Black Stars

Afcon 2017 Round 1: The story so far


We have now had the opportunity to see the opening fixtures of all 16 teams competing for the title of African Champion. So what have we learnt from the opening exchanges? ‘Small minded’ resilience One observation the opening round has yielded is this: Just like the Euro 2016 tournament the so called small teams will not just roll over for ...

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Gyan downplays Black Stars interests in winning bonuses


Captain of Ghana’s Black Stars Asamoah Gyan says he and his team mates  are motivated by the prospects of winning the ongoing Afcon in Gabon and not in receiving winning bonuses. Ghana’s senior male national team have lost the goodwill of a large section of Ghanaians due to their demands for money that eventually scuppered the Brazil 2014  World Cup ...

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Five talking points from Ghana’s 1-0 victory over Uganda


The Black Stars began the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory over the Uganda in Port Gentil. The victory means the Black Stars join Senegal and DR Congo as the only teams to win their opening matches with one game to spare in the first round of games. Here are five talking points from the game: ...

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Ghana 1-0 Uganda: Ayew penalty gives Stars opening AFCON win


Andre Ayew scored from the spot as  Ghana produced a nervy and uninspired 1-0 win over Uganda in their opening 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D opener in Port-Gentil on Tuesday. The Ghanaians managed to stay afloat after a spirited second half display from the Cranes. Ghana coach Avram Grant heaved a sigh of relief with several questions marks about ...

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A win against Uganda will set the tone for Afcon – Gyan


Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan, believes a win for the Stars in their opening game at the ongoing AFCON against Uganda will boost confidence in the camp. Ghana has not beaten opponents Uganda in a competitive game since 2005, and face a very tough task against the Cranes. Gyan explains that a win against the Cranes will inspire ...

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Grant calls for unity ahead of Afcon

Ghana's coach Avram Grant leads his team

Black Stars Head Coach, Avram Grant, has called for unity within the country’s football fraternity ahead of the AFCON in Gabon. Ghana has had recent episodes of rifts between the playing body, the football association and the sports ministry. Grant explained that in order for the country to have a chance of ending their thirty five year old AFCON drought, ...

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