Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Afcon 2015 qualifiers: Egypt on the brink of missing out again

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– Former champions Egypt find themselves in a tricky situation as they pay a courtesy visit to Tunisia to face the Carthage Eagles. The Pharaohs head into the game knowing that not even victory will ensure a top two finish for them but maybe earn them a slot in the finals in Equatorial Guinea as the 3rd best placed side. ...

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Afcon 2015 qualifiers: Guinea v Uganda preview

Uganda and Guinea face off in Morocco

– The Uganda Cranes desperately need to get a point when they face Guinea in Casablanca on Wednesday evening if they are to qualify for the finals of Africa Nations Cup for the first time since 1978. The Cranes head into the game full on confidence after their 1-0 victory over Ghana in Kampala on Saturday. Likewise, Guinea traveled to Lome ...

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Dominant Amenyo retains Tigo Tema Open

Trophies at the Tigo Tema Golf Open

– Peter Amenyoh retained golf’s Tigo Tema Open title on Sunday but without sweat as eventual runner-up, M. Owusu Bonsu pushed him all the way to the very end. Amenyo who first won this title last year withstood everything thrown at him though, topping the 2014 standings with a combined score of 144 gross playing over two days, a shot ...

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Morocco officially ask Caf to postpone Afcon 2015 for a year

Mohamed Ouzzine, Morocco Youth and Sports minister

– Morocco have asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the 2015 African Cup until the following year. This follows a final deadline by the continent’s football governing body to the North Africans asking them to make a decision by Saturday. Morocco’s statement, exclusively seen by Citi Sports, reads: “The Kingdom of Morocco requests that the 2015 edition ...

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CAF maintains dates for AFCON 2015

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At its meeting on Sunday November 02nd 2014 in Algiers, the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) considered the request of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Morocco on the postponement of the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations.   Unanimity was reached on keeping the competition on the dates originally agreed; namely from January 17 to ...

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“Give Tanko and Otto Addo the Stars job”- Sammy Kuffour

Ex-Ghana player Samuel Kuffuor

Former Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed his preference for the vacant Black Stars job and stated that former players Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo should be given the reins of the team. The Black Stars are without a coach after Kwesi Appiah was dismissed in September but there soon could be a replacement as talks have been ...

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Government must interfere in GFA affairs now! – Kuffuor

Ex-Ghana player Samuel Kuffuor

– Samuel Osei Kuffour has urged Ghana’s government to step into the management of football even at the risk of a two-year FIFA ban because he thinks long term it will be beneficial for the country. The former Black Stars defender was scathing in his criticism of the Kwesi Nyantekyie administration in an interview on TalkSports on TV3 and said ...

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Sierra Leone want 2015 African Cup postponed

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– The president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), who has seen the sport come to a “grinding halt” in her country because of the Ebola outbreak, has backed host Morocco’s request to have the African Cup of Nations postponed. Isha Johansen also revealed that the SLFA has used money donated to the organisation by the sport’s international governing ...

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Sierra Leone to ‘host’ Elephants in Ivory Coast

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– Sierra Leonean officials have picked Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan as venue for their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations home match against the Elephants on November 15. The Leone Stars have been forced to play their previous home games outside Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola disease. [contextly_sidebar id=”svqEpyR1BsQ1hWUQ9CmxpoutEz6k3f1K”] And with just one point claimed from four rounds, ...

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Interview: Stephen Keshi, after his reappointment as Nigeria boss

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– Newly-reinstated Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said he does not expect any problems with the Nigeria Football Federation leadership despite the national body being forced to reverse its decision not to offer him a new contract, by the country’s president Goodluck Jonathan. The new NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick was clearly unhappy with the Super Eagles’ recent ...

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