National Teams

Baba Rahman makes injury return as his atrocious performance sees Mallorca bundled out of Copa del Rey

Ghanaian defender Baba Rahman made a return from injury but it was a night to forget for the former Augsburg man.

The 25-year-old put a dodgy display on show as he failed to provide the defensive cover for all three goals conceded by his side who have now suffered elimination from the Spanish Copa del Rey.

Ex-Ghana U20 coach Yaw Preko shares pictures of himself at English side Sheffield United

  • Jan 22, 2020

Former Ghana international and ex-Ghana U20 coach Yaw Preko has shared images of himself at English Premier League side Sheffield United and suggested he is set to undergo upgrade training.

The 45-year-old is currently not in any mainstream coaching role and has decided taking the time to acquire more knowledge.

Ghana To Face South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia In 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

  • Jan 21, 2020

Ghana will face South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in the 2nd round qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.

The Black Stars were handed another South African challenge following Tuesday’s draw by the Confederations of African Football in Egypt.

The Black Stars are already in the same qualifying group with South Africa for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Ghana defeated South Africa 2:0 in the  opening match of the 2021 Afcon qualifier in Cape Coast in November last year and with the return encounter yet to be played, the latest draw renews the growing rivalry between Ghana and South Africa.

Tuesday’s draw saw 40 African countries placed into 10 groups of 4 countries and only the ten group winners will advance to the 3rd and final round of qualifiers.

At the final round, the ten group winners will be split into two and  paired for a two-leg, home and away encounters.

Winners of the two-leg matches will qualify to the World Cup in Qatar.

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Andre Ayew has single-handedly won 14 points for Swansea this season and among players with Most shots from inside the penalty area in the Championship

  • Jan 19, 2020

The Ghana skipper is turning heads in the English Championship this season with his superlative former Swansea City.

Jonah Osabutey: Ex-Tema Youth & Ghana U17 starlet scores in Belgium

  • Jan 19, 2020

Former Ghana youth star Jonah Osabutey netted the consolation goal for Royal Mouscron in their 3-1 loss to Gent in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday.

The Werder Bremen loanee scored in the 51st minute and lasted 88 minutes for the losers at the Ghelamco Arena.

Anderlecht misfit Adjei Sowah fails to make Eupen match day squad

  • Jan 19, 2020

Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Adjei Sowah could not make the grades at KAS Eupen as he was left out of their match day squad on Saturday.

The former Ghana U17 right-back, whose transfermarkt value stands at €300,000, completed his move from Anderlecht to Eupen last week, signing a contract that would keep him at the club until 2022.

He played just 10 league games for Anderlecht between 2016 and 2020 when he left the club.

Jordan Ayew instrumental as Crystal Palace hold Manchester City to keep top four place within sight

  • Jan 19, 2020

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew played full throttle and an influential role for Crystal Palace who managed to hold Manchester City to a 2-2 drawn game in the English Premier League on Saturday.

The striker,28, was in action for the entire duration of the game at the Etihad Stadium as the Eagles further frustrated Pep Guardiola’s season with their resilient away performance.

Andre Ayew’s 10th goal of the season shoots Swansea to top six

  • Jan 19, 2020

Ghana talisman Andre Ayew netted his 10th goal of the season to help Welsh side Swansea City return to the top 6 and fixate their sights on Championship play-off spot.

The Black Stars captain struck the winning goal for the Swans on the 67th minute mark as the club came from behind to beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium before 15,659 expectant home crowd.

Gfa President, Exco Meet Newly Appointed National Teams Technical & Management Members

  • Jan 19, 2020

The leadership of the Ghana Football Association has met with the newly appointed coaches and management Committee heads of the various national teams.

The meeting which was held in Accra on Friday was to discuss the targets for all national teams and set objectives for the coaches and their technical teams.

Coaches and the management committee heads were also informed about the new GFA Administration’s vision to be competitive on all fronts and to win every match and competition.

GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku congratulated the newly appointed coaches and management members and called on them to devote their time and energy to work in their respective national with passion and patriotism.

“Out of many qualified coaches, you have been chosen to work as national team coaches for our country. In making the decisions to appoint you, the council knew very well what we wanted and looked at who can help us achieve our objectives and deliver on our mandate”.

“Our national teams have not been successful in recent times and that’s partly because we diverted from our philosophy of having management committees for all national teams.  We know how management committees have contributed to the success of our national teams in the past hence our decision to appoint competent people as management members to help deliver our objectives for the national teams.”

“The decision to appoint Executive Council members as heads of the various management committees is to ensure that the council is well briefed on the conditions of all national teams and to promptly attend to any problems that may come up in any of the teams”, GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku stated in the meeting held at the M Plaza hotel on Friday.

The GFA President also called on the management committees to commence meetings immediately considering the upcoming international assignments in the coming months.

Mr. Okraku used the occasion to assure the coaches of the various national teams that the GFA will partner the Ministry of Youth and Sports to tackle any issue that comes up and reiterated the GFA’s commitment to support coaches in the domestic league.

“At the launch of the football season, we made a commitment to help improve the quality of coaches on the local scene. We said that the best coaches from the Premier and the Division One League will be given opportunities to go on attachments with clubs in Europe”.

“This package is part of our efforts to ensure that Ghanaian coaches will be amongst the top ranked in the world”, the GFA boss stated.

Coaches and Management Committee heads who attended the meeting thanked the GFA for the confidence reposed in them and added that, they will approach their new roles with professionalism and ensure that Ghana’s image is restored on the African and World stage when it comes to football.

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Ghana FA name Ibrahim Tanko as Black Stars B head coach

  • Jan 15, 2020

The Ghana Football Association has named former Ghana assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko as the new head coach of the Black Stars B.

The 42-year-old former Borussia Dortmund striker was tipped by many to be named the head coach of the main Black Stars team but has instead been handed the job as the head of the team B.