Tag Archives: Gabon

U17 AFCON: Starlets sail into semis after five star showing against Gabon

Ghana’s Black Starlets sealed a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-17 AFCON tournament after a 5-0 mauling of hosts, Gabon, in Port Gentil. The Starlets produced a scintillating display, completely outclassing their opponents on the night. Captain Eric Ayiah got the first goal of the game through a penalty after he was brought down in the box. Emmanuel ...

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Afcon 2017: Aubameyang blames lack of preparation for exit

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes insufficient time together led to the hosts’ group-stage elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations. The Panthers needed to beat Cameroon on Sunday but could only draw 0-0. Aubameyang said: “It is really annoying because we had chances. Sadly there are days when it doesn’t go in, like my first chance from two metres out. ...

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#AFCON2017: Mahama courts support for Black Stars

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the Black Stars to help them win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon. According to him the Black Stars have hungered for long for the trophy thus the need for the entire nation to back them in their quest to bring home the trophy. ...

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Security blocks fans access to Black Stars in Gabon

Fans of the Black Stars have so far struggled to get close to the team since their arrival in Gabon on Saturday for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The is because of the tight security at the hotel the players were lodging. The Black Stars arrived in Gabon on Saturday after technical issues with their flight hence delaying their arrival. Despite ...

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Guinea-Bissau shocks AFCON host Gabon

Debutants and shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau stunned hosts Gabon by pulling off a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Juary Soares scored the equaliser for the Wild Dogs with a diving header from a free-kick in the 90th minute. Gabon had taken the lead on 52 minutes when superstar Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ...

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Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president despite disputed win

Ali Bongo has been sworn in as Gabon’s president for a second seven-year term, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud. “I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being … and respect and defend the constitution and the rule ...

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