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“Success, not per diem, is our focus in Rio”- John Ampomah


Ghanaian javelin thrower and captain of team Ghana at the Rio Games, John Ampomah, has said that his and his team-mates are not focused on money but rather on doing well in their respective events. His comments follow certain media reports that the athletes are complaining of the non-payment of their per diems since their arrival in Rio. Ampomah says ...

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Ghana releases list for Rio Olympic Games

Ghana's women's 4x100m relay joy

The Ghana Olympic Committee announces Ghana’s team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, to be held in Rio from 5th-21st August. The team will comprise 16 first-time Olympians, after the sport of athletics produced 11 qualifiers to join 2 swimmers (Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson), 1 weightlifter (Christian Amoah), 1 judoka (Szandra ...

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Ghana draws Egypt in 2018 World Cup qualiyfing


The Black Stars will face very familiar foes, Egypt, in Group E of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers which starts later this year. The other teams in the group are Congo Brazzaville and Uganda. The draw was done in Cairo on Friday. 20 teams were in the hat as they waited to see their route for the next World Cup. While ...

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Ghana beat Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 in CHAN 2016 qualifiers

(Image credit: Benjamin Nketsia/Citi Sports via Twitter)

Asokwah Deportivo forward Joel Fameyeh scored in the 86th minute to give Ghana’s local Black Stars a 2-1 win in the first leg of the CHAN 2016 qualifiers played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday. The two teams went into the match with the knowledge that the two legs represented the final hurdle of the qualifiers and ...

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Canada friendly helped me observe my options-Avram Grant

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Head coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant says the he is not bothered by Ghana’s inability to beat Canada but was rather delighted with the opportunity to try out other players. The Black Stars needed a 45th minute strike from Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah to avoid a defeat in Washington. The build up to the game was marked by ...

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Adomah goal earns Ghana a 1-1 draw with Canada in friendly

Saviour: Albert Adomah equalised for Ghana against Canada on Tuesday

Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah scored on the stroke of half time to give Ghana a 1-1 draw in their international friendly played in Washington DC on Tuesday. Adomah was put through by Jordan Ayew to send home a drilled shot past Canada goalie Kenny Stamatopoulos. The goal was the response to Canada’s goal in the 29th minute scored by defender Marcel ...

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Ghana now 27th in latest FIFA rankings


Ghana is now 27th in the latest global rankings released by FIFA on Thursday. The Black Stars have 827 points and they maintained their position from the last ranking released in August. Ghana was ranked 3rd in Africa behind Cote d’Ivoire- 924 points (2nd in Africa, 21st in the world) and Algeria- 955 points (1st in Africa, 19th in world). ...

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Jordan Ayew scores as Ghana beats Congo in friendly


Jordan Ayew scored an injury-time winner as Ghana beat Congo Brazzaville 3-2 in an international friendly in Brazzaville. The Black Stars took the lead through Harrison Afful and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom but two goals from Congo leveled the match in the second. The Aston Villa forward, who was a second half substitute, scored in injury time to hand Ghana the win ahead ...

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Avram Grant: Ghana can make it to the 2018 World Cup

Black Stars coach Avram Grant

Black Stars coach Avram Grant says he believes Ghana can make it through the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers and get to the main tournament. Ghana was drawn to face either Comoros or Lesotho in the second round of the qualifiers to be played in November this year. Grant admits that countries will pose some problems but Ghana has the ...

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