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Caf set January 7 deadline for Afcon 2015 squad lists


– The 16 finalists for the 2015 Afcon have a January 7 deadline to submit their final squads to avoid sanctions. has gathered that the Confederation of African Football expects to receive all the 23-man squad lists from the competing teams by midnight of that fateful Wednesday. Caf bears the expenses of a combined delegation of 40 players and ...

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Klutse: New bonus package can fix Stars’ relationship with fans

Former Black Stars player Willie Klutse

A former Ghana international Willie Klutse has backed the proposal by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to reduce the bonus package of the Black Stars for the AFCON 2015. The new bonus package will see players receive a fixed figure of $5000 irrespective of the outcome of their games and a figure of $60,000 should they emerge eventual winners ...

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Baba Rahman denies Milan, Roma links


– Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman says has not received any offers from Italy, as has been rumoured. Reports in the last few weeks had said AC Milan and Roma were on his heels after his good performances this season in the German top flight Rahman, 20, told Augsburger Allgemeine: “No club has contacted me yet. All those rumours are not an issue ...

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Tunisia eye Black Stars friendly


– The Black Stars are one of four potential opponents Tunisia are courting for their pre-Afcon test matches. Head coach Georges Leekens is planning to play three preparatory games in his programme before the Carthage Eagles depart for the Equatorial Guinea tournament. [contextly_sidebar id=”Lj70j9H21hqCJkTsgIOFTi6aGoK2AMEe”] Tunisia are prepared to play on January 7, 11 and 12 – with Ghana group opponents and ...

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GFA to kick out “unnecessary” people from Black Stars camp


– The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to embark on some changes in the travelling plans of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations by axing individuals whose roles are not deemed crucial to the team during tournaments. The changes, which will include ridding the Stars of individuals whose roles are not deemed crucial to the team during tournaments, are geared ...

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South Africa to play Zambia in pre-AFCON friendly

South Africa players

South Africa will play against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Johannesburg as part of their preparations for the 2015 AFCON. Bafana Bafana will face the 2012 AFCON winners at the Orlando Stadium on the 4th of January before flying to Gabon where they will face Mali on the 9th January, 2015. The South African Football Association (SAFA) is currently speaking ...

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Kwesi Appiah unveiled as coach of Sudanese club Khartoum Watan

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Former head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has formally been unveiled as the new boss of Sudanese top-flight side, Khartoum Watan. Appiah, has been jobless since he was  was sacked in September after leading the Black Stars to fourth place at the 2013 AFCON and a first round exit at the World Cup in Brazil in his two ...

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Ghana’s opponents Senegal to hold pre-AFCON camp in Morocco

Senegal coach Alain Giresse

The Senegalese Football Federation has announced that the Teranga Lions will have their pre-tournament camp in Morocco ahead of the African Nations Cup in January 2015. The team will be based in El Jadida where they will play two friendly matches against local club , Difaa Hassani El Jadidi and possibly Gabon who will also be camping in Morocco ahead of ...

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Nasri: Algeria are favourites for 2015 AFCON

Samir Nasri

French midfielder Samir Nasri has tagged Algeria as “favourites” for the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea. Algeria are in Group C of the tournament with Ghana, South Africa and Senegal and they head into the tournament after making the second round of the 2014 World Cup where they lost to eventual winners, Germany. Nasri, who is Algerian descent, said in ...

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