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Andre Ayew replaces Gyan as Black Stars substantive captain

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Andre Ayew replaces Gyan as Black Stars substantive captain

Andre Ayew replaces Gyan as Black Stars substantive captain

Turkey-based midfielder Andre Ayew will be named the substantive Ghana captain in massive shake-up ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Coach Kwesi Appiah will make the defining announcement latest by Wednesday when the Black Stars provisional squad for the tournament is named.

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This comes after coach Appiah took the decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the team’s leadership role as he would only be a pit-part player at the tournament in Egypt.

Ayew who commands big respect among the players in the Black Stars is expected to instill the needed discipline in the squad to help Ghana win the title.

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With the inspirational Fenerbahce player moving up, a new deputy captain will be named with the coach as part of the measures meant to inject new energy in the squad

This will be the first time Ayew is captaining the senior level permanently but he has led Ghana before at youth level.

He famously captained the Black Satellites to the World Youth Championship title in 2009.

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Ayew is widely expected to become a good captain of Ghana, having been one of the livelier and inspirational figures in the current setup.

The Ayew legacy thus continues, following the exploits of the legendary Abedi Pele who captained Ghana for almost 10 years.

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

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Deputy Sports Minister Reveals Why Ghana Still Owes Former Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah

The Deputy Minister of Sports, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto has finally revealed why former Black Tars’ coach Kwesi Appiah’s salary arrears haven’t been paid.

For the past few weeks now, former Ghana National team coach has been pestering the Ghana Football Association and the Sports ministry for his unpaid salaries.

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According to him, Ghana owes him about $180,000 (5 months salary) but all his cries to be paid have fallen on death ears.

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Well, yesterday, the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, finally revealed reasons why the Kwesi Appiah has still not received his payment yet.

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The honorable revealed that there were unresolved issues between the former coach and the Ghana Football Association before the contract between the parties was terminated, hence the cause of the arrears adding that the arrears will be paid when the issues have been resolved.

“I know that the [Sports] Ministry is in talks with Kwasi Appiah and at the appropriate time, ones the issues are ironed out, he would be paid,” he told Elton Brobbey on Joy News.

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

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Former Kotoko Player, John Kuffour Granted Ghc 50,000 Bail For Biting Off The Nipple Of His Former Girlfriend

A former Asante Kotoko Football Club defender identified as John Kuffour has finally been granted bail after he was arrested for biting off his ex-girlfriend’s nipple.

Hw was granted bail by the Ejisu District Court hearing the case in the sum of Ghc 50,000 with two sureties.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by Chief Prosecutor Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, the said incident occured early 2017.

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John Kuffour and Dennisa Hagan his ex dated for 6 years before the unfortunate incident happened between them.

The naration further revealed that on 1st January 2017, Kuffour visited Dennisa to confront her in relation to a rumour bothering on infidelity.

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John didn’t find her responses to his questions satisfying and convincing so a physical altercation ensued, during which he bit her nipple.

Dennisa suffered several injuries due to the attack and has had to undergo surgery.

The case is said to have been adjourned to June this year.

During his career, John Kuffour played Kpando Hearts of Lions for Asante Kotoko.

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