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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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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.

The hosts

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.

2016/17 Kits & Jerseys

Ghana 2017 Africa Cup of Nations PUMA Home Kit

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Ghana 2016/17 PUMA Home Kit

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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.

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.

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.

International Break Report: Mixed bag for the Chelsea boys

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International Break Report: Mixed bag for the Chelsea boys - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The international break has come to a close, and the Premier League will return at the weekend after a fortnight. The national teams battled it out in the Euro 2016 qualifiers this week, and there were some memorable matches and moments.

Chelsea in ‘front row’ to sign the highly rated Tottenham midfield target

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Chelsea, the Premier League Champions, have started the 2015-16 Premier League campaign on a stuttering note, having failed to win their opening two matches, drawing 2-2 against Swansea and losing 3-0 against Manchester City.

Official: Chelsea reach agreement to sign Abdul Baba Rahman

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Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bundesliga club FC Augsburg for the transfer of Abdul Baba Rahman, the club has confirmed on their official website.

Although the transfer fee has remained unclosed, but The Times understand, it is around £21.

Chelsea to secure next summer signing this week, negotiation in final stage

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Augsburg defender Abdul Rahman Baba is on the verge of a move to Chelsea, according to reports in Germany.

Markus Weinziel, the Augsburg coach, says that he is proud of the fact that the Ghana international is close to joining a club of Chelsea's stature.

Good News: Deal agreed for Chelsea’s next summer signing

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Chelsea are close to signing Abdul Rahman Baba in the summer, according to his agent Sascha Empacher.

The highly rated young full-back from Augsburg has agreed personal terms with the Blues, his agent has confirmed.

Transfer Tracker: Dissecting the Baba Rahman rumours as Chelsea, Real Madrid, Roma and Arsenal lie in wait

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Important facts to know about Andre Ayew, Swansea’s quality signing

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After speculation for months about his future, Ghana international Andre Ayew has decided to leave his childhood club, Marseille, to sign with Swansea City on a four-year deal. The 25-year-old is a coup for the Swans as he's currently one of the best African players in the world and desires to keep improving.

Swansea sign Ghana striker Andre Ayew on free transfer from Marseille

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Ghana forward Andre Ayew has joined Swansea on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old was out of contract at Marseille and he will now join the Barclays Premier League club who have been looking to strengthen their forward options since Wilfried Bony was sold to Manchester City in January.

Swansea sign Ghana striker Andre Ayew on free transfer from Marseille

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Ghana forward Andre Ayew has joined Swansea on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old was out of contract at Marseille and he will now join the Barclays Premier League club who have been looking to strengthen their forward options since Wilfried Bony was sold to Manchester City in January.

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Serie A midfielder: I'm a Manchester United fan. I want to play in England

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Udinese strikerEmmanuel Baduhas revealed that he is aManchester United supporter and wants to play in the Premier League.

The 24-year-midfielder joined Udinese in 2010 and has been one of their key player ever since.

Winger says he ‘dreams’ of playing for Chelsea

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Ghana international Christian Atsu joined Chelsea in 2013on a five-year contract, for a reported £3.5m, but the highly talented winger has yet to play a single game for the Blues.

The 23-year-old has spent loan spells at Vitesse and Everton, and this summer he has been plying trade with newly promoted Bournemouth on loan again.

Chelsea transfer: Club reach agreement for Serie A midfielder

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Bologna,thenewly promoted Serie Aclub, havesurprised everyone bywinning the race to sign Cagliari's highly rated midfielderGodfred Donsah.

The 19-year-old Ghana midfielder has been linked with a move away allsummer, with big European clubs like Juventus, Chelsea, Tottenham all reportedlyregistering an interesting to sign him.

Club president confirms Chelsea transfer talks for Arsenal midfield target

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Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly joined the race in signing Cagliari youngster Godfrey Donsah, according to reports in Italy. Arsenal and Manchester City had previously shown an interest in the Ghana midfielder, with reports emerging, the Premier League clubs even sent scouts to watch the youngster on several occasions.

Chelsea €25m target flying to London for medical

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Abdul Rahman Baba is expected to undergo a medical with Chelsea within next few days

Last month, German newspaper Sportbild reported that Chelsea were close to signing Abdul Rahman Baba from Augsburg.

Official: Manchester United target signs six-year-deal

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It's another cracking piece of business from Los Rojiblancos. After signing Stefan Savic from Fiorentina early this week, the La Liga giants have followed up with another terrific piece of business.

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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 [.

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.

Postcard: Northeastern Keeper Gives it a Go in Ghana

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(Editor's note: NESoccerToday.com photographer Chris Aduama recently traveled to his native Ghana with his son, Jacob, who suited up for the Northeastern men's soccer team between 2012-15, to get a glimpse of the soccer scene in Accra.

Argentina vs Ghana 2-3 Highlights U20 World Cup Tetteh Aboagye Simeone Goals Video

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