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Ghana’s opponents Senegal to camp in Morocco for AFCON

Senegal Ghana’s Group C opponents Senegal open camp in the Moroccan city of El Jadida on 04 January for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Head coach Alan Giresse will announce his final at the end of December and will regroup in Dakar on 02 January.The Teranga Lions are likely to miss some familiar player with Saint-Etienne defender Bayal Sall and Besiktas striker Demba Ba injured...
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SCANDAL: Algerian AFCON referee arrested in South Africa for attempted rape of hotel cleaner

The referee was scheduled for an AFCON qualifying match An Algerian match official who was due to be involved in South Africa’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan last month has appeared in a Durban court on charges of sexual assault and attempting to rape a hotel cleaner.The match official appeared briefly in the Durban Magistrates’ Court earlier today on charges...
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Middlesbrough fan banned from every football ground after ripping up Quran

Julie Philips A Middlesbrough fan has become the first female to be banned from every ground in England and Wales after ripping up pages of the Koran on an away day.Julie Phillips, 51, received the three-year banning order after the incident which occurred in the visiting supporters’ end during Middlesbrough’s 2-2 draw at Birmingham City last december.Phillips, who already...
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Ismaily demanding US$ 2.8 million for Ghanian striker John Antwi

John Antwi Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily are ready to sell their prolific Ghanaian striker John Antwi for US$ 2.8 million.The former Eleven Wise player is said to be on the wish lists of several European clubs after hitting a rich vein of scoring form.According to Alwafd, the Sporting Director of Karlsruhe, Jens Todt, was in the stands last week when the 22-year-old bagged...
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Marcel Desailly sets last four 2015 AFCON target for Ghana’s Black Stars

Black Stars Ex-France captain and Ghana-born defender Marcel Desailly has set a last four finish for the Black Stars ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), in Equatorial Guinea next year.He told GNA Sports that “We have a lot of hope they will do well. Our group is tough but we have a lot of hope that they will excel.“The group is not easy bearing in mind South Africa performed...
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Liverpool, Newcastle hopes alive as Andre Ayew denies Marseille contract extension

Andre Ayew says he has not signed a new contract with Marseille English sides of Liverpool, Newcastle and QPR hopes of signing Ghana star winger is alive after the Marseille winger denied that he has signed a contract extension with the French giants.This means the three Premier League clubs are still in with a chance of signing the player when the transfer window opens next month...
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2015 Nations Cup: Senegal midfielder Badji eyes crown

[caption id="attachment_276669" align="aligncenter" width="431"] Senegal midfielder Stephane Badji[/caption]Senegal midfielder Stephane Badji admits the road to the 2015 Nations Cup success will be ‘long and full of pitfalls’ but confident the side can surmount the challenge.The Atlas Lions will open their group C account against four-time African champions Ghana before playing...
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2015 Nations Cup: Senegal coach Giresse won’t defend squad in front of media

Senegal coach Alain Giresse will not defend his squad when he names his provisional 26 man-squad on Monday, the federation has announced.According to the Senegalese federation president Abdoulaye Sow, the traditional way of defending squad members in front of journalist will not take place this time around. The Atlas Lions will start camping in Dakar on January 2 before they fly...
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2015 Nations Cup: Ex-Senegal goalie Sylva rallies support for under-fire Bouna Coundoul

[caption id="attachment_276664" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tony Sylva[/caption]Ex-Senegal goalkeeper Tony Sylva is ralling support for under-fire gloveman Bouna Coundoul ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The Ethnikos Achna shot-stopper came under heavy criticism during the qualifiers but Sylva, who played at four nations cup finals wants fans support for the 32-year-old...
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2015 Nations Cup: Senegal are united to conquer Africa, claims ex-star Mendy

[caption id="attachment_276662" align="aligncenter" width="365"] Senegal are rising high on the continent[/caption]Ex-Senegalese international Adolphe Mendy says the team is united to conquer the continent at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.The former left-back revealed the West Africans failed to win major trophies in the past largely due to divisions and bickering.He claimed...
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2015 Nations Cup: Senegal to name provisional 26 man-squad Monday

[caption id="attachment_276660" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Alain Girresse will name his squad on Dec 22[/caption]Algerian coach Alain Giresse will announce a provisional 26 man-squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on December 22, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.Giresse wil prun down the number to 23 before the January 7 deadline set by the Confederation of African Football...
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Ghanaian duo Augustine Okrah and Francie Cofie join Al Merriekh pre-season training in Cairo

Al Merreikh players training Newly-signed Ghanaian duo Francis Cofie and Augustine Okrah have joined Al Merreikh on pre-season in the Egyptian capital Cairo.Okrah joined the team on Tuesday after completing his move in Khartoum on Monday.The former Ghana Premier League goal king and Most Valuable Player has been handed the number 13 jersey.Cofie, former Kotoko and Medeama player...
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2015 Nations Cup: Ghana group c opponents Senegal to start preparations on Jan 2

[caption id="attachment_276656" align="aligncenter" width="365"] Senegal national team[/caption]Senegal will begin preparation for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on January 2 in Dakar.The Atlas Lions will receive presidential visit from Macky Sall on January 3 before they fly out to Morocco to begin a  10-day intensive camping.The team will play Gabon and a yet to be determined...
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2015 Nations Cup: Algeria coach Gourcuff spy on Ghana

[caption id="attachment_276654" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Algerian coach[/caption]Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff has started undercover work on his Nations Cup group opponent ahead of the start of the tournament next year.The Frenchman has obtained copes of matches of the Black Stars, South Africa and Senegal as he prepares his battle the trio during the ‘group of death’...
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EXCLUSIVE: Al Khartoum SC unveil head coach Kwesi Appiah and assistant Prince Owusu

Kwesi Appiah and Prince Owusu being unveiled. GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal Sudanese side Al Khartoum SC have unveiled new head coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Prince Owusu at a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. More to follow…………………
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Michael Essien won’t leave AC Milan, says agent Fabien Piveteau

Michael Essien Ghana ace Michael Essien will not be leaving his club AC Milan during the January transfer window, according to his agent.Essien has been linked with a return to the English Premier League and Major League Soccer.Before the summer transfer window shut, the 32-year-old was said to be considering a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.His agent Fabien Piveteau told Calcionews24...
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2015 Nations Cup: Algerian legend Madjer slams Gourcuff for excluding local players

[caption id="attachment_276649" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Rabah Madjer[/caption]Algerian legend Rabah Madjer has criticized coach Christian Gourcuff for ignoring local players in his final 23-man squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.Gourcuff included only two local goalkeeper in his squad including Doukha Izzeddine of JS Kabylie and Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche of USM...
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Augustine Okrah targets CAF Champions League success with Al Merreikh

Augustine Okrah signing for his new side Al Merreikh Ghanaian striker Augustine Okrah says he is determined to win the 2015 CAF Champions League after finalizing move to Sudanese giants Al Merreikh.The capital club received his International Transfer Certificate from the Ghana Football Association and completed his switch from Bechem United on Monday.Okrah, who won the 2013/2014...
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Marcel Desailly: Avram Grant should be sacked if he fails to win AFCON

Marcel Desailly Ex-France captain Marcel Desailly says new Ghana coach Avram Grant should be relieved of his post if he fails to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.Grant was appointed six weeks to the start of the tournament and the Ghana FA said it was unrealistic to task the former Chelsea manager to win the Nations during his presentation two weeks ago.But Desailly says that is...
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Dan Quaye- I’m proud be part of Hearts Champions League winning team

Dan Quaye Former Hearts of Oak defender Dan Quaye says he is proud to have helped the club to win the CAF Champions League in 2000.Quaye was versatile at the back and could play at both sides as a wing back and also as centre-back.Fourteen years down the line, Quaye says it was an honour to be part of the all-conquering winning side.“2000 was an extra-ordinary moment and we were...
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New Edubiase United star Asiedu Attobrah reveals admiration Barcelona legend Lionel Messi

Asiedu Attobrah New Edubiase United playmaker Asiedu Attobrah has revealed his admiration for Argentine and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.Attobrah, who enjoyed a good season with Edubiase last season, is seen as a rising star in Ghana football.He was adjudged the third best player of the 2013/2014 Ghana Premier League season.Attobrah revealed: “I love Messi and I think he has the...
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Ex-Hearts striker Ishmael Addo hails Champions League winning squad as best on continent

Ishmael Addo By Rahman OsmanFollow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosmanFormer Hearts of Oak striker Ishmael Addo says winning the CAF Champions League 14 years ago is the best moment of his career and says the squad was one of the best assembled on the continent.Hearts shock off two previous disappointments of losing finals in 1977 and 1979 to win emphatically in what turned out to...
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Sulley Muntari set to apologise to Ghanaians over World Cup troubles, to return for 2015 AFCON?

Sulley Muntari will apologise to Ghanaians over the World Cup brouhaha Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has shown deep remorse for his actions at the World Cup and will send a letter of apology in the coming days, a family source has exclusively told GHANAsoccernet.com.The AC Milan midfielder, according to the source, will send the letter of apology in time for the naming of the squad...
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2015 AFCON: Ghana opponents South Africa to name provisional squad of 36 players

South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba is set to release his squad Ghana’s opponents at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa are set to announce a pre-tournament squad of 36 players on Thursday.African Football understands that Safa will release the list of names during the early part of Thursday.Mashaba will work with this squad of 36 men between the dates of December 26 and...
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Massive clear-out rocks Black Stars hangers-on for 2015 AFCON, Langabell affected

Joseph Langabell entertaining the Black Stars in their free time The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to embark on some changes in the travelling plans of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations by axing individuals whose roles are not deemed crucial to the team during tournaments. The changes, which will include ridding the Stars of individuals whose roles are not deemed crucial to...
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