National Teams

FIFA U20 WWC qualifiers: Black Princesses to play Mauritania or Guinea Bissau

Mauritania or Guinea Bissau will be Ghana’s opponent in the second round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

The two teams scuffle out in the preliminary round for a chance to face the Black Princesses.

Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon were all handed passes to the next stage of the qualifiers.

With five FIFA World Cup appearances under their belt, the Black Princesses will be hoping to feature in their sixth World Cup next year.

By Frank Darkwah

FIFA U17 WWC qualifiers: Black Maidens awaits Liberia or Niger

  • Dec 6, 2019

Ghana’s U17 female side have been paired to face either Liberia or Niger in the first round of qualifiers for the 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

The Black Maidens will begin another quest to make a seventh straight appearance at the FIFA World Cup having featured in all six editions of the competition.

But will need to see off the winner between Liberia and Niger who battle out in the Preliminary round.

Ghana, bronze medalist at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup remain one of Africa strongest sides at the World Cup and currently holds Africa’s best ever finish at the competition.

By Frank Darkwah

Black Queens to face Guinea Bissau or Gambia in 2021 Women’s AFCON qualifiers

  • Dec 6, 2019

Ghana will take on the winner between Guinea Bissau and Gambia in the second round of qualifiers for the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The Black Queens drew by in the first round and awaits the winner of the two teams (Guinea Bissau and Gambia).

Ghana were among eight countries who automatically made it to the second round of the qualifiers without playing any game.

Reigning Champions Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali and Morocco all made it through to the second round.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side faces any test to qualify for the Women’s Cup of Nations in Congo after missing out on an Olympic slot following a defeat to Kenya.

By Frank Darkwah

 

Exclusive: 2019 WAFU U-15 tournament postponed to next year

  • Dec 5, 2019

West Africa Football Union (WAFU), has postponed the start of the sub regions first ever male U-15 football tournament that is fixed for December 8 to 20th 2019 in Burkina Faso.

According to our sources, the competition was cancelled due to political tension in the West African Country.

The Ghana Football Association begun a nationwide scouting program to unearth talents for the country’s national U-15 football team and Samuel Anim Addo and head coach Samuel Boadu has so far picked 264 players and are expected to start reporting in budges at the Ghanaman Soccer Excellence in Prampram starting this Sunday 8th December 2019 for the final selection exercise.

The selected players will be camped and well prepared before taken to Burkina Faso as they await the new date for the WAFU U-15 tournament

By Philip Otuo
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Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey miss out on top 10 shortlist for CAF player of the year

  • Dec 4, 2019

Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew could not make the ten shortlisted players for the 2019 Africa player of the year.

The two had previously made a 30-man shortlist but failed to break into the top 10.

Reigning Africa player of the year Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, who finished fourth in the FIFA Ballon d’or, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyung, Andre Onana, Hakim Ziyach, Riyad Mahrez,Ismael Bennacer, Kalidou Koulibaly, Odiong Ighalo and Yousif Balaili were the ten shortlisted players for the award.

The exemption of Partey and Ayew means Ghana will have to wait a little longer to have a player win the Africa Footballer of the year award.

Ex-Black Stars captain Abedi Pele was the last Ghanaian to win the top award picking it in 1993.

By Frank Darkwah

Evans Mensah set sights on Black Stars after AFCON U23 exploits

  • Dec 3, 2019

Ghana U23 winger Evans Mensah has set his eyes on a call-up to the Black Stars team after excelling at the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ghana could not qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo but the young attacker made a mark for himself.

The Black Meteors, having missed out in the finals after losing to Cote d’ Ivoire failed to grab the only available slot in the third place playoff losing to South Africa on penalties.

Mensah, Ghana’s priceless gem at the competition is aiming to break into the senior National team.

“The competition is played every four years and am 22 now, obviously I wouldn’t be eligible to play in the next edition, “the HJK Helsinki player told TV3.

“Right now I am focusing on the Black Stars, I hope to get a chance with the senior team. Is not going to come easy but I need to work harder and make sure I take up the chance when it comes.”

The former Inter Allies star scored twice in the competition finding the back of the net in games against Cote d’ Ivoire and South Africa.

His performance in Egypt earned him a place in the best XI at the end of the competition.

By Frank Darkwah 

 

 

 

Daniel Kyereh: Magisterial attacker displays great finesse as he hits the twine again and continues to knock Black Stars door

  • Dec 2, 2019

Offensive midfielder Daniel Kofi Kyereh once again demonstrated his finesse in front of goal as he scored a magisterial finish for SV Wehen in their 2-0 win over Nurnberg in the German Bundesliga II on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, born in Accra to a Ghanaian father and a German mother, has now stoke the fire to his season and is firing his club back to the aces.

Jeremy Doku Baffour: New Hazard ,17, on magnificent show as he scores and assists for Anderlecht

  • Dec 2, 2019

One-time Liverpool-target Jeremy Doku Baffour reminded the world of his quality and talent as he climbed off the bench to provide an assist and score for Anderlecht in the Royal club’s league game on Sunday.

The prodigious forward, still 17, took matters into his own hands after being introduced as a 58th minute replacement for Dutch international Michel Vlap.

Elizabeth Addo organizes mini tournament to create awareness on Women’s football

  • Nov 29, 2019

Ghana female International Elizabeth Addo as part of her effort to create more awareness in Women’s football has organized a mini competition.

Ghanaian teen prodigy Dwomoh loses UEFA Youth League game with Genk

  • Nov 27, 2019

Ghanaian teen midfielder Pierre Dwomoh climbed off the bench to play for KRC Genk in their UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon.

The 15-year-old Belgian-born Ghanaian was introduced on the 76th minute mark by manager Kevin van Dessel to shore up the midfield and offer bite in offensive teeth.