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Black stars end year as 16th best soccer team in the world

Ghana ended the year on number 16 in the latest Fifa ranking released on Wednesday, December 15. The Black Stars moved one place up and the ranking is a reflection of their exploits at the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup finals in South Africa. The results of 111 new ”A” international matches have been recognised in the current edition of the rating

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Qatar 2022 Gay Comment By Blatter Causes Outrage

Gay rights activists are calling on FIFA president Sepp Blatter to apologize for a controversial comment he made about gays. The head of world football governing body was asked during a press conference in South Africa on Monday for his opinion on some of Qatar's laws which makes it a jailable offense for gays to engage in sexual activities

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Ghana Football League Returns to Action

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) says it has backed down its pull out from all the football leagues in the country thus paving the way for their membership - clubs - to return to action. GHALCA, at an Executive meeting on Monday, resolved to resume normal activities again after pulling out last week following the raid on the GFA offices by the Economic and Organised Crime Office

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Saudi Arabia, UAE should co-host 2022 world cup with Qatar – Prince Ali

Prince Ali of Jordan has called on football's world governing body to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter and allow neighboring Mideast nations to serve as co-hosts. On a tour of Asia and Oceania, the 34-year-old Ali said he empathized with concerns expressed by a number of nations about awarding football's premier tournament to a tiny country where summer temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius

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Kevin-Prince Boateng Keeps Scoring For AC Milan

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his second Serie A goal and provided an assist as AC Milan secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Bologna on Sunday afternoon. Boateng got them off the mark early on before Robinho quickly made it 2-0 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a well-deserved goal of his own after another excellent performance

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John Mensah’s effort earns him praise from Steve Bruce

Ghana captain John Mensah has won praise from manager Steve Bruce for his role in Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Fulham on Saturday England. ‘The Rock of Gibraltar’ stood firm at the heart of the visitors’ defence despite still suffering from a shoulder problem. Mensah played a particularly key role as Anton Ferdinand departed the action early on with a hamstring problem, necessitating a hasty reshuffle

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Ghana escapes with FIFA warning, Still face ban

World soccer governing body, FIFA has warned Ghana that continued third party intervention in the administration of football would have "adverse consequences" after the Ghana Football Association's offices were raided on Tuesday. FIFA today set a Sunday 12 December 2010 deadline for the situation to end, adding that failure would see the matter referred to its Emergency Committee, which has the power to impose a suspension

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Asamoah Gyan Could Switch To Real Madrid

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is interesting Real Madrid and could make a shock switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to Cadena COPE (People’s Radiowaves of Spain Network). Real coach Jose Mourinho is desperate to boost his attacking options in January and has been linked with a host of big names. Cadena COPE claims the Black Stars forward is now being discussed inside the Santiago Bernabeu. The striker only moved to Sunderland from Rennes in the summer for €14 million and has been an instant hit

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Ghana Risk FIFA Ban

Ghana football is heading for an international ban after the government snubbed a Fifa ruling and stormed the offices of the country’s federation to seize computers and documents seeking to investigate private sponsorship. Fifa last week warned the government over the consequences of investigating private sponsorship generated by the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Tuesday’s action is in direct violation of Fifa’s ruling as the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) stormed the GFA’s premises to investigate private sponsorship

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Ghana FA lock up offices after Police raid, Declares No More Football

Officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) led by the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Jordan Anagbla have locked up all the offices of the FA in protest of the action taken by the officials of Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). The action by the GFA is likely to thwart premier league and division one matches scheduled for this weekend. According to Umar Farouk Atipaga the FA officials have declared that there will be no football in Ghana unless normalcy is restored

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Marcel Desailly withdraws from Ghana Coaching Job Race

Former France Captain Marcel Desailly has withdrawn from the race to become the next Black Stars coach. The former AC Milan and Chelsea defender has reportedly received another offer from a European country and is considering his options. The 42 year old was named in the FA Search Committee’s five man short list for the vacant coaching position last week. But the Ghanaian born Frenchman is not happy about the manner in which the announcement was made by the Ghana Football Association

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Kotoko in danger of Glo League relegation

Asante Kotoko's troubled season continued at the Robert Mensah Stadium where they were beaten 1-0 by Ebusua Dwarfs. The defeat, Kotoko's seventh in the campaign so far was their six in their last seven games. A second half strike by Seidu Banson handed Dwarfs the three points which condemned Kotoko to a new low as they slumped into the bottom three of the table though they have a game in hand. Leaders, Chelsea still maintained their six-point gap at the top after beating Liberty Professionals 2-0 at the Golden City Park

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Herbert names pre-CHAN Ghana squad

Coach Herbert Addo has named a 32 pre-CHAN squad to begin camping on Monday towards the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan. The home-based male side have been drawn in Group B of the competition set for February next year. The local Black Stars who would be making their second consecutive appearance at the tournament are paired in the same group with South Africa, Zimbabwe and Niger in the 16-nation competition

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