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World Cup 2026: Morocco confirms it will bid to host tournament

World Cup 2026: Morocco confirms it will bid to host tournament

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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...
Kwesi Appiah visits DC United’s Ghanaian contingent

Kwesi Appiah visits DC United’s Ghanaian contingent

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Head Coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has paid a visit to DC United’s Ghanaian quartet, Patrick Nyarko, Kofi Opare, Lloyd Sam and Chris Odoi-Atsem at their training grounds on Thursday. The visit forms part of the team’s tour to the United States after the two friendlies against Mexico and the USA earlier this month. Prior to that, he earlier on visited former Liberty Professionals forward Latif Blessing who also plays for Sporting Kansas City in the MLS. The Stars coach who watched the four Ghanaians trained with their team used the occasion to outline his plans to the players. Kwesi Appiah’s discussion with the four players is reported to have centered on his plans to give opportunities to players who merit call ups. As many as 10 debutants were named in Kwesi Ap
Asamoah Gyan returns to taking penalties for Ghana

Asamoah Gyan returns to taking penalties for Ghana

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Ghana Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his decision of not taking penalties for the Senior National team again. The former Sunderland forward made this revelation when he was interviewed on Ntional Television GTV. The Ghanaian skipper said has finally decided return to penalty duties for the National team. “Yes I had initially stated I was not going to take penalty kicks for Ghana, but I have reflected on it and I have decided to start taking it again,” he said on GTV. “I know Ghanaians are disappointed because I have missed a couple of penalty kicks in crucial games but as a footballer, that has been the only challenge in my career.” Asamoah Gyan is willing to break the jinx of missing crucial spot kicks and prove his worht when it come to penalties to Ghanaian. “For
Inter Allies Chief visits trio in the USA

Inter Allies Chief visits trio in the USA

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Inter Allies President Rabeh El-Eter visited the USA and watched USL game between Rchester Rhinos and Harrisburg City Islanders at the Capelli Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Club’s chief watched the ‘Eleven Is To One’ trio of Abass Mohammed, Ropapa Mensah and Fredric Opoku in action for the Islanders. Abass Mohammed played the entire duration of the game, Ropapa Mensah played 45 minutes and Fredrick Opoku was an unused sub for the Islanders. Rochester Rhinos who were at home defeated City Islanders by a lone goal courtesy late goal (85th minute) by J. Graf. The match was also used to launch the Capelli Sports Cup and Mr El-Eter and Jason Arnold presented the trophy to officials of both teams. The Club’s President is expected to arrive in the country earlier this week to
Black Starlets drawn in group A alongside host India

Black Starlets drawn in group A alongside host India

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Ghana Black Starlets have been drawn in group A for the impending Fifa U 17 World Cup scheduled for India. The young Ghanaians found themselves in a group made up of host nation India, USA and Colombia for the competition which comes off this year. Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin recently invited a 25 man squad to begin camping ahead of the tournament which begins from October 6 to 28. Ghana qualified for this competition after placing second in the African championship in Gabon.
Kwesi Appiah accuses Ref of using the F word on a player

Kwesi Appiah accuses Ref of using the F word on a player

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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
Ghana suffer 1- 0 defeat against Mexico in friendly

Ghana suffer 1- 0 defeat against Mexico in friendly

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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
Stars Leave For US Today Ahead of USA/Mexico

Stars Leave For US Today Ahead of USA/Mexico

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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.
WAFA duo earns late Black Stars invite

WAFA duo earns late Black Stars invite

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WAFA players 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 Kwesi Appiah with their sterling performance in the ongoing Ghana league. They will join their other colleagues in the ongoing non residential training today at the Accra Sports Stadium which begins at 3:30 pm. The Black Stars are scheduled to play against the team B of the Mexican national team on June 29 before playing USA.
Kwesi Appiah prunes Stars squad ahead of Kumasi trip

Kwesi Appiah prunes Stars squad ahead of Kumasi trip

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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...