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South Africa shock Ghana at CHAN

Ghana threw away a first half lead to suffer a 2-1 defeat to unfancied South Africa in their Group B opener of the African Nations Championship on Saturday at the Stade Wad Madani. The local Black Stars opened the scoring in the 39th minute through midfielder Daniel Larbi Coomson whose header beat the South Africa goalkeeper

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Mensah: Muntari Will Shine At Sunderland

Ghana captain John Mensah insists Sulley Muntari didn’t require a crash course in Sunderland’s exploits this season, thanks to the exploits of his national team-mates. Muntari becomes the third Ghanaian at the Stadium of Light after arriving on a season-long loan spell from Inter Milan for a second crack at English football following a year at Portsmouth earlier in his career

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Sulley Muntari Joins Sunderland

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari joined Sunderland on loan until the end of the season from Inter Milan on Saturday. Muntari, who has previously played in England with Portsmouth, will link up with fellow Ghana internationals John Mensah and Asamoah Gyan at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce believes the 26-year-old, who could make his debut against Stoke next weekend, will prove a big hit for the Black Cats

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Ghana to play Togo in France

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed an international friendly fixture for the Black Stars against neighbours Togo on February 9. According to the FA, the game would be played in the French city of Lens as the Black Stars hand new coach Goran Stevanovic his first major game in charge of the team

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Mahama Lobbies CAF Post For Nyantakyi

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Football Association chiefs to vote for GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who is contesting for a slot on the CAF Executive Committee. John Mahama threw his support behind Nyantakyi and lobbied for other Presidents to do same when he inaugurated the FIFA Goal III project at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram on Wednesday January 26

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Sulley Muntari to join EPL team by next week

Sulley Muntari's future is expected to be settled in the coming week as a possible return to the English Premiership inches much closer. The agent of the Ghana international, Fabien Piveteau says Sunderland and West Ham are the only English sides to have lodged offers for the Inter Milan player. Sunderland, according to Piveteau have emerged as favourites to sign Muntari who submitted a transfer request at Inter Milan earlier this month

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Ghana’s Local Black Stars set up base in Kenya

Ghana's squad for the African Nations Championship - CHAN, will leave Accra Thursday for their pre-tournament training camp. The 23-man team will be based in Nairobi, Kenya for 12 days as coach Herbert Addo continues with preparations ahead of the second edition of the competition to be staged in Sudan, next month

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Kotoko, Hearts fall in glo league matches

Leaders Chelsea have ended Asante Kotoko's fine start to the second round as they beat the Porcupine Warriors 1-0. Striker Emmanuel Clottey scored the winner in the first half ending Kotoko's three-game winning run. Chelsea have now opened a 11-point lead at the top ahead of the midweek fixtures. In Accra, Hearts of Oak's mini revival was short-lived following defeat to Heart of Lions

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Stevanovic: Asamoah Gyan will be solo striker

Head Coach of Ghana's Black Stars, Goran Stevanovic intends to play Sunderland's marksman, Asamoah Gyan at the top when he begins work on February 1. The Serbian says systems per se "do not play football; it is the players that make the systems work", but insists Gyan is capable of serving Ghana better playing alone in attack

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Nyantakyi: “Support Stevanovic To Succeed”

The President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi, has charged the nation to support new Black Stars coach Goran Stevanovic to succeed and ensure that the Serb is in charge of affairs. “It is important to support Stevanovic to succeed because whether you wanted him or someone else to lead the Black Stars, he is the one in charge and we must all support him.”

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Stevanovic Will Have To Accept Our Easy Going Lifestyles – Gyan

Sensational Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has assured coach Milovan Rajevac’s successor that the team would give him full cooperation so far as he is ready to also accept their easy going lifestyles in camp. "We will be behind him as players and play our heart out for the nation as we always have," the 24-year-old said to KickOffGhana.com. "But we joke a lot so if he is quick tempered he should take it easy."

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Ghana names final CHAN squad

Herbert Addo has named his final 23 for next month’s African Nations Championship in Sudan. The coach of the home-based Black Stars side on Monday announced the squad which includes New Edubiase United striker Stephen Manu

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Goran Stevanovic Appointed New Ghana Black Stars Coach

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed Goran Stevanovic as the new head coach of the men's senior team, the Black Stars. The Serbian and the FA today finalised the details of his contract. Stevanovic, 44, will be unveiled at a news conference at 10:00 GMT on Wednesday as he assumes the reigns of the team from Milovan Rajevac who saw out his two-year contract last year

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Argentina’s Messi named 2010 FIFA Player of the year

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Argentina has won the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the best player of 2010. This sees the Argentine retain the award for the footballer of the year: In 2009, he was the undisputed winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or prize, which have this year merged into one single title

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RTU snap 33 years losing streak with win over Hearts

The Premiership bounced back in the New Year with the breaking of a 33 year-old jinx. Real Tamale United struggling to avoid the drop recorded their first ever victory over Hearts of Oak at the Ohene Djan Stadium since their debut in the Premier League in 1978. The Phobians fell to a second half goal by Sumaila Nyaya though RTU still find themselves amongst the bottom three.

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