Tag: Algeria

Black Princesses XI for Algeria qualifier

Black Princesses XI for Algeria qualifier

Women Football
Coach Yusif Bassigi has named Ghana’s starting line-up for Friday evening’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria. The Black Princesses XI will face their Algerian counterparts in the qualifying match scheduled to be played at the Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algiers. Former U 17 goalkeeper Martha Annan will be in post for Ghana with Sandra Owusu Ansah and Rafia Kulchire Alhassan in attack for this evening’s game The game is expected to kick off at 7pm (local time). Black Princesses XI fir Algeria match: Martha Koffie Annan Gladys Amfobea Justice Tweneboa Blessing Agbomadzi Philicity Asuako Grace Asantewaa Helena Obeng Grace Acheampong Ruth Anim Sandra Owusu Ansah Rafia Kulchire Source: GFA
Black Princesses ready for Algeria test

Black Princesses ready for Algeria test

Women Football
Coach of the Ghana U-20 Women’s team, Yussif Basigi, has stated that his team is fully prepared to face their Algerian counterpart come Friday. The Princesses left Accra for Algeria on Tuesday for the game in the North African country on Friday night. Black Princesses have been in camp preparing for the first leg encounter against the Algerians in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. Despite admitting preparations wasn't enough for the team, the former Hassacas coach believes his girls are ready for the game. “Preparations wasn’t enough for us but we are getting on. I am very happy for the girls because they have been able to catch up very fast and things are going on well for them,” Basigi told the media. “We are on course. To be able to make to it to the
Algeria beaten in Zambia as Ivory Coast win in Gabon

Algeria beaten in Zambia as Ivory Coast win in Gabon

African Sports
A Brian Mwila brace helped Zambia keep their 2018 World Cup qualification dream alive with a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday, leaving the Desert Foxes' hopes of reaching Russia in tatters. The result in Lusaka moves Zambia up to second in Group B after three matches, five points behind leaders Nigeria. Algeria - who were without play maker Riyad Mahrez - are bottom of the standings on just one point. Elsewhere, Ivory Coast were 3-0 winners in Gabon to go top of Group C. Zambia's Brian Mwila scored the first of his two goals against Algeria from a powerful header off a well-placed Augustine Mulenga cross in the sixth minute. Mwila added a second after 32 minutes, this time with a close-range shot after Algerian goalkeeper and captain, Rais Mbolhi, failed to keep hold of the ...
Mahrez released from Algeria to ‘formalise’ move

Mahrez released from Algeria to ‘formalise’ move

African Sports
Riyad Mahrez has been allowed to leave the Algeria squad to "formalize" his move from Leicester City, according to the Algerian Football Federation (FAF). The 26-year-old has been the subject of three bids from Italian club Roma since expressing his desire to leave the 2015-16 Premier League champions. The FAF said he had been given permission to miss training to agree a deal before the transfer deadline. Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea are also said to be interested. Roma's third bid was reported to be £32m and the club have said they are now looking at other options. A statement from the FAF said Mahrez "was authorized by the national coach Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalize on Thursday his transfer to
Zambia: Kamanga Set to Sack Chipolopolo Team Doctor for Allegedly ‘Kissing’ Hichilema

Zambia: Kamanga Set to Sack Chipolopolo Team Doctor for Allegedly ‘Kissing’ Hichilema

African Sports
FAZ president Andrew Kamanga is set to sack Chipolopolo team doctor George Magwende on grounds non related to football, but national politics. According to sources consulting Zambia Reports, Dr. Magwende was allegedly seen talking to opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema at Mukobeko Maximum Prison. Hichilema was on August 16 discharged from prison after serving four months on treason related charges which are non-bailable. The source states that the meeting between Dr. Magwende and Hichilema led to the Patriotic Front government to retire the former from the Zambia Prisons service in national interest. The sources have concluded that Dr Magwende, who was deputy Zambia Correction Service Commissioner General of the Zambia Prisons, was...
30 players invited to Black Princesses camp

30 players invited to Black Princesses camp

Women Football
Thirty players have been invited to the Black Princesses camp as they begin preparations for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. The Princesses players who have been invited to camp are expected to report to the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram on Monday 7th August, 2017 at 4pm. The national U-20 female team will commence their World Cup qualifying campaign against  their Algerian counterparts in September this year. The 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be staged in France from 7-26 August, 2018.   Below are the players who have been invited: 1  MARTHA ANNAN SEA LIONS 2 AGYEMANG ESTHER IMMIGRATION 3  TEYE-BAAH ROSE SAMARIA LADIES 4 BARIKISU ISSAHAKU ALL STARS LADIES 5 ANIMA NAOMI KUMASI SPORTS ACADEMY 6
Thailand appoints Milovan Rajevac as new coach

Thailand appoints Milovan Rajevac as new coach

Local News
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has appointed former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac as the new head coach of the national football team. The Serbian tactician is expected to start work on May 4, before Thailand's World Cup qualify match against the United Arab Emirates in Bangkok on June 13. The announcement of the new coach for the War Elephants was made at a press conference by FAT technical chief Witthaya Laohakul. The 63 year- old coach will replace Thai coach Kiatisak Senamuang. who stepped down on March 31 following a heavy World cup qualifier defeat. Thailand are out of contention for a ticket to Russia 2018 after six losses and one draw in Group B of Asia's final qualifying round, with three games remaining. Rajevac steered Ghana to the quarter-finals of
Frenchman Thierry Froger leaves TP Mazembe

Frenchman Thierry Froger leaves TP Mazembe

African Sports
Frenchman Thierry Froger has left Democratic Republic of Congo’s TP Mazembe by mutual consent after just over one month in charge. The Congolese side based in the southern city of Lubumbashi are among 16 clubs demoted from the Champions League to the Confederation Cup last weekend after suffering round-of-32 loss to Zimbabwe’s CAPS United, and the club said coach Froger had not achieved his goal of reaching the CAF Champions League quarter-finals. Mazembe who are the second most successful in CAF competitions with 10 titles, nine less than Al Ahly of Egypt, will now face JS Kabylie of Algeria in the Confederation Cup play-offs. Kabylie on their side have won six African titles, and the pairing is a repeat of a 2010 CAF Champions League semi-final won 3-1 on aggregate by
Bechem arrives today after Confederations cup

Bechem arrives today after Confederations cup

Local News
Ghana's Bechem United are set to arrive in the country today after failing to progress to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of MC Algers in Algeria on Saturday. The Hunters will land in Accra around 4am before departing to their base in Bechem to step up preparations for their next assignment in the Ghana Premier League. ` The MTN FA Cup holders were hard done by poor officiating against the Algerian club in the second leg of the confederations Cup to lose the tie 5-3 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-1 in Accra. Bechem United were hoping to impress on their debut campaign by reaching the money zone but have been eliminated in the preliminary stage.
Confederations Cup: Bechem record first win

Confederations Cup: Bechem record first win

Local News
Bechem United opened their CAF Confederations Cup on a winning streak by beating MC Alger 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Ghanaian side recorded a win their debut African competition in today's game against the Algerians. The Hunters shot into the lead in the 50th minutes mark through an Amed Toure spot-kick. But the Algerians levelled moments later through Seguer Mohammed. Kwame Osei Bonsu restored the lead once again for Bechem United after profiting from a teed up effort from Toure. The Bechem based club will now have to pull a draw the return fixture to ensure they progress to the next round of the competition.