Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

“All teams in 2015 Afcon are equal” – Yaya Toure


– Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure, has weighed in on the 2015 African Cup of Nations draw that will be staged in Equatorial Guinea. Ivory Coast has been drawn in group D alongside Cameroon, Guinea and Mali to serve up entertaining group matches. Yaya acknowledged the fact that there is a paradigm shift in power when it ...

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Herve Renard likes Malabo base for Ivory Coast


– Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard is glad his team will be based in Equatorial Guinea’s capital and most developed city, Malabo. The Elephants are pitted against Cameroon, Guinea and Mali in an all-francophone Group D of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. “It is a difficult group in general and in particular to each of the four teams. However, ...

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How King Faisal beat the GFA in court on a technicality

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

– Monday December 8 was a day many Ghanaian soccer fans who longed to see the local soccer league return had ticked on their calendars. After months of legal wrangling between the Ghana Football Association and King Faisal Football Club the FA was expected to open their  defence in line with the injunction placed on their annual congress. To the ...

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Ghana opponents Algeria to announce Afcon squad early


– Widely tipped 2015 Afcon favourites, Algeria, could likely be the first to announce their squad for the Equatorial Guinea championship next Monday. Head coach of the Desert Foxes, Christian Gourcuff, says there will be no drama about his call-ups as the core of the team is largely known already. He will officially reveal his final 23-man squad on December ...

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Samuel Inkoom shipped off again


– Three months after moving to the MLS, Samuel Inkoom is on the move again. The Ghana defender has been traded off to Houston Dynamo. The team that took him to the States was DC United, and they have taken Andrew Driver in return. Inkoom was let go to Dynamo with his teammate Joe Willis. “We would like to thank ...

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“We are good enough to scale Group C” – Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman (right)

– Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman feels his country has enough quality to scale through the ‘group of death’ at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. The five-time African champions have drawn Algeria, Senegal and South Africa in the group perceived as the toughest. Rahman has been an added piece to the Black Stars since he gatecrashed the squad during ...

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Court throws out GFA motion; adjourns King Faisal case to December 12


– The Ghana Football Association has been dealt a legal blow in their long-running case with King Faisal Football Club. Earlier on Monday, an Accra High Court threw out the GFA’s motion to have the case moved because they had problems with the jurisdiction. The court has now asked the football association to prepare to make their case in substantive ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah will miss the Afcon 2015 due to injury

Kwadwo Asamoah

– Juventus and Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah will be out of action for at least three months after undergoing keyhole surgery on Tuesday, ruling him out of the African Nations Cup in January. The Serie A champions and current leaders said the surgery was necessary because of a cartilage problem in the 25-year-old’s left knee. “The recovery time is estimated ...

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Heart of Lions opt out of the Confederation Cup

confed cup

– Heart of Lions have confirmed to that they will not represent Ghana in the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup. The side which finished second in the 2013/14 Ghana Premier League had erroneously been informed of qualifying for the Caf Champions League by virtue of their position on the league log. Until recently, Ghana had two slots in each of ...

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