Browsing: AFCON 2017

Wa All Stars goalkeeper, Richard Ofori is set to leave Ghana for South Africa to complete his transfer to PSL side Mamelodi Sundowns. The Black Stars goalie earned the move after an outstanding 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League season, helping his club, Wa All Stars to lift a first ever league title. The highly rated shot stopper was in South Africa after the 2017 African Cup of Nations but the deal fell through due to failure to complete some paper work. However, Ofori is set to leave Ghana on Thursday Evening for South Africa where he is expected to sign a…

The Ministry of Youth and Sports have finally paid outstanding bonuses due Gerrard Nus and Jamie Lawrence six weeks after the Africa Cup of Nations. The Ministry paid $ 10,000 each to the two men who joined the Black Stars technical team for the Africa Cup of Nations. Jamie Lawrence was the physical trainer who was tasked to improve the players’ physical condition and bring them up to speed. While Gerrard Nus worked as a special video analyst and the assistant coach of the Black Stars. “We have paid them but i cant quote the amount because i am not…

Spokesperson for the South African football Association Dominique marvi has revealed that Cameroon coach Hugo Broos is one of the favorites to land the Bafana Bafana job. The Belgian, who masterminded the Cameroonians’ triumph at last moths Africa Cup of nations is one of over 60 applicants for the job.Several big names have applied, including Italians Roberto Mancini and Giovanni Trapattoni as well as Germans Lothas Matthaus and Bernd Schuster. Hassan Shehata, who led Egypt to three Nations Cup titles, and Nigeria’s Samson Siasia are also on the list. But Marvi believes Broo’s his fate is in the hands of…

The Spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Ibrahim Sani Dara has revealed that his outfit have not opened application for the position of head coach of the Senior National men’s football team, the Black Stars. Following the departure of Israeli trainer Avram earlier this month, the GFA are yet to announce a substantive coach for the nation’s flagship team. And speaking to Accra based Hausa radio station Marhaba FM on Saturday, Sani Dara stated that the Executive Committee of the FA will meet next week to decide on the criteria to use in Selecting a new coach. According…

Former Executive Chairman for Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Dr. Kofi Koduah Sarpong has said that the Ghana Football Association to grooming local talents for the Black Stars team instead of relying on players given birth outside the country. He believes the Black Stars team can be stronger if we are able to properly develop our ”local talents” instead of relying on foreign groomed players. The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) boss, stressed that players groomed outside Ghana normally do not understand the Ghanaian culture and philosophy and hence find it very easy turning their backs on us. Speaking in an interview…

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has declared that his team could have won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, if Nigeria had qualified for the tournament. Speaking against the background of the forthcoming World Cup qualification tie against Cameroon, Rohr said Nigeria had all it took to reach the final and win the trophy, Vanguard reports. Rohr said: “The quality of our team is good and if we were at the Cup of Nations, we would have stood a chance of winning it. We have a young team, our team is motivated. “When we win the next game…

Coach Avram Grant says the Black Stars defeat to Cameroon in the just ended Africa Cup of Nations was one of the painful loss he has experienced as a Coach. The Stars dream of winning a fifth AFCON title were dashed after they lost to Cameroon by 2-0 in the semi finals. Speaking exclusively to Bola Ray on Starr chat, the outgoing Ghana Coach insists the loss to Cameroon was one of the painful defeats in his career. “Cameroon defeat was one of the painful for me in my career, we went in with high hopes, we were the better…

Outgoing Ghana Coach Avram Grant has condemned goalkeeper Razak Brimah’s infamous facebook rant at the just ended AFCON campaign in Gabon.The 28-year-old recorded a video of himself in a rather revolting manner to get back at his critics The Cordoba goalkeeper came under huge flak after the incident. But speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat,the former Chelsea manager says he was not in support of the action from his goalkeeper. “I think that wasn’t the best, I said to him that criticisms is everywhere, whatever you do people will criticize,” he told Starr FM’s Bola Ray. “I didn’t like…

Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad have been given a special state reception by the country’s president Paul Biya. The Indomitable Lions, who lifted the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 in the final in Gabon, on Wednesday attended a ceremony in Yaounde. They presented the Nations Cup trophy to President Biya at Unity Palace. Cameroon’s players were given medals by the president, who said their victory should be celebrated by Cameroonians as one nation. At the end of the ceremony Cameroon First Lady Chantal Biya posed for a series of photos with the players – at one point she used…

The 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) might have come and gone but the experiences will most definitely linger for a little while. Cameroon, against all odds, clinched the title at the expense of Egypt – the same team they lost to in the finals in 2008 – thanks to a 2-1 victory on Sunday. It was a fairytale end to an absolute improbable tournament for the Indomitable Lions who were written off by many even before kicking a ball in Gabon. Cameroon’s conquest is a prove that in the game of soccer, you ‘never say never’.…

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