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Avram Grant resigns as Ghana manager

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Accra (AFP) – Ghana coach Avram Grant has quit after more than two years in charge, a member of the country’s football association told AFP on Tuesday.

“Avram Grant has informed the Ghana Football Association of his decision to step down as head coach of the Black Stars,” said Osei Kwaku Palmer.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 in Franceville on Thursday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A finely-poised tie remained goalless until the 72nd minute, when Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah failed to deal with a free-kick into his area and John Boye's weak defensive header merely served as an assist for Ngadeu to control and fire home.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 in Franceville on Thursday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A finely-poised tie remained goalless until the 72nd minute, when Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah failed to deal with a free-kick into his area and John Boye's weak defensive header merely served as an assist for Ngadeu to control and fire home.

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Defender Michael Ngadeu scored the opener in Franceville in the 72nd minute and Christian Bassogog secured the win in stoppage time.

Cameroon will face Egypt in the final on Sunday.

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Defender Michael Ngadeu scored the opener in Franceville in the 72nd minute and Christian Bassogog secured the win in stoppage time.

Cameroon will face Egypt in the final on Sunday.

Ghana hopeful on Gyan fitness

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana are hopeful that skipper Asamoah Gyan will be able to feature in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against DR Congo after tests on an injury he suffered on Wednesday proved encouraging.

A Ghana FA statement said the striker had returned to the team's base in Oyem in northern Gabon to continue treatment on the thigh injury he picked up in the 1-0 defeat to Egypt in their last group game in Port-Gentil.

Ghana sweat on fitness of skipper Gyan

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana coach Avram Grant has admitted captain Asamoah Gyan is a doubt for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after he came off injured against Egypt on Wednesday.

"It's not looking so good but Gyan is a very strong boy," said Grant when asked about the extent of the problem.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through in Cup of Nations

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through in Cup of Nations

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Egypt look to join Ghana in Cup of Nations quarters

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Seven-time champions Egypt face Ghana in Port-Gentil on Wednesday looking for the result that will see them join their opponents in qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Pharaohs need only draw the game, which kicks off at 8pm (1900 GMT), in the Gabonese port city to be certain of progressing to the last eight, although if Mali fail to beat Uganda they will be through anyway.

Ghana coach rewards team for ‘mature football’

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana coach Avram Grant said his team's 1-0 victory over Mali on Saturday that sealed their progress to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals owed much to their ability to hold on in the second half.

"In tournaments you play for the points. In the first half we went 1-0 ahead, we were dominating and we had chances to score even more goals," said the Israeli.

Ghana coach rewards team for ‘mature football’

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana coach Avram Grant said his team's 1-0 victory over Mali on Saturday that sealed their progress to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals owed much to their ability to hold on in the second half.

"In tournaments you play for the points. In the first half we went 1-0 ahead, we were dominating and we had chances to score even more goals," said the Israeli.

Ghana through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Ghana through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Ghana coach says injury rules unfair amid pitch concerns

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana coach Avram Grant has called for Africa Cup of Nations organisers to allow teams to replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches in Gabon.

The Black Stars have lost left-back Abdul Rahman Baba to a serious knee injury suffered in the first half of Ghana's 1-0 win against Uganda on Tuesday.

Ghana target Africa Cup of Nations last-eight berth

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana can secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a group game to spare if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

Avram Grant's side, beaten on penalties by the Ivory Coast in the 2015 final, set themselves up nicely in this year's tournament by edging out Uganda 1-0 courtesy of an Andre Ayew spot-kick in their opening match on Tuesday.

Ghana target Africa Cup of Nations last-eight berth

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana can secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a group game to spare if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

Avram Grant's side, beaten on penalties by the Ivory Coast in the 2015 final, set themselves up nicely in this year's tournament by edging out Uganda 1-0 courtesy of an Andre Ayew spot-kick in their opening match on Tuesday.

Andre Ayew gives Ghana narrow win over Uganda

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda in Port-Gentil on Tuesday.

The West Ham United star's 32nd-minute conversion from the spot was all that separated the sides on an awful pitch as Ghana withstood Ugandan pressure in the second half and ended their recent poor record against the Cranes.

Cup of Nations return destiny: Uganda coach

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic says it was Uganda's destiny to make their long-awaited return to the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana as the teams prepare to meet on Tuesday.

The Cranes have not appeared at the tournament finals since losing 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the final in Accra in 1978, and after a 39-year absence the Black Stars will once again be their opponents in Gabon.

Cup of Nations return destiny: Uganda coach

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic says it was Uganda's destiny to make their long-awaited return to the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana as the teams prepare to meet on Tuesday.

The Cranes have not appeared at the tournament finals since losing 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the final in Accra in 1978, and after a 39-year absence the Black Stars will once again be their opponents in Gabon.

Ghana can thrive on pressure at Africa Cup of Nations, says Grant

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) It is 35 years since Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations but coach Avram Grant is looking to use the pressure to end that long drought as a positive.

"I don't think you can achieve anything without pressure. We like to use pressure as a negative word but I think it's good," said Grant on Monday, on the eve of the Black Stars' opening match at this year's tournament against Uganda.

Ghana can thrive on pressure at Africa Cup of Nations, says Grant

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) It is 35 years since Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations but coach Avram Grant is looking to use the pressure to end that long drought as a positive.

"I don't think you can achieve anything without pressure. We like to use pressure as a negative word but I think it's good," said Grant on Monday, on the eve of the Black Stars' opening match at this year's tournament against Uganda.

Ghana begin latest Africa Cup of Nations bid, Egypt return

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations crown when they face Uganda in Port-Gentil in Group D on Tuesday.

The Black Stars are in Gabon looking to win a fifth Cup of Nations but a first since 1982, and Israeli Avram Grant remains at the helm after leading them to a defeat on penalties against the Ivory Coast in the 2015 final in Equatorial Guinea.

Ghana look to end 35-year Africa Cup of Nations drought

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Abuja (AFP) The Black Stars of Ghana will again be one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations as they aim to clinch a fifth title after their last triumph 35 years ago.

Ghana are one of the most successful teams in the continent's football showpiece having won it in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982.

Ghana look to end 35-year Africa Cup of Nations drought

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Abuja (AFP) The Black Stars of Ghana will again be one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations as they aim to clinch a fifth title after their last triumph 35 years ago.

Ghana are one of the most successful teams in the continent's football showpiece having won it in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982.

Egypt take World Cup revenge over Ghana

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Johannesburg (AFP) Egypt avenged a humiliating World Cup defeat by Ghana three years ago with a 2-0 victory Sunday in a 2018 African Group E qualifier before an 85,000 crowd in Alexandria.

Ghana triumphed 6-1 in the first leg of a 2014 World Cup play-off to set up an aggregate victory that prolonged the agony of Egypt, who have not competed at the finals since 1990.

Drama as Africa Cup finals line-up completed

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Johannesburg (AFP) Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda on Sunday filled the final five 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places that were up for grabs.

They will join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, all of whom qualified before the final round, and hosts Gabon at the tournament next January.

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Ghana Beaten 2-0 In AFCON Semi-Final – Atsu To Return

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Christian Atsu played the whole game for Ghana tonight in the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations but they lost 2-0 to Cameroon. Two goals in the last 20 minutes got the job done for Cameroon with Ngadew putting Cameroon ahead after 72 minutes and then in the third minute of stoppage time the [.

Christian Atsu’s Ghana Win 1-0

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Newcastle's on-loan winger Christian Atsu started off well with Ghana in the Africa Cup Nations GroupD in Gabon when they beat Uganda 1-0 with a penalty coming from Andre Ayew of West Ham after 32 minutes. Christian played the whole game for Ghana for his 42nd cap (9 goals). Christian Atsu of Ghana This follows [.

Personal terms agreed, winger confirms move, Chelsea transfer likely to be completed this week

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Chelsea winger Christian Atsu has confirmed that he will be joining La Liga club Levante in the January transfer window on loan.

The 24-year-old winger joined Bournemouth on loan this season, but failed to impress under Eddie Howe, managing only two appearancesfor the Cherries.

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this Saturday. It is the 31st edition of Africa’s showpiece event, one that has taken place every two years since 1968.

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Gabon is the host nation, having replaced Libya in August 2014 because of the ongoing civil strife in Libya.

AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

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Ghana 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PUMA Home Kit

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Ghana 2016/17 PUMA Home Kit

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Asamoah Gyan (And 45 Other Players) Found Guilty Of Sporting ‘Unethical Hair’ By UAE Football Assocation

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Asamoah Gyan is one of 46 players deemed to have "unethical hair" according to theUnited Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines.

As per BBC Sport, Gyan, who currently plays for Al-Ahli in Dubai, is guilty of sporting a 'Qaza' barnet, which are forbiddenby some of the stricter strains of Islam adhered toin Saudi Arabia.

Rumor: Revolution to add Ghanaian defender

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The Revs are looking at Moses Sarpong, according to Sports World Ghana.

The New England Revolution are interested in Ghanaian defender Moses Sarpong, according to a report from Sports World Ghana.

The article, published Friday, claims that the 19-year-old Sarpong will be heading to the United States because he's currently unable to play for International Allies FC of Ghana.

PHOTO: Defender signs contract after completing Chelsea transfer

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Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman has joined German club Schalke 04 on a season-long loan deal. While both the clubs are yet to confirm the move but it seems it is only a matter of time before they do so, as the player has passed his medical and was pictured signing the new contract at the German club.

Leicester City sign Ghana international Daniel Amartey

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Leicester have signed Ghana international Daniel Amartey from FC Copenhagen for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League title contenders announced on Friday. Amartey, who can play in central midfield or at right back, agreed a four and a half year contract with Claudio Ranieri's side.