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Ghana starts Afcon as Africa’s 4th-best ranked side

Ghana will begin the New Year and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the continent’s fourth-best ranked team. The Black Stars are 4th in the African placements – just like they finished the previous year – in the first edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday. Having moved up four places, the Black Stars now have an ...

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Nations Cup 2013: Ghana’s Gyan ‘will not take penalty’

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed he will not take a penalty during normal play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The 27-year-old missed a spot-kick that would have put Ghana in the semi-finals of World Cup 2010 and again in the semi-finals of last year’s Nations Cup. After suffering abuse from fans, which led him ...

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Ghana impress in defeat of seven-time champions Egypt

Ghana warmed up for next week’s Africa Cup of Nations by beating seven-time continental champions Egypt 3-0 in a friendly in Abu Dhabi. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu opened the scoring for the Black Stars in the first half, before Richard Boakye and Asamoah Gyan added goals after the break. There were some concerns for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah though, after midfielder Anthony ...

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Nations Cup 2013: Ghana drop Andre Ayew from squad

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has dropped Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew from his squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Ayew failed to report to a training camp in Abu Dhabi for a hamstring injury to be assessed by Ghana’s medical team. The midfielder was released by French club Marseille so he could travel as requested by the Ghana FA. “I’ve ...

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