Connect with us

Sports

John Boye’s absence won’t affect the team – Coach Kwasi Appiah

Published

on

John Boye’s absence won’t affect the team – Coach Kwasi Appiah

John Boye’s absence won’t affect the team – Coach Kwasi Appiah

Head coach of the Black Stars James Kwesi Appiah believes John Boye’s absence will not in anyway affect the team in their second Group F fixture against Cameroun on Saturday.

The Metz FC center back received the marching orders in their opening game against Benin on Tuesday which rules him out of the Cameroun clash.

Boye, the only player to have received a red card so far in this tournament, will be replaced with either Joseph Aidoo, Joseph Attamah Larweh or Jonathan Mensah who are the three options left for Coach Kwesi Appiah.

Read Also  No Ghana retirement without trophy - Wakaso

“Unfortunately John Boye cannot be part of the team but we have five other central defenders so it should not be a problem,” Kwesi Appiah told the press ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Ghana were surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw by Benin while Cameroun beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their opening game.

A win over Cameroun tomorrow will set the pace for the Black Stars to progress to the next stage and put their quest to win the trophy on cause.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Sports

2020 CHAN qualifier: Black Stars B fail to qualify for third straight CHAN tournament

Published

on

2020 CHAN qualifier: Black Stars B fail to qualify for third straight CHAN tournament

Ghana missed on qualification to the 2020 African Nations Championship on Sunday after drawing 0-0 with Burkina Faso in the final round qualifier.

The result meant the Black Stars B got eliminated 1-0 on aggregate after suffering defeat at home in the first leg tie at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Local Black Stars beat the Stallions 4-1 on penalties two weeks ago en route to reaching the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Senegal.

But Maxwell Konadu and his charges could not replicate that feat and got knocked out of the competition.

Since losing the 2014 finals in South Africa, Ghana have now failed to qualify for the last two tournaments played in Rwanda (2016) and Morocco (2018).

Read Also  You’re too good to be used ‘anyhow’ and dumped – Dr Bawumia to Zongo youth

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Continue Reading

Sports

Hearts beat Olympics on penalties to win 2019 Homowo Cup

Published

on

Hearts beat Olympics on penalties to win 2019 Homowo Cup

Accra Hearts of Oak prevailed on penalties to beat city rivals, Great Olympics, to win the 2019 Homowo Cup played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The teams were playing in the second leg of the match after last week’s goalless first leg and a winner needed to be found.

Hearts started well and went close in the 10th and 15th minutes of the first half with attempts from Emmanuel Mintah and Kofi Kordzi but they could not find the net until the 70th minute.

Mitchelle Sarpong scored for Hearts but two minutes later, Olympics were back in the game with a goal from Iddrisu Saler.

Read Also  Jeffrey Schlupp praises teammates in thumping preseason win over Bristol City

There were no more goals in regulation time and so, penalties were needed to find a winner.

Hearts were perfect from the spot with their first three kicks but Olympics only scored one of their first three kicks and that gave the trophy to Hearts of Oak.

Source: citisportsonline.com

Continue Reading

Sports

Wafu Cup: We want to make Ghanaians happy by scoring Senegal in the final – Maxwell Konadu

Published

on

Wafu Cup: We want to make Ghanaians happy by scoring Senegal in the final – Maxwell Konadu

The Black Stars boss looks ahead to the tournament’s climax against the hosts.

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has set his sights on beating Senegal in the final of the Wafu Cup of Nations to re-affirm their status as the West African powerhouse on Sunday.

The most successful team in the history of the tournament with two titles, the home-based Black Stars are set for a showdown with the hosts at Stade Lat-Dior in Thies.

Ghana’s run to the final has come as a surprise to many considering the side’s pre-tournament preparation challenges and a 1-0 home loss to Burkina Faso in a 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier two weeks to kick-off.

Read Also  Ghana must indigenize depth and flow of capital to be competitive - Ken Ofori Atta

“We have to thank the Ghanaian public for giving us their support,” Konadu said in a Facebook video.

“We started this campaign two weeks ago and in our run-up to the competition, we lost to Burkina Faso which wasn’t the best for our image but we did our best to rally the boys back, to motivate them and lift their spirit high.

“I think the loss [to Burkina Faso], although painful, told us a lot, that we needed to come here and fight it out.

“Yes we have made history but that is behind us now. We just want to go for the cup and make sure we make Ghanaians happy. We have to stay focused.

Read Also  I will make the NDC attractive again - Prof. Alabi

“That is what we want to do. Yes, if we win it, we will make history.”

Ghana are defending champions of the tournament, the last triumph coming under Konadu when they hosted the competition two years ago.

The Black Stars had beaten Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 in the semi-final to make Sunday’s final.

Source:goal.com

Continue Reading

Trending