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European players more considered than Africans – Partey

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European players more considered than Africans – Partey

For the first time, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey addressed the sensitive issue of discrimination in football in Europe, where he has plied his trade since 2013.

The Ghana international is of the opinion that African players don’t earn the same consideration as their European mates.

Partey is not the first African professional to have raised the issue. The likes of Samuel Eto’o from Cameroon and Ivorian born Yaya Toure have voiced their concerns as well, lamenting the situation.

“If we are compared with European players, it looks like they are more considered than a player from Africa,” Partey told Spanish international news agency, EFE.

“We had very good players, like Yaya Toure, Michael Essien. They were considered as good players, but not at the level to win a Ballon d’Or because they come from Africa, but they are ‘top’ players from Africa.

“We consider them as ‘top’ players but not at the level of the likes of Modric, Messi or Ronaldo, but there were very many good African players.

“Eto’o and Drogba scored a lot of goals and could have won the Ballon d’Or, but they did not succeed,” he said.

Current Liberia president George Weah remains the only African winner of the Ballon d’Or, which he won in 1995 while playing for AC Milan.

Partey joined Atletico Madrid B in 2013 before enrolling with the main team two years later.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Black Stars to beef up backroom staff ahead of Egypt 2019

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Black Stars to beef up backroom staff ahead of Egypt 2019

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah, has confirmed that additions will be made to the team’s backroom staff ahead of the 2019 Afcon in Egypt.

Appiah has maintained that Ghana’s success at the competition will be dependent on how well the team prepares.

These extra hands are an indicator of what he intends doing.

The core of the additions that will be made will focus on scouting and match review duties.

“Automatically there will be some people to join the technical team.

“I have not yet made up my mind on them but there will also be three scouts to join the team who will be monitoring opponents.

“Hopefully in a week or two things should be put in place.

“We will also have a physical trainer and an analyst coach,” he revealed.

Ghana have been drawn in Group F with neighbours Benin, defending champions Cameroon and debutantes Guinea-Bissau.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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Waris on target as FC Nantes down giants PSG 3-2

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Waris on target as FC Nantes down giants PSG 3-2

Ghana striker Majeed Waris was on target for FC Nantes as they magnificently defeated giants PSG by 3-2 IB the French Ligue 1.

The visitors broke the deadlock of the game through ex Barcelona defender, Dani Alves who dribbled into space just outside the box after a pass from Paredes and then sent a right-footed curler effort to the top-left corner into the host’s net.

Three minutes after, Brazilian defender Diego Carlos powered home captain Rongier’s cross to restore parity for the home side.

One the stroke of half time, Waris tapped home a beautiful connection to make it 2-1 for the Canaries.

Diego Carlos hit his double and the third for FC Nantes in the 52nd minute to leave the visitors wandering on the field.

P.S.G reduced the goal deficit through Guclu in the 89th minute to leave the scoring 3-2.

Waris made way for Limbombe in the 90th minute whiles Enoch Kwateng was introduced into the game in the 87th minutes for former Manchester United and Brazilian defender, Fabio
Da Silva.

Nantes F.C seem comfortably on the league table as they are currently 14th and will play 17th placed Amiens S.C on Sunday in the round 33 game of the ongoing competition.

Source: footballmadeinghana.com

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MOYS denies $8 million budget for Black Stars

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MOYS denies $8 million budget for Black Stars

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), has denied media reports, which suggests that, an amount of $8 million, has been budgeted for the senior national team, the Black Stars for their participation in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

A statement signed by Mr. Elvis Adjei-Baah, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of MOYS said, “i can say that there is no budget approved yet or in place for the AFCON.

“There is a delegation currently in Abu Dhabi trying to get a camping facility for the national team, so there is no way we would have come up with a budget once that is not even sorted yet.

“Once everything is concluded and is appropriate, we would communicate to the good people of Ghana how much budget has been presented or approved,” it added.

The ministry has come under intense scrutiny in recent times over reports that, $8 million has been budgeted for the Black Stars ahead of their campaign in Egypt.

Source: ghananewsagency.org

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