Black Stars biggest fallers of September’s FIFA rankings

Ghana moved two places up in the August 2018 FIFA World rankings of national football teams but the Black Stars have dropped to position number 51 in the latest rankings for the month of September making Ghana the biggest fallers. Kenyan who defeated Ghana in Kasarani this month in an AFCON qualifier were the biggest movers in terms of points as they gained 22 points. Tunisia moved one place up to 24th globally as Africa’s highest ranked country. Africa’s Top 10 on August’s Fifa rankings (global position in brackets): 1….

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Ghana U17 arrive in Niger

The Ghana U17 team has arrived safely in Niger for the 2019 Africa Cup qualifying tournament. The Black Starlets contingents are lodging at the hotel du Sahel in the Nigerian capital of Niamey Ghana will be looking to become the WAFU Zone B representative at next year’s finals by winning the qualifying tournament. The qualifying tournament is a new format adopted by CAF for the U17 Africa Cup competitions. Only winners from respective zones shall join hosts Tanzania for the tournament Ghana is in Group A alongside Niger and Togo.

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Fit-again Baba feels 100% ready for new season

Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman says he feels 100% fit for the new Bundesliiga campaign The 24-year-old started his first competitive match in 605 days in Schalke 04’s 2-0 win over Schweinfurt in the DFB Pokal Cup on Friday night. Baba’s return to full time action ends a long and tortuous road to full recovery from a serious knee injury he sustained while playing for the Black Stars at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The full-back who is on loan from Chelsea now feels he is ready on all…

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Dwamena provides assist on La Liga debut in Levante win

Raphael Dwamena came off the bench to provide an assist in his debut game for Levante as they run riot 3-0 at Real Betis on Friday night. The Ghana striker needed just five minutes to make his presence felt having come on in the 89th minute. Levante were already coasting to their first win in the new La Liga season with 2-0 lead by the time the former FC Zurich hitman was coming on. Dwamena helped put the icing on the cake on a smashing opening day for Levante by…

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Baba plays first competitive match in 605 days in Schalke win

Baba Rahman made his first competitive start in 605 days on Friday night when Schalke beat Schweinfurt 2-0 in the DFB Pokal first round match. The 24-year-old has made a full recovery from a serious knee injury he sustained while playing for Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Baba’s injury complications saw him return to Schalke on loan from English giants Chelsea. The left-back seems primed for the new season having come through a hectic pre-season schedule unscathed. He played the entire duration as Schalke progressed to the…

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What does a Normalization Committee do?

The government of Ghana has agreed for FIFA to set up a normalization committee to run Ghana football in the interim and we look at the main job of such committee. The GFA has been without a leader following the resignation of its President Kwesi Nyantakyi last June and the earlier sacking of its vice president George Afriyie. Many other national associations have seen such committees imposed in their countries by the global soccer body with Cameroon and Mali as the recent examples in Africa. On Thursday a government delegation…

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Ghana 4th best African country in latest FIFA rankings

Ghana moved two places up in the latest FIFA World rankings of national football teams despite not playing at the World Cup in Russia. The West African nation moved from position number 47 to number 45 in Thursday rankings for the month of August. Tunisia and Senegal are jointly ranked 24th in the world by FIFA. The North Africans won their last group game against Panama in the World Cup in Russia after losing their opening games to England and Belgium but continue to top the Africa rankings whilst Senegal…

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Proven scorer John Antwi still confident of Ghana call up despite persistent snubs

Egypt-based striker John Antwi remains hopeful of playing for Ghana despite being persistently overlooked. The 24-year-old is one of the famous foreign players in the North African country having emerged top scorer in the Egyptian top flight on two occasions. Antwi is yet to receive a call up to the Black Stars despite his consistent displays at club level – much to the surprise of many. But the Al Ahly striker who is currently on loan at El-Maqasa is still confident he will get his chance with the Black Stars…

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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana defender Isaac Vorsah undergoing trials at Danish clun Horsens

Ghana defender Isaac Vorsah is undergoing trials at AC Horsens in a latest bid to revive what appears to be a dead career, FootballMadeInGhana.com can exclusively reveal. The 29-year-old has not played competitive football since sustaining a career-threatening injury while playing for Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2013. Vorsah has since launched several attempts to resurrect his career after regaining fitness three years ago but all have proved futile. Not even a move for farm club Liefering was able to revive Vorsah’s career which eventually ended his stay at Red…

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Dreams FC President Alifoe in Sweden to watch former club striker in Europa League action

Dreams FC President Mohammed Jiji Alifoe has arrived in Sweden to watch the Europa League qualifying game between Norrkoping and Prishtina which features Ghanaian striker Abdul Khalid Basit. Alifoe is in the company of some football scouts to check on the progress of the former Dreams FC striker who scored 13 goals for Prishtina in the Kosovo league last term. Basit’s goals helped Prishtina finish second in the Kosovo top flight to earn a place in the qualifying stage of the Europa League. Several scouts have been alerted of the…

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