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AFCON U-23 qualifier: Yeboah, Fameyeh, Mensah start as Ibrahim Tanko names strong XI against Togo

Ghana's U-23 coach Ibrahim Tanko has named a flexible line-up to face Togo in the 2019 U-23 AFCON qualifier on Tuesday afternoon. The Black Meteors boss handed in-form CD Numancia midfielder Yaw Yeboah as starting berth where he will be supported by IK Start midfielder Isaac Twum which is a great sign of deploying an attacking formation.Kwame Baah will be between the sticks with Emmanuel Cudjoe and Zakaria Fuseini protecting the shot-stopper while Gideon Mensah and Michael Ampadu will operate as laterals.Evans Mensah, who played a significant role in HJK Helsinki's league title triumph and the fleet-footed Osman Bukari will operate from the flanks.Salmantino UDS forward Kwabena Owusu and Dinamo Brest's Joel Fameyeh will lead the line for the side as they aim to massively beat their neighours at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Line up: Kwame Baah – Emmanuel Cudjoe, Gideon Mensah, Zakaria Fuseini, Michael Ampadu – Isaac Twum (C), Yaw Yeboah, Evans Mensah, Osman Bukari – Joel Fameyeh, Kwabena Owusu.

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Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko confident of victory against Togo

Head coach of the Ghana U-23 team, Ibrahim Tanko is confident of his side's chances ahead of their AFCON U-23 qualifier against Togo in Kumasi. The Black Meteors will host their Togolese counterparts on Tuesday afternoon at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with the second leg of the tie scheduled for Saturday in Lome.Ahead of the game this afternoon, Ibrahim Tanko remains upbeat of his sides chances.‘’I believe with the inclusion of the foreign-based players we will have a good team to face Togo and beat them,’’ Tanko told Sportsworldghana.com‘’In football you can’t always say you are going to beat your by a big margin but I believe that we the few days training that we’ve had and also seeing the players confidence, I am 100% sure that we will have a strong team to face Togo and hope for victory in the first leg and qualify at the end of the return leg in Lome.’’The winner of the encounter will proceed to play Gabon in the final round of qualifiers for Egypt 2019.

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Ghanaians react to the sacking of Jose Mourinho as Man United manager

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.The Red Devils were humbled by Liverpool on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 by their fiercest rivals at Anfield.And United have decided that result was the final straw and have partied company with the Portuguese.A club statement read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.”The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”The news is trending and some Ghanaians have been sharing their views At least he lived his dream of coaching the biggest football club in the world— Francis Doku (@TheGHMediaGuru) December 18, 2018"We can peacefully support our team again"- a die hard Man United fan— Benedict Owusu (@KwesiBenedict) December 18, 2018Jose Mourinho .Good riddance to bad rubbish— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) December 18, 2018Wow.Man United actually sacked Mourinho. Didn't honestly think it will be before the…

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KIT REVIEW: Portuguese designer strike right not with Kotoko debut

The relationship between Asante Kotoko and Portuguese sportswear designer Strike is well underway and — while it’s still only in the honeymoon phase — Ghana’s most adorned club is already looking the part, flaunting their new armor both home and abroad.Strike has offered Kotoko quite a package: jerseys, training gear, tracksuits, backpacks, trolleys — the full set. But, of course, it’s what the Porcupine Warriors don on matchday which is most conspicuous and, unsurprisingly, that’s the very item fans are being encouraged to fetch for GH₵ 70 from designated sale points.Now, times are hard — well, they are for me — and that sum is substantial enough for anyone to part with, hence whatever they’re getting for that much better be worth it.First, consider the home jersey. It’s as red as can be — no prizes for guessing — and garnished with licks of white for those who place a premium on aesthetics. The collar is roundish, but with its front-facing side hanging slightly lower – not unlike Nike’s current style — and without the white band which decorates the remainder. White — an ideal contrast to red, no doubt — also pipes down the sides of…

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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have decided to relieve Jose Mourinho's duties as manager with immediate effect.This follows United's disappointing 3-1 loss to arch-rivals Liverpool last Sunday after which questions were raised on the team's listless performance. Mourinho has struggled this season with the team languishing in the 6th spot with just 26 points, a massive 19 points off league leaders Liverpool.Off field fractions with star player Paul Pogba has not helped the Portuguese tactician either and he now finds himself out of a job.”Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a club statement read. “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”Mourinho took over at the start of 2016-17 season where he managed to lead the team to a Europa League triumph. However, things have not gone to plan since, culminating in a terrible start to the current season.Interestingly, he was sacked almost exactly three years back…

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Normalisation Committee must take a closer look at Beach Soccer – Ampofo Ankrah

The man widely acknowledged as the founding figure of organised beach soccer in Ghana has congratulated both Senegal and Nigeria for claiming the two spots reserved for Africa at the next FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.Senegal claimed their 5th Afcon Beach Soccer title after annihilating Nigeria 6-1 in the Afcon Beach Soccer final to qualify for Paraquay 2019.”I'm happy for the two teams because they are simply a step ahead of the rest. I hope this time around, solid preparations would propel Africa to reach the FIFA final proper in Paraguay”Ultimately, Libya, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Morocco and newcomers Tanzania were simply not close enough to the ruthless standards set by the dominant West Africans especially Senegal.Ampofo Ankrah asked the Normalization Committee to take a critical look at Beach Soccer and create a department such as pertains in Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Madagascar and so forth.”We can forgive the past GFA for not taking beach soccer seriously because they were focused only on green – grass football. But after almost a decade of beach soccer growthwithout any support from the Football Association, it is time to do the right thing”.Due to the inability of…