The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The deadline for countries to express their intention to bid to host the tournament is Friday, at which point Fifa will confirm the bidders. The United States, Canada and Mexico announced in April that they intend to put forward a joint bid. The World Cup has only been hosted once in Africa - in South Africa in 2010 - and this will be Morocco's fifth bid. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) gave its backing to a Moroccan bid in July. A total of 48 teams, rather than the current 32, will compete at an expanded tournament in 2026 after changes announced by Fifa earlier this year. The decision on who will host event will be made in 2020. Fifa's rotational hosting policy mean...
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah was frustrated after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Mexico in a friendly Wednesday, but it wasn’t the result that seemed to bother him most. The coach accused referee Baldomero Toledo of using profanity toward one of his players and also questioned why organizers assigned a Mexican-American official to oversee a game involving the Mexican national team. “Talking about the referee, I was really, really shocked that in a game like this they would allow a Mexican to be the center ref when we were playing (against) Mexico,” Kwesi Appiah said in his post-match news conference. “I’m really, really surprised. I never knew about it until after the game. I heard that he was a Mexican-American. I mean, it doesn’t make any difference. If you’re Mexican, you’re M
The Ghana Black Stars lost 1 - 0 to Mexico in an international friendly played in Houston in USA. Elias Hernandez’s opened the score for the Mexicans in the 32nd-minute with a penalty at the NRG stadium after Jesus Gallardo was fouled in the box by John Boye. Coach Kwesi Appiah made changes to the team which beat Ethiopia in Kumasi by handing Isaac Sackey his debut and also giving some players like Jonathan Mensah, Frank Acheampong and Majeed Waris a starting spot. Despite Ghana settling early in the game, Mexico soon found their rhythm as they wasted two good opportunities in the early minutes of the game. Ghana came close to getting a goal after Majeed Waris effort was saved by the Mexican goalkeeper within the course of the game. The second half was not as free-fl
The Ghana Black Stars will leave the country for the United States of America today ahead of their double header friendlies against Mexico and the USA. The senior national team will play Mexico on Wednesday before facing the USA on July 1. Kwesi Appiah will be hoping to record another win in these games after a sounding victory over Ethiopia some weeks ago at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Major League Soccer stars Mohammed Abu and David Accam have been invited to replace Andre Ayew and his younger brother Jordan who have been excused for this game. The duo are expected to to join the duo are expected to join their arrival colleagues when they arrive in the USA and prepare for the games.
Ghana Premier League side WAFA duo of Gideon Waja and Majeed Ashimeru has been invited to train with the Black Stars ahead of their friendly against Mexico and USA. The duo earned the call up after impressing head coach James Kwesi Appiah with their sterling performance in the ongoing Ghana Premier league. The two will join their other senior colleagues in the ongoing non residential training today at the Accra Sports Stadium which begins at 3:30 pm. The Ghana Black Stars are preparing for their double header friendly games against Mexico and the United States of America on June 29 in the USA.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has excluded three players from his squad ahead of the trip to Kumasi for Sunday's 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia. The Black Stars have spent the past four days in non-residential training in Accra and will travel to Kumasi on Monday to continue with preparations for the game. Coach Appiah named a 30-man squad for the qualifier against Ethiopia and the friendlies with Mexico and the United States. With the match against the Ethiopians looming, Appiah must prune his squad ahead of Sunday's match which kicks off at 3:30pm. Denmark-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey has been granted the permission to stay because of a family emergency in Norway. Another Denmark-based player Godsway Donyoh has also been left out as he has not reco...
Clifford Aboagye former Ghana youth star has thanked his Atlas FC teammates and fans for the warm gesture shown towards him. His play mates before their Sunday game against Pachuca wished him a speedy recovery by displaying a big banner at the Estadio Jalisco. And the former Ghana youth star who is out injured has thank his colleagues for the support. Clifford tweeted after their 1-0 win: “Great win today and wonderful gesture from my mates .. thanks for all the support. Clifford Aboagye @cliffortis Great win today and wonderful gesture from my mates .. thanks for all the support .. yes we can
Former Ghana youth midfielder Clifford Aboagye scored his first goal for Atlas FC in their 1-1 draw against Pumas UNAM in the Mexican League. The 2013 FIFA U20 Bronze Shoe winner opened his account for Atlas in the 15 minute and played the entire duration of the game. M. Britos levelled for the visitors after five minutes and both sides failed to add to the tally at the Estadio Jalisco Guadalajara. Atlas are now 7th on the Liga MX with 19 points after 13 matches gone already in the season and gradually climbing the league table. Aboagye who is on loan at Atlas from Spanish side Granada after a difficult start has now warmed himself into a trusted brand in Atlas starting XI.
The Black Stars have lined up an international friendly against Mexico to be played on June 28 at Houston's NRG Stadium in Texas, USA. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and the Houston Dynamo today announced that Mexico will play Ghana on Wednesday, June 28 (7:30 p.m. CT), at Houston’s NRG Stadium, presented by AT&T. The game takes place just days prior to Mexico’s participation in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the official national team competition in the region. Tickets to the Houston match will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The game is part of the landmark 15th annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour,
Former Ghana youth midfielder, Clifford Aboagye is eyeing more playing time with his new club after making his debut. The young Ghanaian played played his first game for Mexican side Atlas FC on Sunday since he joined them from Spanish side Granada. "I am very happy to play my first game in the Mexican league and more delighted to have helped the team to victory, but i have to work hard to be able to play regularly" he said in an interview. The Foxes recorded a 2-0 victory over Tigres Uanl in Liga MX at the Estadio Jalisco The 21 year old joined Atlas FC from Spanish side Granada on a loan till the end of the season.