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CAF sanctions Equatorial Guinea for crowd violence

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The Disciplinary Panel of CAF meeting on 6 February, 2015 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, reviewed the reports of match officials following the incidents that marred the Match No. 30 of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea. The match under review, counting for the semi-finals of the competition, was played in Malabo Thursday, 5 February, 2015. ...

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Africa Cup of Nations: Semi-final was ‘war zone’, says Ghana FA

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The Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and hosts Equatorial Guinea was described as a “war zone” after play was suspended for more than 30 minutes because of crowd trouble. Players ducked bottles thrown from the stands, Ghana fans sought safety behind a goal, riot police used tear gas and a helicopter hovered over the stadium. “It’s now like ...

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“Be proud of the Black Stars”- Grant tells Ghana fans

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has called on fans to be “proud” of the team for reaching the final of the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea. Goals from Jordan Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso and Andre Ayew sent the team to their first AFCON final since 2010 and Grant said the nation should support the team because of what they had done ...

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Andre Ayew: Early goal against Guinea was key for us

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Deputy Black Stars Captain Andre Ayew has admitted that getting an early goal in the quarterfinals against Guinea set the tone for Ghana to assert their style of play on the game. Back-to-back wins against Algeria and South Africa had sent the confidence of the Black Stars soaring and that was manifested in the team’s early link-up play between Kwesi ...

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Stat Attack: 2015 AFCON Group stages in numbers

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The group stages of the 2015 African Nations Cup have ended and we all do know what the quarter finals will look like. The organisation might not have been as good as other editions of the tournament but the football has been very positive. Even when there were no wins, the intention to take away the available points was apparent ...

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Grant calls for patience with Jordan Ayew

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Black Stars captain Avram Grant has advised fans of the team to ease up on their judgement of forward Jordan Ayew after the group stages of the 2015 African Nations Cup. Some fans of the Black Stars have criticised the FC Lorient player for not putting enough effort to help the team in the group matches against Senegal, Algeria and ...

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Avram Grant: “We are moving in the right direction”

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Black Stars coach Avram Grant has expressed his satisfaction at the progress made by his team at the ongoing 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea. Ghana have steadily improved as the tournament has progressed  and they recovered from a shock 2-1 defeat to Senegal in the opening game of Group C to beating a much-fancied Algerian side 1-0. On Tuesday, the ...

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Afcon 2015: Asamoah Gyan says Ghana ‘can take on anyone’

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan said his side would not fear anyone after reaching the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana went through after beating South Africa 2-1 and will meet the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals on Sunday evening. “With this team we can take on anyone in this competition,” he said. Algeria qualified as Group C ...

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AFCON 2015: Possible permutations in Group C

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Heading into the final group matches in Group C, the plan for Ghana should be to win against South Africa and that will send Ghana to the quarter finals of the tournament. However, different results could produce various scenarios for the teams in the group and Citi Sports’ Nathan Quao tries to give meaning to the possible situations What will ...

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Beat South Africa and we’ll love you again, lose and…

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It only took a swing of Asamoah Gyan’s trusted right foot to get the nation believing again. It did take 93 minutes, 93 tortuous minutes in which Ghana was all but out of the tournament they had won four times in their history. But when it finally came, the nation celebrated as one. Prior to that goal however, there was ...

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