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2025 AFCONQ: Checkout full group as Ghana clash with Kwesi Appiah’s Sudan

2025 AFCONQ: Checkout full group as Ghana clash with Kwesi Appiah’s Sudan

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
The Black Stars of Ghana has been placed in Group F for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. The highly anticipated draw took place in Johannesburg at the SuperSport studios. Under the guidance of coach Otto Addo, Ghana will face Angola, Sudan, and Niger in their group. Notably, Ghana will compete against Sudan, coached by former Black Stars manager Kwesi Appiah. Appiah, who is the only indigenous coach to have led Ghana to the World Cup in 2014, is also the technical director of Asante Kotoko. Currently, he is leading Sudan in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers, competing against Senegal. Kwesi Appiah is also a member of the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA). The winner of Group F will secure direct qualification to the prestigi...
February FIFA Rankings: Black Stars drop to 67th globally, 14th in Africa

February FIFA Rankings: Black Stars drop to 67th globally, 14th in Africa

Ghana News, Sports
Ghana has dropped six places in the latest FIFA World Rankings following their embarrassing performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars, who finished the 2023 year in the 61st position, have now dropped to 67th on the log globally while also falling further down on the African continent. Ghana now occupies the 14th position on the CAF rankings with Cape Verde, South Africa, DR Congo all moving above the four-time AFCON winners. The changes come following the completion of the 2023 AFCON which was hosted in Cote d'Ivoire with the Elephants staging a host and win campaign. Ghana exited the group stage after picking up just two points from their three games played against Cape Verde, Egypt and Mozambique. Amongst the African sides, Côte d’Ivoire (39th, ...
Qatar 2022: ‘Ghana game the most difficult’ – Ronaldo

Qatar 2022: ‘Ghana game the most difficult’ – Ronaldo

Ghana News, International, Sports
Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has described their opening World Cup group game against Ghana as the ‘most difficult’ in the competition. Portugal and Ghana face off on Thursday November 24, 2022, in the first game of Group H at Stadium 974 in Doha. Speaking about Portugal’s chances of winning the World Cup, the 37-year-old noted that the team must focus their attention on winning their first game against Ghana, which he described as the ‘most difficult’. “I believe our national team has tremendous potential to win the World Cup. We will see. I believe we can. I have that hope, that belief, ” he began. “But like these competitions always teach us; we must think calmly. We must think and focus on the first group game. We must think about the Ghana game which is the most d...
Over 2000 Ghanaian fans expected in Qatar to cheer on the Black Stars – GFA spokesperson

Over 2000 Ghanaian fans expected in Qatar to cheer on the Black Stars – GFA spokesperson

Ghana News, International, Science & Technology
The Black Stars of Ghana are scheduled to play with their Portuguese counterparts on Thursday, November 24, 2022 in the World Cup tournament which started in Qatar on Sunday. In-country, the love for the national team seems to be picking up following their win over Switzerland in the recent friendly match. What remains now is whether the players will receive the needed fan support to spur them on during the tournament. The Director of Communication of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) seems to have some answers. According to him, Ghanaians resident in Qatar have already demonstrated their love for the Black Stars. Speaking on JoyNews’ The Probe on Sunday, Mr. Henry Asante Twum said the over 2,000 Ghanaian residents in Qatar have indicated their intension to be present at th...
World Cup 2022: Government won’t fly supporters to Qatar – Sports Minister

World Cup 2022: Government won’t fly supporters to Qatar – Sports Minister

Ghana News, Sports
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, says the government is not in a position to finance trips of supporters to the World Cup in Qatar which starts later this month. “…in view of the current situation our country finds itself in, the government has decided it won’t be financing supporters to the World Cup,” Ussif said on Thursday at a press briefing to receive financial support for the Black Stars. In previous tournaments the Black Stars has participated, the Ministry facilitates trips for supporters and other Ghanaians to the host country to support the senior national team. However, with the current economic state of the country where many are reeling from the impact of the global economic crisis, Mr. Ussif and his sector deem it unfavourable to fly supporters to t...
Kirin Cup: 9-man Black Stars beat Chile on penalties to finish third

Kirin Cup: 9-man Black Stars beat Chile on penalties to finish third

Sports, World News
The Black Stars of Ghana have finished third in the 2022 edition of the Kirin Cup after beating Chile on penalties. After end-to-end stuff in regular time which saw Otto Addo’s side finish the game with nine men, the Stars secured a 3-1 win in the shootout to clinch the third position courtesy of a big performance from Abdul Manaf Nurudeen. The Black Stars put in a much better performance in the game against the South Americans compared to their opening match against Japan. Otto Addo made changes to his starting line-up with Nurudeen replacing Lawrence Ati-Zigi in post while Baba Rahman, Felix Afena-Gyan and Benjamin Tetteh were all given starting berths. Both teams were unable to take advantage of the opportunities that came their way with Ghana registering two shots on t...

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