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AFCON 2015: Ghana take aim at South Africa after crucial win over Algeria

Asamoah Gyan the dramatic winner in Ghana’s game against Algeria Ghana’s Black Stars are keeping their feet on the ground ahead of Tuesday’s decisive Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash against South Africa after a dramatic win over Algeria. On Friday, skipper Asamoah Gyan returned from a bout of malaria to sink tournament favourites Algeria in stoppage time in Mongomo as...
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AFCON 2015: Ghana star Andre Ayew tells opponents not to underrate the Black Stars

Andre Ayew has been instrumental in Ghana’s campaign in Equatorial Guinea Marseille star Andre Ayew declared that Ghana should not be written off as genuine contenders at this Africa Cup of Nations despite not yet finding their best form.The Black Stars are parading a young squad for this tournament as the side is being rebuilt following the departure of several players after a...
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Kwesi Appiah admits he struggled when he first joined Ghana team

Kwesi Appiah scored on his debut for Ghana in the friendly win By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuStriker Kwesi Appiah admits he struggled a bit to fully adjust when he first arrived in the Ghana camp.The 24-year-old is yet to make his competitive debut for the Black Stars after gaining a surprise call up to the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Appiah has been limited...
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AFCON 2015: Algeria coach Gourcuff laments ‘cruel’ defeat at the hands of Ghana

Algeria will play in their last group game in Group C Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff is lamenting the way Ghana defeated his side at the death to blow the Group of Death wide open at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.Africa’s top rated side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Black Stars in Friday’s Group C match which has left their French coach...
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Ghana defender Harrison Afful expects tough clash against South Africa

Harrison Afful By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana defender Harrison Afful expects a tough game against South Africa in the final Group C clash on Tuesday.The Black Stars will qualify for the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with a win over Bafana Bafana.Ghana revived its campaign at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea after a stuttering start with...
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Striker Kwesi Appiah eagerly bidding his time for Ghana chance at 2015 AFCON

Kwesi Appiah speaking to the media By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuStriker Kwesi Appiah says he is always preparing himself to play for Ghana at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The 24-year-old is yet to make his competitive debut for the Black Stars despite impressing during the team’s training camp in Spain.The Crystal Palace man scored in his first game for Ghana...
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South Africa sweating on fitness of duo; Coetzee and Hlatshwayo ahead of Ghana clash

Rivaldo Coetzee struggling with a knee injury By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuSouth Africa are sweating on the fitness of Rivaldo Coetzee and Thulani Hlatshwayo ahead of their final group game against Ghana on Tuesday.Coetzee is struggling with a knee injury picked up in the opening Group C defeat of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to Algeria.The Ajax Cape Town defender...
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Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey to handle AFCON Group A match between Congo and Burkina Faso

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhanaian Joseph Lamptey has been appointed the center referee for the final Group A game between Congo and Burkina Faso on Sunday.Lamptey is taking charge of his first game at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.He will be assisted on the lines in the crucial game to be played in Ebebiyin by Senegalese El Hadji...
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South Africa Sports Minister promises tough challenge in final Group C clash against Ghana

South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuMinister of Sports and Recreation of South Africa Fikile Mbalula says the side is prepared to mount a fierce challenge against Ghana on Tuesday.Bafana Bafana must beat the Black Stars in the final Group C game to have any chances of qualifying to the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Cup...
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Dannis Williams: Athletic Bilbao young attacking prospect could play for Ghana

Young attacker Inaki Dannis Williams could play for Ghana By Akyereko Frimpong MansonFollow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficialThe Ghana Football Association could to secure Athletic Bilbao young attacker Iñaki Williams Dannis who is of Ghanaian descent. Inaki, 20, was to a Liberian mother and a Ghanaian father in Spain but has yet to play for either Liberia or Spain – where...
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AFCON 2015: Uphill Battle for Bafana Bafana against Ghana in Group C decider

South Africa Bafana Bafana faces an uphill battle to beat the much fancied Ghana with more than three goals to advance to the knock-out stage of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea.Bafana Bafana reduced their chances of remaining in the Afcon tournament when they allowed Senegal to hold them to a 1-1 draw in match played in Mongomo stadium on Friday night.With...
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AFCON 2015: Ghana left back Baba Rahman focused on South Africa, shelves aside title talks

Rahman-Badu-Gyan By Rahman OsmanFollow on twitter on @iamrahmanosmanGhana left back Baba Rahman,says he is not looking beyond the crunch encounter against South Africa and called for focus ahead of the game.The Black Stars had skipper Asamoah Gyan to thank  after the Al Ain ace rose from his sick bed to score a last gasp winner against favorites Algeria in their last game.The dramatic...
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AFCON 2015: Ghana can go very far says Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu Ghana can go “very far” at the 2015 AFCON after they bounced back to reckoning with a 1-0 win over Algeria, according to Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.The Black Stars have won the competition four times and have reached the last-four in the last four AFCONS.The Italy-based midfielder put up another decent shift against tournament favourites Algeria on Friday for...
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Isaac Mensah: Hearts of Oak starlet gutted after consecutive failure

Hearts of Oak player Isaac Mensah guttered after failing to win again By Akyereko Frimpong MansonFollow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficialHearts of Oak youngster Isaac Mensah feels gutted after the Phobians failed to win against Medeama SC and admits they ‘once again’ suffered from loss of concentration.The Phobians led twice through Gilbert Fiamenyo but allowed Medeama to...
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Leicester City boss Pearson hails Ghana’s Schlupp after scoring FA Cup match winner at Tottenham Hotspurs

Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates his match winner against Spur By Akyereko Frimpong MansonFollow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficialLeicester City boss Nigel Pearson has hailed Ghana wing-half Jeffrey Schlupp and the rest of the Foxes squad for showing a strong character in their 2-1 come-from-behind win against Tottenham Hotspur in the English FA Cup on Saturday. An Andros Townsend...
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AFCON 2015: Senegal coach Alain Giresse admits ‘Group of Death’ is living up to its reputation

  Alain Giresse admits that Senegal are in a difficult group Senegal coach Alain Giresse says 2015 Africa Cup of Nations’ Group of Death is living up to its reputation insisting that the group will be decided on the final day on Tuesday even though his team has the edge.Senegal are in pole position and are just a point away from the quarter-finals after coming from behind to draw...
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Feature: South Africa’s old problems resurface ahead of Ghana clash at AFCON

South Africa players will have to up their game to face the Black Stars It is not that the side has been outplayed in their opening two matches – far from it, they can arguably claim to have had the better of the play in both their loss to Algeria and Friday’s draw with Senegal.But an inability to finish the excellent build-up play created by the likes of Sibusiso Vilakazi, Thuso...
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AFCON 2015: Luck might decide who advances from Group D after draws

Mali players celebrate their goal against Ivory Coast last night The two quarter-finalists from Group D at the 2015 African Cup of Nations just might be decided by luck thanks to the draws in the matches played in the group.The Ivory Coast was held to 1-1 by Mali on Saturday at Malabo Stadium, and Cameroon was held to the same score by Guinea a few hours later.That makes four straight...
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AFCON 2015: Cameroon pegged back by Traore wonder strike

Moukandjo Guinea and Cameroon continued to struggle to claim full points in their second matches of Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations as they held each other to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.After plenty of scoring opportunities which both teams created, the match ended with goals that came in from the first half courtesy of Benjamin Moukandjo and Ibrahim Traore.In the first five...
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Jeffrey Schlupp nets late winner against Tottenham as Leicester City progress in FA Cup

Jeffrey Schlupp Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp netted a scrappy late winner to earn Leicester a dramatic 2-1 win at Tottenham in the FA Cup fourth round.Leicester began brightly but were behind after Andros Townsend converted his second penalty in a week.Roberto Soldado was felled in the box, and the England winger made no mistake, firing past Foxes debutant Mark Schwarzer.But as...
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South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba: We must beat Ghana

Shakes Mashaba South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba admits his side will have to beat Ghana if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the AFCON quarter-finals.Bafana Bafana claimed the lead against Senegal on Friday evening, after Oupa Manyisa had fired into the bottom-right corner at the start of the second half.However, Senegal managed to draw level on the hour mark as centre...
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AFCON 2015: Jonathan Mensah heaves sigh of relief after Ghana win over Algeria

Jonathan Mensah Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah is basking in glory after helping his side revive their campaign at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The Black Stars left it late to beat tournament favourites Algeria with a last minute strike from prolific captain Asamoah Gyan.The result sees Ghana resurrect their chances of progression from Group C following a disastrous start with...
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AFCON 2015: Max-Alain Gradel strikes late to deny Mali three points against Ivory Coast

Gradel An 86th minute strike by substitute Max Gradel gave Cote d’Ivoire a deserved point as they played to a 1-1 draw against Mali in Group D’s second round at Estadio de Malabo in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday night.As early as the sixth minute, Bakary Sako managed to give the Malians the lead with what one could call ‘a goal against the run of play’ and it took the Elephants...
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Match Report: Gilbert Fiamenyoh strikes double again for Hearts but Medeama frustrate Phobians

Fiamenyoh strikes double again for Hearts Striker Gilbert Fiamenyoh once again announced he has come off age by scoring both goals for Hearts of Oak in their 2-2 stalemate with Medeama SC at the Essipong Stadium in the Ghana Premier League on Saturday afternoon.The 25-year-old burly forward had opened the scoring the two minutes before the interval but Benjamin Bature levelled for...
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Jonathan Opoku: Ghanaian forward scores in Oss big win in Holland

Ghanaian attacker Johnathan Opoku Dutch-born Ghanaian forward Jonathan Opoku scored the last goal for Oss FC who defeated Almere City 4-1 at the Frans Heesen Stadion in the Dutch second-tier league on Friday. The 24-year-old scored in the 87th minute after Kevin van Veen had scored a hat-trick to put Oss in a 3-1 lead.Opoku, who played full throttle had assisted in one of Kevin...
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