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The Miserable Failure that Is James Kwesi Appiah – A Chronicle

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The Black Stars of Ghana are out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations following a disappointing exit on penalties to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. The loss in Ismailia, which came after a patchy Stars performance, brings to an end an impressive run by the Black Stars of making at least the semi-finals in … Read more

Ghana @ 60 Budget Is Less Than What NDC Spent To Fly Supporters To Brazil – A Plus Defends The President From Anniversary Criticism

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Musician/Comedian A Plus has come to the defence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP government over the Ghc 20m Ghana @ 60 celebrations which has Ghanaians pretty unhappy.

A Plus, in a post on social media, argues that in light of the excesses of the previous administration, those NDC supporters crying foul are simply being hypocritical.

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Coach Avram Grant Says Both Kevin-Prince Boateng And Sulley Muntari Should Be Recalled Into The Black Stars

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Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari

Former Black Stars manager Avram Grant has said that the two players sent home from the 2014 world cup for indiscipline, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Ali Muntari, should be reinstated in the team.

Grant, who never had use of either during his stint as head coach of the Stars, is recommending on his way out that the two ‘troublemakers’ be brought back in.

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2014 World Cup: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Fall to France Despite Gallant Display

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France dispatched African champions Nigeria 2-0 in stifling heat in the world cup second round game at the Estadio Nacionale in Brasilia.

The first of two Europe vs. Africa challenges was pretty evenly matched for much of the first half, before Nigeria dominated the early part of the second but failure to convert their chances led to their eventual defeat.

Midfielder Paul Pogba’s header in the 79th minute gave France the lead, before a Joseph Yobo own goal sealed Nigeria’s fate just on the 90th minute mark.

The first half was a closely matched affair, with both keepers forced into terrific saves to keep their side in the game.

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike had a goal disallowed for offside in the 18th minute, tapping in after a great cross from Ahmed Musa. Replays showed he was fractionally offside.

The game started at a dull pace, both sides uninterested in expending too much energy under the midday Brazilian sun. With both sides fielding dangerous wingers, the game was mostly played out wide.

Patrice Evra got away cleanly down the left flank in the 4th minute, but his low cross could not reach Giroud in the middle as Joseph Yobo cut it out for a corner.

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2014 FIFA WORLD CUP: Injury Boost for Portugal As Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Training | Kwaku Bonsam What NEXT?

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Ghana’s world cup Group G opponents Portugal received a timely boost to their preparations with the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Meireles are set to join the team in training having recovered from separate knocks.

The issue of the availability or otherwise of Ronaldo has resonated around the world since his injury came to light, but the Portuguese Football Association has put the issue to bed with a statement indicating his return to training.

This news follows on the heels of claims by Ghanaian witch doctor Kwaku Bonsam that he orchestrated Ronaldo’s injury to keep him from playing against Ghana. It now seems like the obvious attempt for publicity and fame might have been made by the Ghanaian witch doctor a little too soon.

Either way, Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah must conduct Ghana’s preparations with the glaring threat of this season’s UEFA Champion’s league top scorer in mind.

Remaining in the Black Stars camp, coach-Kwesi Appiah has announced that his lack of depth in defence would be covered by the presence of versatile midfielders like Michael Essien and Kwadwo Asamoah.

The injury to Jerry Akaminko and exclusion of left back Jeffrey Schlupp means the Ghanaian squad is a little thin at the back, but in defiant tones Kwesi Appiah told the press at the team’s base in Miami that he had other options.

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