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NKETSIA: Failed fancy tactics and dodgy preparations

Black Stars coach, Avram Grant

Citi Sports’  Benjamin Nketsia looks at where Avram Grant went wrong in the match against Senegal in the African Nations Cup and urges the Israeli to start revising his notes ahead of the clash with Algeria on the 23rd of January, 2015 Perhaps the decision to allow the Black Stars 1-2 defeat to Senegal to sink in for 24 hours ...

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Ghana 1-2 Senegal: Five things we learned

Mame Biram Diouf scoring Senegal's equaliser against Ghana

Ghana (3-4-2-1): Brimah, Amartey, Mensah, Awal, Afful, Badu, Rabiu (Acquah 83), A Ayew (Accam 88), Baba, Atsu (Wakaso 68), J Ayew Subs not used: Appiah, Gyimah, Sowah, Asante, Otoo, Dauda, AcheampongSenegal (3-4-1-2): Coundoul, Sane, Kara Mbodji, Djilobodji (Gassama 45), Badji, Gueye, Kouyate, Diop (Saivet 85), Souare, N’Doye, (Sow 79), Diouf Subs not used: N’Diaye, Mane, M’Bengue, Toure, Cisse, Gomis, Konate, ...

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“Stars can excel at 2015 AFCON”- Fred Crentsil


National teams coordinator Fred Crenstil says the Black Stars have the ability to succeed at the upcoming African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea. Coach Avram Grant had been given a target to “do well” at the tournament by the Ghana Football Association on his appointment but fans of the national team have also expressed their hopes that the Black Stars ...

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Tamakloe: Grant is likely to fail without backroom support

Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe

Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamaklo has stated emphatically that due to Avram Grant’s lack of knowledge on the players available to him, it would be wise if he relied heavily on the advice of his backroom staff during the tournament. Avram Grant named his AFCON squad shortly after the team had triumphed over Portuguese ...

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Ghana beat Olhanense in first pre-AFCON friendly

Black Stars coach Avram Grant after the friendly match

The Black Stars beat Olhanense Club of Portugal 3-0 in a pre-AFCON 2015 friendly match played in Portugal thanks to goals from Christian Atsu, Kwesi Appiah and Jordan Ayew. The match formed part of the team’s preparations for the tournament which starts on the 17th of January, 2015 and it was an opportunity for the team’s coach Avram Grant to ...

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“Spain camp was our best option”- Avram Grant

Ghana coach Avram Grant

Head Coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant has defended his decision to have the senior national team hold their pre tournament preparations in Spain ahead of the AFCON which commences later this month.   The coaches decision to have the team camp in Spain raised eyebrows withing Ghanaian football circles with critics being of the opinion that temperature disparities ...

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Avram Grant names 26 provisional man squad for Spain camp


– Ghana boss Avram Grant has named a 26-man provisional squad that will travel to Spain for the pre -tournament camping ahead of the 2015 African Nations Cup. The Black Stars will camp in Seville before travelling to Equatorial Guinea for the tournament, which will begin in a fortnight. Aduana Stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams has been dropped from the initial 31-man ...

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AL-SMITH: Atsu’s injury must force Grant to drop him


Should Christian Atsu be dropped or maintained for Ghana’s Afcon charge? His boss at Everton says they have sent the speedy forward back to Chelsea to quicken his recovery. “We have sent him back to Chelsea and he’s receiving medical attention there. We’re working together with them to make sure he comes back as quickly as possible,” Roberto Martinez said on ...

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