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Princesses reach final stage of World Cup qualifiers

Princesses reach final stage of World Cup qualifiers

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The Black Princesses have advanced to the final stage if the FIFA Women's U-20 World Cup qualifiers after completing a 10-1 aggregate win over Kenya on Sunday. After a 5-0 win over the Kenyans two weeks ago, Coach Yusuf Basigi's side recorded a 5-1 victory in the return encounter played at the Jomo Kenyatta stadium. Priscilla Adubea and Olivia Anokye were among the scorers who helped the National U-20 female make it to the last stage of the world cup qualifiers. Ghana will play Cameroon in their final qualifying match to book a place in next year's World Cup to be played in France. Source: Ghanafa
Patrice Evra sent off during warm up for kicking fan

Patrice Evra sent off during warm up for kicking fan

International News
Patrice Evra was sent off after kicking one of his own team's fans in the head before Marseille's Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes. Footage shows the 36-year-old ex-Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up. Substitute Evra was dismissed before kick-off in Portugal, and Marseille started with 11 players. Uefa's disciplinary body is likely to rule on any further action on Friday. French newspaper L'Equipe reported that Marseille supporters had been jeering Evra for about half an hour while the players prepared for the game, which the French side lost 1-0 after Paolo Hurtado's late goal. Evra has only made two appearances for Marseille since his move from Juventus in January L'Equipe's reporter ...
Black Princesses host Kenya in WC qualifie on Sunday

Black Princesses host Kenya in WC qualifie on Sunday

Women Football
The Black Princesses host their Kenyan counterparts in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup match at the Cape Coast Stadium this weekend. The game will be played at 3pm (local time) on Sunday, November 5 at the Cape Coast stadium. A delegation made up of 18 players and the technical team are expected to arrive in Cape Coast for the match. Ghana made it to this stage of the qualifiers after beating Algeria in a two legged tie last month. Winner of the game between Ghana and Kenya will advance to the last stage of the qualifiers for a place in the World Cup which will be played in France.  
Ghana Black Queens coach defiant despite 8-0 loss

Ghana Black Queens coach defiant despite 8-0 loss

Women Football
Ghana Black Queens coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani is putting the positives on the 8-0 defeat by France on Monday night. The defeat by the 2019 Women's World Cup hosts in Reims was the second heaviest defeat in the Black Queens' history. "Matches like this provide us with a lot of positives to work on to improve," said Dramani, whose team host the 2018 African Women's Nations Cup. "I have no doubt everyone will see a different team before the big tournament in Ghana." Last year, the Black Queens suffered an 11-0 humiliation when beaten by Germany in a friendly in Paderborn in July 2016 - their heaviest ever defeat. Despite Monday's drubbing, the Ghana Black Queens coach believes his side will be back to their very best in time for the African tournament scheduled for November ...
Gifty Ayew Asare invited for Black Queens friendly

Gifty Ayew Asare invited for Black Queens friendly

Women Football
US-based Gifty Ayew Asare has been invited for Ghana’s international friendly against France next month. The Northern Oklahoma College winger will join her international teammates latest by 20 October. She will be released a day after the friendly. The former Bafana Ladies and Samaria Ladies has been in top form abroad. Asare was first called up into the national Under-17 side, Black Maidens in 2014 but could not make the final cut for the team that represented Ghana at the Costa Rica FIFA World Cup tournament. The Black Queens of Ghana will face their counterparts from France in an international friendly as both countries prepare their teams. Source: ghanasoccernet
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
Neymar scores on Paris St-Germain debut

Neymar scores on Paris St-Germain debut

International News
Neymar scored on his Paris St-Germain debut following his world record £200m transfer from Barcelona. The Brazilian had a hand in all three goals as PSG beat Guingamp to maintain their 100% start to the season. Jordan Ikoko opened the scoring with an own goal moments after Neymar's pass to Edinson Cavani was cut out. Neymar then assisted Cavani with an excellent through ball, before the Uruguayan passed to his new team-mate late on to score from six yards out. The 25-year-old Brazil international, who played on the left side but got involved centrally too, had a bright debut with plenty of flicks and tricks - although most of his shots were blocked before his late strike.
Falcao and Mbappe star as Monaco put Dortmund out

Falcao and Mbappe star as Monaco put Dortmund out

International News
Radamel Falcao scored his fifth Champions League goal of the season Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2004 after an impressive second-leg performance in the last eight against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The Ligue 1 side took a 3- 2 first - leg lead back to Stade Louis II, where kick-off was pushed back five minutes after Dortmund's team bus was delayed. Teenager Kylian Mbappe pounced from close range to increase Monaco's advantage after three minutes and Radamel Falcao headed in soon after to all but put the tie beyond Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit threw on exciting forward Ousmane Dembele and it was a fantastic run from the 19-year-old that set up Marco Reus to lash in after the break. But substitute Valere Germain scored 21
Westham’s Andre Ayew reveals he is close to top form

Westham’s Andre Ayew reveals he is close to top form

Local News
Ghana's Andre Ayew has revealed that he is close to getting to his best after a difficult start with West Ham united in the English Premier league. The Black Stars deputy skipper after a record transfer from Swansea to join the hammers suffered an injury in a game against Chelsea which delayed his progress at the club. He came back before the turn of the year and went to Gabon to play for Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Since his return from the African competition, the former has been showing signs of his qualities for the his side by getting in some goals. “I think I’m getting there,” he observed. “I have said it before, I’m getting there. I know my quality and I’m working hard and my teammates are giving me a lot of confidence. They have a lot of trust in me".
Peter Odemwengie joins Indonesian side Medura

Peter Odemwengie joins Indonesian side Medura

African Sports
Former Super Eagles striker Peter Odemwengie has joined Indonesian top flight side Medura United. The 35-year-old Nigerian teamed up with the Sape Kerrab Warriors since after a shot stint with Rotherham United. Peter Odemwengie, was unveiled on Monday afternoon to the club's fans in Jarkart where he was given the number 24 shirt. Odemwengie has in the past had stints in the ligue 1 with Lille and in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow before moving to England where he played for clubs like West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Bristol City.