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  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah names three scouts confirmed, George Boateng axed GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will use three local coaches Mas-ud Dramani, Sellas Tetteh and David Duncan will scout for the Black Stars at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Appiah submitted the list to the Normalisation Committee and Black Stars management committee on Monday.Dramani has been working with Danish side Nordsjaelland as an assistant coach.2009 FIFA U20 World Cup winner Tetteh joins with his vast experience having worked as head coach for Rwanda and Sierra Leone.Duncan has been out of work since parting ways with Kumasi Asante Kotoko in 2016.He previously handled Ghana Premier League side Great Olympics, Sekond Hasaacas, AshantiGold ... more
  • 50 mins Breaking News: Ghana coach names returnee Asamoah Gyan in provisional 29-man squad for AFCON; five debutants listed GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named Asamoah Gyan in his provisional 29-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations released on Wednesday including five debutants.Gyan officially rescinded his decision to retire from the team after Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo intervened.GHANASoccernet.com understands he has accepted to be General Captain of the team as Andre Ayew remains captain.Coach Kwesi Appiah has named experienced players like John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Christian Atsu, Harrison Afful, Afriyie Acquah and Thomas Partey.Five players Nuhu Musa (St Gallen), Samuel Owusu (Cukaricki, Serbia), Kwabena Owusu (Leganes, Spain). Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak, Ghana) and ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana to hold pre-tournament camping in Dubai GhanaSoccernet
    The Black Stars will leave Accra on 1 June to hold a training camp in Dubai, UAE ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.. Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has released a provisional squad of 29 players for the trip to the Gulf.The Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee chose Dubai because of it has similar weather condition like Egypt in the summer and also provides excellent training facilities.The Black Stars trained in the (Abu Dhabi) UAE ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa.In Dubai, Ghana have lined up friendly matches against South Africa and Namibia.Ghana will ... more
  • 50 mins VIDEO: ”Asamoah Gyan is happy and back to make sure we win AFCON,”- local manager Sammy Anim GhanaSoccernet
    Asamoah Gyan's local manager Samuel Anim Addo says the returnee striker would be happy in camp despite having a tiff with head coach Kwesi Appiah.Ghana's all-time leading scorer on Wednesday rescinded his decision to retire permanently from international football .Gyan announced on Monday he was stepping down from the national team with immediate effect and recusing himself from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Appiah's decision to strip him of the captaincy.But Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo intervened and ordered the Kayserisper player to withdraw that decision.There are concerns his relationship with the coach might be beyond repairs ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: FIVE debutants in Ghana’s squad for tournament GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named Hearts of Oak center-back Mohammed Alhassan among five other debutants in his provisional 29-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The four-time champions are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982.Kwesi Appiah's side have come close to ending their drought at the last six tournaments, having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 2010 and 2015.The former Al Khartoum Watani gaffer made it clear in the wake of the qualifiers that he will hand call-ups to any Ghanaian ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Injured experienced defender Harrison Afful excluded from Ghana squad GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana and Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful has been excluded from the 29- man provisional squad named by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah due to injury.The 33- year old picked up an injury in April, 2019 when Columbus Crew defeated Atlanta United in a league game.He suffered from a fractured jaw when he collided with fellow team mate Jonathan Mensah and was taken off the field in the 27th minute of the game.He has been sidelined with the injury for up to four to six weeks.Harrison Afful is still recuperating from his injury and head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: In-form Baba Rahman returns to Ghana squad after two-year absence GhanaSoccernet
    Abdul Baba Rahman has been recalled into the national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after two-year absence.Baba, who excelled on a six-months loan at French Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims, is returning to the squad since suffering an injury whiles playing for the nation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.The experienced left-back has been named in a 29-man provisional squad announced by coach Kwesi Appiah on Tuesday.He is expected to be key for the side in their quest to end a 37-year trophy drought.Checkout the full squad below;GoalkeepersRichard Ofori ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana confirm pre-tournament friendlies against South Africa and Namibia GhanaSoccernet
    It has been confirmed that Black Stars will be involved in two friendly matches ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Egypt next month.The senior national team will face South Africa and Namibia - the two teams qualified for this year's tournament.However, the dates of the matches were not revealed.A provisional 29-man squad named on Wednesday evening will depart Accra, on Sunday, June 1, for pre-tournament preparations in Dubai, ahead of the competition.Ghana will be aiming to win their first Afcon trophy in 37 years.They have been drawn in an all West African group comprising reigning champions ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Three Africa-based players in Ghana squad for Egypt tournament GhanaSoccernet
     Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named three  local based players in his provisional squad for the upcoming  2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt.The trio- Mohammed Alhassan  (Hearts of Oak), Abdul Shafiu Fatawu and Felix Annan ( Asante Kotoko) made the 29-man provisional list which was announced on Wednesday.Mohammed Alhassan has been impressive for Hearts in the ongoing Ghana Football Association Special Competition helping his side to qualify for the semis.Abdul Fatawu has scored eight goals in the competition while Felix Annan has already justified his inclusion into the team with a series of consistent performances at ... more
  • 50 mins 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Three home-based players named in Ghana squad GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed call-ups to three local-based players in his 29-provisional Africa Cup of Nations squad.The official list for the continental showpiece was announced on Tuesday, May 22.Coach Appiah has however included three players from the local scene in the squad for the tournament.Normalisation Committee’s Special Competition leading scorer Abdul Fatawu Safiu finds his name in the squad likewise his Asante Kotoko teammate Felix Annan.Alhasan of Hearts of Oak has also been added to the squad following his swashbuckling displays for Hearts of Oak in the Special Competition.Annan’s inclusion will not come as a surprise to many ... more
  • 4 hours 2019 Africa Cup of Nations-Egypt name provisional 25-man squad GhanaSoccernet
    Hosts Egypt have announced a provisional 25-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Head Coach Javier Aguirre made public the list on Tuesday (21 May 2019) with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah headlining the squad.Aguirre recalled veteran Ahly winger Walid Soliman who had previously announced his international retirement. Soliman, who recently returned from a knee injury that sidelined him for almost four months last played for Egypt in 2016. There was also a place for Pyramids FC midfielder Abdullah El Said who missed the Pharaohs qualification campaign.Veteran forward Ahmed Ali who plays trade for Arab Contractors returns to the squad ... more
  • 7 hours The Top Ten Players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations GhanaSoccernet
    The best teams of the African continent will compete for the main trophy of the continent from June 21 to July 19. We decided to choose the best players who, in our opinion, deserve to represent their teams in this championship. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt)This is the undoubted leader of our list. This famous football player is known far beyond the borders of Egypt and the African continent. Journalist Philip Creon said on the French TV channel “Canal+” that in the summer Liverpool striker could end up in Real Madrid. If you suddenly become not interested in reading about football, or ... more
  • 7 hours Fatau Dauda send well wishes to Black Stars ahead of AFCON despite missing out GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana and Enyimba FC goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has sent well wishes to the Black Stars ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt despite not been selected for the tournament.GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm that the players selected for the pre-tournament camping have been notified with tickets issued out to them.The 34-year old was hoping to make the list  for the AFCON according to reports in the local media but his statement goes to confirm that he may be excluded from the squad which is yet to be announced."Congratulations to the GK's who have made it. Good luck Gent!, Long ... more
  • 7 hours 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Key Ghana player Atsu unaware about training programme GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana winger Christian Atsu is unaware of the Black Stars training programme ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.With barely a month to go to the start of the tournament in Egypt, Atsu has no idea when the team will start preparations.This is after he tweeted "When is the black stars starting training? " When is the black stars starting training ? 💪— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) May 22, 2019The tweet has left many worried as Atsu is one of the key players of the team. He played an influential role as the Black Stars secured qualification.Kwesi Appiah is yet to ... more
  • 7 hours StarTimes to telecast Kotoko-Asec Mimosa’s game on Sunday GhanaSoccernet
    StarTimes, Africa’s leading digital TV operator is scheduled to broadcast live the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II commemorative Cup match on Sunday May 26, 2019.The game which will feature two of Africa’s football giants, Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Asec Mimosas of Cote D’ Ivoire will be aired on Adepa TV channel 247 and Sports Focus channel 240 to give a wider audience from across the continent for the spectacle.The match scheduled to take place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, is in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary celebration of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who ascended the throne 20 years ... more
  • 7 hours Ghanaian coach Chris Hughton surprised and disappointed at his Brighton sacking GhanaSoccernet
    Hughton was named the Premier League's manager of the month in March 2018Ghanaian coach Chris Hughton says he is "hugely disappointed and surprised" over his sacking by English Premier League side Brighton at the end of the season.Hughton, 60, was dismissed after four and a half years in charge, following the Seagulls' 17th-place finish.In their second season back in the Premier League he took the club to the FA Cup semi-final, but they won just three of their last 23 league games.Hughton, whose father is from Ghana, has been replaced by Swansea boss Graham Potter.Hughton, who joined Albion in December ... more
  • 7 hours Breaking News: Asamoah Gyan issues statement to confirm reversing Ghana retirement decision GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has issued a statement to confirm he has reversed his international retirement just 24 hours after angrily retiring from the Black Stars.The 33-year-old confirmed the Ghanasoccernet.com revelation saying that he is returning to the side after an intervention by the country's President Nana Akufo Addo.The Turkey-based striker has now accepted to role of being the General Captain of the Black Stars after quitting the team over Kwesi Appiah's decision to strip him of the captaincy.His decision to reverse his international retirement came after Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo spoke to him on Tuesday to reconsider his decision."A Presidential ... more
  • 10 hours Befuddled Newcastle United star Christian Atsu oblivious about Black Stars 2019 AFCON training start GhanaSoccernet
    Christian Atsu is in the dark over the itinerary of the Black Stars for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has rhetorically asked: ''When is the black stars starting training ?''. The Newcastle United star seems to be in a state of anxiety as he does not know when training for the tournament in Egypt will start.Atsu, a regular and a key player in Appiah's team had another outstanding season with Newcastle United and will be hoping to replicate the form at the Nations Cup.The 27-year old in a tweet disclosed his readiness to start training for the Africa Cup ... more
  • 10 hours Phoenix Rising FC captain Solomon Asante named in USL Team of the Week GhanaSoccernet
    Phoenix Rising FC captain Solomon Asante has been named in the USL Championship Team of the Week 11. Asante scored one goal in the 4-0 win against Las Vegas Light at home on Saturday.He provided one assist and created four chances in his first start since April 27 after personal reasons kept him out of the squad.Asante is now tied for the most assists on the team with Junior Flemmings at five apiece. ... more
  • 10 hours Dauda Mohammed happy to reach play-off final for Europa League qualification with Vitesse Arnhem GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian forward Dauda Mohammed is excited to help Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem reach the play-offs final for Europa League qualification in the Eredivisie. Arnhem, who finished fifth in the regular season reached the final after beating Gronigen 3-1 on Tuesday evening to record a 4-3 aggregate victory."What a way to qualify to the play offs finals. Great team performance. Still Believe," Mohammed posted on Twitter.On-loan Real Madrid sensation Martin Ødegaard opened the scoring just 120 seconds into the game, before experience forward Tim Matavž scored a brace to send the Vitas 3-0 up in 31 minutes.Groningen pulled one back through Kaj Sierhuis, ... more
  • 10 hours 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Srdjan Vasiljevic picks 27 players as Angola’s prelim squad GhanaSoccernet
    Angola announced on Tuesday a provisional list for this summer's Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to be played in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.Coach Srdjan Vasiljevic named a 27-player list that includes 11 home-based players.Ahly's winger Hermenegildo 'Geraldo' Bartomlomeu makes part of the Angolan list for the continental competition.The 27-year-old joined Ahly in January from Angolan side Primiero de Agosto and has made many convincing displays, scoring three goals in 16 appearances with the Red Devils so far.Lazio defender Bastos Quissanga features in the list as well as Girona defender Jonas Ramalho.Angola will play in Group ... more
  • 10 hours Former Asante Kotoko chairman Georgido dies GhanaSoccernet
    Former Asante Kotoko C.E.O Mr. George Adu-Poku has passed on in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to reports. Mr. Adu-Poku popularly known as Goergido in footballing circles, was the club chief from 1997, where he served two terms and made a significant impact at the club.After the two terms in Kumasi with Asante Kotoko, he joined Swedru All Blacks.Georgido, apart from football was also a successful businessman and was African representative for "Good year" Tyres.He was the Board Chairman of his Company Dangbe Salt Industry's Limited.  ... more
  • 10 hours Hearts cannot be ready for Africa with these young players- former defender Sam Johnson GhanaSoccernet
    Former Hearts of Oak defender Sam Johnson is not sure the club can compete in Africa with the current squad. The Rainbow club has massively invested in youthful players for the NC Special competition, which is paying dividends with the club finishing top of top Zone B.Hearts have dominated the Zone with some impressive performances with players like Michelle Sarpong and Manaf Umar, both graduates of the club's youth team Auroras, being a delight to watch.However, former players of the club Sam Johnson believes the team lacks experience to make an impact in Africa."I don't think Hearts of Oak is ready ... more
  • 13 hours 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Two-time champions DR Congo announce provisional 32-man squad GhanaSoccernet
    DR Congo coach Jean-Florent Ibenge Ikwange has announced on Tuesday a provisional list for this summer's Africa Cup of Nations set to be played in Egypt between 21 June to 19 July.The list includes 32 players and will be trimmed to 23 players before the 11th of the next month.Zamalek loanee Kabongo Kasongo features in the list despite his lack of playing time with his new side Al-Wahda (SaudI Arabia).The striker joined the Saudi side last January in a six-month loan deal but a shoulder injury rendered him available for a long time.He scored four goals in ten appearances with ... more
  • 13 hours Barcelona bid Kevin Prince Boateng farewell as he returns to Sassuolo in the summer GhanaSoccernet
    Spanish giants Barcelona have said their final goodbyes to Ghanaian forward Kevin Prince Boateng as he leaves for Sassuolo in the summer. The on-loan Sassuolo forward's season at Barcelona came to an end after he was ruled out of the Copa del Rey final against Valencia due to injury.Boateng endured a torrid time at Barcelona failing to score a goal in four appearances for the Catalan club.When the 32-year old joined Barcelona, it was reported the club had an option of making the deal permanent if he impresses manager Ernesto Velverde.But it is clear, the 2010 Ghana world cup star failed ... more
  • 13 hours Ghanaian forward John Antwi set to leave Misr El Mikassa in the summer GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian forward John Anwi will be leaving Misr El Mikassa in the summer following interests from several clubs in the Arabian gulf. The striker, who has been outstanding for the clearing club in the Egyptian top flight league is believed to be interested in joining a new club.Having netted 11 times already this season, the Fayoumi based club will struggle to keep the Ghanaian who is reported to be on the radar of Egyptian giants Zamalek.According to information reaching GHANASoccernet, there are clubs from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that also seeking the signature of the attacker.Meanwhile, the 26-year ... more
  • 13 hours 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa include former Croatia, Switzerland defenders in provisional squad GhanaSoccernet
    South Africa have included defenders who have played for Croatia and Switzerland at age-limit levels in a provisional 30-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Egypt.Centre-back Nikola Tavares, 20, who is on the books of Crystal Palace, was born in Cape Town to Croatian parents.Right-back Joel Untersee, 25, on loan to FC Zurich from Empoli, left Johannesburg as a child with his Swiss parents.Both are eligible to play for South Africa because they have not represented their adopted countries in a senior competitive match.Coach Stuart Baxter said Tuesday that the pair will be considered for the ... more
  • 16 hours Fit-again Ghanaian youngster Emmanuel Adjei Sowah to remain at RSC Anderlecht GhanaSoccernet
    Fit-again Ghanaian right-back Emmanuel Adjei Sowah is set to remain at Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht in the 2019/20 campaign.The 21-year-old was earmarked as one of the top products to come out of the Purple and Whites youth set-up.Blessed with oodles of ability, Sowah's career never quite took off due to persistent injuries.The former Dreams FC youth star missed the whole of the Regular season, failing to feature in any of the side’s playoffs games.Sowah was widely reported to be heading for the exit as a free agent but his representatives have informed the Brussels-based outfit that their client has a ... more
  • 16 hours EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian winger Eric Ocansey emerges as KV Krotrijk target GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian winger Eric Ocansey has emerged as a transfer target for Belgian side KV Kortrijk in the summer transfer window, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.The versatile KAS Eupen star is wanted to bolster Kortrijk's wide options as they bid to improve upon their last term's 8th place finish.Ocansey has been one of the most consistent performers for KAS Eupen since joining in 2015.The 21-year-old exhibited his versatility for Claude Makelele's side after excelling as a make-shift right-back in several games.Reports reaching GHANASoccerenet.com suggest that the Tema-born attacker is on KV Kortrijk's radar and might command a fee of €9 million.Despite having ... more
  • 16 hours Michael Essien’s message to Persib Bandung this season GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has sent a good luck message to Persib Bandung ahead of the 2019 Indonesian League 1.Essien, who had the status as a 2017 marque player showed his support before Persib played the first match against Persipura at the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium last Saturday.The Ghanaian uploaded photos on his Instagram page to wish his former employers luck."Good luck to all my friends at Persib. I pray for the best for this season, "Essien wrote.The message seemed to enliven his ex-teamates as they won the game 1-0 courtesy Robert Alberts solitary strike. View this post on Instagram Good luck to my old ... more
  • 22 hours Breaking News: Asamoah Gyan rescinds Ghana retirement decision, accepts general captain role at AFCON GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to quit international football just 24 hours after angrily retiring from the Black Stars, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.The Turkey-based striker has now accepted to role of being the General Captain of the Black Stars after quitting the team over Kwesi Appiah's decision to strip him of the captaincy.Gyan will announce his decision to return to side in the coming hours - sources close to the striker have told Ghana's leading football news website, Ghanasoccernet.comHis decision to reverse his international came after Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo spoke to him on Tuesday to ... more
  • 22 hours Breaking News: Ghana President Akufo-Addo orders Asamoah Gyan to rescind retirement decision GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana leader Nana Akufo Addo has ordered former national team captain Asamoah Gyan to rescind his decision retirement from international football.The president of the West African country made the order when he spoke to the the iconic striker on Tuesday evening just one day after his quit the national team in anger.Gyan quit on Monday just weeks before the Africa Nations Cup sparking a huge national debate and disquiet in many quarters.Gyan said his decision had been taken as a way to protest a plan by coach Kwesi Appiah to deny him the opportunity of captaining the Black Stars in next ... more
  • 1 day 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: David Duncan, Mas-Ud Dramani and Sellas Tetteh to scout for Ghana in Egypt GhanaSoccernet
    Three Ghanaian coaches Mas-ud Dramani, Sellas Tetteh and David Duncan will scout for Ghana at the 2019 Africa Cup of NationsAccording to reports, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah submitted the list to the Normalisation Committee and Black Stars management committee on Monday.Dramani has been working with Danish side Nordsjaelland as an assistant coach.2009 FIFA U20 World Cup winner Tetteh joins with his vast experience having worked as head coach for Rwanda and Sierra Leone.Duncan has been out of work since parting ways with Kumasi Asante Kotoko in 2016.He previously handled Ghana Premier League side Great Olympics, Sekond Hasaacas, AshantiGold and Hearts ... more
  • 1 day Thomas Partey set to be named Ghana deputy captain GhanaSoccernet
    Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is set to be named the deputy captain of the senior national team following the retirement of Asamoah Gyan. Gyan announced his retirement from the Black Stars on Monday after he was told by coach Kwesi Appiah that another player will be the captain at the Nations Cup.The absence of Gyan in Egypt means Andre Ayew will be the next captain of the team, since he has been the deputy to the Kayserispor attacker in the last seven years.Partey has been made captain in the absence of both players in recent times, and he is expected ... more
  • 1 day 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: In-form defender John Boye axed from leaked 29-man Ghana provisional squad GhanaSoccernet
    Experienced defender John Boye is conspicuously missing in a leaked Black Stars provisional Squad for the Nations Cup in Egypt this summer. The defender, who is coming off an amazing season with French side FC Metz was not included in the squad which will begin camping for the Nations Cup in Dubai next month.The squad, however has some new players including Hearts of Oak defender Mohammed Alhassan, who has been a rock in the Phobians set up in the NC Special Competition.Samuel Owusu of Serbian side Cuciriaki, Musah Nuhu of Saint Gallen and Razak Abalora are the new names in the ... more
  • 1 day Ricahrd Ofori takes over as Ghana lead singer at AFCON in Gyan absence GhanaSoccernet
    Goalkeeper Richard Ofori will be the Black Stars new lead singer following the retirement of Asamoah Gyan. The Maritzburg United goalkeeper is known to take over in the morale boosting sessions of singing at the Black Stars in the absence of the former captain.The Black Stars players have a routine of singing "Jama" songs to get them pepped up for matches, and most often Gyan has been the one to set the tone.Gyan shocked the country on Monday, when he announced his retirement from the national team over the captaincy in the team.Meanwhile, coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to name his ... more
  • 1 day Asamoah Gyan to continue playing at club level despite Ghana retirement GhanaSoccernet
    In-form forward Asamoah Gyan will continue his club football career despite announcing his international retirement. The ex-Ghana captain announcing his retirement from the national team, just 32 days to the Nations Cup in Egypt over captaincy row.The 33-year old stated he will not play for the national team again after he was told by coach kwesi Appiah, another player will be handed the arm band in Egypt.Gyan has had a glittering career with the Black Stars, having played 106 times and scoring 51 goals for Ghana.He is the country's all time leading scorer and Africa's top scorer at the FIFA World ... more
  • 1 day Ghana President Akufo-Addo summons Black Stars coach over Asamoah Gyan retirement GhanaSoccernet
    Under-fire Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah, has been summoned to an emergency meeting at the Presidency over his decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the Black Stars captaincy which led to the latter's retirement from international football.The meeting at the Jubilee House with President Nana Akufo Addo will be centred on the sudden resignation of the captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan, on Monday afternoon.The meeting is meant to convince the coach to reverse his decision and allow Gyan to return to the side to be the substantive captain of the side ahead of the 2019 Africa ... more
  • 1 day Crystal Palace will re-try to sign £5m-rated Jordan Ayew from Swansea GhanaSoccernet
    Crystal Palace are expected to make another move to sign striker Jordan Ayew on a permanent deal.But the Eagles must be ready to meet his £5 million price that Swansea are asking from suitors.The Welsh club want to recoup most of the million they spent on the 27-year-old.Ayew scored just one goal and provided two assists for Crystal Palace during his season-long loan stay at Selhurst Park. ... more
  • 1 day Collin Quaner returns to relegated Huddersfield after Ipswich Town loan spell GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian striker Collin Quaner has returned his parent club Huddersfield Town after the expiration of his loan spell at Ipswich Town.The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the Championship.Quaner scored four goals in 16 league appearances.He has returned to the relegated Premier League side to fight for a place after managing just two appearances in the top-flight during the first half of the season. ... more
  • 1 day Thomas Partey set to named Ghana deputy captain GhanaSoccernet
    Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is set to be named the deputy captain of the senior national team following the retirement of Asamoah Gyan. Gyan announced his retirement from the Black Stars on Monday after he was told by coach Kwesi Appiah that another player will be the captain at the Nations Cup.The absence of Gyan in Egypt means Andre Ayew will be the next captain of the team, since he has been the deputy to the Kayserispor attacker in the last seven years.Partey has been made captain in the absence of both players in recent times, and he is expected ... more
  • 1 day Breaking News: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called for crisis meeting over questionable decisions GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will meet the Black Stars management committee, the Normalisation Committee and government on Tuesday afternoon over his recent decisions, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report. Appiah has caused Asamoah Gyan to retire from international football following a decision to take the armband from him for another player.Gyan will now act his capacity as General captain.Also, Appiah will have to defend his decision to add former Middlesbrough captain George Boateng to his backroom staff as a scout for the tournament.His meeting with Normalisation Committee on Monday ended abruptly.The NC believes a former player of the Black Stars, or someone who ... more
  • 1 day Ghana leader Akuffo Addo set to force Asamoah Gyan to rescind retirement decision – top official hints GhanaSoccernet
    The chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports and Culture Hon. Alex Agyekum expects Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo to convince Asamoah Gyan to rescind his retirement decision.Gyan announced his permanent decision to retire from the national team following coach Kwesi Appiah's decision to take the armband from him ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The Kayserispor striker feels hurt by this season since he is not injured and in contention for a starting berth in the team.This has dominated discussions in the west African country with some commentators saying it might hamper the preparations of the team.Hon Agyekum ... more
  • 1 day Manchester United prepared to pay €50m release clause to sign Thomas Partey GhanaSoccernet
    Manchester United are reportedly prepared to meet the 50 million euros release clause in Thomas Partey's Atletico Madrid contract in order to sign him this summer. According to 'Express Sport', the Red Devils views the Ghana international as a likely replacement for Ander Herrera.With the confirmed departure of Ander Herrera, the Red Devils are in the market for his replacement and it seems as though they might have found him.Partey looks to tick all the boxes and could well be wearing red next season.However, it might not be that simple. Thomas is also on Arsenal's agenda and Unai Emery reportedly followed him closely in Atletico's clash against Levante. ... more
  • 1 day Samuel Osei Kuffuor angry over Ghana coach Appiah’s decisions ahead of Afcon GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana International who doubles as Normalisation Committee member of the Ghana Football Association Samuel Osei Kuffuor is reported to be angry over the questionable decisions of Kwesi Appiah over his team's selection and appointment of a scout.Kwesi Appiah met Management committee members of the Black Stars on Monday to explain and justify his player selection ahead of the tournamentGhanasoccerenet sources at the meeting revealed that Samuel Osei Kuffuor was unhappy and angry over  Coach Kwesi Appiah's  decision to appoint former Holland international George Boateng as a scout for the team.He was also unhappy on the decision to name a ... more
  • 1 day Ghana coach Appiah could not defend Asamoah Gyan axing at management meeting GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah could not convince the Normalisation  Committee and Black Stars management committee over his decision to re-assign captain Asamoah Gyan.Gyan announced his retirement from Ghana duties on Monday because of the coach's decision to strip him of the armband and name him as General captain.The former Sunderland striker felt offended and betrayed and decided to recuse himself from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.According to reports, Appiah's explanation was implausible and could not convince the caretakers of Ghana football.Appiah is expected to name his provisional 30-man squad for the tournament in Egypt this June.Ghana will face Benin, ... more
  • 1 day EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian side PKNP axe midfielder Thomas Abbey due to long-term injury GhanaSoccernet
    Midfielder Thomas Abbey has been released by Malaysian top-flight side PKNP after sustaining a long-term injury, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.The former Hearts of Oak captain is set for a lengthy eight- week spell on the sidelines after fracturing his metatarsal two weeks ago.His absence could affect PKNP's performance in the Malaysian top-flight.The Perak-based club have  decided to axe Abbey from the squad and are expected to announce a new signing – Brazilian Ramon – as a replacement.''Abbey did well with the team before the injury. He might only be back in the team for the Malaysia Cup but we need ... more
  • 1 day 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mauritania coach settles on final 23-man squad; seven on standby list GhanaSoccernet
    Mauritania head coach Corentin Martins unveiled his 23-man list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday including seven reserves.The list has six players from the local league and seventeen foreign based for the tournament which will be held in Egypt from June 21 to July 19.Souleymane Anne and Ibrahima Coulibaly received their first invitation to the team for the last qualifier against Burkina Faso and have made the cut for the tournament.The Mourabitounes are making their very first appearance in the Africa premier football competition.They will begin their preparations in the capital, Nouakchott from June 1 and continue ... more
  • 1 day Ghana FA rejects Kwesi Appiah’s appointment of former Middlesbrough star Boateng as scout at AFCON GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah's decision to make former Dutch international George Boateng a scout at the Nations Cup in Egypt has been rejected by the GFA Normalisation Committee. According to information reaching Ghana's leading football website GHANASoccernet.com, the NC were unhappy with Appiah's decision claiming there are more qualified people in the country who can play that role.The meeting between Kwesi Appiah and the Normalisation Committee ended abruptly after the coach revealed his decision on making Boateng a scout.The NC believes a former player of the Black Stars, or someone who has played a role with the national team in the ... more
  • 1 day Joseph Aidoo eyes Champion League after Belgian title winning feat with Genk GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana defender Joseph Aidoo is relishing playing in the UEFA Champions League next season after helping Genk to win the Belgian title.The centre-back played a key role in the title success forming a strong partnership Sebastien Dewaest.He made 33 appearances in the championship run-in and scored one goal.Aidoo is looking at debuting in the prestigious Champions League with Blauw-Wit next term.''That is of course really great. For me that is a big dream come true,'' the former Ghana U20 international said.''This is a great feeling. I can safely say that this is the best moment of my career.''We knew from ... more
  • 1 day EXCLUSIVE: Austria-based Ghanaian defender Gideon Mensah to decide future in the summer GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian youngster Gideon Mensah will make a decision over his future in the summer as his loan deal with Austrian side Sturm Graz nears an end. The left back was in action over the weekend against his parent club, Red Bull Salzburg, as Sturm Graz suffered a 2-1 defeat at home.The decision surrounding his future remains uncertain but Mensah insists Red Bull Salzburg will determine where he plays next season."At the moment I do not know how it will continue in the summer," he said after the game."It's going on between Salzburg and Sturm. Red Bull has to decide. If Red Bull ... more
  • 1 day Ghanaian forward Brian Brobbey sets sights on breaking into Ajax senior side next season GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaian youngster Brian Brobbey says his main objective is to break into the Ajax senior side next season. The Dutch born Ghanaian forward has been knocking the doors of the senior team with some outstanding performances for the youth team.Fresh from winning the UEFA U-17 championship, Brobbey will line up for the Ajax U-19 when they face Sparta Rotterdam in the youth league on Wednesday."I am often labeled as a goal machine, but I also like to play as an offside player or offensive midfielder," he told RTL News."My role with the national team is the same as with Ajax, because ... more
  • 1 day 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Angola announce preliminary squad of 27 GhanaSoccernet
    Angola coach Srđan Vasiljević has announced a 27-man provisional squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt next month.The list consists of 13 foreign based and 14 home based players with Girabola champions Primeiro de Agosto have seven players included.Bruno Gaspar and Jonas Ramalho Chimeno who have represented Portugal and Spain at youth levels also made the squad.Jeremie Bela, born in France and once rejected a call up to play for DR Congo has also been invited ahead of the tournament in June.Wilson Eduardo who scored on his debut in the last qualifying fixture ... more
  • 1 day EXCLUSIVE: Dutch-born Ghanaian youngster Brian Brobbey confirms interest from EPL clubs GhanaSoccernet
    Dutch born Ghanaian forward Brian Brobbey has confirmed interest from top English clubs following his outstanding performances at the just ended UEFA U-17 championship. The striker has been reported to be on the radar of Manchester clubs United and City, but there has not been any official statement from both clubs for the 17-year old.But Brobbey says he has received several offers from England but will like to stay in Holland to continue his development."I have already received many offers, especially from England," Brobbey said"My environment wants me to stay here and develop myself calmly, that also feels like the best ... more
  • 1 day Manchester United identify Thomas Partey as Ander Herrera’s replacement GhanaSoccernet
    Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been identified by Manchester United as the right replacement for Ander Herrera, according to reports in England. With Herrera heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a new midfielder is high on Solskjaer's agenda this summer.And Partey is the man the Manchester United boss has targeted.The Ghana international enjoyed a terrific campaign at the heart of the Spanish capital club’s engine room.The Red Devils are eager to trigger the £43.5m release clause in Partey’s contract.Partey made a total of 42 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid in the just ended season.  ... more
  • 1 day EXCLUSIVE: Sassuolo star Alfred Duncan rules himself out of 2019 AFCON; midfielder set for surgery GhanaSoccernet
    In-form Sassuolo star Alfred Duncan has been ruled out selection for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations because of a planned surgery at the end of the season, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.GHANASoccernet.com understands the 27-year-old is scheduled to go under the knife when the current series A season wraps up this weekend.Duncan delayed the operation to aid Sassuolo's campaign and hopes to regain fitness before the new season.''Duncan hopes to change clubs in the summer. He has three offers and want to recover fully during the transfer window, '' a source close to the player told GHANASoccernet.comDuncan has been a ... more
  • 1 day Ex-Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp to decide future at Kaizer Chiefs after difficult PSL season GhanaSoccernet
    Former Asante Kotoko coach Ernst Middendorp is yet to decide his future at South African side Kaizer Chiefs after a difficult season with the club. Chiefs finished the Premier Soccer League season in 9th place, and lost the Nedbank Cup over the weekend in Durban to National First Division side TS Galaxy.“I think we have to sit down and see what’s happening, not only with Chiefs in the last six months, but in the last few years. We’ll definitely have a discussion (with the management),” Middendorp said in a post match interview.“I think I’ll have to make a decision (to stay at ... more
  • 1 day Ghana will not suffer from Gyan’s retirement- Alhaji Grussah GhanaSoccernet
     President of King Faisal Football club Alhaji Grussah says the Black Stars will not suffer from the retirement of Asamoah Gyan who brought on end to his international career on May 20, 2019 with just some few weeks to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.According to the outspoken football administrator, he will blame Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah for the premature retirement of Asamoah Gyan."I will blame Akwasi Appiah for Asamoah Gyan's premature retirement because you have not named your squad for the tournament so why do u call him on the captaincy issue, he told Ashhfm."Asamoah Gyan has been in ... more
  • 1 day Stephen Appian wants a Ghana-Nigeria final at the Nations Cup in Egypt GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is relishing an Africa Cup of Nations final between two of the continent's heavyweights, Ghana and Nigeria. The 38-year, who was in Nigeria for the Africa Legends testimonial match in honour of the governor of Lagos, revealed Ghana will win the Nations Cup but wants a final between the Black Stars and Nigeria in Egypt.“The AFCON is here again and I will be tipping Ghana to lift the trophy. Playing against Nigeria in the final will be nice. The rivalry between the two African nations will help make the tournament a good one," he told Sun ... more
  • 1 day PUMA remains Kit sponsors of the Black Stars- Dr Kofi Amoah GhanaSoccernet
     President of the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah has disclosed that German kits manufacturing giants PUMA still remain the kit sponsors of the various national football teams.This response was to a question posed to him on whether the PUMA deal with the Ghana Football Association was still active.Earlier reports in the local media had indicated that the PUMA contract signed during the old administration under ex-President Kwesi Nyantakyi had expired.Our checks revealed that the Normalisation Committee had open talks to acquire a new sponsor for the Black Stars as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draws nearer ... more
  • 1 day Asamoah Gyan makes Ghana retirement in pain ahead of AFCON GhanaSoccernet
    Asamoah Gyan got many Ghanaians shocked with his retirement from the Black Stars announcement on Monday, few days to the release of the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The all-time top scorer of the Ghana national team was tipped to be the front runner at the Africa's biggest football tournament in June in Egypt.But he has decided to call it a quit when it wasn't his initial thought of taking such step especially when everyone is awaiting Ghana's provisional squad for the tournament.The Kayserispor forward took the decision to hang his boots internationally following a stripping of his ... more
  • 1 day Southampton interested in Ghana forward Jordan Ayew GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana forward Jordan Ayew has emerged on the radar of Southampton ahead of the summer transfer window. The Ghana international, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace could join the Saints in the summer after it was reported Southampton are lining up a bid for the striker.Ayew was earlier reported to be close to making a 4 million pounds switch to Palace but it is yet to be known where his future lies, as Roy Hudson ponders on the striker's role at the club.The Swansea forward failed to replicate the form that saw him move to the Eagles last ... more
  • 1 day Yussif Basigi in London for internship at Pick Up Academy GhanaSoccernet
    Former Black Queens coach Yussif Basigi is in the United Kingdom for an internship programme with Pick Up Academy. The Technical Director of Sekondi Hasaacas left the shores of Ghana few days again to London, for the programme designed to upgrade his knowledge of the sport.Basigi, currently coach of Hasaacas Ladies and the Black Princesses will learn from some of the top coaches in the World before returning to Ghana.Pick Up Academy, an affiliate of Crystal Palace and Arsenal, is a Private Company/Education provision made up of qualified UEFA and FA coaches with the objective to provide a platform for aspiring ... more
  • 1 day Red Star Belgrade striker Boakye Yiadom delighted after winning first title GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana and Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom has won his first major trophy with the Serbian giants as they were crowned league champions for the 30th time on Sunday.The 26-year old was key for the Serbian club as he scored 13 goals in 15 matches in the Serbian Super Lig this season.He joined the club on loan from Jiangsu Suning in the January transfer window.Boakye Yiadom has been sidelined with injury for some weeks but was available to pick his medal when his team was crowned champions on Sunday.“It’s by his grace and a great feeling to have ... more
  • 2 days Ghana will definitely win AFCON 2019- former captain Stephen Appiah GhanaSoccernet
    Ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah is confident Ghana will win the Nations Cup in Egypt this summer. Appiah, who is expecting a difficult nations cup for all the 24 qualified teams, believes the expansion of the tournament will make it an exciting competition.“The Africa Cup of Nations has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams. We just have to accept it. Players have to be ready for the Nations Cup this time around. It is not like going straight to the quarter-finals, there is the Round of 16 to cross, so it will be difficult," Appiah told thenationalonlineng.com.“But I wish all ... more
  • 2 days Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah under fire for ‘disrespecting’ and causing Asamoah Gyan retirement GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has come under fire on social media for 'disrespecting' and causing the premature retirement of legend Asamoah Gyan from the Black Stars.The country's all-time leading goal-scorer Gyan made an unexpected international retirement on Monday after Appiah revealed his decision to strip him of the captaincy.The 33-year-old called time on his international career just one month before the start of the African Nations Cup in Egypt.His sudden retirement came shortly after coach Kwesi Appiah removed Gyan as the national team’s captain.Striker Gyan has recently gained top form at Turkish club Kayserispor scoring three goals in two matches ... more
  • 2 days Sam Johnson believes Asamoah Gyan made the right decision by retiring from the Black Stars GhanaSoccernet
    Former Ghana  defender Sam Johnson has backed Asamoah Gyan's decision of retiring from the Black Stars, insisting it was the right decision. Gyan called it a quit on his international career on Monday, after it emerged he would not be playing a key role at the Nations Cup, with Andre Ayew set to be handed the leadership role in the team.The decision to make Andre Ayew the captain whiles Gyan is in the squad, did not go down well with the country's all time leading scorer, hence his reason to retire.Sam Johnson, who played for the Black Stars between 1994 to ... more
  • 2 days Ghanaians hail legend Asamoah Gyan after national team retirement GhanaSoccernet
    Ghanaians have taken to social media to hail the country's all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan for his contributions to the Black Stars after he announced his unexpected international retirement.The 33-year-old called time on his international career on Monday, just one month before the start of the African Nations Cup in Egypt, where he was expected to play a key role for Ghana.His sudden retirement came shortly after coach Kwesi Appiah removed Gyan as the national team’s captain.Striker Gyan has recently gained top form at Turkish club Kayserispor scoring three goals in two matches in the past one week after persistent ... more
  • 2 days EXCLUSIVE: Majeed Waris set to depart FC Nantes after rejecting FC Porto asking price GhanaSoccernet
    Ghana forward Majeed Waris's dream of staying at FC Nantes permanently could be quashed following reports that the club is unwilling to pay over the odds for him, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report.Waris, who joined FC Nantes on loan from Portuguese side FC Porto on a season-long loan deal in the summer, was impressive in the just ended campaign.The 27-year-old made 24 league appearances for the Canaries, scoring five goals and recording three assists to help them finish 11th on the standings.However, as his season-long loan nears to the end, speculation has been rife about where he will be playing next ... more
  • 2 days 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Asamoah Gyan feels betrayed by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah GhanaSoccernet
    Asamoah Gyan’s decision to call time on his glittering international career has left the nation in deep shock. With barely two months to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan sent shock waves amongst football advocates in the country after he announced his retirement from the national team.In a two-part press release, the in-form Kayserispor striker said he was resigning due to feeling sense of betrayal.Few months ago, coach Appiah contemplated dropping him from his final squad because he was not playing, battling injuries and form had dipped.But after banging three ... more
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