Browsing: Ghana Football

Ghana moved one place up to the 51st position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday November 23, 2017. The Black Stars gained points after drawing 1-1 with Egypt at home in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualiifer played in Cape Coast. The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have made their mark on the latest ratings with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers. The Lions of Teranga have, in fact, risen to 23rd – their highest-ever position on the global ladder – on the back of securing a first World…

With the exception of Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold SC who seem to have some amount of corporate backings in their day-to-day management, the rest of the 14 teams who play in the Ghana Premier League dip into their own pockets to run the affairs of the club. The Ghana Football Association subvention to the clubs are most times not forthcoming due to lack of title sponsor. This persistent development has widened the gaps between the traditional clubs and supposed smaller clubs, leaving them impoverished. Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko including Ashgold who can attract sponsors…

Ghana’s Division One League board Chairman Mr. Owoahene Acheampong has blamed the Ghanaian media for over the years playing a key role in destroying the country’s football governing body brand. The FA close to a decade now has struggled to establish a fine relationship with indigenous Ghanaian companies who intend to sponsor the Ghana Premier League, after failing to establish a lasting relationship between the FA and Onetouch, First Capital Bank, Polytank and just recently GN Bank, who have remained redundant in renewing its three (3) years expired contract with the FA. Mr. Owahene speaking on some of the issues…

Azam FC goalkeeper Razak Abalora believes his impressive performance in the Tanzanain top flight league is worth earning him a Black Stars call-up. The ex- WAFA goalie is having a fine season in the Tanzanian league with Azam FC where he had kept eight clean sheets in ten consecutive matches. ”I think I deserve a call up to the National team, I have kept eight clean sheets in the ten league games so far. I have a also scored two goals. I am the fans favourite here in Tanzania.” Abalora is quoted as saying by footballmadeinghana.com. ”Personally I think the…

Former Black Stars Goal Keeper has said he still has four more years of good football to offer Ghanaians stressing he hasn’t thought of hanging his boots any time soon. The veteran Goalie who is now 35 has vowed to keep for the post for another 4 years before bringing his career to an end. “I want to play for the next four years, I am still active and I can still be in the post, you all saw my performance last season.” Owu’s loan spell at Ashanti Gold SC ended after the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier league and says he’s…

Executive Vice President of Goldfields West Africa Alfred Baku has told Starr FM Sports they are always ready to work again with the GFA if they are approached by the football governing body. The former sponsors of the Black Stars in 2012 failed to renew their six year partnership deal which was worth over 15 million dollars. Baku revealed that they were told by the Ghana football Association that other companies wanted to associate themselves with the national pride. There were reports that they decided to pull out of the deal due to financial challenges but Baku says that was…

The senior national football team, the Black Stars of Ghana have no psychologist in their technical team set up. Kwesi Appiah disclosed this in an interview with Accra based Happy FM. According to Kwesi Appiah, the job of a psychologist is currently been done by him and his assistant coaches as they now take it upon themselves to psych the players before matches. “We don’t have a team psychologist and secondly we try to psych the players and let them feel at home. “But psyching a player to feel that way takes time and the player has to put that…

Exciting to watch’ Aduana Stars midfielder Elvis Opoku says ‘unity’ will play a key role in the Ghana Premier League Champions African campaign next year if they want to make huge impact on the continent’s football. He believes with Unity the Ogya lads can pull surprises in their second African campaign. Opuku who recently extended his contract with the Domaa based outfit after emerging as one of the best midfielders in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League has been with the ‘Ogya’ lads for three (3) seasons now and has virtually grown to become a household name on the lips of…

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has stated emphatically stated he has never taken a bribe before handing a call-up to any player in his coaching career. Many football lovers believe coaches especially those handling national teams take bribe from players before handling them invitations to represent their countries but the former Asante Kotoko defender says never will he be involving in such corrupt practices. Appiah when asked in an interview with Accra based Happy FM if he had taken a bribe from any player before in his career he stated that he will never do that. He however warned his technical…

Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah, has highlighted the difficulties involved in coaching the senior national team but has reiterated his focus on building a formidable team for the future. Appiah was reappointed as Black Stars coach back in May after Avram Grant disappointing outing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which prompted his resignation from the post. In an interview with Accra based radio station Happy FM, Appiah emphasized the need to build a formidable team despite the challenges accompanied with being at the helm of affairs. “It’s a challenging job but the most important thing is…

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