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Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou has been appointed to handle the Black Stars World Cup qualifying final match against already qualified Egypt in Kumasi next month. The Pharaohs booked their place in the 2018 World Cup after beating Congo 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday night, courtesy Mohamed Salah’s double. Ghana are set to host the Pharaohs on November 12 in the last round of the qualifiers as Cuper is more likely to field the players who missed out on playing in the qualifiers, like Sam Morsy, Hossam Ashour and Ahmed El-Sheikh. The 44-year-old referee will be assisted by compatriots Djibril Camara and El-Hadji Samba, while the…

Not not all is well with the Black Stars as failing to qualify for the World Cup has led to many questions being asked at present but something is certainly going right. That is Thomas Partey – he is really on fire scoring amazing goals and giving his best in every single game. Since making his Ghana debut in Belle Vue at the Stade Ajalay on June 5th 2016 coming on as a substitute in the last 10 minutes for Frank Acheampong in a penultimate 2017 Nations Cup qualifier – a game the Black Stars won 2-0 with Andre Ayew and Christian…

Ghanaian experience midfielder Anthony Annan scored the only goal for HJK in their home 1-0 win over IFK Mariehamn in the Finnish top-flight League on Wednesday evening.  Annan’s strike was all that HJK needed to clinch all three points at the Telia 5G Arena. The 31-year-old enforcer hit the back of the net after recess on the 59th minute. He lasted full throttle whiles his country man Evans Mensah was an unused substitute. Watch video below: https://twitter.com/_/status/913318842809667584

Inter are reportedly interested in luring Ghana international Godfred Donsah away from Stadio Renato Dall’Ara as they look to bolster their midfield. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Ghanaian international who left Cagliari for Bologna in the summer of 2016 has been on the radar of top European clubs following his outstanding display at the La Rossa. The paper further reported that Donsah, whose contract expires at 2020. Bologna, however, wants to keep the 21 years old budding enforcer and has begun negotiations for an extension of his contract.

Vice President of the Black Stars Management Committee, Wilfred Osei Palmer has backed Kwesi Appiah’s decision not to invite the Ayew brothers for Ghana’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda. Jordan and Andre Ayew have both been left out of 26-man squad named by the head coach for the difficult encounter against the Red Devils in Kampala. Although no official reason has been given for their surprise exclusion, Palmer says he would have done same if he was Kwesi Appiah. “Kwesi Appiah needs people who are committed and dedicated to the course of building a strong team for the future. He doesn’t…

Accra Hearts of Oak National Chapters PRO Paa Kofi Sunsum insists the club’s lifewire Winful Cobbinah won’t make any mistake by joining arch rivals Asante Kotoko. According to the vociferous Hearts supporter, Cobbinah’s exploits in the ongoing Wafu Tournament makes him more suitable for European market adding the deadly Black Stars ‘B’ winger would be making the ‘biggest mistake in his football career should he consider a move to the Garden City. The highly rated midfielder’s sublime finish on Saturday against Mali at the Cape Coast stadium was all that Ghana needed to seal qualification to the semifinals of the…

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has urged Ghanaians to support the younger ones in the team to ensure they take Ghana to places in world football. The 31-year-old, who suffered a muscle injury during the 1-1 stalemate with Congo, traveled with the team to Brazzaville despite the setback. But Gyan was left impressed with the performance of the younger ones in the team as they scored five goals past their Congolese counterpart. He insists the nation is blessed with a lot of quality young players who are willing to send Ghana to greater heights in world football. “I think we…

Kwasi Appiah was expected to name new faces in his squad for the double header World Cup qualifier against Congo as Ghana is never shy of talent coupled with the fact that  the former Kotoko defender spent the last two months monitoring players at home and abroad. The head coach paid close attention to the performance of Ghanaian players and has come through with two debutants for the must win clash. Edwin Gyasi and Gideon Waja have been invited but the latter is familiar due to his scintillating exploits in the Ghana Premier League for West African Football Academy, who are in pole position to…

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…

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