Tag Archives: Black Stars

“Lack of unclassified payments cost Ghana World Cup place” – Osei Kwaku Palmer

Wilfried Osei, GFA Executive Member

Vice-Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee, Wilfred Kweku Osei “Palmer”, has suggested that Ghana would have qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup if money was made available to pay unclassified and indemnity payments to referees. A Commission of Inquiry set up in 2014 after the shambolic showing in the World Cup that year revealed the country spent approximately ...

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FIFA Ranking: Ghana makes no movement, Tunisia now 1st in Africa


Ghana remains the 52nd best footballing nation in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the month of October released Monday. The Black Stars also remained the 8th best team on the continent; the same position they occupied in the September rankings. Between the last rankings in September and now, the main Black Stars team has drawn once and won once. The Black Stars ...

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“My decision to bring in new faces paid off”- Kwesi Appiah


Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah says he feels vindicated after his new look Black Stars side beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday night. Appiah made five changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Uganda in last Saturday’s World Cup qualifier, handing starts to Kazakhstan based Patrick Twumasi, Kasim Nuhu and former Ghana Under-20 goalkeeper ...

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Black Stars put three past Saudi Arabia in international friendly

Thomas Partey (in jersey number 5) celebrating his goal against Saudi Arabia

Kassim Nuhu, Thomas Partey and an own goal from Osama Hawsawi, gave the Black Stars a 3-0 victory in Jeddah against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly played on Tuesday. The match followed Ghana’s exertions in Kampala on Saturday in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and it offered head coach, Kwesi Appiah, the opportunity to hand starts to some of the ...

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Kwesi Appiah happy with players despite draw in Kampala

New Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah was very satisfied with the output of the team despite not getting the victory in Kampala. Ghana needed to win to have a chance at qualifying for the World Cup but the goal scored by Raphael Dwamena in the 94th minute was ruled out for offside. Despite the displeasure at the decision, Kwesi Appiah ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Protest? How about reset, Ghana?


Citi Sports editor, Nathan Quao, rolls his column out and today, he talks about Ghana’s failure to make the 2018 World Cup and the need to think of building again. Two days after the match in Kampala, I am thinking about the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the fact that we will not be there. Does it hurt? Yes. ...

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Boakye-Yiadom targets Black Stars victory in Kampala


Black Stars and Red Star Belgrade forward, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, has his eyes set on beating Uganda on Saturday in Kampala in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Ghana is currently third in Group E on 5 points with Uganda on 7 and Egypt on 9 and only a victory for the Black Stars coupled with a win for Congo Brazzaville will ...

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Afful, Mensah, Gyan to miss Uganda on Saturday


Black Stars trio of Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah and Asamoah Gyan will not be available for Ghana’s World Cup tie in Uganda on Saturday. The three players have been ruled out by several injuries  and that has reduced the number of players available to Kwesi Appiah and his technical team. Gyan’s club Kayserispor indicated that the player was injured and ...

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Black Stars begin camping for World Cup qualifier against Uganda


The Black Stars opened their training camp in Kenya on Monday in preparation for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. Coach Kwesi Appiah has pruned down the Black Stars squad to 24 players ahead of the start of training to be held in Nairobi. Coach Appiah named a provisional 26-man squad last week for the match against the Cranes of Uganda. Captain Asamoah Gyan and midfielder ...

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