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CHAN Semi-Final Preview: Ghana v Nigeria

Traditional rivals Ghana and Nigeria contest an all-west African semi-final at the ongoing African Nations Championships on Wednesday in what promises to be a high-octane thriller. Nigeria’s debut at the CHAN has been somewhat underwhelming, although Stephen Keshi’s team have won all but one game, namely, a 2-1 loss to Mali in their Group A opener. In front of goal, ...

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Essien: ‘At Milan for Seedorf

Source: Football Italia Michael Essien arrived to complete his transfer from Chelsea. “I decided to join Milan because of Clarence Seedorf.” The Ghanaian midfielder touched down at Malpensa Airport at 19.00 GMT and was interviewed by Milan Channel. There are reports it was his fellow countryman Sulley Muntari who laid the groundwork for the move by talking to Essien in ...

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Comment: Ghanaian clubs must pay realistic wages!

Source: Christopher Opoku/footy-ghana.com ………Accra-based club in the top flight pays some of its players GHC30 ($13) a month. Yes, you read that correctly; $13 a month…….MODERN DAY SLAVERY OF SOCCER PLAYERS IN GHANA? Last week, sports website allsports.com.gh broke the story that clubs in the Nigerian Premier League had agreed to pay players a minimum monthly salary of $900. Indeed ...

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Akaminko gets three-match ban

Source: Goal.com Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko has been slapped with a three-match ban and a fine for a reckless tackle on an opponent in a Cup game. The Eskisehirspor rearguard received a 90th minute red card for an “intentional foul” in the game against Akhisar on Tuesday. The Turkey Football Federation’s Disciplinary Board gave the 25-year-old a three-match ban and ...

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CHAN 2014: Ghana beat Ethiopia 1-0 to reach quarters

Source: Ghana/Myjoyonline/ Joy Sports Ghana defender Kwabena Adusei’s penalty downed Ethiopia by a goal to nil and sealed a place for the local Black Stars in the quarter finals stage of the on going CHAN tournament. Adusei scored the only goal of the match when striker Seidu Bancey was brought down in the Ethiopian’s penalty box in the 76th minute ...

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Ghana’s Yahaya – I trust teammates to do the job

Source:cafonline.com Yahaya Mohamed played his way into Ghana fans’ hearts with an impressive performance during The Black Stars ‘second group match against Libya last Friday. The dreadlocked striker put on a man of the match shift and capped it all with a superb header for Ghana’s only goal in the 1-1 draw with the Mediterranean Knights. Come Tuesday 21st January ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Ribery to win Ballon d’Or. (Best Soccer Player of the year 2014)

Source fifa.com Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich to win the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or. The Portugal captain, 28, was named as the world player of the year for the first time since 2008 by national coaches, captains and journalists. Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer won the women’s world player of ...

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Orange Africans championship: Ghana and Libya split the points.

Source: Goal.com & cafonline.com Ghana were held by Libya to a 1:1 draw in their second group game at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) ongoing in South Africa. The Local Black Stars took an early lead in the 6th minute through a brilliant and powerful header from Asante Kotoko’s Yahaya Mohammed, who eventually won the man-of-the-match award for his immense ...

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