Tag Archives: AFCON 2017

Rex Danquah heads to court over AFCON bid document cash

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Sports consultant, Rex Danquah, says he will resort to the law courts to get an amount of USD 525, 000 from the Sports Ministry for work done in relation to Ghana’s failed bid to host the 2017 AFCON tournament. Danquah’s firm, RICS Consult, was paid an amount of GHS 125,000 for putting the bid together but the payment was questioned ...

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Avram Grant resigns after disappointing AFCON campaign

Black Stars coach Avram Grant (Image credit: Senyuiedzorm Adadevoh/ Images Image)

Ghana coach Avram Grant has resigned from his post as head coach of Ghana’s Black Stars with barely two weeks to the end of his contract. The 60-year-old Israeli coach signed a 28-month contract with the Ghana Football Association in 2015 following a troubled 2014 World Cup campaign. Citi Sports sources close to the Ghana Football Association say that a ...

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Grant tight-lipped on Ghana future

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Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has refused to state whether or not he will be leaving or staying with the team after the 2017 African Nations Cup tournament. The Israeli’s contract is set to expire at the end of the month and many observers believe that he will not be retained after failing to meet his target of winning ...

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QUAO: AFCON 2017- The Fork In The Road for Ghana

Daniel Amartey of Ghana shields ball from Jacques Zoua of Cameroon during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 02 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Citi Sports editor Nathan Quao examines Ghana’s failed bid to win the 2017 Africa Nations Cup and believes that it is time for the nation to go down a different path if success at the AFCON will come Ghana’s way again. I remember the first time I heard the expression “A fork in the road”. I was really amazed because ...

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Bassogog is AFCON 2017 Best Player

Christian Mougang Bassogog of Cameroon during the African Nations Cup match between Cameroon and Guinea Bissau  at Stade de L'Amitie on January 18, 2017 in Libreville, Gabon. (Photo by Ulrich Pedersen/Icon Sport)

Cameroon forward Christian Bassogog has been adjudged the Total Man of the Competition, the prize given to the Most Valuable Player of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017. The 21-year was influential to Cameroon winning the ultimate, after a 2-1 win over Egypt in the final on Sunday at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, and was deservingly ...

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Atsu, Amartey in AFCON 2017 Team of the Tournament

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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

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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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