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AFCON 2015: Zambia and Cape Verde bow of competition after playing out a goalless draw

Zambia-Cape Verde The Chipolopolo of Zambia and Cape Verde bowed out of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after the two teams settled for a goalless draw in a Group C match played at the Ebebiyin Stadium.Coach Honour Janza’s boys needed a win to make it to the last eight, but unfortunately settled the draw which meant they take early flights out of Equatorial Guinea.The...
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Gyan insists Ghana’s improved form at 2015 AFCON is teamwork not individual brilliance

Gyan struck late for Ghana in Algeria win By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuCaptain Asamoah Gyan has refused to single out any single Ghana player for special praise at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The Al Ain ace has received probably most of the praises for his last-gasp winner against Algeria which restored Ghana’s chances of progression in the tournament.Rookie...
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Ghana in clean bill of health as all players train ahead of South Africa clash

All Black Stars players trained on Monday evening By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana has no injury concerns going into their final Group C clash at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations against South Africa.All 23 players including ailing captain Asamoah Gyan completed the team’s final training session on Monday evening without any hitches.Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang...
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Ghana coach impressed with South Africa ahead of final Group C clash

South Africa have been exciting at the 2015 AFCON By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana coach Avram Grant says he has been very impressed with South Africa ahead of their final Group C clash on Tuesday.The Black Stars are in pole position to clinch one of the two qualification slots from the group following their last minute heroics against Algeria.Ghana endured a...
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Unfit Gyan risks health for Ghana qualification against South Africa

Asamoah Gyan not fully fit for South Africa clash By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is prepared to ‘die’ for the nation even if it means risking his health.The prolific Black Stars striker has been struggling with illness since arriving in Equatorial Guinea with the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Gyan was forced to sit out...
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National Women’s League to start on 14 March

Ghana FA The Ghana Football Association has announced the National Women’s League will start on 14 March, 2015.A total of 12 teams- divided into two zones-will take part in the third edition of the championship.Three sides – Lepo Ladies, Blessed Ladies and Kansa Ladies – will join the competition after winning promotion.Hasaacas Ladies are will open their defence of their title...
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Ghana coach wants maintained momentum for South Africa clash

Avram Grant at the pre-match press conference By Ameenu ShardowFollow on Twitter @alooameenuGhana coach Avram Grant wants his team to keep up the momentum gained after the epic win over Algeria to beat South Africa on Tuesday.The Black Stars are overwhelming favorites to pick one of the qualification slots from Group C with a win over Bafana Bafanain Mongomo.Grant’s team has recovered...
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Striker Kwesi Appiah puts country before club

Kwesi Appiah Striker Kwesi Appiah says he is happier being with the Ghana team at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations rather than fighting for his place at club level.The 24-year-old has returned to Crystal Palace following the expiration loan stint at Cambridge United.Appiah was ineligible to play for the English League Two side for their FA Cup clash against Manchester United over the...
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VIDEO: Ghana players chant ahead of 2015 AFCON clash against Algeria

Black Stars Ghana players sang and chanted by praising God ahead of their Group C clash Algeria at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars won the game a day later 1-0 in Mongomo thanks to goal by captain Gyan who led the players in singing. 
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Black Stars versus Bafana Bafana- Three key battles

South Africa and Ghana are set to battle for a place in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in their final Group C match on Tuesday night.These three personal duels could go a long way in determining the outcome of the match at Estadio de Mongomo.Andre Ayew v Anele NgcongcaWith Ghana successfully switching to a 4-4-2 formation for their win over Algeria...
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AFCON 2015: Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan tags South Africa as enemies ahead of crunch encounter

Gyan  By Rahman OsmanFollow on twitter @iamrahmanosmanGhana skipper Asamoah Gyan, says Bafana Bafana  will be treated as enemies on the field of play ahead of their all-important group game on Tuesday.The Black Stars will seal qualification to the quarter finals of the ongoing Africa cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea if they beat South Africa on Tuesday.Shakes Mashaba’s side...
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Leicester defender Schlupp reignites club versus country row after last gasp winner against Spurs

 By Brian Oliver Jeff Schlupp’s Leicester team-mates celebrated wildly after his stoppage-time winner at Tottenham. Meanwhile his Ghana team-mates will have looked on from Mongomo, where they play South Africa in a crucial Group C clash on Tuesday, thinking “Wish you were here.”Schlupp was one of several players at European clubs who did not make it to the Africa Cup of...
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2015 AFCON: Defensive worries for South Africa ahead of Ghana clash

South Africa has lost Thulani Hlatshwayo to injury and is fretting over the fitness of fellow defender Rivaldo Coetzee ahead of its final group game against Ghana at the African Cup of Nations.Hlatshwayo was ruled out with a concussion sustained in a clash of heads in the 1-1 draw with Senegal on Friday.Coetzee was taken off on a stretcher early in South Africa’s first group game...
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2015 AFCON: Ghana expect tough outing against South Africa

[caption id="attachment_280813" align="aligncenter" width="378"] Asamoah Gyan[/caption]Just when there was a grand exit from Estadio de Mongomo, with everyone convinced the match between Algeria and Ghana was headed for a goalless stalemate, Asamoah Gyan popped up in referee’s optional time to hammer home the winner for the Black Stars. For their fans, it was cause for wild celebrations...
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2015 AFCON: South Africa striker Bernard Parker preaches aggression against Ghana

[caption id="attachment_280812" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Bernard Parker[/caption]Bernard Parker has urged his fellow Bafana Bafana strikers to be a tad selfish.It is a description no player ever wants to be associated with but it has become clearly necessary in SA’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign.While Parker and company have been praised for their nifty footwork and attacking...
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VIDEO: Ghana defender Daniel Opare shows off his rap skills

[caption id="attachment_280809" align="aligncenter" width="396"] Daniel Opare[/caption]It turns out Besiktas’ new signing Daniel Opare has more to offer his new club than just his skills on the football pitch. A video of the the 24-year-old Ghana international has been circulating around the internet of him rapping while on international duty.The Ghanaian international has 16 international...
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Bright Addae scores in Ascoli rout of Tuttocuoio in Italian Lega Pro

Bright Addae Ghana midfielder Bright Addae scored one of the goals for his Italian Lega Pro side Ascoli who beat Tuttocuoio Calcio on Sunday.The 22-year-old netted the fourth goal after Mattia Mustacchio and a Cristian Altinier double.This was his second goal in 20 appearances for the Group B leaders.Addae has been regular for the third-tier side who are seeking to return to the elite division. 
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2015 AFCON: Key Algeria striker Slimani to miss crunch tie against Senegal

Slimani Striker Islam Slimani will miss Algeria’s decisive final group game against Senegal at the African Cup of Nations.The Algeria Football Federation says Slimani was injured in the 1-0 loss to Ghana, missed training on Saturday and will be sidelined against Senegal after medical tests. The federation did not specify what the injury was.Slimani is one of the team’s most important...
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Polokwane City coach Kosta Papic confirms signing Ghana striker Ransford Osei

Ransford Osei South African Premier Soccer League side Polokwane City have signed Ghana striker Ransford Osei on a three-year deal, head coach Kosta Papic has confirmed.Osei has been without a club since his release by Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko two seasons ago.The 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup silver ball winner has been struggling to get his career back on track after failed stints...
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2015 AFCON: Avram Grant confident Ghana can beat South Africa in crucial decider

Ghana coach Avram Grant remains confident his charges will grind out a result against South Africa in Tuesday’s must-win game. It has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride for the West Africans at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.After the heart-rending 2-1 loss through a last gasp winner vs. Senegal in their opening game, the sensational 1-0 win...
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Essien’s love for Chelsea forces him to reject QPR offer

[caption id="attachment_280792" align="aligncenter" width="369"] Michael Essien[/caption]Michael Essien has snubbed a move to QPR – as he could not stomach playing for Chelsea’s west London rivals.The former Blues star has also turned down West Brom as he seeks a new club in Europe.Ghana midfielder Essien, 32, spent nine years with Chelsea before joining AC Milan a year ago and...
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PHOTOS: WATCH Sports minister Mahama Ayariga interact with Black Stars players in camp ahead of crucial game against South Africa

Minister-Ayariga-arrival in camp Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga, is leaving no stone unturned in his goal to ensure the Black Stars are a success in Equatorial Guinea.  Minister-Ayariga Minister Ayariga
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We don’t care about Man City’s excuses, Adomah revels in Boro’s famous win

[caption id="attachment_280785" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Albert Adomah[/caption]Middlesbrough star Albert Adomah says his team-mates don’t care about Manchester City’s excuses after Boro beat the Premier League champions 2-0 in the FA Cup.The Championship outfit claimed a shock victory in the fourth round with Patrick Bamford and **** scoring second half goals to dump...
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Ex-star Themba Mnguni wants clinical Bafana Bafana against Ghana in Group C decider

Bafana Bafana Former South Africa defender Themba Mnguni wants Shakes Mashaba’s side troops to work on their conversion rate against Ghana on Tuesday in a Group decider.Bafana have been exhilarating to watch but have lacked the killer instinct to finish off opponents.Mnguni, who played at the 1998 Fifa World Cup finals in France, says they must be clinical.“Bafana did well against...
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FEATURE: Who could top AFCON’s scoring charts ?

Thievy Bifouma With only Congo and hosts Equatorial Guinea having qualified for the knockout stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, three groups (B,C,D) still have to wrap up their matches and we take a look at the top scorers thus far.In this 30th edition of the continental showpiece, one would argue that it hasn’t lived up to the supporters’ expectations from a goal-scoring...
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