National Teams

WAFU Cup of Nations: Ghana’s starting XI against Senegal

Coach Maxwell Konadu has named an unchanged starting line up against Senegal in the finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations.

Eric Ofori Antwi maintains his position in post. He will be guarded by Mohammed Alhassan, Habib Mohammed, Patrick Yeboah and Fatawu Mohammed.

James Akaminko and Justice Blay also keep their positions in central midfield with Augustine Okrah and Latif Anabila playing at the left and right wings respectively.

Hard working Joseph Esso has been paired up front with captain Shafiu Mumuni.

Ghana will be heading into the game in an attempt to defend the trophy.

Black Stars starting XI

Eric Ofori Antwi (GK), Fatawu Mohammed, Patrick Yeboah, Mohammed Habib, Mohammed Alhassan, Justice Blay, James Akaminko, Latif Anabila, Augustine Okrah, Joseph Esso, Shafiu Mumuni.

By Frank Darkwah

Ghanaian teen sensations Boakye and Dwomoh feature in Belgium’s win in Euro Qualifiers

  • Oct 13, 2019

Ghanaian teen duo of Kenneth Bedie Boakye and Pierre Dwomoh were both in action for Belgium in the Euro U17 qualifiers.

The European powerhouse hosted North Macedonia in the ongoing EURO 2020 U-17 qualifiers which had the two Ghanaian boys in action as they picked a vital 3-1 away win.

‘Tried and Tested’ George Afriyie is what Ghana football needs now – Croatian football Scientist Josip Zbiljski

  • Oct 12, 2019

Highly regarded Croatian football kinesiologist Josip Zbiljski has described the tried and tested George Afriyie as the solution Ghana football needs to restore it to its days of success.

One hundred and twenty (120) delegates of the Ghana Football Association go to the polls on October 25 to elect a new President and Executive Council members.

‘Chief of Football’ George Afriyie is Number 2 on GFA Presidential Elections ballot paper

  • Oct 11, 2019

Leading candidate for the upcoming Ghana Football Association Presidential elections George Afriyie is number 2 on the ballot paper.

The Ghana FA Normalisation Committee’s Elections Committee made the announcement on Friday afternoon.

Afriyie, who is regarded as favourite to win the race which is slated for October 25, 2019, is the second candidate on the ballot paper.

Kotoko confirm Ghana U23 call up for goalkeepers Kwame Baah and Danlad Ibrahim

  • Oct 11, 2019

Kotoko goalkeepers Kwame Baah and Danlad Ibrahim have received call ups to the Black Meteors team ahead of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The club confirmed the two have earned invites to join the Ghana u23 camp as they prepare for the competition.

Coach Ibrahim Tanko is yet to release his provisional squad for the tournament.

The team is expected to pitch camp in Ghana for the next three weeks before leaving for Egypt.

Ghana made it to the competition after eliminating Algeria in the final qualifier having ejected Togo and Gabon.

The Black Meteors who are making their maiden appearance have been drawn in the same group with host Egypt, Cameroon and Mali.

By Frank Darkwah

VIDEO: Watch Legendary coach Bora Milutinovic interact with GFA Presidential candidate George Afriyie on setting up world-class technical directorate for Ghana FA

  • Oct 10, 2019

FIFA World Cup record appearance coach Bora Milutinovic is committed to helping set up a world class technical directorate for the Ghana Football Association.

In the below video he interacts with leading Ghana FA Presidential candidate George Afriyie on how to set up one of a functional directorate for the West African powerhouse.

FIFA World Cup legendary coach Milutinovic pledges support for George Afriyie, ready to set up world-class technical directorate for Ghana FA

  • Oct 10, 2019

Legendary FIFA World Cup coach Bora Milutinovic has expressed backing for George Afriyie to become the next Ghana FA President and revealed his readiness to help set up a world-class technical directorate in the West African nation.

The 75-year-old Serb has a long-standing relationship with the ex-Ghana FA vice President and is committed to bringing his experience on board to set up one of the world’s best technical directorate for Ghana as Afriyie seeks to restore, redeem and revive Ghana football.

WAFU Cup of Nations: Ghana to face host Senegal in finals

  • Oct 9, 2019

Ghana will take on host Senegal in the finals of the WAFU Cup of Nations on Sunday.

Senegal defeated Mali 2-0 in the second semi-final match to set a clash with the Black Stars.

Ghana, defending Champions last defeated Senegal to lift the 2013 edition of the competition.

The Black Stars made it through to the finals after beating Cote d’ Ivoire 3-1 in the first semi-final match on Tuesday.

Senegal so far has been the most scoring side with seven goals to their credit as against Ghana’s five.

By Frank Darkwah

 

GFA Elections: George Afriyie’s Manifesto pledge on Women’s football

  • Oct 9, 2019

Below is George Afriyie’s plot on how to develop women’s football when he is elected President of the Ghana FA.

1. Women football undoubtedly, is one area where the nation has won some modest laurels and glory not to forget the educational opportunities it has offered several of our women to study abroad. These successes have been largely due to the tremendous effort of some state institutions, including the Security services, schools and colleges as well as support and directions from the GFA. It is very clear that for our women to do much better, there is the need to do more in terms of attention and focus, such that the talents of our women would be nurtured and developed in all areas ; as players, technical personnel, coaches, referees and administrators.

2. The key to accomplish this, is the establishment of a very strong, functional and well-resourced women’s football desk that would seek to improving the management and organisation of the current elite league, and also the feasibility of introducing more competitions at the schools, district and regional levels. Our Women team owners have a peculiar problem in that their game is not as lucrative as that of the men’s in terms of gate proceeds and transfer fees so club owners and administrators put in a lot without any meaningful returns.

3. What my administration intend doing is to cushion them from these hardships by introducing intervention policies such as: abolishing the payment of officiating fees, supplying the women’s’ teams with basic logistics such as bibs, footballs, cones etc., training more female coaches and organising refresher courses to upgrade the capacities of existing coaches.

4. The GFA under my leadership would encourage and support former players to take up coaching roles at various women levels in both club and national sides.

George Afriyie Manifesto
#TriedAndTested

#Redemption
#Revival
#Restoration

Ghana’s Shafiu Mumuni makes history in WAFU Cup of Nations tournament

  • Oct 8, 2019

Black Stars B captain Shafiu Mumuni made history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in the WAFU Cup of Nations.