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GFA Vice President George Afriyie says he will not be bothered should the Starlets fail to win this year’s Africa under 17 championship . The Black Starlets have exhibited some great performances at the competition which has so far seen them keeping a clean record as the only side not to have conceded a goal. Ghana will play Mali in the grand finale after beating Niger 6-5 on penalties.George Afriyie insists he will not be disappointed if Ghana fails to win the tournament. “Immediately we begin to think about trophies,it defeats the purpose of youth development because at this level,its…

The Berekum Chelsea striker claims he is not lucky when it comes to national team call ups. Kwesi Appiah [Black Stars head coach] after being handed the National Team for the second time on Thursday named a provisional 30-man squad for AFCON qualifier against Ethiopia and friendlies against Mexico and USA. Having been left out, Saddick Adams said in an interview with Sunyani based radio station Space FM, ”looking at the national teams, I always say I am not lucky. From U17, U20, U23 there were several issues with my call up. I am ever ready for any coach who…

Accra Hearts of Oak poster boy Winful Cobbinah has been handed his maiden Ghana Black Stars call-up. The Phobians star has been named in a 30-man squad announced by national head coach Kwesi Appiah for Ghana’s upcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ethiopia. Cobbinah has been in outstanding form for Hearts since rejoining the club this year and his performances in the league have been rewarded with the call-up into the Black Stars. The Hearts No.10 is part of the Black Stars B team preparing for September’s WAFU tournament. But he will join the Black Stars squad…

Jordan Ayew has revealed he feels like a player reborn after joining Swansea City. Ayew scored his long-awaited first Swans goal as Paul Clement’s men beat West Brom to round off a rousing climax to the 2016-17 season. It was a landmark strike for the Ghana star, whose time in English football had seemed set to come to an end until he signed for the Swans in January. Former Marseille starlet Ayew joined Aston Villa from French club Lorient in the summer of 2015. But his first season in the Premier League ended in tears – even though he finished…

Former Ashanti Gold SC Coach Basir Hayford has expressed disenchantment about the manner in which the nation’s football governing body [GFA] has allowed abundant talents in the country to go waste. He bewails the football federation’s inability to develop talents in Ghana is the reason behind some prospects ‘unflourished’ football career having excelled at the youth level both continentally and globally. The former Asante Kotoko trainer speaking on Kumasi based Abusua FM argued that though the Ghana U17 team [Black Starlets] are shining at the African Youth Championship in Gabon, their talents would be wasteful apparently after the FIFA U17…

Asante Kotoko head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has expressed delight for winning his first game in the MTN FA Cup round of 32 fixture against lower tier side Proud United on Sunday, adding he wants to ‘’create a very good and solid team’’ The Porcupine warriors had to rely on Baba Mahama’s second half goal to book qualification to the last 16. Kotoko have gone winless in eight open play matches after the sacking of Croatian trainer Dzvrako Logarusic. “I am happy for getting this win, I want to create a very good and solid team’’ He said ‘’I…

Ghana forward David Accam’s strike was enough to secure the maximum points for Chicago Fire against D. C United. Accam took a pass from Luis Solignac, got behind the back line and scored into the right side of the net in the 52nd minute. D. C United before Accam’s goal had squandered some good chances in the game. It was Chicago Fire first away win of the season. Accam has so far netted six goals this season.

Ghana’s U-17 side the [Black Starlets] coach Paa Kwesi Fabian has named a strong starting XI to face Guinea at the Stade De L’Amitié Sino – Libreville, Libreville. The Starlets who became the first team to qualify to the last four of the tourney are in action today against Guinea at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in their final group A fixture. Captain Eric Ayiah and prodigy Emmanuel Toku despite Ghana’s qualification to semifinals have been named in the starting line up as Kwesi Fabian will be hoping to complete a hundred percent record group stage matches. The Black…

Ghana and midfielder Afriyie Acquah has rejected claims that Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah could face troubles following his re-appointment as Black Stars coach. Acquah says he disagrees with people who have the notion that  a majority of the team’s foreign-based players do no respect local coaches. The former Ghana captain was handed a two-year contract and was unveiled to the media on Tuesday. Afriyie Acquah who was a member of Kwesi Appiah’s team that performed awfully in the 2014 world Cup in Brazil insists the players regard the former Al Khartoum coach as a father and can’t do anything to…

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