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Inaki Williams Score First Black Stars Goal As Ghana Beat Madagascar In Kumasi
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Inaki Williams Score First Black Stars Goal As Ghana Beat Madagascar In Kumasi

Iñaki Williams sent the Baba Yara Sports Stadium into a frenzy with his 96th minute winner for the Black Stars against Madagascar in the opener if the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The Athletic Bilbao striker registered his first national team goal for the Black Stars to propel them to victory. After an abysymal first half, Ghana came back with so much desire as they controlled possession and created some decent goalscoring opportunities. The Malagasy, who were relegated to playing in phases, looked the sharper of the two sides and had the better chances in the first half but failed to convert them. The introduction of Dennis Odoi and Majeed Ashimeru in the second half injected life into Ghana’s play after the break. Ghana created a flurry of chances but failed to hit the back of the...
Black Stars begin 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar today in Kumasi
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Black Stars begin 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar today in Kumasi

A month after the disastrous performances against Mexico and the United States of America, the Black Stars have an opportunity to win the hearts of Ghanaians again. Ghana commence the qualifying series for the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Friday, November 17, against Madagascar. The game at the Baba Yara Stadium is also an opportunity for Chris Hughton to put behind him a dreadful month which has seen his future come into question. It will be the third meeting in the last year between the two teams after they met during the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. In the first of the two games, Ghana sealed a 3-0 victory with Mohammed Kudus, Felix Afena-Gyan and Osman Bukari getting on the scoresheet. However, the return fixture in Madagascar saw both teams draw blank with Ghana going ...
Chris Hughton names Amartey, Kasim Adams, KamalDeen, Ashimeru in squad for Madagascar, Comoros qualifiers
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Chris Hughton names Amartey, Kasim Adams, KamalDeen, Ashimeru in squad for Madagascar, Comoros qualifiers

Kasim Adams, Daniel Amartey, Osman Bukari and KamalDeen Sulemana have returned to the Black Stars for this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros. The quartet have been named alongside Captain Andre Ayew, Denis Odoi, Majeed Ashimeru and Baba Idrissu in a 25-man squad for the double header. Ghana will host Madagascar on Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Baba Yara Sports stadium before facing Comoros in Moroni on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Full Squad:
Media Accreditation process for Ghana vs Madagascar World Cup qualifier open
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Media Accreditation process for Ghana vs Madagascar World Cup qualifier open

The Media is hereby informed that the application process for the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Ghana and Madagascar scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium is open. Interested media houses are to submit their applications duly signed by a Manager or an Editor to the Head of Public Relations, National Sports Authority via e mail: pr@sportsauthority.gov.gh. Applicants should kindly attach a copy of a passport photograph to the letter. Deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Accreditation tags can be picked up on Friday, November 17, 2023 at the Baba Yara Stadium, from 9:00 am to 1:00pm. Applications without passport photographs will not be considered. Media organization category Number of media practitioner...
Morocco referees for Ghana vs. Madagascar World Cup qualifier
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Morocco referees for Ghana vs. Madagascar World Cup qualifier

Morocco’s Guezzaz Samir will be the centre referee for Ghana's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Madagascar. Samir, 43, will be assisted by Brinsi Zakaria (Assistant I), Naciri Hamza (Assistant II) and EL Jaafari Noureddine (Fourth Referee). Nigeria’s Shaibu Amadu is the Referee Assessor as Kachalla Babagana Kalli from Nigeria operates as Match Commissioner. Ghana will open her qualifying campaign against Madagascar at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi and according to FIFA, the game is scheduled for 16:00Hrs kick off on Friday, November 17, 2023. Ghana last beat Madagascar 3-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Coast stadium in June 2022 and will be looking forward to another victory over the East Africans. Mohammed Kudus, Felix Afena Gyan and Osman Bukari nette...
Baba Yara Sports stadium to host Ghana vs. Madagascar World Cup qualifier
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Baba Yara Sports stadium to host Ghana vs. Madagascar World Cup qualifier

Ghana will open her 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Madagascar at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi. According to FIFA, the game is scheduled for 16:00Hrs kick off on Friday, November 17, 2023. The Black Stars will be aiming to kick start the World Cup qualifying campaign on a good note in their quest for another appearance on the World Cup having made it to the last edition in Qatar 2022. Ghana last beat Madagascar 3-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Coast stadium in June 2022 and will be looking forward to another victory over the East Africans. Mohammed Kudus, Felix Afena Gyan and Osman Bukari netted for Ghana in the 3-0 win.
Hafiz Konkoni joins Black Stars squad for Madagascar game
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Hafiz Konkoni joins Black Stars squad for Madagascar game

Ghana Coach Chris Hughton has called up Bechem United forward Hafiz Konkoni for next weekend’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar. Konkoni will join the squad on Monday to begin preparations for the crucial AFCON match in Antananarivo. His inclusion takes the number of players to 25 as Ghana aim to pick all the spoils to make another Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Hafiz Konkoni played 26 matches and scored 15 goals for Bechem United in the just ended betPawa Premier League campaign. Ghana will play Madagascar in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
Ghana to open Accra camp on Monday, June 12
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Ghana to open Accra camp on Monday, June 12

The Black Stars will open camp on Monday, June 12, 2023, in readiness for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar. The team will train for at least four days in Accra before departing for Antananarivo on Friday, June 16, for the crucial Group E clash against Madagascar. Ghana goes into the game sitting on top of their Africa Cup of Nations Cote D’Ivoire 2023 qualifying group with 8 points after two wins and two draws in the first four matches. The match will take place at Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 17H00.
Patrice Milazar to referee Madagascar vs. Ghana AFCON qualifier
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Patrice Milazar to referee Madagascar vs. Ghana AFCON qualifier

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Patrice Milazar from Mauritius as referee for the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Madagascar and Ghana. The 37-year-old FIFA referee will be assisted by compatriots Ram Babajee (Assistant I), Jean-Marc Jeff Pithia (Assistant II), and Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Fourth Official). Sinon Philip Georges from Seychelles is the Match Commissioner. Rwanda’s Hudu Munyemana is the Referee Assessor with Helly Zafinimanga from Madagascar to work as Pre-match Ceremony Coordinator. The match will take place at Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 17H00. With two round of matches to play Ghana sit in first place in Group E with 8 points following two wins (Madagascar, Angola) and tw...
Ghanaians roast Daniel Afriyie Barnieh for poor performance against Madagascar
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Ghanaians roast Daniel Afriyie Barnieh for poor performance against Madagascar

Black Galaxies striker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh has come under intense attack from a section of Ghanaian fans for his poor performance in Ghana's defeat to Madagascar in the African Nations Cup opener. Ghana lost the game in Algeria by a score of 2-1, but one player who has come under serious attack is the Hearts of Oak attacker. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh as a lead striker failed to put up an excellent show which saw Ghana lose to debutants Madagascar leaving some Ghanaian fans disappointed. A section of fans who felt disappointed at the forward's behavior and performance on the field took to social media to register their displeasure. Ghana takes on Sudan in their next game as they seek to make a mark and book a place in the next round of the competition after a long absence. ...