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Avram Grant resigns as Ghana head coach

Avram Grant

Avram Grant has quit as Ghana’s head coach after more than two years in charge, the country’s football association said on Tuesday. The Ghana Football Association said in a statement that “the two parties will mutually part ways after their contract ends on February 28”. “Both parties have mutually agreed not to renew the contract upon its expiry,” it added. ...

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Swansea sign Ghana’s Jordan Ayew from Villa

Jordan Ayew

Swansea City has signed Aston Villa’s Ghana forward Jordan Ayew in an exchange deal that sees their Wales left-back Neil Taylor joining the Championship (second-tier) club, the Premier League outfit said on Tuesday. Swansea will pay an undisclosed fee as part of the transfer, with Ayew signing a 3-1/2-year contract at the Liberty Stadium. Ayew is on duty with Ghana ...

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Who Replaces Baba Rahman?

Baba Rahman

So, who replaces the injured Baba Rahman in Ghana’s left-back role? The Schalke defender is out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament after he was diagnosed with a bruised meniscus in hospital in Libreville. He’s on his way to Germany for treatment after sustaining the injury against Uganda on Tuesday. Mali will be the Black Stars’ next opposition ...

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Black Stars to accept any amount as winning bonus

Black Stars

After weeks of facing backlash from Ghanaians, the Black Stars players have resolved to accept any amount proposed by the country’s Sports Ministry as winning bonus at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The players had appealed to the new government to reinstate their $10,000 winning after then sports minister slashed it to $8,000, an appeal that drew a strong ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo battles for Fifa world’s best player award

Cristina Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time last month. Fifa ended its six-year collaboration with magazine France Football for the Ballon d’Or award last year. Barcelona’s Messi and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann have also been nominated for the men’s prize. Fifa will also name the best women’s player, ...

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AFCON 2017: Black Stars assures President-elect Akufo-Addo of title

In the absence of Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew stand-in Black Stars captain Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says his teammates are poised to end Ghana’s long wait for a major title by winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to make President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo proud. The Udinese star spoke on behalf on his teammates after meeting with a two-man ...

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AFCON 2017: Atsu picks Uganda as surprise package

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu is refusing to underrate lowly rated Ghana group opponent Uganda ahead of the start of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars will open their campaign against Uganda who have qualified to the the continental showpiece for the first time in 39 years. Atsu insists the Cranes have earned the rights to be ...

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Andre Ayew scores first West Ham goal on Swansea return

Andre Ayew scored his first West Ham goal on his return to Swansea as the Hammers crushed his former side 4-1. Swansea City slumped to a third consecutive loss as West Ham United put further distance between themselves and the Premier League relegation zone with a comfortable 4-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Monday. Home keeper Lukasz Fabianski’s mistake ...

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Nigerian club sack Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Nigerian top-flight side Ifeanyi Ubah have fired Former Hearts of Oak coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi barely a one month in charge of the NPFL club following a string of poor results. The Japanese trainer was shown the exit together with his Ghanaian assistant Yaw Preko for the side’s bad performances since taking over, having lost 2-1 to Wiki tourist in their ...

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