Browsing: Ghana Football Association

Assistant Coach of the Black Stars B, Maxwell Konadu has respectfully apologized to Ghanaians for his charges failure to qualify for the CHAN 2018, after losing 2-1 defeat to Burkina Faso in Kumasi on Sunday. Two Goals from Mohammed Sylla and Herman Nikiema in the first 30 minutes was what did the magic for the visitors to shockingly end Ghana’s dream of qualifying for the tourney which will be held in Kenya. Substitute Felix Addo got Ghana a consolation just before the hour mark but was not enough to help Ghana draw levels with their neighbors. The Black Stars shocking home…

Ghana will miss the 2018 Africa Nations Championships in Kenya after Burkina Faso shockingly beat the Black Stars B in the final qualifier at the Baba Yara stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Stallions of Burkina Faso beat the Black Stars B 2-1 to book a place in year’s CHAN tournament in Kenya. Maxwell Konadu’s side thronged to Kumasi with the high hopes after the 2-2 draw in Ouagadougou but it didn’t materialize as Ghana fail to qualify for the Champions of African Nation in succession. The Stars begun the game in dominant style, dictating and pressing the Burkinabes but the…

Kotoko Coach Steve Polack has admitted his side were fortunate to seal through to the MTN FA Cup semi-finals. Kotoko advanced to the next round of the competition after beating division one side Nea Salamina 2-1 at the Babayara Sports Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Captain Amos Frimpong ensured the Reds made their fourth successive semi-final appearance after converting a penalty kick which was awarded by center referee Nuhu Lamin late in the game. Obeng Junior had cancelled Saddick Adams early strike for the Porcupine Warriors before referee Nuhu Lamin awarded a controversial penalty to Kotoko in injury time. Pollack admits…

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi and vice George Afriyie will continue work together with their feud coming to an amicable resolution. Reports in the media revealed the two most influential men in the nation in terms of football were at loggerheads after Nyantakyi, who also acts as first vice president of CAF, chanced on a text message by Afriyie describing him as ‘’greedy, wicked and selfish’’. That was after the duo had engaged in a public spat in the United States where the Black Stars took on Mexico and USA in international friendlies(lost all matches). A source closed to the Black…

Ghana striker Patrick Twumasi has told officials of Astana FC he wants to switch camp to Turkish side Bursaspor. The 23-year-old has revealed he’s desperate to leave the Kazakh giants to seek a new challenge elsewhere. Twumasi is one of the hottest Ghanaian players in Europe after impressing heavily for Astana. Bursaspor are said to have increased their bid for the Ghanaian goal poacher after Astana rejected an initial offer for the hugely talented striker. He said: “I want to play for Bursaspor. I have made that clear. “But it is entirely down to the club if and when they…

Ex-Black Ghana international Richard Kingson says Ghanaians have regretted using his age as a basis to force him into retirement. The current Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer of the national football team in an interview with Starr FM said his 11-year stint with the team was ended prematurely after the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. As the four-time African champions struggle for a goalkeeping fixture, Kingston feels his critics are now eating a humble pie. “It’s like they are now blaming themselves; but I don’t blame them. Sometimes when we [retired players] go and play, some people come and say ‘Richard…

Tema Youth tormentor Joseph Paintsil has attributed his outstanding performance in the Ghana Premier League to the blessing he gets from his family. The youngster has hit incredible form this season with Coach Odoom’s side, scoring 10 Goals in 22 matches. Speaking exclusively to SportsworldGhana.com, Paintsil said ‘’Prayer, hardworking,confidence and also the blessing of my family and have been the secret of my fine form this season and I hope to continue doing more with the Black Stars ‘B’ team. Painstil is currently part of the Black Stars ‘B’ who have pitched camp in Prampram in preparations for the upcoming…

A scandalous revelation has emerged that the Ghana football Association receives a staggering amount of €900,000 euros annually for the PUMA kit deal. Ghana-Puma sponsorship deal has been in existence since 2005 but details of the agreement are unknown. Atinka TV’s Saddick Adams revealed a document on his ‘Sports Court Show’ on Monday, amazingly showing the quantum of money Ghana gets from the partnership. “Aside the supply of apparels, the German kit company pays the Ghana FA an “ANNUAL FIXED FEE” of €900,000. First tranche of € 425,000 in June, and the remainder before 31st of December every year, “…

Calamity has befallen Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the entire football fraternity in Ghana after the team bus of the Porcupine Warriors had an accident in Nkawkaw en route to Kumasi. The Porcupine Warriors had been dealt a huge blow after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in the league and it turned worse after the bus heading to Kumasi from Accra encountered the unfortunate incident. Asaaaaaree The Assistant Equipment Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kofi Asare (circled red in picture below), has been confirmed dead. The club posted on their official twitter handle: ‘’Players and officials on our team…

Ghanaian born forward Elvis Manu has joined Turkish side Gençlerbirliği SK. He signed a two-year contract in a free transfer move on Monday. Manu, 23, joined English side Brighton from Feyenoord in August 2015 but struggled to make an impact at the Amex Stadium, making just 17 appearances. Brighton manager Chris Hughton told the club’s website: “The competition for places in our forward areas means that it has been very difficult for Elvis to play the number of matches he would have liked. “He has worked hard during his time here, but with his game time likely to be limited…

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