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Michael Essien snubbed twice by Man Utd

Chelsea star Michael Essien has revealed he was snubbed twice by Manchester United as a youngster due to fears about his size. Essien, 27, has developed at Stamford Bridge into one of the finest defensive midfielders in the game since making the move from Lyon five years ago

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Essien says he’ll be back “soon”

Chelsea Star Michael Essien says he will soon return to the Black Stars. In an exclusive interview with Citi FM from his UK base on Tuesday, September 21, Essien said he was saddened by the unexpected exit of Black Stars Coach Milovan Rajevac

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Ghana FA confirms informal talks with Desailly

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed holding informal talks with ex-France captain Marcel Desailly over the vacant national team coaching job. Desailly told the French press on Saturday that he is close to reaching an agreement to lead the Black Stars possibly to the next World Cup in Brazil

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Guinness pays Black Stars $400,000

Official Beverage Sponsor of the Black Stars, Guinness Ghana has hailed the achievements of the team as the company prepares to celebrate its heritage that spans over 250 years. Guinness today announced the payment of $400,000, being the annual sponsorship package to the senior national team

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Ghana wins 10 medals at ECOWAS games

After the Singapore debacle where Ghana failed to pick a single medal at the Youth Olympics, the country bounced back in style to win a total of 10 medals in two disciplines at the maiden ECOWAS under-23 Games in Abuja

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Asamoah Gyan scores on Sunderland debut

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan lived up to expectation by netting on his debut but 10-man Sunderland had to settle for a point Wigan. The Black Cats were left facing an uphill struggle when skipper Lee Cattermole was dismissed after picking up his second booking in the 21st minute

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Ghana U17 women’s team beats Brazil

Arima, Trinidad and Tobago -- Ghana pulled off a huge shock in the FIFA U17 women's World cup as they earned their first win of the finals against favourites Brazil. An opportunistic goal from Alice Danso was enough to see the Black Maidens pull off quite a shock, beating much-fancied Brazil

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Maidens need a win against Brazil

Ghana needs a win against Brazil to boost their chances of progressing past the group stages at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The Black Maidens must beat the South Americans on Thursday after their opening match loss to Canada to enhance their chances of qualifying

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Ghana Trio Nominated For UK Award

Ghana captain John Mensah, John Paintsil and Michael Essien are among other Ghanaian sports personalities in Britain nominated for prestigious awards set to take place on 24 October. The Inaugural Ghana-UK Based Achievement (GUBA) awards is an Innovation Awards put to celebrate and acknowledge individuals who contribute or provide a service to the Ghanaian community in Britain

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Ghana beats Swaziland 3-0 in 2012 qualifier

Ghana goes top of Group I in the qualifying for the 2012 African Cup of Nations after beating Swaziland 3-0 on Sunday in Lombamba. Andre Ayew, Prince Tagoe and Hans Adu-Sarpei all scored from open play to hand the Black Stars the win in their first competitive international since the end of the World Cup

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