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2014 World Cup: Di Santo chosen over in form Carlos Tevez

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has not made the cut for Argentina’s World Cup squad, but former Blackburn and Wigan striker Franco Di Santo is going to Brazil. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella named his provisional list of 30 players for the tournament in Brazil, which will be cut to 23, and their was no room for the former Manchester City, Mancester ...

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Black Stars net $100,000 Huawei sponsorship

Ghana Football Association has announced Huawei as its latest sponsor for the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals Brazil. The one-year sponsorship deal is worth US$100,000 plus products. “I would like to welcome on board Huawei and wish they enjoy their sponsorship package with us,” President Kwesi Nyantakyi said. Huawei is multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company. They are the largest ...

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Validation? David Accam scores on day he’s named in World Cup squad

David Accam crowned his Black Stars call-up with match-winning curler for Helsingborg IF in their 1-0 win over newly-promoted Brommapojkarna in the Swedish Allsvenskan on Monday night. The 23-year-old went into the game at Grimsta IP in strong mood after he was named in Ghana’s provisional 26-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and he advertised another glistening ...

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I’m composed, so nobody interferes – Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah says his composure is the secret to having his way to execute the job. The 53 year old named his 26-man provisional World Cup squad on Monday, in what was largely greeted with respect for its independent nature.  “I have set my boundaries, so they know the limit they can go,” the Black Stars ...

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FC Africa 10: Odemwingie & André Ayew special, Nigeria unlocked & top 10 Serie A Africans

Audio: 55min 49sec First aired: 9 May 2014 Listen or download Show details It’s a Nigeria special edition as the Super Eagles become one of the first African countries to name a provisional 2014 World Cup team: – Exclusive interview with Peter “the prodigal son” Osaze Odemwingie who touches on  (with Oluwashina Okeleji) – Detailed team profile of Super Eagles ...

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Moses Foh-Amoaning back on GTV

After an intense channel battle GTV, Ghana’s premier television network and its sports channel  GTV Sport Plus, finally succeeded in pricing away from other competing TV networks the much heralded  Brazil 2014 World Cup Soccer Fiesta sport documentary series presented by ace sports broadcaster and senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Moses Foh-Amoaning. Insiders told the Daily Graphic ...

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I won’t take any new faces to Brazil – Stephen Keshi

  Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he intends to go to the World Cup finals in June with the team he has been building over the last two years. The Afcon-winning coach has been under pressure from some fans, pundits and top officials of the country’s FA, to invite a number of in-form former internationals as well as some emerging ...

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WAGs out: FA bans England players’ partners from joining World Cup 2014 tour

The wives and girlfriends of England footballers will be banned from travelling with the team on their World Cup tour. Roy Hodgson, the England manager, has rescinded an invitation he initially extended to players’ partners to join the squad on the official tour, which starts in the US before moving on to Brazil. Any wives, girlfriends or families wishing to ...

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Ghana to go all out in Brazil – Appiah

Some of the best players in the world have found themselves in Ghana’s group of Brazil 2014, but Kwesi Appiah remains bullish about positive prospects. Germany are three-time world champions and Portugal as respected in the European game. The United States of America are led by a shrewd tactician and have improving players, leaving Ghana’s chances of advancing to the next ...

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