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Opare’s journey from Ghana to the MLS

On a chilly November night at the U-M Soccer Complex, the Michigan men’s soccer team was locked in a scoreless draw in its regular-season finale against Michigan State. The Wolverines’ season had previously included a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over Ohio State and a stunning upset of Indiana, the eventual national champion. But sitting a game below .500, Michigan needed ...

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Black Stars arrive in Port Elizabeth

Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations arrived in Port Elizabeth Thursday morning. Kwesi Appiah and his 23-man squad have checked into their hotel in Port Elizabeth. The Black Stars touched down in Johannesburg Wednesday evening from Dubai and flew out of the OR Tambo Airport Thursday morning for their official base camp in Port Elizabeth. Ghana will be ...

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Adomah revels in rapid rise

By Ed Aarons BBC Sport Bristol City winger Albert Adomah will complete an incredible journey from park football to the Africa Cup of Nations when Ghana face the Democratic Republic of Congo on 20 January in Port Elizabeth. After being left out of Ghana’s final squad last year, the 25-year-old who began his football career playing for amateur club Old ...

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TEAM Ghana’s Profile

FIFA Rank: 29 Coach: James Appiah Captain: Asamoah Gyan Nickname: The Black Stars Best AFCON finish: Winners (1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982) AFCON 2012 finish: Fourth-place AFCON PEDIGREE: Ghana are four-time Africa Cup of Nations champions (1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982) which makes them the second most successful team in the tournament’s history behind Egypt. The West African giants went ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng invited to United Nations anti-racism event

AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has been invited to the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in March. Boateng, 25, walked off the pitch during a match at lower division side Pro Patria on 3 January after being racially abused by home fans. The Ghanaian midfielder’s team-mates followed and the match was abandoned. Milan said: “The event ...

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Appiah relishes Ghana’s hunger for results

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is relishing the Black Stars’ show of hunger in achieving results, as his team did in their last warm up match against Tunisia when losing before halftime on Sunday. Appiah’s team were trailing 2-0 in the last friendly in Abu Dhabi before showing their fighting spirit after scoring four goals within 25 minutes in ...

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Cup of Nations is Ghana’s biggest test – Adomah

Albert Adomah says the Black Stars are not getting ahead of themselves after two friendly victories, insisting that the real challenge for the team is when the Africa Cup of Nations begins in South Africa. The winger won for himself a place in the Black Stars squad for this month’s competition and followed up with his first senior goal in ...

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Milan Walk-Off Following Racist Chants at Ghanaian Duo

AC Milan staged a walk off during a friendly fixture after it’s Ghanaian players and other black members of the squad became the victims of racist chants. The game at Pro Patria was halted after 26 minutes when Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng kicked the ball at the stand behind him, removed his shirt and left the field with his team-mates. ...

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