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Asamoah Gyan moves step closer to African Footballer of Year Award

Egyptian-born head coach of Chad Sherif Al-Khashab said he did not allow his feelings to lead him to vote for compatriots Ahmed Hassan and Mohammed Geddo for the CAF 2010 African Best Player Award. The Chad manager said he ticked Sunderland’s Asamoah Gyan, Chelsea ace Didier Drogba and Inter Milan marksman Samuel Eto’o in that order. "My choices are based on credibility and reasonable assessment of the candidates. My feelings have nothing to do with this," he said

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Fifa warns Ghana over government interference

Fifa has warned that it will not hesitate to clamp down on governmental intrusion in the Ghana FA following recent skirmishes. The world governing body has revealed it is constantly monitoring developments in the country should any governmental inference issue erupt again. Fifa has been alerted by attempts by government elements to impose Abedi Pele as the Ghana FA’s candidate for a vacant CAF post even though Kwesi Nyantakyi had already been approved to contest the post

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Hearts return to winning ways

The premiership records a low goal count, seven, from eight match centres this weekend as the league nears the half-way line. A determined approach by Hearts of Oak helped them pick all three points against AshantiGold after beating the Miners 1-0 at the Ohene Djan Stadium. The Phobians who had defender Saeed Mohammed sent off looked off colour as the visitors pushed to break the deadlock. Hearts, who had lost their last two league games however had something to cheer about when substitute John Antwi scored the winner to leave the Miners dejected and ease the pressure on beleaguered coach Paa Kwesi Fabin

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Muntari: I Want To Stay With Inter

Inter midfielder Sulley Muntari has reiterated his desire to remain at the club and quashed speculation that he plans to leave the European champions. The former Udinese man has fell down the pecking order in midfield under coach Rafa Benitez this season but insists he wants to fight for his place in the line-up. “I am with Inter, I want to stay with Inter. I have a contract with Inter and I am going to be there,” Muntari told reporters

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Ghana Black Starlets eye Championship spot

Ghana are determined to seal their place in the finals of the 2011 African Under-17 Championship when they play Senegal in the decisive qualifier on Sunday in Dakar. A 2-0 first leg win in Accra a fortnight ago has put the Black Starlets in pole position of picking their spot at the finals to be staged in Rwanda. Yet still, the past setback, after they failed to qualify for the 2009 competition hosted by Algeria is fuelling their desire to secure a positive result in Dakar

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Richard Kingson Gets Window Opportunity At Blackpool

Ghana World Cup star Richard Kingson is set for more game time at English Premier League side Blackpool following the injury of first choice goalie Matt Gilks. Gilks is facing up to three months on the sidelines with a broken kneecap and in his place Kingson, a summer signing will deputise. Kingson, who returns from international duty, will be handed the gloves for this weekend’s home match

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Ghana Black Stars Draws Against Saudi in Dubai

Ghana despite dominating possession played out 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia in the friendly on Wednesday in Dubai. A slow start to the game saw Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan all go close to finding target. However, Gyan couldn’t reproduce the form that has seen him score four goals in his last three games for Sunderland as Ghana went close to breaking the deadlock shortly before halftime when Gyan's shot was tipped over the crossbar by Walid Abdullah

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Ghana vrs Saudi Arabia – Preview

It’s Pay Back Time For Ghana The four-time African champions have met the three-time Asian champions twice and although both had a win each the west Africans still have a deficit to clear. Having suffered a 5-0 drubbing in the hands of the al-Sogour [The Green Falcons] in September 2007, the Black Stars would have to grab this friendly opportunity with both hands to stage a revenge that would continue to boost their 2010 World Cup goodwill

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Ghana vs England Friendly Match

Ghana and England FAs are in talks in a bid to secure a international friendly between the two countries. England will line up against world cup quater finalist Ghana in in march 2011 according to reports. Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has confirmed that discussions are underway to put a date in place, but admits no date has been agreed to yet. "Yes, it true we are talking with England to play their national team," said Nyantakyi in a statement

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Clottey claims he can stop Manny Pacquiao

Former IBF welterweight Champion Joshua “The Hitter” Clottey has applauded Manny Pacquiao for winning his bout against Antonio Magarito at the Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States over the weekend. Joshua Clottey however believes he is the only one who can bring down the unstoppable WBC Super Welter Weight Champion and WBO Welter Weight Super Champion popularly called the “Pac-Man”, if given a re-match

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Sunderland upsets Chelsea, Asamoah Gyan nets one goal

Asamoah Gyan maintained his fine run in the the Premier League, scoring in Sunderland's 3-0 victory over leaders, Chelsea on Sunday. The defeat ended Chelsea's home record of having not conceded a goal at Stamford Bridge all campaign before their match against the Black Cats. Gyan scored his fourth goal in three games to make it 2-0 after Nedum Onuoha had put Sunderland ahead. Danny Welbeck scored the third with three minutes left

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Two changes made to Black Stars squad

Assistant Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has confirmed that two changes have been made to the squad ahead of their game against Saudi Arabia this week. Bernard Kumordzi and Karim Alhassan have been drafted into Ghana's squad following injuries to John Mensah and Matthew Amoah

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Amoah goal hands dutch league leaders first loss

Matthew Amoah scored the winner for NAC Breda as they beat defending Dutch league champions FC Twente 2-1 on Saturday. Breda's victory left Twente with its first league defeat since April 2009. Twente appeared set for its ninth win of the season after Bryan Ruiz opened the scoring in the first half. But two second-half goals by Ali Boussaboun and Matthew Amoah helped Breda to victory at home

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GFA to meet Media on FA CUP rights

Media companies interested in securing the broadcast rights of the FA Cup are been invited by the Ghana Football Association for a meeting on Thursday, November 18, at the FA's Secretariat. A statement from the FA says the meeting would deliberate on the radio broadcast agreement, live television broadcast and the start date for the Cup competition

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