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Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah puts Khatroum on the map

[caption id="attachment_276890" align="aligncenter" width="257"] Kwesi Appiah has put Khartoum SC on the map[/caption]Kwesi Appiah decision to move to Sudan has put an unknown quantity Khartourm SC on the map.The 54-year-old made the surprise move after signing a two-year deal with the ambitious Sudanese side.The arrival of the former Ghana coach has suddenly put Khartoum on the...
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2015 Nations Cup: Ghana’s opponents Algeria boosted by return of Lyon defender Zeffane

[caption id="attachment_276888" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Defender Mehdi Zeffane[/caption]Algeria have been boosted by the return of defender Mehdi Zeffane from injury ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The 22-year-old who has endured a long injury-plagued season returned to action for Lyon over the weekend.The right-back has been included in Algeria’s squad for next...
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Daniel Opare: Anderlecht manager Holsbeeck coy on Ghanaian interest

[caption id="attachment_276886" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Daniel Opare[/caption]Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck wants to remain coy about his reported interest in Ghana defender Daniel Opare.Opare, 24, has been linked with a sensational return to Belgium with Anderlecht believed to have expressed interest in his signature.The Ghanaian international is currently on...
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Muntari, Essien likely to start for AC Milan against Roma

[caption id="attachment_276869" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari[/caption]Sulley Muntari and Michael are likely to play in the heart of defense for AC Milan in their Seria A clash against Roma on Saturday.The Ghanaians were second hald substitute in their 2-0 win over Napoli last weekend.Muntari returned from a two-week injury lay off to help the...
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Kuffour: I was treated like a king after Bayern’s Club World Cup triumph

[caption id="attachment_276867" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sammy Kuffuor[/caption]Sammy Kuffour was desperate to win the world clubs’ title in 2001 and not just for himself, his team-mates and the Bayern Munich club he loved so much.He also wanted to “do something special” for his infant daughter, his wife and his mother, for the people of Ghana and, to top it all, for...
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2015 Nations Cup: Tottenham counting cost of losing Algerian Nabil Bentaleb

[caption id="attachment_276865" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Tottenham counting cost of losing Algerian Nabil Bentaleb[/caption]For Nabil Bentaleb the momentum that he has built at Tottenham Hotspur stands to be checked. The 20-year-old helped the club to their 4-0 Capital One Cup quarter-final victory over Newcastle United but he will miss the two-leg semi-final against Sheffield...
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2015 Nations Cup: South Africa coach Mashaba insists spots still open

[caption id="attachment_276863" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Shakes Mashaba[/caption]Bafana Bafana's AFCON 2015 squad is far from decided following Shakes Mashaba revelation that "we don’t have guaranteed places in the team". "The bloated squad means we want to give everyone a chance as we don’t have guaranteed places in the team; it is an opportunity for all of them to...
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Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah rated as the biggest threat to strikers in Spain

Razak, at the Mini Estadi, where he conceded the only goal in five games Ghana and Mirandes goalkeeper Razak Brimah has been noted as the biggest threat for strikers in the Spanish second tier, Spain’s biggest sports newspaper has reported.According to a report in the Marca, Real Zaragoza biggest enemy will be the Ghana shot-stopper when the two sides clash with in the Segunda...
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Ghanaian midfielder Prince Buaben signs long-term contract at Scottish side Hearts

Prince Buaben Ghanaian midfielder Prince Buaben has penned a contract extension with Scottish side Hearts that will keep him at Tynecastle until 2018.The 26-year-old Ghanaian joined Hearts in the summer on a deal until the end of the season.And his displays for Robbie Neilson’s unbeaten Championship-leaders prompted the club to tie him down on a new contract.“I’m very pleased...
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Ghana to lose AFCON friendly opponents, Nigeria grabs Ivory Coast, Mali warm-ups

Black Stars Ghana could lose it likely friendly match opponents if it continues to dither over its venue for camping ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations.The Black Stars are contemplating Abu Dhabi or South Africa as their training camp base but coach Avram Grant insists on camping in Spain which will be cold in January.Ghana could have had the opportunity of playing Ivory...
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Feature: South Africa’s AFCON chances may be undermined by too much optimism

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba To qualify for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) and other continental soccer tournaments should be a formality for South Africa.Consider the superior financial resources and facilities available to football here in comparison with most other countries on the continent, allied to the abundance of potential talent available among its 60-million...
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Liverpool striker of Ghanaian descent Balotelli banned for racist post

Mario Balotelli has been banned for racist post Liverpool striker of Ghanaian descent Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one match, fined £25 000 and ordered to attend to an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments.Balotelli had already accepted a charge of an aggravated breach of Football Association rule E3, relating to references of ethnic origin, colour...
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Cambridge unlikely to keep Crystal Palace’s Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah’s loan stay with Cambridge could come to an end Cambridge United are not confident of keeping Crystal Palace’s Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah beyond January.The 24-year-old has scored eight goals during his U’s loan spell, which ends in two weeks.“We are doing everything we can to keep Kwesi,” U’s chief executive Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire....
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Ghana government fires warning to Black Stars players – accept $5,000 or opt out of AFCON squad

Black Stars players will receive $5,000 for each match at the AFCON Ghana’s government says players must accept the $5,000 new bonus package or opt out of the national team when the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad is named.Black Stars players who are not interested in the new reduced package must take the decision to leave the national team when coach Avram Grant names his squad...
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Ex GFA boss Nyaho Tamakloe warns Avram Grant against recalling trio; Muntari, Essien and Boateng

Sulley Muntari must make public apology before being recalled to the Black Stars Ex Ghana FA chairman Dr, Nyaho Tamakloe has warned Avram Grant against inviting trio; Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng back to the Black Stars unless they show remorse for their actions during the 2014 World Cup.Muntari and Boateng have been hit with indefinite suspensions from...
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Ghana striker Majeed Waris contributes to the construction of a mosque in Turkey

Majeed Waris is helping build a mosque in Turkey Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris is helping with the construction of a mosque in Turkey.The 23-year-old who is a Muslim has been making contributions to the completion of the place of worship in Trabzon.Waris is making these contributions despite reports he is heading for the exits at Trabzonspor.The former BK Hacken star is desperate...
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Michael Essien’s agent confirms Tranzonspor interest in signing Ghana midfielder

Trabzonspor pursue Michael Essien Agent of Michael Essien, Fabian Piveteau has confirmed Turkish club Trabzonspor has presented a bid to sign the Ghana midfielder.The AC Milan star has been consistently linked to a January move away from the San Siro with the MLS mentioned as a likely destination.Trabzonspor has also emerged as one of the suitors for the 32-year-old who existing...
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Ghana’s sports ministry sound warning to Black Stars fans over AFCON conditions

Ghana fans The Ministry of Youth and Sports(MOYS) has advised prospective football officials and supporters to make arrangements ahead of time before travelling to Equatorial Guinea for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) which begins on January 17.According to the ministry, there were limited hotels in the city of Mongomo where the Black Stars will be based during the AFCON...
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Ghanaian giants Kotoko insist they will play in the Africa Champions League

Kotoko played in the Champions League last season Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have rubbished reports that they will participate in the 2015 Africa Champions League insisting the reports are calculated to deny them of financial support.The Porcupine Warriors will be counting on the financial support of their supporters and other organisations to help them play in the expensive continental...
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Ghana finish year as the fifth best African side, AFCON opponents Algeria lead Africa

Black Stars end the year in fifth position Ghana’s Black Stars finished the year as Africa’s fifth best side for the year 2015 following yesterday’s release of the FIFA World Rankings.With the ranking being the last before the year ends the Black Stars will start the new year as Africa’s fifth best rated side going into the Africa Cup of Nations.Ghana suffered a drop of just...
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Veteran Ghanaian coach Afranie predicts few surprises in Avram Grant’s AFCON squad

E K Afranie Experienced Ghanaian coach Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie does not ‘expect’ too many surprises in Ghana’s squad for the 2015 AFCON. Ghana’s Israeli gaffer Avram Grant is set to announce a preliminary 26-man squad for the 2015 AFCON.Afranie who has handled the Black Stars on different occasions  does not expect any major changes to the team that played in the qualifiers...
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Anthony Annan: HJK Helsinki seeking to offer Ghana midfielder long term contract

Anthony Annan Finnish side HJK Helsinki are planning to offer Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan a long-term contract after impressing, GHANAsoccernet.com has learnt. Annan arrived at the club in the summer on a short-term agreement after leaving German Bundesliga side Schalke 04.HJK have qualified for next season’s Uefa Champions League after winning the Finnish title and want the...
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English side Stoke City watch Ghanaian youth defender Godfred Donsah

Godfred Donsah is on the cards of Stoke City English Premier League side Stoke City could make a swoop for Ghanaian youth defender Godfred Donsah who plays in Italy for Cagliari. The Staffordshire-based side have watched the young defender who could also play in a defensive midfield role and might have a move for him January if their other transfer targets fail.Donsah is just 19...
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Ex-Ghana star Kingston blasts Abraham Boakye over Grant assistant appointment call

Laryea Kingston has fired Abraham Boakye Former Ghana international midfielder Laryea Kingston has sharply criticised Ghanaian supporters leader Abraham Boakye over his call for the Ghana Football Association to allow Avram Grant to appoint his own assistant coach. Kingston, a former Hearts of Midlothian midfielder, wants Maxwell Konadu to remain as Grant’s assistant.Earlier in...
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Kwame Karikari: Swedish giants AIK Solna to offload Ghanaian forward

Kwame Karikari could leave AIK Solna Swedish Allsvenkan giants AIK Solna could offload Ghanaian forward Kwame Amponsah Karikari to make space for new arrivals for the upcoming Swedish season. The 22-year-old played only 86 league minutes across four games in the ended Swedish season.AIK are planning for a massive campaign for the upcoming season and are looking to offload the former...
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