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Ex Kotoko board member Kennedy Agyapong buys Azumah Nelson’s book for $30,000

Kennedy Agyapong with ex Ghana President JJ Rawlings at the book launchEx Asante Kotoko board member Kennedy Agyapong was amongst three high profile personalities to have bought the first copies of legendary Azumah Nelson’s book launched on Wednesday.Agyapong pledged GH¢100,000 (over $30,000) alongside former Ghana President Jerry Rawlings and business mogul Sir Sam Jonah to capture...
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Gerald Asamoah: Ghana-born German star fined 17,000 Euros for drunk-driven

[caption id="attachment_272001" align="aligncenter" width="402"] Gerald Asamoah[/caption]Ghanaian-born German striker Gerald Asamoah has been fined 17,000 Euros for drunk-driven.The Schalke forward was found guilty of the offence when he appeared before a German court  on Thursday.The incident took place in March this year when he lost control of his...
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Marseille talisman Andre Ayew still brooding over Stade Rennes defeat

[caption id="attachment_272000" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Andre Ayew[/caption]Andre Ayew is still brooding over Marseille’s 2-1 defeat at Stade Rennes in the French Cup on Wednesday.The French Lique 1 leaders were knocked out from the first hurdle after their surprised defeat at Rennes.The Ghanaian international has expressed shock at their...
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Lorient striker Jordan Ayew eyes PSG scalp

[caption id="attachment_271997" align="aligncenter" width="278"] Jordan Ayew[/caption]Lorient striker Jordan Ayew has charged his teammate to be step up to the plate when they come up against ' beatable' PSG in the French Lique 1 on Saturday.The Les Murlus, who are currently just above the relegation zone welcome the mega spenders to the Stade...
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Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew has no problem with sending off against Lyon

[caption id="attachment_271995" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Andre Ayew[/caption]Andre Ayew has no qualms with referee Lionel Jaffredo for sending him off in their 1-0 defeat at Lyon.The Marseille talisman received a yellow card during the game at the Stade Gerland, ruling him out of the clash against PSG.The 24-year-old says he respects the decision...
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AC Milan star Muntari suspended for Palermo match

[caption id="attachment_271992" align="aligncenter" width="316"] Sulley Muntari[/caption]AC Milan will be without midfielder Sulley Muntari ahead of Sunday’s Seria A game against Palermo.The 30-year-old has picked accumulated yellow cards which has ruled him out of the must-win game at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.The absence of the influential midfielder...
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Ghana drop goalie Fatau Dauda ahead of Uganda, Togo AFCON qualifiers – report

Fatau Dauda droppedGhana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda will be dropped for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Uganda and Togo with John Boye expected to stage a return, according to reports in the local media.Dauda, who currently plays for Ashantigold will lose his place in the team with Norwegian-based Adam Kwarasey, expected to take his place.The former Orlando...
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Spanish trainer Juan Ignacio Martínez Jiménez to be named as new Ghana coach – report

Spanish coach Juan Ignacio Martínez JiménezSpanish coach Juan Ignacio Martínez Jiménez will be named as the new Ghana coach ahead of the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda next month, a local radio station has reported.According to a report on the local radio station Joy FM, Jimenez will be named as the new Black Stars coach by next week to replace Kwesi...
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Avram Grant is the ‘dream leader’ to handle Black Stars – Okraku

[caption id="attachment_271987" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Avram Grant[/caption]Ghanaian football consultant Kurt Okraku feels Avram Grant is the ‘dream leader’ the Black Stars require to end the country’s search for a continental crown.Grant, a former Chelsea manager is the leading contender to replace Kwesi Appiah after impressing during...
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Ghana spared from hosting Ebola AFCON as CAF considers Morocco’s postponement quest

Ghana sports minister Mahama AyarigaGhana’s jitters about hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations over Ebola fears look to have been allayed, as CAF is considering Morocco’s request that they will stay as hosts if the tournament is postponed to June.Ghana was left as the only country interested in hosting the event if Morocco pulls out despite fears in the country that the disease...
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Progress report on Chelsea’s Everton loanee Christian Atsu

[caption id="attachment_271983" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Christian Atsu[/caption]Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been at Everton for over two months, and we are perhaps in a position to evaluate his contribution to date.Naturally, when writing a progress report for any player, it is important to consider what is expected of them, as well as their...
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CAF agrees to postpone 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to June over Ebola fears

Issa Hayatou is considering moving the AFCON to 2015Africa’s football governing body has agreed in principle with Moroccan authorities to move the hosting for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to June, the Moroccan media has reported.According to the reports, the Confederation of African Football has agreed in principle to the postponement of  January’s Africa Cup of Nations because...
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Everton enter race to sign soon-to-be-free Ghana forward Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew will be a free agent next summerEverton have ignited the Merseyside rivalry with Liverpool by entering the fray in the chase to sign Ghana forward Andre Ayew.The Blues want to snatch the 24-year-old – who is free to enter a pre-contract agreement with any club in January – from the claws of Liverpool.Ayew will be one of the most attractive transfer targets as he is...
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Brazilian icon Pele invited for Nigeria-Ghana friendly to open new stadium

Brazilian icon Pele invited for Nigeria-Ghana friendly clashWorld football icon Pele, has been invited to witness Nigeria’s international friendly against Ghana being used to commission the newly-built stadium in Uyo.The Brazilian superstar is amongst several high profile dignitaries including Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan invited to the official opening of the 30,000 ultra...
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Sulley Muntari’s dad makes public apology over World Cup attack but AC Milan star must do same

Sulley Muntari expected to make public apology soonAlhaji Muniru has made a public apology on behalf of his son, Sulley Muntari over his disappointing behaviour during the 2014 World Cup but the AC Milan star must do same before his expected return to the Black Stars.The 30-year-old assaulted a high ranking Ghana FA official in what appears to be a lead reaction to the agitation...
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Uganda coach concedes difficult 2015 AFCON qualification task ahead of clash with fired-up Ghana

Uganda coach Milutin SredojevicUganda coach Milutin Sredojevic admits his team has an almost impossible task to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations as they come up against a fired-up Ghana next month.The Cranes have a ‘mountain’ to climb after losing last month’s double header against Togo.The two poor results leaves Uganda third in Group E with just four points and...
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Defender Abeiku Ainooson insists he is not ‘hungry’ at Kotoko

Abeiku AinoosonAsante Kotoko defender Abeiku Ainooson has denied media reports of being impoverished to the point of asking for a bailout from his mother.The 24-year-old is reported to have turned to his mother for financial help to sort himself out of his current predicament in Kumasi.Ainooson’s alleged financial problems is linked to the delayed start of the Ghana Premier League...
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Ghanaian striker John Antwo wants to retain Egyptian Goal King crown

John Antwi was crowned Goal King in Egypt last seasonGhanaian striker John Antwi says he is poised to retain his Goal King crown in the Egyptian Premier League.The 22-year-old’s 11 goals for Ismaily in the regular season was just enough to hand him the top scorer’s prize in last term in the Egyptian top flight.Antwi’s hot form was truncated over Ismaily’s failure to reach...
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Frank Acheampong: Olympique Marseille seeking to replace Andre Ayew with Anderlecht star

Frank AcheampongBy Akyereko Frimpong MansonFollow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficialFrench giants Olympique Marseille are monitoring gifted Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong as likely replacement for Andre Ayew, according to reports by Foot365. Marseille are already on the market looking for a suitable replacement for Andre who is set to join Newcastle United in January when the...
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Andre Ayew: Marseille star unshaken despite successive defeats

Andre AyewGhana international winger Andre Ayew has insisted Olympique Marseille have not lost focus despite their successive defeats in their last two games. The Olympians slipped to another defeat against Stade Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue after losing against Olympique Lyon in the Ligue 1.“We will have to quickly fight back and win games. Rennes were a team to beat and we...
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Gossip column: Costa, Eto’o, Assou-Ekotto, Wright-Phillips, Kane

Majeed WarisManchester United are on the trail of 23-year-old striker Abdul Majeed Waris, according to the Ghana international’s club Trabzonspor. (Daily Mail) Crystal Palace and QPR both want Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 30, but are not prepared to meet his £40,000-a-week wages.(Daily Mirror)  QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, 33, has rejected opportunities to go...
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Keshi ends interest in Ghana coaching post, Nigeria president Jonathan orders his reinstatement

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered Stephen Keshi to return.Coach Stephen Keshi has permanently ended his interest in taking charge of the Ghana national team after Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan ordered his immediate reinstatement as the Super Eagles coach.Keshi, who expressed interest in coaching the Black Stars this week, was axed as the coach of Nigeria last...
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Sulley Muntari: AC Milan star’s father reveals Nigerian roots

Sulley Muntari’s father has revealed midfielder has Nigerian heritageFather of AC Milan star midfielder Sulley Muntari, Alhaji Muniru has publicly revealed that he hails from Nigeria. Muntari’s Ghanaian backyard has been questioned in the past but his father revealed on Thursday night on a Ghanaian radio station – Asempa FM that he comes from Nigeria.“Yes, I come from Nigeria...
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Marcel Appiah: Ghanaian defender limps off the pitch in NEC Nijmegen Dutch Cup triumph

Marcel Appiah, right, has suffered an injuryDutch Eerste Divisie will have to perform quick scans on Ghanaian defender Marcel Appiah after he limped off the pitch during their 3-1 win over De Treffers on Thursday night. The impressive 26-year-old wing-half suffered a leg injury and was replaced in the 23rd minute as his NEC side continued their consistent form with another commanding...
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Ghanaian attacker Amankwaa scores to propel FC Copenhagen in Danish Cup

Danny Amankwaa celebrates his 12th minute goal for Copenhagen By Akyereko Frimpong MansonFollow Akyereko on Twitter: @AkyerekOfficialDanish-born Ghanaian attacker Danny Amankwaa netted the crucial goal that propelled FC Copenhagen to the next round of the Danish Cup. Though the 20-year-old scored his goal in the 12th minute of the first-half, it was his goal that proved the difference...
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