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Black Stars beat Saudi Arabia in a friendly in Jeddah

Black Stars beat Saudi Arabia in a friendly in Jeddah

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The Ghana Black Stars beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in an international friendly at their own backyard Tuesday night. Ghana dominated the most part of the game with a lot of possessive football to thrill over 13,707 spectators who have throng the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah to catch a glimpse of the game. Ghana labored till a minute from halftime to find a breakthrough when debutante Kasim Nuhu found the back of the net with a debut goal as he tapped home beautifully from a corner kick. In the second half, Ghana made a number of changes with youngster Isaac Twum, Abass Mohammed, John Antwi, Daniel Opare and Vincent Atingah all getting some minutes in the game. The Black Stars made it 2-0 in the 69th minute after Thomas Partey’s pass towards John Antwi was turned int
Saudi Arabian top sports officials visit Black Stars in Jeddah

Saudi Arabian top sports officials visit Black Stars in Jeddah

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Saudi Arabian top sports officials have visited the Black Stars in their training camp in Jeddah to give the players and official commemorative gifts ahead of Tuesday's friendly. The Asian country's Athlete's Gift programme visited the Ghana team hotel on Monday night to greet the players and officials as part of the welcome for the four time African champions. Ghana's deputy sports minister Pius Enam Hadzide and Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi interacted with leaders of the programme before they met with players of the team. Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and captain Daniel Amartey were also in attendance during the interaction with Athele's Gift programme officials. Nasser Al Hussein, one of the leader's of the Athele's Gift programme, presented all the players and off
Saudi Arabia ambassador H.E. Damba urges Black Stars to defeat Falcons

Saudi Arabia ambassador H.E. Damba urges Black Stars to defeat Falcons

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Saudi Arabia Ambassador His Excellency Sheikh Tahiru B. Damba has urged the Black Stars to defeat Saudi Arabia in Tuesday's international friendly in Jeddah to appease the fans after their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Ghana's Saudi Arabia Ambassador made these points when he visited the Black Stars at their team hotel on Tuesday afternoon to boost their confidence ahead of the game. Ghana's deputy sports minister Pius Enam Hadzide and Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi met Sheikh Damba on arrival with coach Kwesi Appiah and captain Daniel Amartey representing the technical team and playing body respectively. Ghana's national team will continue their rebuilding efforts today when they take to the pitch to face next year's World Cup participants Saudi Arabia. Th
Saudi Arabia friendly, Ghana names new team for duel

Saudi Arabia friendly, Ghana names new team for duel

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Ghana Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah has name a team for Saudi Arabia friendly today. Coach Kwesi Appiah has made changes to the team which drew 0-0 with Uganda in 2018 World Cup qualifier  played in Kampala last Saturday. Former youth goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi plays in post for Ghana with Daniel Amartey on the right side of defense with Kasim Nuhu, Nicholas Opoku and Lumor Agbenyenu in defense. Joseph Alfred Duncan, Joseph Lawal Attamah, Patrick Twumasi and Ebenzer Ofori plays in midfield in Today's game with Rafael Dwamena and Thomas Partey leading the attack. Below is the starting line up for the game Lawrence Ati Zigi Daniel Amartey Kasim Nuhu Nicholas Opoku Lumor Agbenyenu Alfred Duncan Ebenezer Ofori Patrick Twumasi Joseph Attamah L
Black Stars land in Kampala ahead of Cranes game

Black Stars land in Kampala ahead of Cranes game

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The Black Stars have arrived in Uganda for their World Cup qualifying to be played on Saturday The male senior national team Black Stars ended their four (4) days training tour in Keny on Thursday and headed to Kampala. The team will have their official training session at the Uganda Namboole sports stadium Thursday. Head coach James Akwesi Appiah is leading a 21 man team to face the Ugandans in the second leg of the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifier. Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu will miss out of the game after suffering a knee injury. The team will travel to Saudi Arabia from Kampala for an international friendly game to be played next week. Below are the players who are traveling to Uganda: GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Martizburg United, South Africa), Lawre...
Daniel Amartey to captain Ghana against Cranes

Daniel Amartey to captain Ghana against Cranes

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Reports coming in from Uganda indicate that Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey will captain the Ghana Black stars on Saturday in the World Cup qualify Game against Uganda at the Mandela Sports stadium in Namboole. The absence of experience duo Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew means Amartey get the chance to captain Ghana as they go battle the Cranes. The former FC Copenhagen defender who had his Black Stars debut back in 2015 will lead the senior men’s national team for the first time in his footballing career as he plays hi 23rd game for Ghana. Ghana has been hit with a lot of injuries going into this game with the likes of Jonathan Mensah, Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah and Harrison Afful who captained the team in Congo all pulling out.
Columbus Crew duo ruled out of Ghana-Uganda

Columbus Crew duo ruled out of Ghana-Uganda

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Coach Kwesi Appiah is facing a selection headache ahead of Ghana game against Uganda this weekend after most of his players are battling with injury. Columbus Crew duo Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah have been ruled out Ghana Black Stars 2018 World Cup qualifier game against the Cranes of Uganda on Saturday. The two pulled out of the game to be played in Kampala after failing to recover from an injury picked up whiles playing for their teams. Both players underwent a test in the United States to determine the extent of their injuries but will now have to sit out of the game for more assessment. Players such as Christian Atsu and Afriyie Acquah could also missed the game through injury. Black Stars face the Cranes of Uganda at the weekend in Kampala.
Black Stars begin camping for World Cup qualifier against Uganda

Black Stars begin camping for World Cup qualifier against Uganda

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The Black Stars have opened their camping in Kenya on Monday in preparation for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. Coach Kwesi Appiah has pruned down the Black Stars squad to 24 players ahead of the start of training to be held in Nairobi. Coach Appiah named a provisional 26-man squad last week for the match against the Cranes of Uganda. Captain Asamoah Gyan and midfielder Thomas Agyepong have now been left out of the final squad for the camping in Kenya because of injury concerns. Defenders Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah will undergo further tests in the United States on Monday to determine the extent of injuries they suffered while playing for their club over the weekend. Coach Appiah’s final 24-man squad includes debutants Kingsley Sarfo of
Gyan, Agyapong dropped from Black Stars final 24

Gyan, Agyapong dropped from Black Stars final 24

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Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Agyapong has been dropped from the team to face Uganda in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Kampala. Coach Kwesi Appiah left out the two players because of injuries picked up whiles playing for their various clubs in Europe. Meanwhile Columbus Crew duo of Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mnesah will undergo further tests in the United States on Monday to determine the extent of injuries they suffered while playing for their club over the weekend. Hearts of Oak and Inter Allies players Vincent Atinga and Isaac Twum have made the final 24 man squad for the task in Kampala. Malmo FF midfielder Kingsley Sarfo, Kasim Nuhu and Abass Mohammed have all been included in the team to face Uganda. Ghana is set to arrive from their camp base in Kenya fo...
Atingah: I will prove myself when given the chance

Atingah: I will prove myself when given the chance

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Hearts of Oak defender Vincent Atingah has revealed that he will prove himself when given the chance at the main Black Stars. The player has been handed his maiden Black Stars A call up and the former Ebusua Dwarfs defender says he will show what he is made off when given the chance to play. Coach Kwesi Appiah's 26 man squad for the Saudi Arabia friendly and the World Cup qualify game against Uganda in October includes Atingah who have been in fine form for Hearts and the local Black Stars team. Atingah put up an impressive performance to help the Black Stars B side to win the just ended WAFU cup trophy played in Ghana. "First of all i give thanks to God, I am very happy and delighted to be given the chance to represent my country, i have waited for my time and i think this...