the country will resume with a brand new competition in the offing. The new competition, which will keep all the clubs active during the GFA normalization process, as well as produce Ghana’s representatives for the next CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup respectively, is scheduled to start on January 26, 2019 and end on April 21, 2019 And in this article FootballmadeinGhana.com’s Gariba Raubil runs the rule on the top nineteen…

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Togo coach Jean-Paul Yaovi gracious in Ghana huge defeat

The Togolese managed to hold the Black Meteors to a 1-1 scoreline after the first half but completely broke down against a talented Ghana side in the second period. The team of Ibrahim Tanko attacked with more numbers and created several goalscoring chances. Kwabena Owusu scored a hat trick as Osman Bukari and substitute Nassam Yakubu Ibrahim – the son of the team’s goalkeeper’s coach Nassam Yakubu – added a goal each. And Togo’s coach Jean-Paul Abalo Yaovi – who is former Togo international and current assistant coach of the…

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FIFA U17 WC: Maidens maintain 100% record with New Zealand win

Captain Mukarama Abdulai scored her 6th goal of the tournament with another brace against New Zealand on Tuesday night to hand Ghana a 100% record in the group stage. It was Ghana’s third victory in as many matches in the group level. Mukarama, arguably the best player of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, broke the deadlock at the hour mark after taking advantage of a defensive weakness of the New Zealand back line. Mukarama ran fastest onto a long ball lifted over the opponent’s defence before dinking the…

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Match report : Jordan Ayew double sees off Ethiopia in Hawassa

Ghana produced a spirited performance to defeat Ethiopia by 2-0 at the Hawassa International stadium on Sunday afternoon and striker Jordan Ayew- returning to the national team selection for the first time in over a year – scored a first half brace but the Ethiopians were the better side of the second period.  It was the 13th and 14th international goals in 47 appearances for the former Olympique de Marseille striker. The victory takes Kwesi Appiah’s side to second position in Group F on six points but Kenya still leads…

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