Tag: Gambia

Gambia considering quitting WAFU over officiating

Gambia considering quitting WAFU over officiating

African Sports
The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) says it is considering its position within the West African Football Union (WAFU). Their comments come after refereeing controversies at the last two regional tournaments. The GFF has submitted complaints to the regional body and the Confederation of African Football over a penalty awarded at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations. "we're considering our position in WAFU because with all the resources invested in it - to go out in such manner is not fair," the GFF president Lamin Kabba Bajo told BBC Sport. "We will probably discuss the issue in a month's time during our next executive committee meeting." The Gambia were knocked out of the tournament when hosts Ghana scored from the spot after Burkina Faso's Boukari Ouedraogo adjudged a Gambian p...
Isaac Tswum: We are prepared for what’s next

Isaac Tswum: We are prepared for what’s next

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Following his country’s 1-0 win over Gambia in the opening match of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Saturday, September 9, Ghanaian midfielder Isaac Tswum says they are prepared for what is next. The Black Stars left it very late at Cape Coast Sports Stadium with a 99th minute penalty from Vincent Adae Atingah handing them the victory on the day. Speaking after the match against the Scorpions, Isaac Tswum, who was handed the NASCO ‘Man of the Match award’ for his solid performance in midfield, said they are ready for what is next to come as they progress into the group stages of the competition. He also paid compliment to his opponents on the day and encouraged the local fans to support them as they strive to win the WAFU Cup. “I have to congratulate my teammates, without t
Wafu Cup: Ghana open tournament against Gambia

Wafu Cup: Ghana open tournament against Gambia

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The 2017 WAFU Cup tournament will begin on Saturday with Ghana set to take on the Gambia in the opening match. The WAFU Cup tournament which involves national teams all sixteen West African countries, will be staged in Cape Coast and Elmina. Ghana's game against the Gambians is one of the eight preliminary stage games in the tournament with the winners progressing into the group stages. The preliminary games will be played according to the following zones:   Zone A in Takoradi: Ghana vs The Gambia Nigeria vs Sierra Leone Mali vs Mauritania Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau Zone B in Cape Coast: Senegal vs Liberia Burkina Faso vs Niger Cote d’Ivoire vs Togo Benin vs Cape Verde Winner of the tournament will take USD 100, 000 in prize money. The
Tournament: Ghana names squad for WAFU prelims

Tournament: Ghana names squad for WAFU prelims

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Twenty-five players have been selected into the Black Stars 'B' team to begin camping on Thursday August 31 in Takoradi. The Black Stars 'B' are set to commence preparations for the upcoming WAFU tournament to be hosted by Ghana in September. Ghana will face Gambia in the preliminary round of the competition on September 9 with the winner advancing to the group stage. The tournament will be staged at the new Cape Coast Stadium from September 9-24. The squad will be reduced to 18 to meet the requirements for the tournament. Ghana preliminary squad for WAFU tournament: Goal keepers:Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko), Kwame Baah ( Inter Allies) Defenders: Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko), Emmanuel Ampiah (Elmina Sharks), Moro Ibrahim (Bolga Allstars)...
Black Stars B to resume training on Thursday.

Black Stars B to resume training on Thursday.

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The Ghana Black Stars B side are expected to resume camping on Thursday August 31 2017 as they prepare for the WAFU tournament to be hosted in Ghana in September. Ghana will face Gambia in the preliminary round of the competition which will be staged in the Central Regional capital of Cape Coast and Sekondi-Takoradi from September 9-24. Winners of the preliminary matches will move into the group stage. The Black Stars B technical team is expected to name it's 18-man squad for the competition later this week. The team could play a friendly game as part of preparations for the tournament.  
Richard Kingston: Ghana can win WAFU tournament

Richard Kingston: Ghana can win WAFU tournament

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Former Ghana Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingston has said that Ghana can win the WAFU tournament on home soil this year. The Black Stars goalkeepers trainer believes that despite the pressure which will be on the Ghana team, he believes we can lift the trophy at the end of the tournament. In an interview with Ghaanain television station GHOne TV, "Olele" as he is called said that, "There will be pressure on Ghana to win WAFU Cup but we can do it on home soil" Ghana begins the 2017 WAFU tournament with a game against Gambia at the Sekondi Essipong Sports Stadium on September 9.
Cape-Coast: Ghana face Gambia in WAFU opener

Cape-Coast: Ghana face Gambia in WAFU opener

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Host Nation Ghana will begin their 2017 Fox WAFU Cup of Nations campaign with Gambia on September 9 at the Cape-Coast Sports Stadium. The draw for the competition was held at the Labadi beach hotel in Accra this afternoon with reps for all participating countries in attendance. The Essipong Sports Stadium and Cape Coast Sports Stadium will be the host venues for this year's tournament. Winners of the first round will form two groups which consist of four teams each which begins 9th-24th of September . Below is the full draw Zone A Ghana vrs Gambia Nigeria vrs Sierra Leone  Mali vrs Mauritania Guinea vrs Guinea Bissau Zone B Senegal vrs Liberia  Burkina Faso vrs Niger Ivory Coast  vrs Togo  Benin vrs Cape Verde  
Maxwell Konadu pleased with Stars Performance

Maxwell Konadu pleased with Stars Performance

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Black Stars B coach Maxwell Konadu is pleased with 2-1 victory over Gambia in an international friendly game played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday Morning. Thomas Abbey and Razak Abalora scored two goals to give the Black Stars a win over the West African side. Konadu who guided the team to the victory after the game told the press how happy he was with the results despite the toughness of the game. “The game was tough but we only encouraged our boys to win to bring the confidence back, our opponents were stronger than us but I think our ball passing and inter positional changes and movement made it possible for us to do what we did this Morning” Gambia coach Sang Ndong on the other hand was pleased with the game and described it as a good test for
Abalora goal hands Black Stars win over Gambia

Abalora goal hands Black Stars win over Gambia

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WAFA goalkeeper Razak Abalora's 77th minute goal was enough to hand the Black Stars B side a 2 - 1 win over Gambia in a friendly game played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday morning. Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey put the Ghanaian side in front six minutes into the second have but the Gambians leveled in the 74th minute Lamin Jallow. Coach Maxwell Konadu made several changes to the team in search of the winner by bringing on Stephen Sarfo, Emmanuel Lomotey and Majeed Ashimeru. The change yielded good fruit when the Black Stars got the second goal minutes after the equalizer through a spot kick which was nicely converted by WAFA goalkeeper Razak Abalora. Ghana has recorded their first win after sharing spoils with Benin in their first friendly game at the the sam...
Black Stars B plays Gambia tomorrow in Accra

Black Stars B plays Gambia tomorrow in Accra

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The Black Stars 'B' will face the Gambia national team in a friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday morning. The Scorpions are in Accra as part of preparations for their AFCON qualifying match against Benin this weekend. The Black Stars 'B' will break camp immediately after the friendly game to allow the players to join their respective clubs for their league matches. Kick off is scheduled for 9am.