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Nania aim to pull off Cup shock

Nania FC are aiming to produce a massive FA Cup final shock when they meet Asante Kotoko on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium. The second-tier side are in finals of the Cup competition and they would be hoping to ride against the competition's last winners, Kotoko to complete a historic feat. Nania swept their way into the finals of the MTN sponsored competition when they defeated premiership champions, Berekum Chelsea and after a good preparation period

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Ghana FA not ruling out Essien for 2012 Nations Cup

The Ghana Football Association says it will wait till the last minute to make a decision on Michael Essien concerning the 2012 Africa Cup Nations Cup finals. Essien, 28, has been ruled out of action for six months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea training. He is expected to miss out of the 28th edition of the continental championship which starts next January in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea

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Chelsea crowned as Ghana champions

Berekum Chelsea on Sunday were crowned the 2010/2011 league champions after being presented with the Glo Premier League trophy. The event saw the new champions get decorated with their medals following a 1-0 win over former champions Aduana Stars at the Golden City Park in a special match played for an hour

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Three women vie for GFA position

Three persons are to vie for a sole slot for a place on the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) which has been reserved for Women Football. The trio, Leanier Addy, Habiba Atta and Sylvester Mensah will battle each other in search of the single slot, which remains a novelty by the Association on Wednesday, July 13 at the Conference Room of the GFA

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GHALCA ban “nonsensical” – Kotoko official

The Ghana League Club Association has slammed a 10,000 Ghana cedis fine on Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The Association also handed a one year ban from all GHALCA sanctioned games to the Porcupine Warriors for boycotting the medal ceremony of the President’s Cup on July 1. Kotoko players walked-off the pitch and did not receive their medals in protest over what they claim were dodgy referring decisions during the penalty shoot-out against Berekum Chelsea in the President’s Cup

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Ghana drawn with Cameroon for All African Games

Ghana’s Olympic team have drawn defending champions Cameroon at this year’s All Africa Games finals in Maputo, Mozambique. The national Under-23 side have been offered an opportunity to revenge the 1-0 defeat to Cameroon at the last edition in Algiers four years ago. The Black Meteors will also play Uganda and Senegal in Group B for the multi-sport Games which runs from 3-11 September. Ghana secured qualification to the Games last Sunday on the away goal rule after beating Nigeria’s Dream Team V 2-0 in Kumasi to offset a 3-1 first leg defeat. The Black Meteors finished at the foot of the Group A table at the last edition held in Algiers, Algeria in 2007

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Asamoah goal seals Cecafa Cup for Yanga

An extra-time goal by Ghanaian, Kenneth Asamoah has sealed a Cecafa Kagame Cup success for Tanzania side, Yanga. The Ghanaian came off the bench to get the winner on 109 minutes as Yanga beat archrivals Simba SC 1-0 in the final on Sunday. Asamoah's goal sparked off wild celebrations among Yanga's fans at the National Stadium as they sealed their fourth win in the regional tourney

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Ghana hopeful of glory against Nigeria

Ghana and Nigeria will square off in the decisive last round of qualifying of the 2011 All African Games on July 10 with the Black Meteors needing to overturn a first leg deficit. The Black Meteors are chasing the game as they trail Nigeria 1-3 from the first leg

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Nania FC To Face Kotoko In MTN FA Cup Final

Second-tier side Nania FC will face two-time African champions Asante Kotoko in the final of the revived MTN FA Cup. The Legon-based outfit, coached by football legend Abedi Pele, shocked Ghanaian champions Berekum Chelsea last month by winning 7-6 on penalties at the Baba Yara Stadium after the match ended 2-2. Kotoko also booked a final date from penalty shoot-outs with win a 5-4 win over All Stars after both team failed to score in extra-time

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Kotoko chase final piece of silverware

The MTN FA Cup represents the only route to glory for Asante Kotoko as they chase their final hope of silverware this season. On Friday, their miserable season slumped to a new low as they failed to lift the President's Cup after losing on penalties to league champions, Berekum Chelsea. However, tomorrow at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kotoko will host Wa All Stars in the remaining semi-final fixture of the Cup competition as both sides aim for a place in the finals

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International Olympic Committee to reinstate Ghana

Parliament has approved the much talked about sports regulations legislative instrument. It is expected to pave the way for the country to be re-instated to the International Olympic Committee. Ghana was suspended because of perceived governmental influence in the operations of the local Olympic Committee

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Appiah upbeat as Meteors gather in Kumasi

Ghana's U-23 team kicked off training in Kumasi today with coach of the side, Kwesi Appiah upbeat about their chances for Sunday's All Africa Games qualifier against Nigeria. The Black Meteors need two unanswered goals at the Baba Yara Stadium to edge out their rivals for the sole ticket to the Games from Zone III.

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South Africa 2010 Is FIFA’s Best World Cup In history

The just ended 2010 World Cup in South Africa has been adjudged FIFA’s best World Cup in shape, form and value; Danny Jordaan, CEO of the South Africa 2010 World Cup has disclosed. According to him, the World Cup raked a whopping $4.2 billion in proceeds to FIFA, which was 53 per cent higher than the preceding World Cup held in Germany and which accumulated $2.6 billion to FIFA

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