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Ghana face Nigeria in tough AYC Group

Ghana has been pitted alongside arch rivals, Nigeria at the group stage of the next Africa Youth Championship billed for Libya in March. The Black Satellites, the defending champions will fend off challenge from Cameroon and Gambia in the group regarded as the toughest for the biannual gathering

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Thirty local Stars called up for CHAN

Thirty members of the home-based Black Stars side have been called up to resume preparations for February's African Nations Championship in Sudan. The team would gather on Monday as coach Herbert Addo looks to finalise his final team from the invited 30. The squad would be trimmed to 23 for the second edition of the competition designed by CAF for only home-based players of its member countries

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Ghana FA fails to name Black Stars new coach

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has failed to name a new coach for the Black Stars by its own set deadline of Friday, December 31, 2010. Three candidates Goran Stevanovic, Humberto Coelho and Herbert Addo were interviewed at the start of the month to replace Serbian Milovan Rajevac

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Agbeko enstooled Warrior Chief in Volta Region

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight champion, Joseph Agbeko, has been enstooled, as a warrior chief, in the Volta Region, in recognition of his exploits in the sport. The 30-year old boxer, has been accorded the stool name, Togbe Kaletor I, meaning ‘Brave Warrior’

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Kevin Prince Boateng is set for a permanent Milan deal

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has conceded that defender Andrea Ranocchia is Inter-bound in the winter transfer window. Inter have been rumoured for some time to be interested in moving for the player, who they own half the rights to, in January rather than the summer, as originally expected. However, Walter Samuel's season-ending injury will force Inter to push a move through now, according to Football Italia

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Premier League Games Canceled Due to Weather

Freezing weather in the north of England has forced a pair of Premier League football games to be canceled. Everton's home match against Birmingham City and Liverpool's visit to Blackpool were postponed on Sunday. Blackpool, which has the only pitch in England's top division not equipped with underground heating, had its third straight home match postponed because of a frozen field. The game has been rescheduled for January 12

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FA Cup matches top Boxing day fixtures

The festive season would see the last of the preliminary round fixtures of the MTN FA Cup matches played. Clubs would be competing for their places ahead of the draw for the Round of 64. Over the next two days, beginning on Boxing Day, there would be 16 matches involving clubs from the Division One and Two leagues, though the Division One clubs dominate the fixture pile

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Arsenals set up a date with Kotoko

The Premier League Board - PLB has announced Sunday, 26 December, 2010 as the date for the outstanding fixture between Berekum Arsenals and Asante Kotoko to be cleared. Both sides would clash at the Golden City Park for the match-day-6 Glo Premier League game. The Disciplinary Committee (DC) ruling authorised the Premier League Board, the league's organisers to set a new date for the fixture after both sides failed to kick off their game on October 6, 2010 due to clash of stripes

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Kotoko snaps seven game losing streak

Seventeen goals were counted on the road as the premier league reached the halfway stage and now heads into the festive break. The final day of matches of the first round fixtures saw Asante Kotoko end their seven-game winless streak by beating All Stars 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium. Goals by Prince Boateng and Jordan Opoku aided their win as there was not enough time for the Blues to salvage a point following Nathaniel Asamoah's late strike

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Asamoah Gyan is BBC African Footballer of The Year

Ghana and Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has won the 2010 BBC African Footballer of the Year. Gyan becomes the third Ghanaian after Michael Essien and Samuel Osei Kuffour to have won the award. "I'm so happy, I can't believe it," he said. "I'm so thankful to all the fans who voted for me."

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Nyantakyi to be honoured by CAF with award

Kwesi Nyantakyi will be among the selected few to receive an award at the 2010 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards. Ghana, already has four representations out of the eight major categories for the awards to honour best achievers in African Football for the Year 2010 in Cairo, Egypt on Monday

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