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Atsu, Amartey in AFCON 2017 Team of the Tournament

Football - 2017 Afcon - Group D - Ghana v Uganda - Port Gentil - Gabon

Ghana’s Daniel Amartey and Christian Atsu have been named in the 2017 AFCON team of the tournament. The pair had received praise from Ghanaian fans for their performances in the competition and it seems CAF’s Technical Study Group was also very pleased with their showing in Gabon. Amartey was solid in defence for Ghana throughout the tournament and featured in ...

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Grant to leave Ghana job after Afcon


Avram Grant will leave his post as Ghana coach after Saturday’s African Nations Cup third place playoff match against Burkina Faso, officials said. Grant’s two-year contract will not be renewed and the search is on for a successor, senior Ghana Football Association officials told Reuters. The former Chelsea manager took over as Ghana coach one month before the last Nations ...

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Traore hands Burkina third spot

Burkina Faso players © Gallo Images

Alain Traore’s fine second half strike handed Burkina Faso third place at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday night at Stade Port-Gentil. Ghana had a bright start in the first five minutes and Agyemang Badu missed a header from close range after a great cross from the left, as the Burkinabe were ...

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Grant defends Brimah inclusion against Cameroon


Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has defended his decision to start with goalkeeper Razak Brimah in Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Cameroon in the semi-finals of the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. Brimah was the subject of major discussions after his foul-mouthed rant on Facebook in response to fans who had criticised his performances in the tournament. The ...

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Joel Embiid congratulates Cameroon for victory over Ghana


Philadelphia Seventy Sixers star rookie Joel Embiid could not resist the temptation to share his thoughts on the ongoing Afcon 2017 tournament in Gabon when Cameroon beat Ghana by two goals to nil in the second semi final. Late second half goals from Ngeadu Ngadjui and Chritian Bassogog resigned the Black Stars to another defeat at the hands of the ...

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AFCON 2017: Cameroon beat Ghana to set up Egypt final


Cameroon are through to the final of the AFCON after a 2-0 win over the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday. Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui fired home for the Cameroonians in the second half after a mix-up in Ghana’s defence. Bassogog sealed the final spot, finishing after a break, with Ghana’s players in the opposition half, searching for an equaliser Cameroon will ...

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Frank Acheampong: We have learnt our lessons


Black Stars winger Frank Acheampong believes Ghana’s painful defeat at the hands of Cote D’Ivoire in the last edition of the Afcon has galvanized the team as they seek a return to the finals of the competition. However Ghana will have to overcome the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the semi-finals at the Stade de Franceville in order to progress ...

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Razak Brimah slapped with fine over rant


The Ghana Football Association has taken the decision to fine goalkeeper Razak Braimah an amount of 2,500 USD following a video he posted on his facebook page abusing Ghanaian football fans who have been critical of his performances at the ongoing Afcon in Gabon. The GFA following their meeting determined that Brimah’s comments on social media were in violation of ...

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Wakaso joins Granada on loan from Panathinaikos


Ghana international  Mubarak Wakaso has joined Granada on loan from Greek side Panathinaikos until June 2017, with the Spanish side reserving an option to buy at the end of the season. Wakaso is no stranger to Spanish football, having had previous spells with Elche, Villarreal, Espanyol and UD Las Palmas. In La Liga he has made a total of 63 appearances to date. The Ghanaian is ...

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Swansea sign Jordan Ayew on three-and-a-half-year deal


Swansea City have confirmed the signing of Ghana International, Jordan Ayew from Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. According to the Welsh club, Neil Taylor will join the Championship side as part of the deal. Jordan will join his new club after the AFCON where he’s scored one goal, in Ghana’s 2-1 win over DR Congo in the quarterfinal. Swansea ...

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