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Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari is confident the Black Stars can still qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup despite their poor start in the qualifiers. The Black Stars are five points adrift group E leaders Egypt after two rounds of the matches in the qualifiers, drew goalless with the Cranes of Uganda before losing 2-0 to Egypt in Alexandria. Some football enthusiasts in the country have already given up on the Black Stars chances of securing qualification to the global showpiece claiming Ghana can’t make it to Russia despite four remaining matches in the qualifiers. But Muntari speaking on the…

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena is hoping he can keep up his terrific start to life in the Swiss Super League after his opening day brace. The Black Stars forward scored twice, including a stunning second strike, as FC Zurich beat Grasshoppers 2-0 on Sunday in the opening weekend of the season. It was the perfect introduction to life in the top flight for the 21-year-old after spells in the second tiers of Austria and Switzerland, though he is keen not to get carried away. “It was a great start and thank God we won but this is just the first…

Twenty-eight players have been invited to the Black Stars ‘B’ camp as they continue preparations for their CHAN qualifying match against Burkina Faso and the upcoming WAFU tournament. The invited players are expected to report to the team’s training camp at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram on Monday 24th July, 2017 at 4pm. The home based senior national team will take on Burkina Faso on August 11 in Ouagadougou before the return leg game which will be played on August 18. Meanwhile the team will know their opponents for the upcoming WAFU tournament on Thursday 27th July, 2017…

Two Ghanaian players – striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom and center back Abraham Akwasi Frimpong – were in full action on Thursday night in the second leg of the 2017/18 Europa League preliminary round playing for their Serbian side Red Star Belgrade against Maltese opposition  Floriana. Boakye Yiadom, 24 ,  – a former Ghana U20 atatcker – is currently on fire scoring goals with both feet and the head as coach Vladan Milojević continues to count on his goals for this season. The strong center forward hit a brace in the first leg game played on 29th June at the Red Star…

Ghana national team players are reportedly left stranded in USA in the build-up to play  international friendly in Connecticut. Black Stars will face the senior male team of USA on Saturday evening. The officials and players were left frustrated at the airport in a transit to East Hartford, after playing Mexico in Houston. Several reports has emerged that ,as  at 12 midnight, some players were still stranded at airports. some players were told at the airport that they had no tickets. it took captain Asamoah Gyan to purchase tickets for 2 players to join the team in Connecticut and they…

Mexico continued their dominance over Ghana as they handed Kwesi Appiah his first defeat on his return as Black Stars head coach. The Tricolor of Mexico beat Ghana 1-0 at NRG Stadium in Houston in the USA on Wednesday. Appiah and his charges started the game on a good note but was unsuccessful in utilizing the numerous chances they had in the game particularly in the first half. Majeed Abdul Waris nearly shot Ghana forward in the second minute of the game but his shot wasn’t enough to give the Black Stars a lead. Elias Hernandez provided the lone goal,…

Black Stars striker Jordan Ayew has named some former national team players including his father Abedi Pele as ones who have served as motivation for his successful football career. Jordan made his first senior appearance for Ghana on 5 September 2010, in a 3–0 2012 AFCON qualification match win against Swaziland. He scored his first and second international goals in a 2014 world cup qualification match win against Lesotho at the Kumasi Sports Stadium. He was named in the Black Stars provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking to Onua Sports, the Swansea forward heaped praise on his father Abedi Pele and some…

Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari’s philanthropic heart was manifested when he bought football boots for young players from a local Ugandan football academy, Super Heroes from Mulago. Muntari had visited Uganda alongside UN advocate for the youth, Keisuke Honda from Japan. The two stars who dressed casually were on opponents on the day. Muntari played for Mulago based Super Heroes as Honda played for Kamwokya based Royal Arms in a 10 minute per half game. Supers Heroes won the game 1-0 courtesy of a first half strike by Abdul Nsereko, a 13 year student at Gadaffi Intergrated school in Kampala.…

Former Bayern Munich midfielder  Bastian Schweinsteiger has praised Chicago Fire teammate David Accam for his ‘’exceptional performance’’ in the 4-0  win over Orlando City in the Major League Soccer on Saturday night. Chicago Fire recorded an emphatic victory in front of home fans at the Toyota Park following a excellent hat-trick by the Black Stars striker. Accam scored in the third minutes of the game when he struck Matt Polster cross past Joe Bendik. The hih-flying forward netted his second, latching onto a ball over the top from Bastian Schweinsteiger and rounding Bednik to double the lead before completing his…

At times over the past two seasons, the Chicago Fire offense was the David Accam show and not much more. This season, with new teammates sharing the scoring load and spotlight, Accam has only flourished further, and on Saturday night, the Ghanaian put on his finest show yet. “I thought I could do anything on the pitch today,” Accam said. “For me, I just wanted to enjoy myself and entertain the fans and also help the team win. That’s what we did today. Especially after my first goal, I just thought I could get more goals and help the team…

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