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Andre Ayew’s Spot-Kick Gives Ghana Victory Over Uganda

Deputy captain of the Black Stars of Ghana, Andre Dede Ayew converted a first-half penalty to give Ghana victory over the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday in the first Group D match at the on-going 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The West Ham United star’s 32nd-minute spot-kick gave Ghana a good start in their bid to end 35 years AFCON title drought. The Black Stars, who have not won the continental title since 1982, lost on penalties to the Ivory Coast in the final of the previous edition of the tournament held in Equatorial Guinea last two years....

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FIFA Approves 48 Team World Cup For 2026

FIFA’s ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations. The decision marks a major coup for the body’s president Gianni Infantino who has made enlarging football’s showcase event the centrepiece of his young administration. The controversial proposal has faced criticism from some of the sport’s most powerful voices, including warnings that it would dilute the quality of play and overburden already exhausted players. But Infantino had in recent weeks voiced confidence that his flagship project would be approved. While noting that...

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Sellas Tetteh Appointed As Liberty Coach

Ghana Premier League side, Liberty Professionals has appointed former deputy Black Stars coach Sellas Tetteh as their substantive coach with his financial commitment yet to be disclosed. The former Black Stars coach takes over from George Lamptey who resigned after last season with his backroom staff for personal reasons. Tetteh returned from Sierra Leone after a loan spell to qualify the country to this year’s AFCON in Gabon but failed. He rose to prominence when he won the 2009 Under-20 World Cup with Ghana’s Black Satellites. According to club sources, the experienced technical handler is likely to be supported...

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Avram Grant names 26-man squad for AFCON 2017

Coach of the senior national team  Avram Grant has announced   a 26-man provisional squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations Cup competition. Skipper Asamoah Gyan leads the team which will camp at the UAE  before travelling to Gabon on January 13 for the AFCON. Below is the list: Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), (John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates,...

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Hearts Of Oak Set To Name Cioaba Aristica As New Manager

Ghana Premier League giants, Hearts of Oak have settled on former Aduana Stars coach, Cioaba Aristica and are set to name him as their new manager. The Phobians have decided to hand over the coaching job to the Romanian coach Cioaba Aristica after the position became vacant as a result of Coach Kenichi Yatshuhashi’s departure. Reports in the local media suggest he topped other favourite candidates for the job due to his quick understanding of the difficulties pertaining to coaching African football clubs. Coach Cioaba Aristica helped Aduana Stars to place second in the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League season....

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