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MLS Playoffs: Success for Mensah, Afful while Blessing, Accam suffer defeats

Jonathan Mensah (in yellow jersey) (Image credit: Eric Rossitch / Atlanta United FC)

It was a mixed bag of emotions for high-profile Ghanaian players in the first round of Major Soccer League playoffs in the United States. Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful, Mohammed Abu and Lalas Abubakar enjoyed success Columbus Crew beat Atlanta United 3-1 on penalties in the knockout round. While Mensah lasted the entire match, Afful was substituted on the 120th minute ...

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Boakye-Yiadom makes history at Red Star Belgrade


Black Stars forward, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, may be only 9 months old at Red Star Belgrade but he already has a place in the club’s history. His goal tally of 29 for the club since he joined has made him Red Star’s highest scoring foreigner in the club’s history. The record had previously belonged to Portuguese player Hugo Veira who scored ...

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Partey scores as Atletico draw in Copa del Rey


Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey was on the score sheet for club side Atletico Madrid as they were held to a 1-1 draw by second division side Elche in the Copa del Rey round of 32 clash on Wednesday. Partey was the only shining light in what was a largely disappointing night for the Los Rojiblancos, and he rose high to ...

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“Wembley win shows we are West Ham United”- Andre Ayew

West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Two-goal Andre Ayew insists West Ham United’s never-say-die attitude inspired them to come from 2-0 down to defeat Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabaco Cup. The Hammers’ hopes of reaching the quarter-finals looked all but dead and buried when first half goals from Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli sent them back to the dressing room two goals behind at the break. ...

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Asamoah Gyan obtains license to operate airline

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan

Ghana and Kayserispor striker Asamoah Gyan is set to expand his business empire after being granted a licence to operate airline. Citi Sports sources have revealed that the airline will be named Baby Jet Airlines. Reports indicate that the airline will focus on cargo handling initially before expanding to airlift travelers. Gyan saw his fortunes sour after trading the Premier ...

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Accam excited at MLS Playoff opportunity


Ghana’s David Accam says he is happy to be in the MLS playoffs with his team, Chicago Fire, and is hoping for success. After a four-year absence, the Fire are back in the playoffs on the back of a good regular season which saw them finishing 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Accam scored 14 goals this season and he is ...

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GFA divided over Kwesi Nyantakyi’s future


With two years remaining on his current tenure as President of the Ghana football association,Kwesi Nyantakyi does not enjoy the overwhelming support from within the association that he has been used to in the past. At an extra ordinary congress held in Tamale in 2015,Nyantakyi was reelected for a third term unopposed after several attempts to thwart his reelection through ...

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REVEALED: Ghana did not participate in Best FIFA Awards voting


As the world voted for Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane as the best men’s player and coach of the year ahead of Monday’s Best FIFA Football Awards in London, it has emerged that Ghana did not participate in the voting process. Typically, the captains and coaches of all countries under FIFA will choose their picks for the top awards in ...

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2018 WCQ: Ghana vs Egypt moved to Cape Coast

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The Ghana Football Association has moved Ghana’s last group game against Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from Kumasi to Cape Coast, according to various reports. Egyptian media reported Sunday that the Egyptian Football Association had received a letter from the Ghana FA informing them of the venue change. The reasons for the venue change were only reported ...

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Jonathan Mensah backs crazy spending by clubs


Ghana and Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah believes the outrageous transfer fees teams are paying for players is in line with the growth and development of football. Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona splashed in excess of 320 million euros on Neymar and Ousmane Dembele respectively in the 2017 summer transfer window, with the trend likely to continue in subsequent windows. ...

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