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Ghana captain Isaac Twum admits they will have to dig deep to be able to upend Niger in their 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations semifinal match on Thursday, September 21 at Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The tournament hosts are under pressure to reach the final, but accounting for the Menas will not be a stroll in the park. Niger finished second in Group B with four points and have looked one of the exhilarating sides to watch. “We have been working everywhere to improve our game and we have been able to watch one of Niger’s games and their also…

Former Hearts of Oak striker Mahatma Otoo inked a two-year deal with Turkish second-tier side Balikesirspor Otoo 25, moved on a free transfer after completing a deal with Umraniyespor in 1. Lig. The former Sogndal striker made16 appearances for the Umraniyespor and netted one goal during his short stay. He has previously had stint with Tunisian side Esperance.

Black Stars coach James Kwasi Appiah has been dealt a blow as key players of his side miss out on the return match against Congo Brazzaville due to mixed reasons. Speaking to FOX FM, spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sani Dara confirmed that skipper Asamoah Gyan who was subbed in the first leg due to injury, will travel with the team but is not available for selection as he battles fitness. Ghana’s situation is further worsened according to Sani, as Andre Ayew and his younger brother Jordan Ayew withdrew later on Monday, citing stomach upset as the cause.…

Uganda coach Moses Basena said that their World Cup qualification match against Egypt on Tuesday is like a cup final. Uganda will face the Pharaohs in the fourth round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, less than a week after beating them 1-0 in Kampala. Speaking after a training session in preparation for the Cranes’ clash with Egypt, Uganda’s interim coach gave some comments on their upcoming match. “We respect the Egyptian national team as a whole. We don’t play against Mohamed Salah or Mohamed Elneny only, but their entire 11 man squad,” Basena told On Sport satellite…

Ghana international Cofie Bekoe has joined newly promoted side Assiouty Sport after Entag El-Harby deal fell through. The Ghanaian agreed personal terms with Entag El-Harby and nearly joined them before he changed his mind and agreed to join Assiouty Sport on a two-year deal. Assiouty Sport will become the second Egyptian club Bekoe has joined after he had a successful spell at Petrojet, where he scored eight goals in 36 matches. He led the Petroleum club to the third place in 2010 [their best-ever league finish]. The Journeyman brings a wealth of experience to Petrojet, having played for Ghana’s Nania…

There was no winner at Accra Sports Stadium as Hearts and Aduana Stars play a pulsating 3-3 draw in the week 26 fixture. The visitors were in full swing right from the start of the game and just in the six minutes their effort paid off. Hearts defenders miskicked a Derrick Sasraku strike, Elvis Opoku released Daniel Darkwah to send superb strike which took defection off Robin Gangne to fetch the visitors’ goal. The Phobians didn’t relent and in the 12 minutes, Wilful Cobbinah blasted a Fatawu Mohammed cross to pull parity. The home side were in full control after…

The GFA Executive has approved the Match Review Panel’s recommendation in respect of the MTN FA Cup quarterfinal match between Asante Kotoko and W. NEA Salamina. The Match Review Panel reviewed the video recording of the match to ascertain whether Referee Yakubu Nuhu Liman was right in awarding a penalty to the home team in the said match played at the Baba Yara Stadium. After  critically  examine the video, the Committee concluded that Referee Liman was wrong  in awarding a penalty kick to Asante Kotoko. Consequently, the Committee’s recommendation to ban Referee Yakubu Liman for the rest of the season…

Miami FC midfielder Kwadwo Poku says he feels great representing his native country Ghana at the senior national team level and that he’s ready to give out his best to testify his inclusion in the Black Stars team. The lanky midfielder was last week named in Coach Kwesi Appiah’s 24 man squad for Ghana’s  crunch World Cup qualifying double-header clash with Congo. Ghana host Congo in Kumasi on Friday September 1 before flying to Congo Brazzaville for the return leg on September 5. Speaking to the press after Tuesday’s training at the Baba Yara stadium, Poku said  ”It feels amazing to be part of the Black Stars team and I am also…

The Black Stars held their first intensive training on Tuesday afternoon at the Kumasi Baba Yara stadium ahead of Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier encounter with Congo with striker Raphael Dwamena. The FC Zurich attacker who was supposed to arrive in Ghana on Tuesday wasn’t able to join his teammates at training in Kumasi. Twenty-two [22] out of the 24 players invited trained at the venue where the crucial match will be held. Striker Raphael Dwamena and defender Lumor Agbenyenu were the only players who couldn’t trained with the team having failed to arrive on time. The team arrived in…

Tom Vernom, Managing director of Right to Dream Academy has debunked claims that his outfit have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ghana Football Association. Right to Dream Academy, one of the leading football academies in Africa, is reported to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the GFA on the conditions regarding the release of its players to the Ghana U-17 Team after an audio conversation between the CEO of the institution and an uncle of one of their players Kevin Ofori, having a heated arguments in regards to the player’s contract. In the tape, a RTD officials…

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