Tag Archives: 2017 AFCON

Andre Ayew rejoins West Ham today after disappointing AFCON campaign

Andre Ayew

Ghana international Andre Ayew will rejoin his club team mates today after playing in the Africa Cup of Nations for the last three weeks. Ayew, a 20.5 million pound-signing from Swansea City, had a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign by his own high standards. In his absence, West Ham United have fought well to move to the top half ...

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Razak Brimah apologises for foul-mouthed rant on Facebook


Black Stars goalie Razak Brimah has issued an apology for a foul-mouth rant directed to fans on Facebook. His outburst was in response to comments on Facebook by fans who had not been too pleased by his performances in recent times. The player, who sounded very upset at the comments especially those directed at his mother, went hard at fans ...

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AFCON 2017: Agony for Mane as Cameroon beat Senegal on penalties


Sadio Mane agonisingly missed from the spot to allow Cameroon to beat Senegal 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final tie on Saturday. The match went to penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in the southern Gabonese town of Franceville. After each side had successfully converted their first four penalties, Liverpool star Mane’s effort was ...

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AFCON 2017: DR Congo beat Togo to stay unbeaten in group stages

FC Astana forward Kabananga is now the tournament's top scorer with three goals from three games (Image credit: Getty Images)

DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo. Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba’s pass for the opener, his third goal in three games. Kabananga hit the post with a flicked header before Ndombe Mubele doubled the lead after the break, looping the ball over the ...

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Morocco knock Cote d’Ivoire out of 2017 AFCON

Morocco celebrate after Rachid Alioui scores in the second half  (Image credit: Issouf Sanogo)

Morocco beat Ivory Coast 1-0 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and knock out the champions. Rachid Alioui scored with a terrific shot from 25 yards to earn the win for Morocco and their coach Herve Renard, who led the Ivorians to the 2015 title. Ivory Coast needed a win to go through but gave a listless performance, ...

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Grant calls for focus on Ghana not Mali


Black Stars head coach Avram Grant says he will not be fixated on his opponents, Mali, ahead of their meeting on Saturday at the Port Gentil Stadium in Group D of the 2017 AFCON tournament. Grant believes that even though the Malians are formidable opponents, his players should not be overly worried about that but they should rather channel their ...

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Total Ghana declares exciting activities towards Total AFCON2017


On 13th January 2017 – Total Petroleum Ghana Limited launched its nationwide activities to kick off the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated to begin on 14th January 2017 in Gabon, of which they are the proud official title sponsor. The Managing Director Olivier Van-Parys explained the importance of Football to them as they went into an 8 years partnership ...

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10 possible top scorers at the 2017 AFCON

Citi Sports’ Daniel Koranteng picks out 10 players who could end up as top scorers in the upcoming 2017 AFCON in Gabon. Wilfried Bony With the retirement of former captain Yaya Toure and the injury of star winger Gervinho, defending champions, Ivory Coast will be looking to Stoke City striker, Wilfried Bony, as their main source of goals in the ...

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Afcon 2017: Wilfried Zaha in Ivory Coast’s final squad

Zaha has made 21 appearances for Crystal Palace this season, scoring four goals

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been included in Ivory Coast’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations. His inclusion follows his decision to switch international allegiance from England, where he grew up. The 24-year-old was born in Ivory Coast but has two England caps, having played against Sweden in November 2012 and Scotland the following year. As both ...

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“Black Stars is no District Assembly or Parliament”- GFA Prez

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has stated that places in the national team are not automatic or based on allocation but they are earned by deserving players. He was speaking at the press conference organised by the GFA on January 2 to make public Avram Grant’s 26-man provisional team ahead of the 2017 AFCON in Gabon. ...

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