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Ghana fall one place in latest FIFA Rankings

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Ghana’s Black Stars have dropped one place in the latest FIFA rankings, with Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon also enduring slumps. Ghana now lie in 50th place overall and are 9th in Africa. African champions Cameroon dropped four places to 36th (5th in Africa) after their poor showing at the FIFA Confederations Cup, while Nigeria dropped one place to 39th. Egypt ...

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Support Gyan, he’s changed his mind on penalties – Kwesi Appiah

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Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants football fans to back the team’s captain, Asamoah Gyan, after missing a penalty against the United States in the 2-1 loss in Saturday’s friendly played in Connecticut. Gyan missed a spot kick in the 45th minute after Frank Acheampong was fouled in the penalty area. Speaking after the match, Appiah said that the ...

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26 Players called up for Black Starlets camping

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Twenty-six (26) players have been invited into the National U-17 team with camping set to begin on 3rd July, 2017. The Black Starlets are set to commence preparations for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India from October 5-28, 2017. Most of the players who have been invited for Monday’s camping were part of the squad ...

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Ghana loses 1-0 to Mexico in friendly

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The Black Stars were beaten 1-0 by Mexico in an international friendly played in Houston, Texas on Wednesday night. The match was the second one for Kwesi Appiah, in terms of the national team A, since he took over in April from former coach Avram Grant. The Stars were without Jordan and Andre Ayew and Daniel Amartey so Appiah handed ...

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Kwesi Appiah to make changes for Mexico friendly

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Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to ring in the changes in Wednesday’s friendly game against Mexico in Houston Texas. The game will be the first of two friendlies the Black Stars will play with the second being against USA on Saturday. Kwesi Appiah will be without key players for both games including the Ayew brothers and Daniel ...

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Black Stars players get ready for Mexico test

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The Black Stars arrived in Texas on Sunday (Saturday night per US time) and had their first training session ahead of their friendly match against Mexico on Wednesday. The team was led by GFA Vice-President, George Afriyie, and head coach, Kwesi Appiah. 16 players, led by captain, Asamoah Gyan, travelled on Sunday and 6 more players are expected to join ...

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Turkish side Bursaspor pull out of Asamoah Gyan deal

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President of Bursaspor has confirmed he will not be chasing Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan after failing to agree personal terms with the player. According to President Ali Ay who has never hidden his admiration for the hard working Ghanaian forward- the club has decided to move on to other targets after weeks of back and forth. Speaking at the signing ...

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Asamoah Gyan sinks GH¢2.1m into charity

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All attention appears to have focussed on the exploits of Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, on the field of play and, especially so, after he added another monumental feat to his illustrious career when he scored his 50th international goal for Ghana– an all-time record in nation’s soccer history – as the Black Stars thumped Ethiopia 5-0 at the Baba ...

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Gyan’s 50-goal milestone deserves more respect [Article]

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“Sometimes it can take until someone has finished their career to be fully appreciated.” This view was expressed by Michael Carrick earlier this year when he called for Wayne Rooney to be given more respect for his achievements at Manchester United. He might as well been talking about Asamoah Gyan – a perfect example of a player whose contributions are ...

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5 things we learnt from Kwesi Appiah’s first game

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Kwesi Appiah took charge of his first competitive game since his reappointment as Black Stars coach on Sunday, overseeing the 5-0 defeat of Ethiopia in Kumasi. Playing some delightful football particularly in the first half, Kwesi Appiah’s side brushed aside their opponents emphatically, kicking off qualifying for the AFCON tournament in 2019 in style. The first game of Appiah’s second stint ...

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