Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

AL-SMITH: The Black Stars are paying for disrespecting you, the fans

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It takes a certain level of consistent disrespect to get Ghanaian fans to reach tipping point. Somehow, the current Ghana team has managed it. These past nine weeks have been difficult for the country’s football. The World Cup disgrace was acutely painful for fans. And then it has been followed by two weeks of a Presidential Inquiry detailing, in vivid ...

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Rajevac warms up for Black Stars job

Coming back? Milovan Rajevac

Milovan Rajevac is back in town. The former Black Stars coach touched down in Accra on Monday in what he thought was a quiet entry, but he was caught by journalists. Citi Sports understands that the 60-year old could be making a sooner-than-expected return as Ghana’s new boss after sources say Kwesi Appiah’s tenure is all but done. Following a dismal World Cup, the ...

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Kwesi Appiah to be sacked if he loses Togo qualifier

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Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will be sacked if he fails to beat Togo tomorrow, according to sources who have spoken to Citi Sports. Ghana must win against Togo to maintain any control of their Afcon 2015 qualifying group, following a poor showing at the weekend against Uganda in Kumasi. The public approval ratings of the Ghana coach is low after high ...

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“We play for pride, but we are working too” – Dede Ayew

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– Ghana duo Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan say even though the Black Stars players want to die for their nation, they deserve to be paid their dues for rendering services as professionals. Several issues have been made about how the Black Stars boycotted training sessions at the 2014 World Cup in protest of the delayed payment of their appearance ...

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GFA faces Dzamefe Commission on September 15

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The Ghana Football Association have confirmed they will appear before the ongoing Brazil 2014 Inquiry in the next fortnight. The country’s football governing body appears on Monday, September 15. The Commission was set up by President Mahama to look into the disgraceful campaign by the country at the recently-ended World Cup. According to the FA spokesperson, Ibrahim Saani Daara, the FA has ...

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“I am confident we’ll make Ghana proud again” – Dede Ayew

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Black Stars midfielder Andre Ayew is confident that his side will avoid reliving their 2014 World Cup heartbreak when Ghana take on Uganda on Saturday in an African Cup qualifier. Ghana suffered their worst outing at the 2014 World Cup after finishing fourth in their group with just a single point. This infuriated section of Kumasi fans to vent their anger on the ...

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Day 14: Africa Origin demand $108,000 from govt despite signing no contract

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– Africa Origin Travel and Sports Tourism want the Ministry Youth and Sports (MOYS) to pay them $108,000 for services rendered the state during Brazil 2014.Africa Origin (AOTST) was one of three travel agencies hired by the Planning Committee of the Ghana Brazil 2014 World Cup Project. Speaking on Wednesday, the Chief Executive of AOTST gave his testimony on what was his ...

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“Forget Brazil and move on to greater things” – Sam Johnson

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Retired Black Stars defender, Sam “Foyoo” Johnson has advised the Black Stars players called to camp for the Afcon double header against Uganda and Togo to forget about the incidents that happened in Brazil and concentrate on the upcoming qualifiers. According to the former Fernabache defender it is in the best interest of the players and Ghana football to put ...

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GHALCA TOP 4: Victory will boost team spirit for the season- Hearts

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The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Top Four begins this weekend in Accra and Kumasi and even though it is essentially a pre-season tournament, Hearts of Oak want to win it to give them a boost ahead of the new Ghanaian football season. The team made the competition after finishing third in last season’s league season and in an interview ...

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Ghanaian flavour in 2014/15 UEFA Europa League

Mubarak Wakaso of Cltic will be representing Ghana in the Europa League

This season’s UEFA Europa League will have as many as eight Ghanaian players featuring for different teams after the draw for the competition was made in Zurich on Friday. Former Asante Kotoko left-back Gideon Baah and his HJK Helsinki side made the competition and have been put in Group B with FC Copenhagen (who dropped out of the Champions League), ...

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