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QUAO: Open Letter To New Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah


Citi Sports editor Nathan Quao writes to new Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah and he shares a few thoughts with Appiah on how Ghana can win again. Hello Mr. Kwesi Appiah, Congrats on your appointment (or re-appointment) as Black Stars coach. I wish you well in your new job. I am sure by now, you may have heard that ...

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Philipp Lahm to retire at end of season

Lahm won 113 international caps and captained Germany to World Cup success in 2014 (Image credit: Rex Features)

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season. The 33-year-old, who captained Germany to their 2014 World Cup victory, announced his decision after Bayern’s German Cup last-16 win over Wolfsburg. It was the defender’s 501st game for the Bundesliga leaders. “I can continue with my leadership style, giving my best every day, in every training, ...

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Harrison Afful: Small man, huge drive and passion

Harrison Afful

Citi Sports’ Rahman Osman sits down with the former Esperance and current Black Stars player Harrison Afful and gets to know more about the player’s drive and passion that has taken him on his journey from Ghana to Tunisia, his rise in the national team and where he goes next after leaving the Esperance. Harrison Afful is one of the ...

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GFA refunds World Cup cash to government

Kwesi Nyantakyi at the Brazil 2014 Inquiry, Tuesday

The Ghana Football Association has refunded the loan of $4,003,761.08 it received from the Government to help fund the Black Stars participation in the 2014 World Cup.   The amount was paid to the Ministry of Youth of Sports on Thursday afternoon in furtherance of an agreement with government before the tournament in Brazil.   We wish to recall that prior to ...

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“Give Tanko and Otto Addo the Stars job”- Sammy Kuffour

Ex-Ghana player Samuel Kuffuor

Former Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed his preference for the vacant Black Stars job and stated that former players Ibrahim Tanko and Otto Addo should be given the reins of the team. The Black Stars are without a coach after Kwesi Appiah was dismissed in September but there soon could be a replacement as talks have been ...

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Dirk Kuyt retires from international football

Dirk Kuyt

The 34-year-old Fenerbahce forward has decided to end his 10-year career with the national team after winning 104 caps and scoring 24 goals. Kuyt was a part of Louis van Gaal’s squad that finished third at this summer’s World Cup but was omitted by new boss Guus Hiddink for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland. The former ...

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QUAO: GFA is saying a lot with a few words

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Citi Sports’ Nathan Quao gives his take on the imminent arrival of a technical adviser and where it leaves the Ghana Football Association After months of evasion and denial, the cat was let out of the bag (or sack) when the Ghana Football Association on Monday that a committee (made of Fred Crenstsil, Fred Pappoe and the GFA’s Technical Director Oti Akenteng) had been set ...

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Presidential World Cup Commission begins sitting today

Justice Senyo Dzamefe (middle), Moses Foh-Amoaning and Kofi Anokye Owusu (right) are expected to begin work on Monday

The Presidential Commission set up by the government to investigate the issues surrounding the performance of the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to start its work on Monday. The Commission of inquiry, made up of ace sports broadcaster and lawyer, Moses Foh Amoaning, Sports enthusiast Kofi Anokye Darko, and chaired by Appeals Court Judge, Justice Senyo ...

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Michael Essien out injured for two weeks

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been ruled out of action for two weeks after injuring his right thigh in training. This comes days after Sulley Muntari was confirmed to have been injured by the club. It is a big blow to both club and country. Milan have needed both players in this difficult season as Clarence Seedorf has tried to stabilize ...

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