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Bawumia’s manifesto: Asamoah Gyan chairs youth and sports sub-committee
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Bawumia’s manifesto: Asamoah Gyan chairs youth and sports sub-committee

Ghanaian sports legend Asamoah Gyan has been named as part of a team tasked to put together a manifesto for the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the 2024 polls.Asamoah Gyan is the chairman of the Youth and Sports sub-committee.This information was contained in a press release signed by Dennis Miracles Aboagye, Director of Communications for Bawumia’s campaign team.The list includes Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu as the chairman of the manifesto committee.The committee shall be responsible for undertaking a holistic review of the party’s 2016 and 2020 manifestos and engaging all relevant stakeholders to come up with a pragmatic 2024 manifesto.“The Manifesto Committee is further charged to discharge their mandate efficiently ...
Greek Cup Match : Baba Rahman Stable after Collapse
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Greek Cup Match : Baba Rahman Stable after Collapse

Ghana Black Stars defender Baba Rahman lost consciousness after falling from an aerial duel in the Greek Cup semi-finals between Panathinaikos and PAOK.The defender landed awkwardly and collapsed on the pitch after colliding with an opponent in a duel during a game played on Wednesday night in Greece.The former Chelsea man was rushed to the hospital after being given first aid at the stadium.Although,POAK won 2-1 to send the game to penalties,they lost 6-5 on penalties.His absence will be a big worry for Poak fans and the technical team as he has been an integral part of the team since his permanent transfer from Chelsea.He's been in top form for his side putting up splendid performances on weekly basis both in the league and in cup games registering two goals and thr...
Otto Addo will offer nothing to Black Stars when given the job, says Charles Taylor
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Otto Addo will offer nothing to Black Stars when given the job, says Charles Taylor

Former Ghana attacker Charles Taylor has raised concerns about the possible reappointment of Otto Addo as the coach of the national team, the Black Stars.Reports suggest that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is considering Addo, who currently works as a talent coach at Borussia Dortmund, as its top choice for the head coach position.This development follows the dismissal of Chris Hughton, who was sacked following the Black Stars' underwhelming performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.To select a new coach, the GFA has assembled a five-member committee tasked with recommending candidates to the Executive Council.Mark Addo, who leads the search team, has not yet made a final decision despite receiving over 500 applications, including one from Otto...
Charles Taylor Throws Weight Behind Michael Essien over Otto Addo For Black Star Job
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Charles Taylor Throws Weight Behind Michael Essien over Otto Addo For Black Star Job

Ex-Black Stars player and Hearts of Oak legend Charles Taylor has called on the Ghana Football Association to appoint Michael Essien as the next coach of the senior national team.Taylor said the former midfielder would be a good fit for the Black Stars coaching job after earning coaching badges and his experience with the team as a player.Amid reports of Otto Addo being in the lead for the vacant position, Charles Taylor has thrown his weight behind him and expressed confidence in Michael Essien as the best fit for the job.He argued that Otto Addo was given the chance in the past and did not execute his role to satisfaction, hence the need to recruit Essien and his cohorts from the 2006 squad.Taylor said, “Nothing good will come from Otto Addo. He has coached the team befo...
John Dramani Mahama Promises to Revamp Black Stars with Home-Grown Talent
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John Dramani Mahama Promises to Revamp Black Stars with Home-Grown Talent

In a bid to rejuvenate the national football team, the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) 2024 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has announced plans to build a new era of the Black Stars with a focus on home-grown players. The announcement was made during the Northern Region leg of his "Building The Ghana We Want Tour," as he campaigns to become the next President of Ghana, seeking to succeed outgoing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.The Black Stars have faced significant challenges in recent years, culminating in a disappointing first-round exit from the 2023 AFCON in Cote D'Ivoire. With three winless outings, Ghana's national team failed to advance past the group stage for the second consecutive edition of the tournament.Addressing a gathered crowd, Mr John Dramani Mahama expres...
Kobbie Mainoo: Ghana FA to convince Man Utd teenager to play for Black Stars
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Kobbie Mainoo: Ghana FA to convince Man Utd teenager to play for Black Stars

Kobbie Mainoo.English-born Ghanaian Kobbie Mainoo has been cracking down some numbers with some good performances for Manchester United in the Premier League.The young talent, who is a graduate of the United Academy, has got a handful of football fans both in Ghana and England talking.His talent has no doubt made him a hot target, as the Ghana Football Association has started putting things in place to convince the 18-year-old to join the national team. Kobbie Mainoo currently holds his nationality to England, where he has already made some caps for the English youth team.The intention of the GFA to grab the young talent was revealed by Dr. Randy Abbey, who is an Executive Council member of the GFA. He admitted that the young talent is in the books ...
Ghana defender Alidu Seidu Joins Stade Rennais
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Ghana defender Alidu Seidu Joins Stade Rennais

Ghanaian international defender Alidu Seidu has completed a move to Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais on a long-term deal. The defender joins the Ligue 1 outfit on a deal that will see him stay at the club until June 2028, signing from Clermont Foot 63.The 23-year-old played in 89 first-team matches for Clermont during his time at the club which included helping them gain promotion from Ligue 2 at the end of the 2020/21 season.Speaking to the club’s website, he underscored how the move would help him realise his personal and professional ambitions."Stade Rennais is a great club, this is a great privilege for me. I am a player who does not like to lose, I am combative, I give everything for my colleagues and I am always looking for progression," he said. "I am ve...
GFA Sets Up Five Member Committee To Hire New Black Stars
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GFA Sets Up Five Member Committee To Hire New Black Stars

The Ghana Football Association has announced the roadmap to hire the next Black Stars coach and named a five member search committee to evaluate and recommend a candidate to the Executive Council for approval.This is after Chris Hughton was relieved of his duties as coach of the Black Stars on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.The search committee will be chaired by Vice President of the Ghana Football Association Mark Addo. Legal Practitioner and law lecturer Ace Ankomah (Esq.) will act as Vice Chairman of the search committee, with Director of Coaching Education of the GFA, Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, Ghana football legend Opoku Nti and William Caesar Kartey, Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as members.The search committee has three weeks to ...
Ghana Black Stars Coach Chris Hughton Sacked
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Ghana Black Stars Coach Chris Hughton Sacked

The Ghana Football Association has announced that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior National team with immediate effect.The Executive Council has also taken a decision to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars.The Ghana Football Association will in the coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars.The decision comes following an uninspiring performance at the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament where the Black Stars failed to progress to the next round after a third place finish in Group B.Chris Hughton has struggled since taking the job from Otto Addo failing to beat countries like Comoros, Cape Verde,  Mozambique, Namibia and Egypt.
Musician Samini Boosts Black Stars’ Morale In Abidjan
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Musician Samini Boosts Black Stars’ Morale In Abidjan

 In a remarkable display of solidarity, the celebrated Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artiste, Samini, has embarked on a journey to Abidjan to fervently back the Ghanaian Black Stars ahead of their upcoming match.In an interview with Isaac Kofi Dzokpo, he expressed his confidence in the team’s prowess, Samini boldly predicts a victory against Mozambique, envisioning a 2-goal triumph.Upon his arrival at the Midez H&R Hotel in Abidjan, the artiste was greeted with an outpouring of joy and jubilation from ardent fans and supporters.Known for his passionate commitment to music and national pride, Samini seized the moment to issue a heartfelt appeal to fellow Ghanaians, urging unity and rallying behind the Black Stars.He emphasized the crucial role of collective support in pro...