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Adiyiah scores for Reggina in Coppa Italia

Dominic Adiyiah scored his debut goal for Reggina on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia. The Ghana striker, on loan to the Serie B side from AC Milan netted for his side in their 4-2 win over Frosinone. Adiyiah's goal came in the 120th minute after the game had been sent into extra-time following a 2-2 scoreline in normal time. But Reggina scored two more goals in added time to win the tie

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Asamoah Gyan nominated for World Player of the Year

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been named by Fifa for the World Player of the Year award. The Sunderland striker is among the 23 players nominated by the world governing body for the biggest personal award in world football. His performances during the 2010 World Cup where he steered the Black Stars to the quarter finals is one reason why he was named. Gyan’s leading role in the Black Stars final appearance in January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Angola convinced Fifa to name him. The fact that Gyan is among the three Africans named in the award will certainly boost his chances of winning the Africa Player of the Year award. But the Sunderland player will face a tough opposition for the Fifa award as some of the best of the best in world football were named in the shortlist

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Black Satellites qualify for Libya 2011 Championship

Ghana’s Black Satellites sealed their place for the Libya 2011 Orange African Youth Championship after beating Benin 4-1 in the second leg of the final round qualifier on Saturday at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra. The Satellites thus qualified on a 6-1 score line on aggregate after winning the first leg by 2:0. A brace from Richmond Boakye Yiadom and a goal each from Jordan Ayew and substitute Edwin Osei were enough to give the Satellites the right to defend the title they won in Rwanda last year

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Jordan Ayew meets Black Satellites teammates

Jordan Ayew took to the field Thursday afternoon for the first time with his new colleagues in the national U-20 team. The Olympique Marseille attacker is one of the six foreign-based players called up by Black Satellites coach Orlando Wellington as Ghana prepares for the decisive qualifying match against Benin in Accra on Saturday for the 2011 African Youth Championship

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Ghana FA Confirm Michael Essien Will Be Back In March

The Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantekyie has assured Ghanaians that midfielder Michael Essien will return to action for the Black Stars in March 2011. The four-time Africa champions’ next Nations Cup qualifier is against Congo and the Chelsea prodigy himself has promised to end his temporary international leave. "Essien never said he will not play for Ghana again," Nyantekyie is quoted by KickOffGhana.com. "He merely asked for time away from the team but has now told us he will be available for selection in March

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Ghana climbs to 17th spot in FIFA world ranking

Ghana moves up three places to the 17th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released today. The Black Stars, quarter-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa picked up two more points to amass 891 in total as they continue their gradual rise on ranking table after breaking into the top 20 last month. The continent has only three sides - Egypt, Ghana and Ivory Coast - making it into the top 20

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Jordan Ayew’s quality will propel team – Wellington

Ghana’s U-20 Coach, Orlando Wellington is elated about the prospect that Jordan Ayew brings to his team as the Satellites brace up for a final African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier against Benin on Saturday at the Ohene Djan sports stadium, Accra. Ghana had laboured in vain to have Olympique Marseille release the gifted winger for earlier duels and Coach Wellington says the change in heart of the French Club will propel his team to success

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Afful closes in on Champions League medal

Harrison Afful is closing in on a CAF Champions League winner's medal after helping Esperance reach the final. Esperance advanced past Al-Ahly to reach the final with the Ghanaian international playing the full game as they beat Ahly 1-0 in Tunis on Sunday to progress on the away goal rule against the six-time champions

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FIFA Rocked by Bribery Allegations

International football's governing body says it will investigate claims made in a leading British newspaper Sunday that two members of its executive committee offered to "sell" their votes in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup. Journalists from Britain's Sunday Times newspaper posed as lobbyists for U.S. corporations and they reportedly found two executive committee members of the world soccer body who allegedly would be open to "selling" their votes in exchange for substantial money payments

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Ghanaian Footballer jailed in Germany For Match Fixing

Ghanaian midfielder Joseph Mensah has been jailed in Germany for his alleged involvement in a match fixing scandal that rocked the European country four years ago. Mensah was fined 6,000 Euros in 2008 for his alleged role in attempting to fix the match between his then team RW Erfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf in March 2006

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Premier League preview

After making way for the international fixtures last weekend, the Glo Premier League returns this Sunday with some fascinating match-ups on the agenda. Though early on in the season with just six games played, some big-name clubs have so far struggled to live up to pre-season expectations. The outcome of the match-day-7 fixtures could witness a change over on the table, both at the top and bottom.

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I’m ready for the Black Stars now – Sammy Adjei

Former national number one goalie, Sammy Adjei has said he has rescinded his decision to resign from the national team after what he termed “sober reflections” and that “he is now ever ready to feature for the Black Stars”. In a leter to the GFA on October 8, 2010 and made available to GNA Sports in Accra, Adjei said “I hereby rescind the decision to quit the national team, and wish to inform you that presently, I’m very agile and active

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Michael Essien ‘The Bison’ is back for Ghana

Michael Essien is set to make his return to the senior national team the Black Stars. The Chelsea and Ghanaian midfielder Essien, sustained an injury during the African Nations Cup which forced him out of the 2010 World Cup. After partially recovering from his injuries, Essien announced he was taking a brake from the Stars to focus on his duties at English Premier side Chelsea. Many Ghanaians at that time expressed outrage over Essien's decision to go into temporary international duty retirement, some accusing him of betraying Ghana and faking his injuries

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Asamoah Gyan receives Black Cats backing

Asamoah Gyan could be handed a start for Sunderland against Blackburn on Monday in the Premiership as the Black Cats sweat on the injury front. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce says he would have no hesitation in handing the Ghana striker that role should Darren Bent fail to recover in time

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Coaching process would not be rushed – FA

President of the Ghana Football Association says the process of appointing a substantive head coach for the senior national team would not be rushed following the weekend's Nations Cup qualifying result. Kwesi Nyantakyi on Wednesday confirmed that the FA is sticking to its process and dismissed suggestions that the search would be fast-tracked

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