Black Stars

I owed Newcastle United fans a goal – Christian Atsu


Christian Atsu admits he is delighted with his first St James’ Park strike – and believes he owed the Newcastle United home faithful a goal. The 24-year-old set the Magpies on their way to a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City by opening the scoring inside two-and-a-half minutes with a neat finish inside the near post. The Ghana international winger had ...

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Black Stars begin camping in Dubai ahead of Egypt clash

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The Black Stars will begin preparing in Dubai from Monday for their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt on November 13 in Alexandria. The team was put together by Avram Grant last week and it included debutants Alhassan Wakaso, brother of Ghana midfielder Mubarak, and Barnsley player Andy Yiadom. Head coach of the team, Avram Grant, is expected to ...

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Atsu on target again as Newcastle beat Cardiff


Newcastle and Ghana winger Christian Atsu scored his team’s opening goal in their championship match week 16 game against Cardiff City. Hs started off on a bright note positioning himself to tap in from close range after striker Mitrovic had danced his way through a number of Cardiff defenders before squaring the ball. The goal which came in the 3rd ...

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Who is Black Stars newbie Alhassan Wakaso?


Citi Sports’ Daniel Koranteng profiles the latest addition to the Black Stars, Alhassan Wakaso of Rio Ave in Portugal. The player was named in Avram Grant’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Egypt on November 13. Name: Alhassan Wakaso Current Team: Rio Ave Positions: Defensive Midfielder (C) Age: 24 years old (07-01-1992) Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Alhassan ...

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Ghana names two debutants in squad for Egypt clash


Ghana coach Avram Grant has named 23 players for this month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Alexandria. Portugal-based midfielder Alhassan Wakaso and defender Andy Yiadom of English Championship side Barnsley were handed their first Black Stars call-ups for the game on 13 November. England-based Andre Ayew, who plays for West Ham United, returns to the national team after ...

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No Special Security For Avram Grant – Egypt FA


The North African country’s football association chief has rubbished reports that they are planning on special measures to protect the Israeli coach. Egyptian Football Association executive director, Tharwat Sweilam, has denied reports of accepting an offer from Ghana FA to beef up security for Black Stars coach Avram Grant ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifying clash of November 13. ...

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Gyan injured in training, could miss Egypt-Ghana tie


Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, suffered an injury in training on Tuesday and there are concerns that he could miss Ghana’s tie against Egypt in Alexandria on November 13. Gyan missed his club, Al Ahli Dubai’s 6-0 win over Hatta on Wednesday and he said to UAE news portal, 24, that he would have tests on Thursday for a full ...

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Orlando Pirates want answers to Edwin Gyimah-Etrugal clash


Orlando Pirates are currently looking into an incident involving Black Stars player Edwin Gyimah and immediate former coach of the club, Muhsin Ertugral. The two were said to have been confronted each other at the O.R. Thambo Airport in September after a South African League match in Cape Town. Orlando Pirates were on their way back to Soweto after beating Ajax ...

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Boakye-Yiadom downplays concussion scare


Ghana and Latina striker Richmond Boakye Yaidom has disclosed that he is responding to treatment and is well on his way to recovery after suffering a concussion in a Serie B match against Citadella. The incident occurred just 23 minutes into the match after he collided with an opponent. The striker passed out on the pitch before he was picked ...

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Prince Boateng eyes Black Stars return,remains unapologetic


Estranged German born Ghanaian midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has revealed his desire to once again pull on the national colours of Ghana and represent the Black Stars once again. The 29 year old midfielder has not represented Ghana since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil following his expulsion along with then Ac Milan team mate Sulley Muntari over issues of ...

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