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Ghana’s defensive pair of Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah have been ruled out of Ghana’s penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda on Saturday. The two MLS defenders picked up injuries during last Saturday’s 2-0 win over DC United at home. Afful, suffered a foot strain and swellings and cannot recover in time for the task ahead whiles Mensah had a swollen ankle after twisting it in the win last week. The severity of the injuries was confirmed after an X-ray on Monday in Ohio and as a result cannot join their international teammates for encounter…

Ghanaian Striker Iddrisu Zibore Abdallah has set his eyes on winning the Tasa Cup with his side Costa Do Sol in Mozambique after booking a final show down against League Champions UD Songo. The former Bechem United forward was once again in action when Costa beat Feroviario de Maputo 8-7 on penalties in the second semi final on Sunday following a 0-0 aggregate scoreline. The victory means Costa Do Sol will have the opportunity to lift a silverware at the end of the Mozambique football season next month after narrowly missing out on the Mocambola. But that quest won’t come…

John Anum, also known as “Agogo”, has been crowned winner of  the 2017 man Ghana at the tenth edition of the Ghana bodybuilding championship held on Saturday at the Osu Presby hall in Accra . The Ghanaian bodybuilder who is based in Canada , defeated three and two time champions Kofi Salia and Cyril Adjah Kofi to win his second man Ghana title . He will represent Ghana at the Arnold classics in South Africa next year.Speaking after his victory, Anum says he is got the experience to make Ghana proud at the event. “The sport has been down for…

SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chamhavi has revealed that their decision to accept FIFA’s ruling for a replay of their 2018 World cup qualifier against Senegal is to clear them of any wrong doing. Bafana won the match 2-1 in Polokwane last year, but FIFA ordered a replay for November after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a lifetime ban of referee Joseph Lamptey for match manipulation. SAFA considered challenging the decision but have decided otherwise. South Africa are bottom of Group D with a point from three matches – four points behind Senegal, and five shy of Cape Verde…

Black Stars ‘B’ head coach Maxwell Konadu is optimistic his side will be able to win the WAFU Nations Cup insisting they cannot afford to fail Ghanaians for the second time. The team failed to secure a ticket for the 2018 Africa nations championship slated for Kenya. Ghana’s tie with Gambia is one of 8 first round eliminators in the tournament with the winners progressing to the group stages. Coach Konadu says they will leave up to expectation at this year’s event. “I think we are going out there to make sure that we are coming out victorious that is…

Ghana football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has urged Ghanaian referees to take huge lessons from referee J.O Lamptey’s life time ban by FIFA. Lamptey was late last year handed a life ban by FIFA for manipulating the 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal. The World governing body has ordered for a replay of the game between South Africa and Senegal in November. Nyantakyi who described the ban as unfortunate has advised Ghanaian referees to take a cue from it and stay away from any conduct which will prematurely end their career. “Its very unfortunate because some of…

Hearts of Oak acting general manager, Hackman Aiddo says Ghanaian players should get used to the delay in payment of salaries by their various clubs. Player owed salaries have become a common practice in Ghana football. The rainbow club is among the numerous clubs in the country that will withhold their player salaries for months. Many football pundits have spoken against the issue, citing it as the cause for mass player exodus in the country. But Hackman insists the Clubs are forced to do that due to the country’s economic situation. “in recent times people were saying we owe the…

Kumasi Asante Kotoko Centre back Ahmed Adams has named his all-time best IX he has played with in the premier league with four current Kotoko players which include himself. The former Berekum Chelsea Centre back was hesitant in spreading over what could be a reflective inclusion of the 16 premier league club players, but includes his former team mates at Chelsea to complete an impressive list. Lining up in a traditional 4-4-2 formation which is mostly deployed by several Ghanaian tacticians, the former Berekum Chelsea and Norchip FC defender named former Berekum Chelsea shot stopper and current team mate Ernest…

Former Ghana Athletics Association Chairman George Haldane Lutterodt has urged sports minister Isaac Asiamah to emulate the leadership qualities of late Sports minister Baah Wiredu and Rashid Bawa to succeed. The Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua in the Ashanti Region came under barrage of criticisms following his outfit’s inability to fund the trip of the national amateur boxing team and three other Sports disciplines to participate in international competitions which were supposed to serve as qualification to next year’s commonwealth games. After promising to be a minister for all Sports, many pundits believe he has been slow in the…

Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele tips Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 World Cup ahead of Cameroon. The Super Eagles top Group B with six points out of two matches, while the Cameroonians have only managed two points after two games. The Indomitable Lions are preparing fervently to make sure they beat the West Africans when the two meet on September 1 for their World Cup first leg in Nigeria and host the Super Eagles four days later at Yaoundé. The Maestro told AOIFOOTBALL.com that “Nigeria and Ghana have plenty things in common and I must say if I’m…

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