AFCON 2017: Minister slashes Black Stars bonus to $5,000


The Minister designate for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah is reported to have successfully negotiated a 50% reduction in winning bonuses for members of the senior national team who are currently participating in AFCON 2017. Graphic Online’s Maurice Quansah reports that the development was announced by Mr Asiamah shortly after he concluded a meeting with the players at their base ...

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Host nation Gabon limps out of tournament


Gabon became only the fourth hosts to exit the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who reach the quarter-finals. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a great chance for Gabon early on when he bundled the ball wide from two yards. His team-mate Denis Bouanga brought saves from Fabrice Ondoa as Gabon poured forward in ...

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Gyan goal sends Ghana into AFCON quarters


The Black Stars are through to the quarter-finals of the AFCON after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali on Saturday. Ghana’s Captain Asamoah Gyan headed home from a cross by Jordan Ayew in the 20th minute to hand the Black Stars their second win at the tournament. It was a cagey opening with possession evenly balanced but the Black Stars ...

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Muntari training with Pescara


Former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari is nearing a switch back to the Italian Serie A with Pescara as he’s commenced training with the side. Muntari trained with Coach Massimo Oddo and his side on Wednesday as he awaits international clearance for a deal with the club to go through. Sulley last played for Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia ...

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It’s frustrating not winning AFCON for 35 years – Gyan


Black stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is frustrated the team has not been able to emerge winners of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in the last 35 years. “Personally I do worry a lot, even now that I am leading the team. It’s quite frustrating having this group of quality players and not taking anything home,” he said in an ...

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Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list


Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. The move by the 2008 BBC African Footballer ...

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Black Stars have problems in scoring goals-Avram Grant


The head coach for the Senior National Team, the Black Stars, Avram Grant has said that the Black Stars have a problem of scoring goals, which must be worked on, ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), in Gabon. The Black Stars are fervently preparing at their training camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and defeated Bunyodkor Club ...

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Black Stars play Bunyodkor in friendly today


Ghana’s Black Stars will engage Uzbekistan giants, Bunyodkor, in an international friendly at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai today. The kick-off time for the game is 5pm local time (13:00 GMT). The four-time African champions will use the match as a warm-up towards the 2017 AFCON in Gabon which kicks-off on Saturday. Coach Avram Grant’s side has been camping in ...

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