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Black Stars captaincy should be voted for – Tony Yeboah

Former Black Stars attacker, Anthony Yeboah has recommended for an arrangement to be made to allow players of the national team to vote for who they want to be their Captain. His comment comes on the back of the captaincy issue that seems to always divide the national team at crucial moment. The recent being the incident that happened between Asamoah Gyan and head coach James Kwesi Appiah when he wanted to take away the captaincy away from him.The gaffer’s decision to elevate Gyan to the position of ‘general captain did not go down well with him as he announced that he will want to be recused from any national assignment.It took the intervention of President Nana Addo before the Kayserispor attacker rescinded his decision and made himself available for selection for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.Sharing his thoughts on Atinka FM in a build up to the start of the AFCON, Tony Yeboah has suggested that captains for the Black Stars should be chosen through voting which will be done by the players.“In my opinion, the captaincy of the Black Stars should be voted for by the players. The coach must select…

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Ghanaian Pair Fatau Dauda and Farouk Mohammed helps Enyimba fc win Nigeria Premier League

Ghanaian Internationals, Fatawu Dauda and Farouk Mohammed has helped their side, Enyimba FC to win the Nigeria Premier League Champions for 2019. The West African Club was crowned winners of the Nigerian top-flight league on Wednesday evening after posting an emphatic 3-0 victory over Akwa United in their final Championship playoffs match.Determined to win the league this season, the Aba Warriors went into yesterday’s match in high spirit as they played their hearts out to get the needed victory. Reuben Bala, Stanley Dimgba and Abdulrahman Bashir netted the 3 goals of the match which gave the team the needed victory.What the triumph means is that Enyimba FC has now won 8 league titles and with the prospect of picking up a couple more in the next few years.On the match day, Farouk Mohammed played every single minute whereas former Black Stars goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda watched from the stands.The two Ghanaians have played various roles for the club this term which has helped them to achieve such an accomplishment. 

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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria leave out Haris Belkebla 'to maintain discipline'

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that Haris Belkebla has been dropped from the Africa Cup of Nations squad.Belmadi explained that it was in order to 'maintain discipline' in the squad ahead of the finals in Egypt which begin on 21 June.”The national team coach Djamel Belmadi has decided to exclude Algeria midfielder Haris Belkebla from the Africa Cup of Nations training camp.”The coach's decision was to maintain discipline within the group, which he considers paramount,” the Algerian Football Federation posted in a statement on Wednesday.His omission follows video footage of Belkebla appearing on social media exposing his backside on a live stream of an online game.The Brest midfielder issued an emotional apology, saying he was “broken-hearted”.”I would like to apologise to you. Of course, I did not think I was live on a social network, however, what I did was out of order and has no place in a gathering of such importance,” he wrote on social media. “I do not seek to make excuses for myself because I made a mistake and I am paying the price immediately with my exclusion from the national team.”I am broken-hearted but it is a…

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EXCLUSIVE: Dreams FC pair join Israeli side FC Ashdod on season-long loan

Dreams FC duo Montari Kamaheni and Samuel Alabi have joined Israeli side FC Ashdod on a season-long loan move with an option to sign a permanent deal.This follows the conclusion of talks between both parties with the players set to soon arrive in Israel to sign contracts leading to the seal of the transfer.Both have been integral members of the club and played a key part in the ongoing NC Special Competition.Montari and Alabi gained promotion from Still Believe FC, the youth side of Dreams FC two seasons ago and would now join former skipper and teammate Leonard Owusu who currently plies his trade with Ashdod.Montari played for the Black Satellites at the 2019 U20 Cup of Nations in Niger.Source: dreamsfc.com.gh

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Special Competition: Kotoko talisman Songné Yacouba commences training ahead of Hearts clash

Burkina Faso and Asante Kotoko striker Songné Yacouba has commenced training with his teammates ahead of their semi-final clash against Hearts of Oak in Normalisation Committee Special Competition semi-final on Sunday.On Monday, the Porcupine Warriors left Kumasi for Asante Mampong to prepare for Hearts game at the Accra Sports Stadium.Yacouba missed the team's previous training sessions, however, he resumed training on Wednesday ahead crunch game in Accra.The 27-year-old has been battling with injuries after Kotoko's 2-0 win against Medeama SC in the penultimate round of the NC Special Competition Tier 2 in Kumasi.But Yacouba's return to the team has boosted the club's preparation ahead of the epic encounter on Sunday.

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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana will not win Afcon title – Eagle Prophet

Black of Ghana will not win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt due to the recent captaincy controversy, according to the Founder and General Overseer of the God’s Crown Chapel, Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi.His latest prophecy contradicts what he said earlier this year that Ghana will break their 37-year trophy drought at this year's Africa Cup of Nations.The Kumasi-based Prophet believes the captaincy issue between the team's new captain Andre Dede Ayew and the former skipper, Asamoah Gyan is the reason why Ghana will not annex the 2019 AFCON.He claimed that there is no unity in the team despite President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo intervention to resolve the captaincy problem.”God revealed to me that Black Stars would win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations if there is no confusion between Dede Ayew (Captain) and Asamoah Gyan (General captain),” he said in an interview on Atesem programme on Royal television.”Ghana should forget the 2019 AFCON. The appointment of the new captain has generated confusion among the duo.””Dede Ayew should have been appointed as the new captain after Asamoah Gyan retires from the Black Stars. It shouldn't have been what has happened.””In the previous…

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NC Special Cup: Equal disbursement of gate proceeds for Kotoko and Hearts in semifinal clash in tier 1

The GFA-NC after carefully considering the concerns raised by clubs and appeals over the disbursement of gate proceeds has decided to review the percentage stake of gate proceeds as follows;Home Team :  45%Away Team :   45%GFA             :    10%Explaining the rationale behind the review, the GFA-NC has shown its commitment to empower local clubs to be self-sufficient in all aspects and this includes strategies that would generate enough income to invest back into the clubs.The GFA-NC is of the view that without paying the key actors of football, the players, well, it would be very difficult to keep them in Ghana thereby creating a consistent, exciting and thriving league.It is in this regard that the GFA-NC has reviewed the status quo and decided to give each team 45% of gate proceeds while the remaining 10% will be compensation for the NC.Whilst encouraging clubs to be business oriented franchises, the GFA-NC also understands the challenges confronting teams.The GFA-NC continues to operate an open door policy that stretches out its arms to all stakeholders, especially the football clubs, officials, the players and our valued media partners.

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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Gyan and Ayew working hard to win Afcon title – Dr Kofi Amoah

The President of the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Dr Kofi Amoah has revealed that Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan are working tirelessly to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Coach Kwesi Appiah and his lads are currently in Dubai preparing for the competition as they set sights on breaking the 37-year jinx.The Black Stars lost to Namibia in a warm-up game on Sunday at the Jeber Ali Training Centre but will play South Africa in their final warm-up game before they arrive in Egypt on June 20.However, Dr Amoah says the defeat the team suffered on Sunday is good for the team insisting the unity at the camp of the team is strong with the captain and the general captain working together to win the Africa Cup of Nations.“The players are happy with the tour so far and the internal unity is very strong,” he told Asempa FM.“Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew are working hard to make sure Ghana win the Africa Cup of Nations.“The Namibia friendly was good for the team because Kwesi Appiah used that match to access the players and as it stands, we all…

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EXCLUSIVE: SV Darmstadt 98 sign Ghanaian youngster Braydon Marvin Manu

Bundesliga II side SV Darmstadt 98 have completed the signing of Ghanaian winger Braydon Marvin Manu in the on-going summer transfer window, Footballghana.com can report.Manu has penned a three-year deal the German second-tier side after passing his mandatory medicals and completing the formalities.He has joined the Blue and White lads on a free transfer after terminating his contract with third-tier side  Hallescher FC at the end of the season.A club official statement reads “The SV 98 has reinforced in the offensive area and signed Braydon Manu under contract.””The 22-year-old winger moves from Halleschen FC to southern Hesse and signed a contract with the lilies until June 2022. The transfer modalities were agreed to remain silent.””The presented concept of the club, as well as the game idea, especially in the last months of last season, have promised me a lot. I see good prospects for my development here with the lilies and I am convinced that Darmstadt is the right club for me.” Manu told the club's official website.The Ghanaian youngster made 31 appearances and scored three goals for Hallescher FC last season.He is eligible to play for either Ghana or Germany in future.

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German side Darmstadt sign Ghanaian winger Marvin Manu

German side SV Darmstadt has wrapped up the signing on promising Ghanaian winger Braydon Marvin Manu on a three year contract. The Bundesliga II side announced the signing of the player on their official website today, June 12, 2019. Marvin Manu has been without a club after terminating his contract with Hallescher FC.It appears his performance whiles with the third-tier side impressed SV Darmstadt who have now decided to bring on board the player as they prepare for the upcoming 2019/2020 league season.The 22-year-old is expected to join the side for their pre-season in the coming weeks as they gear up towards fighting for promotion into the German Bundesliga.A statement posted on the club’s website noted, “The SV 98 has reinforced in the offensive area and signed Braydon Manu under contract”.“The 22-year-old winger moves from Hallescher FC to southern Hesse and signed a contract with the lilies until June 2022. The transfer modalities were agreed to remain silent”.Speaking after completing his move to Darmstadt, Marvin Manu shared that he is confident the club can help him develop to become a better player in the near future.“I see good prospects for my development here with…