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Beach Soccer: Ghana out of World Cup after defeat

Beach Soccer: Ghana out of World Cup after defeat

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The Black Sharks dreams of making it to the World Cup in Bahamas came to an end in Nigeria after losing 4-3 to Egypt in the ongoing Beach Soccer African cup of nations tournament. The Black sharks of Ghana had high hopes of making their first world cup going into the game but saw their dream come to a painful end. Ghana gave up a two time lead after scoring 2-1  and 3-2 in the second half to lose 3-4 to the North African side. This defeat leaves the black sharks with no points in Group A which also has Nigeria and Ivory Coast.    
Ghana can only qualify if….Appiah

Ghana can only qualify if….Appiah

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FORMER Black Stars, Stephen Appiah, has said that Ghana could only qualify to the next World Cup in Russia if Egypt decides not to go. After securing six points in two games and beating Ghana as well, Egypt are certainly on the path of making it to the next World Cup, he asserted. But Coach Avram Grant is still optimistic the Stars would qualify despite having only a point after two games and behind Egypt with five points. Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, Appiah believes it would take something special for Ghana to secure qualification to Russia 2018. He stressed that it would be a very difficult task for the Stars to make it considering the exploits of the Egyptians. “This is football and anything can happen but we have to be sincere to ourselves, this is very difficult,” Appiah st
Ghana will miss out on World Cup qualification if …Ambassador Ray Quarcoo

Ghana will miss out on World Cup qualification if …Ambassador Ray Quarcoo

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Goodwill Sports Ambassador, Ray Quarcoo has appealed to the country’s football authorities to bury any differences as a matter of urgency as Ghana hopes to develop the game. To him, the current rancor between the GFA and Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) defeats the ideals of sportsmanship which are fair play, togetherness and development. He cautioned that if the struggle persists, Ghana will be the eventual loser since the two parties will not be in power forever. Abassador Quarcoo, a former Black Stars management member, who chaired the 6th FA Cup Awards Gala on Friday, said that “In my opinion, the deep-rooted tension between the two bodies is infantile and therefore must be resolved as a matter of urgency. “We need to go back and pick lessons from how Ohene Djan, Ghana’s fir
Black Princesses fall to New Zealand in FIFA World cup

Black Princesses fall to New Zealand in FIFA World cup

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The Ghana black Princesses suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their opening game of the ongoing FIFA U-20 world cup in the Papua New Guinea. Kayla Christianson scored late in the game to hand her side a win over the young Ghanaians who were bent on winning the game. Ghana's unproductive  play especially in the first half caused them the win after squandering several opportunities which came their way. The Black Princesses had their biggest chance in the game in the 74th minute when Wasila Diwura-Soule failed to find the back of the net after shooting straight to New Zealand goalkeeper Nadia Olla. Promoted maidens skipper Sandra Owusu Ansah also came close to scoring for ghana but saw her shot go past the poles by inches. Christianson grabbed the m
Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

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It takes just a few seconds and a couple of words to establish that Kayza Massey is no ordinary Ghanaian. But it is only once she starts telling her full, remarkable story - all in a distinctively Canadian accent - that it becomes clear just how extraordinary this 15-year-old goalkeeper is.   As with any tale, it is best to begin at the start and, in this case, the fortuitous meeting with a charity worker that changed her life forever. "I was born in Ghana but I was in an orphanage until my mom came from Canada," Massey told FIFA.com. "She had been working in Ghana for UNICEF at the time, building a school in Walewale, and someone told her one day, 'Oh, we have a surprise for you'. That surprise was one-month old baby - me - and she decided to adopt me....