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Black Stars ’B’ Coach Maxwell Konadu has said his side will come in stronger when they face Nigeria in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup on Sunday in Cape Coast. The Black Stars were defeated by Nigeria in their final group A game but the two nations have advanced to the final of the competition, after they overcame Niger and Benin respectively in the semi-finals. Coach Maxwell Konadu believes Ghana will avenge the defeat they had in the hands of Nigeria in the semis. “Come Sunday we would be very prepared for Nigeria. They beat the last time round and…

Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah, has vehemently stated that he had absolute believe in the Black stars ‘B’ team adding that, the side just ended a little bit of motivation to sparkle. The stars had their CHAN dream shattered, after losing 2-1 at the Baba Yara stadium when the bookmarkers had already tipped the four time African cup winners to book their ticket to Kenya after an impressive 2-2 draw in Ouagadougou. Doubts were cast over their ability to defend the WAFU tournament after a controversial 1-0 win over the Gambia. Maxwell Konadu’s side defied the odds by reaching…

Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union Gurten’s fans after scoring his side’s fourth goal from an extra-time free-kick in a 4-3 victory. The Austrian league recognised Tekpetey “was exposed to provocation” but found “no wrong decision by the referee”. Altach are appealing against the decision after “unbelievable” insults. The Austrian league’s disciplinary committee added that the second match of the ban had been suspended for six months after taking into account the amount…

The Black Stars ‘B’ beat Niger 2-0 on Thursday to set up a crunchy final berth with bitterest rivals Nigeria at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday. Maxwell Konadu’s boys haven’t been placed in Group ‘A’ with arch rivals Nigeria in the last round of group matches saw his team been walked-over by the ‘Super Green Eagles’ after Okpotu’s 52nd equalizer, followed by Eneji Moses’ 55th heart breaker which sealed the green team through to the next phase of the tournament where they piped Benin by a loan goal on Thursday. Emmanuel Lomotey, Black Stars midfielder whose outstanding performance on…

Goals in each half from Kwame Kizito and Stephen Sarfo handed Ghana a 2-0 win over Niger in the second semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday, September 21. Niger started strongly and created their first real chance on goal in the tenth minute when Adebayor Victorien dribbled his way into the box, beating two defenders, before seeing his close range effort brilliantly saved by the keeper. Ghana started to take control of the match and opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Kwame Kizito powerfully headed home a corner-kick from…

Ghana’s FC Lorient striker will return to training next Monday after an individual fitness that lasted several weeks. The Black Stars striker has seen no action with the Les Merlus‎ after his supposed move to Premiership sides Burnley and West Ham United failed to materialize. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, manager Mickaël Landreau said “From the moment a player trains with the group, and if he does the necessary, he can apply to play,” said his coach.

Black Stars and Enyimba FC shoot-stopper Fatua Dauda is optimistic Ghana’s current Black Stars ‘B’ team can end the nation’s abysmal performance in the ‘CHAN’ tournament if the team is well-looked-after. As the departure of locally based players to join teams overseas have contributed bitterly to the development of the Ghana Premier league and also making it difficult for assembling strong team to feature for the nation at tournaments in recent years, Duada is urging the technical handlers of the team to do whatever is within their might to keep players in the league. He says ‘’It will be difficult…

Greece second tier side Veria F.C have announced the capture of Ghanaian duo Gideon Ofori Offei and Alex Yamoah from Vision FC. The young talents signed a three-year deal with the “Queen of the North”. Budding striker Gideon Ofori 15 goals and 4 assists in 29 caps for with Vision FC last season the GN Bank division one league. Yamoah, a defender on the other hand netted six goals with nine assists in 23 appearances for his side in the previous season and has been on fine form before moving to Greece.

Veteran Ghanaian coach J.E.Sarpong has lauded President Akufo Addo for his  ”Free Senior High School policy stating it’s a good avenue for Ghana sports to spot young talents”. Sarpong speaking in an interview with UTV urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to take the initiative seriously by using it to scout for naturally endowed athletes,through the Ghana Inter-schools Milo games. Emphasizing if managed properly can help in getting athletes to feature in country’s Junior ranks(U15,U17, U20 and U23),through which the nation can stand to gain the next generation of sports heroes like Stephen Appiah, Adwoa Bayo, Mohammed Gago, Abedi Ayew…

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…

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