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Tariqe Fosu: Ghana new boy hails ‘top-quality’ Partey and Ayews
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Tariqe Fosu: Ghana new boy hails ‘top-quality’ Partey and Ayews

The attacker reflects on his time with the Blacks Stars for October’s friendlies against Mali and the 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar England-born winger Tariqe Fosu has hailed the quality of new Arsenal signing Thomas Partey, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew after linking up with the trio for the first time on Ghana duty. Born to Ghanaian parents in the UK, the attacker joined up with the Black Stars for October’s international friendlies against Mali and Qatar. He was previously capped by England at youth level.
I could be a beautiful soul or a cold-hearted asshole- Asamoah Gyan
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I could be a beautiful soul or a cold-hearted asshole- Asamoah Gyan

Former Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan has stated bluntly that people’s perception of him is only reflections of the people themselves. The successful footballer laden with the luxurious mansions and cars stated without mincing words that he tailors his attitude to suit that of anyone he encounters. In his latest Instagram post, he made a very strong statement to suggest he is unbothered by his critics and will only continue to be himself. The post read, ”Not everyone gets the same version of me. One person might tell you I’m an amazingly beautiful soul. Another person might say I’m a cold-hearted a**hole. Believe them both, I act accordingly”. Meanwhile, the player who now runs a sports complex among other businesses was recently in the news after Lawyer Maurice Ampah clai...
Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach
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Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach

Black Stars legend Michael Essien has finally transitioned into coaching after hanging up his boots following a very long career. Essien has joined the coaching staff of Danish team FC Nordsdjaelland. The club announced Essien’s appointment with a post on their social media handles this morning. “Welcome Essien. The former Black Star and pro player, Michael Essien, is joining our coaching staff this season. He’s gonna assist the coaches and participate in the training sessions alongside the players,” the Denmark based club wrote on Twitter. “I am delighted to have joined @fcnordsjaelland coaching staff as part of my development towards my full coaching licence. I will also be assisting the players on and off the pitch as part of my role,”
Jeremy Doku: Blow for Ghana as Anderlecht starlet earns maiden senior Belgium call-up
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Jeremy Doku: Blow for Ghana as Anderlecht starlet earns maiden senior Belgium call-up

The Black Stars' hopes of winning over the teenager is nearly over following his invitation to the Red Devils Ghana target Jeremy Doku has earned his first call-up to Belgium's senior national side, nearly ending the West Africans' chances of winning over the teenager. The 18-year-old has been in impressive form since breaking through at Anderlecht two seasons ago (2018-19). His exploits have not only caught the attention of Belgium who have already capped the winger at U15, 16, 17 and 21 levels, but also new Ghana coach CK Akonnor who recently held a meeting with the player to discuss a potential switch of international allegiance.
Liverpool’s Salah picked me as role model – ex-Ghana forward Bekoe
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Liverpool’s Salah picked me as role model – ex-Ghana forward Bekoe

The former Black Stars forward claimed the Reds superstar looked up to him during his time at Egyptian side Petrojet Former Ghana striker Eric Bekoe revealed that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah looked up to him as a role model before heading for Europe. After helping Asante Kotoko win the Ghanaian top-flight title in the 2007-08 season, where won the top scorer’s prize with 17 goals in 23 matches, Petrojet beat Zamalek to Bekoe’s signature. There, he became an instant hit owing to his efficiency in front of goal. He also helped the team finish in the third position of the 2008–09 Egyptian Premier League season.
Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return
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Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return

The Black Stars coach sheds light on the German-born's international future Ghana coach CK Akonnor has revealed he would have to consult the Football Association (GFA) about a potential call-up for Besiktas attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng. The former Barcelona and AC Milan man has been out of the West Africans' set-up since copping an indefinite suspension during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was punished for insulting then head coach James Kwasi Appiah and has been asked to render a public apology before being considered for national team selection again.
‘Uruguay penalty miss will haunt me for the rest of my life’ – Ghana legend Gyan
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‘Uruguay penalty miss will haunt me for the rest of my life’ – Ghana legend Gyan

The Black Stars all-time record goal scorer recollects one of the most defining moments in his career and for his country Former Sunderland and Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan has not forgotten about the penalty miss in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals against Uruguay, and says it will haunt him for the rest of his life. The Black Stars made it to their first-ever quarter-final in just their second appearance at the World Cup. They were poised to become the first African country to progress to the semi-finals when Ghana were given a penalty towards the end of extra-time. This was after Luiz Suarez was given a red card for using his hand on the line to stop the ball from going in.
Afcon 2019: Appiah’s quality questioned by ex-GFA boss after Ghana’s fiasco
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Afcon 2019: Appiah’s quality questioned by ex-GFA boss after Ghana’s fiasco

Nyaho-Tamakloe believes the Black Stars coach's poor decisions led to the team's underwhelming output in Egypt Former Ghana Football Association president Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has blamed coach James Appiah for the Black Stars' disappointing performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, citing the dramatic captaincy change a month before the tournament as proof of the coach's lack of self-confidence. In the hunt for their fifth continental title, the west Africans suffered a shocking exit from the competition in the Round of 16 following a penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia. It was the first time Ghana had failed to make the quarter-final of the tournament since 2006.
Former Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston arrested by the police
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Former Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston arrested by the police

Former Black Stars goalkeeper and current goalkeeper trainer, Richard Kingston a.k.a Olele, was arrested alongside 21 other drivers for flouting motor traffic regulations. The traffic rule breakers were arrested at East Legon tunnel in Accra on Thursday morning, as confirmed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Simon Tenku of the Police Public Affairs Directorate. It was further learnt that the impounded vehicles were sent to the East Legon police station, while 18 of the drivers have been processed for prosecution at the Abeka motor court. “Today we didn’t get a lot of people driving on the shoulder, most of the drivers were just neglecting the road mapping and using the wrong directions and I am also glad that today we didn’t get a lot of uniform persons to compare to...
Ghanaian Coach Accused of Taking 40% of All Bonuses Received by the New Players he Invited to the Black Stars
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Ghanaian Coach Accused of Taking 40% of All Bonuses Received by the New Players he Invited to the Black Stars

The troubles of Black Stars manager Kwesi Appiah continues to mount on top of him as most Ghanaians trolling him as hard as they can and calling for his head, he’s been accused of corruption as well. According to the musician Addi Self, who’s a member of Shatta Wale’s militant group, the coach takes 40% of the bonuses of all new players in the team. Appiah allegedly has so many new players in the team because they have to fork over some of their bonuses to him. Addi Self, who did not specify where he got the information, simply wrote: “Leaked ? Kwesi Appiah go take 40 percent out of all the new players he forced to fix ? outta their monies #shush ?business a guan.” The number of new players in the current Stars team who are playing their first-ever Afcon includes Kwabena Owusu,...
Actress Efia Odo Threatens To ‘Slap’ The Black Stars With A Lawsuit For Emotional Distress
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Actress Efia Odo Threatens To ‘Slap’ The Black Stars With A Lawsuit For Emotional Distress

The Black Stars of Ghana were ‘professionally’ kicked out on penalties by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisian in the ongoing AFCON 2019. After their loss, popular Ghanaian female radio and television personality, Efia Odo has threatened to slap the management team with a lawsuit. According to Ms Odo in a post as sighted by GhanaCelebrities.Com on her social media handle, the Stars have caused her greater emotional damages so she’s going to sue them. “(Please excuse my insults, they just came out of anger. Please forgive me) Ghana Blackstars I still love you wai, but my heart is broken. Richard Ofori oh you were doing so well. Oh awurade someone hold me?????1h Efia Added: “I’m suing the Ghana black stars for emotional distress. Please, who’s the best lawyer in town that will help m...
Atsu ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations with hamstring injury
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Atsu ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations with hamstring injury

The Black Stars winger is set to return to England for treatment after tests showed he will not be able to play any further part at the ongoing Afcon Ghana international Christian Atsu has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to a hamstring injury. The 27-year-old sustained the sprain during the Black Stars’ goalless draw with Cameroon in Group F on Saturday, with a medical report released on Monday by the team confirming a long layoff. The Newcastle United player will thus depart Ghana camp in Egypt for England to undergo treatments, according to officials.
Ghana’s Agyepong raring to go at Africa Cup of Nations
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Ghana’s Agyepong raring to go at Africa Cup of Nations

The winger speaks on his eagerness to play at the continental fiesta after making the Black Stars' final squad Ghana attacker Thomas Agyepong is excited about the opportunity to play at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Manchester City winger, who spent last season on loan at Scottish outfit Hibernian, is among the surprise inclusions in the Black Stars' selection for the June 21-July 19 championship following a rather tough club campaign. He made only nine league appearances, having spent a large part of the term on the sidelines due to injury.
Ghana coach Appiah reveals takeaways from Namibia loss in test fixture
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Ghana coach Appiah reveals takeaways from Namibia loss in test fixture

The Black Stars boss sheds light on Sunday's preparatory match against the Brave Warriors ahead of the continental showpiece Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah says he is not worried by Sunday's fall to Namibia in an Africa Cup of Nations warm-up tie in the United Arab Emirates. The Black Stars suffered a stunning 1-0 loss to the Brave Warriors in the first of two preparatory games for the June 21-July 19 championship in Egypt. Manfred Starke scored the solitary goal in the 35th minute, with Ghana missing an opportunity to level the score when Mubarak Wakaso stepped up for a penalty in the second half.
Black Stars’ Tagoe fears Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon in the Afcon
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Black Stars’ Tagoe fears Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon in the Afcon

The striker shares his thoughts about the approaching continental gathering and the Black Stars' chances Ghana international Prince Tagoe has stated that the likes of Nigeria and Cameroon pose a threat to the Black Stars' hopes of winning the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations but he trusts Kwesi Appiah's outfit to prevail. At the June 21 to July 19 championship in Egypt, Ghana will be seeking to end their long wait for a fifth continental title, having last ruled Africa in 1982 and since finished as losing finalists in 1992, 2010 and 2015. For the first round, the Black Stars have been drawn against Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F. “I believe they [Ghana] can [win it]," 32-year-old Tagoe, a member of Ghana's squad at the 2006 Afcon and the 2010 Fifa World Cup, tol...
FIFA Ban Knocks Out Sierra Leone From CAF qualifiers Against Ghana
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FIFA Ban Knocks Out Sierra Leone From CAF qualifiers Against Ghana

Sierra Leone may have gifted Ghana Black Stars six points in two African Nations Cup qualifiers scheduled for Kumasi on Thursday and Freetown next Monday. Sierra Leone are barred from the two matches after the country’s football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted. The country’s football authorities failed to meet a Tuesday deadline to reinstate ousted football association president Isha Johansen, who is accused of corruption by government officials. “Our appeal has been rejected,” Sierra Leone Football Association president Brima Mazzola Kamara, who replaced Johansen, told the Media. “It is not what we were hoping for, especially since this now means the CAF match won’t be happening. ”FIFA told us that Isha’s reinstatement was a prerequisite for our suspension being l...
“Black Panther” Cast Cover Essence Magazine’s March 2018 Issue
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“Black Panther” Cast Cover Essence Magazine’s March 2018 Issue

Black Panther is arguably the most talked about movie at the moment with the spotlight being shone on the magnificent black stars. The cast of the American superhero film was selected to grace the cover of Essence Magazine's March 2018 edition and the end result was powerful. The male cast members - Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya and Forrest Whitaker - graced one cover and the famale cast members - Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright - graced another. The cast members and their director Ryan Coogler all sat down with the magazine to discuss why the fictional African nation of Wakanda feels so urgent in today's society.
Edwin Gyasi Defends Decision To Pick Ghana Over Netherlands
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Edwin Gyasi Defends Decision To Pick Ghana Over Netherlands

Ghana midfielder Edwin Gyasi says he is not troubled by his decision to pick the Black Stars ahead of Netherlands. The 26-year-old was born in Amsterdam to Ghanaian parents and although, he represented the European country's youth side at a point, he opted to play for the country of his parents. “I don’t regret choosing Ghana over Netherlands. I speak Twi, my parents are from Ghana and I also don’t feel like I’m Dutch, because I’m a Ghanaian,” Gyasi told GNA. Gyasi was on target for the first time in Ghana's jersey against Egypt last Sunday, as the Black Stars shared the spoils 1-1 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup last qualifying game. "When I scored my debut goal, I could not believe that I have scored. And after scoring, I didn’t know where I was running to on the field," he said. "Scorin...
It’s Too Late For Zambia To Think Of Ticket – Ezenwa
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It’s Too Late For Zambia To Think Of Ticket – Ezenwa

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said in no unmistakable term that it is too late in the day for the Zambian counterparts, Chipolopolo to start eyeing/positioning themselves for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket. Eagles will host the Southern Africans in what appears the group’s sole ticket World Cup decider on Saturday, October 07 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Ezenwa, who is still askance over the 1-4 thumbing in the hands of the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2017 Wafu Cup final, said it would be most unfair for anyone to expect Nigeria to give up its summit position after everyone kicked-off the World cup campaign at the same time. “I think it’s too late for Zambia to start dreaming for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualification ticket. Th...
WAFU Nations Cup: Eagles, Black Stars Renew Rivalry
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WAFU Nations Cup: Eagles, Black Stars Renew Rivalry

The competition has been scheduled for September 9 to 24 and teams are expected to feature wholly home-based professionals. All is now set for the WAFU Cup of Nations tournament for senior national teams in the sub-region after the draw ceremony for the tournament scheduled for September took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra on Thursday. The competition has been scheduled for September 9 to 24 and teams are expected to feature wholly home-based professionals. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in Group A alongside host nation Ghana, with Mali and Guinea also involved in a unique format that will see teams play single games before proceeding to the quarter finals. Ghana and Nigeria have seven African titles between them, with the Super Eagles and the Black Stars featuring ...