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Kenya acquires passport for Zimbabwean born Chris Mbama ahead of Ghana clash

Kenya midfielder Chris Mbamba is set to debut for the Harambee Stars against Ghana after securing his his East African passport from the Immigration department.Mbamba was born in Zimbabwe to a Namibian father and Kenyan mother.He schooled in Sweden and also enjoyed a short stint at English side Port Vale.Despite featuring for Sweden as a youth international, he has decided to play for Kenya as a senior international.He travelled on a Swedish passport to Kenya where he impressed coach Sebastian Migne.Mbamba is part of the 24-man squad expected in Accra on Thursday to face the Black Stars in a final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier who decide who tops Group F.

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Mybet.africa offer double win for Black Stars and Meteors qualifiers

Online betting firm Mybet.Africa has launched a promo dubbed 'Double Win Promo' which will see fans get the chance to win big when they place a bet on the 'double header' encounter involving the Black Stars and Kenya, and also the Black Meteors against Gabon. According to Mybet, fans who deposit 30 Ghana cedis and above on the day of the Black Stars match would get 10 Ghana cedis bonus and would have to bet 30 Ghana cedis on both the Black Stars and the Black Meteor match on one bet slip to get 5 Ghana cedis refund on the slip whether win or loss.In a ceremony to unveil the promo, Mybet.Africa indicated, “football fans would celebrate double victory and win double for themselves as both national teams are expected to win their respective game.”The Black Stars will take on the Harambee Stars of Kenya in their final AFCON qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.Both teams have already booked their places at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which has been slated for June in Egypt.Kwesi Appiah and his charges will be hoping to avenge their 1-0 defeat against Kenya in the first leg…

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Black Stars to attach all seriousness to Kenya game- Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed that the Black Stars will “attach all seriousness” to the Kenya game on March 23rd. The senior national team host the Harambee Stars in the final AFCON 2019 qualifier on Saturday, with both teams having already qualified for the competition in Egypt in June.Despite booking a place at the biennial competition, coach Kwesi Appiah has reiterated the importance of a win for his side against Kenya.“In any game that Ghana plays, it is important to win and to attach it with more seriousness. I believe Kenya has got a very good team, this is my last call up and it is important we try to get a win,” he told reporters.After the game against Kenya on Saturday, the Black Stars will host Mauritania in an international friendly on March 26th.Coach Kwesi Appiah disclosed that the game will provide him with an idea of the team to parade for AFCON 2019.“I should have a rough idea of my AFCON squad after the games but you should never get to the level where you think this is my team, because they have got a lot of games in their various clubs…

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Happy FM presents recommendation to Normalisation Committee

Happy FM, Ghana’s number one sports station, has presented a proposed amendment to the status of football administration in Ghana to the Normalisation Committee.This forms part of the station’s efforts to sensitize, demystify and ensure the smooth running of sports administration in Ghana.The delegation, made up of Ohene Bampoe Brenya, host of Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo’ morning sports show; Austin Ampim, Director of Finance at Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (GMABC); Jerry Ofori, Head of Events at GMABC and Nii Ogbamey Tetteh, Public Relations Account Manager at GMABC, on March 20, 2019 presented the proposed amendment to Alex Asante, Ag. FA General Secretary at the GFA office in Accra.Presenting the report to the Ag. FA General Secretary, who received it on behalf of the chairman of the Normalisation Committee, Dr. Kofi Amoah,  Ohene Bampoe Brenya stated that for close to 9months, Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo Sports’ has been championing a campaign dubbed ‘Nkontabuo’. This campaign focuses on promoting transparency and accountability in sports,  following the famous  Number 12  exposé by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.He added that the recommendation forms part of the findings from the project.“As part of the ‘Nkontabuo’ campaign, Happy FM…

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Ugandan coach Mwebaze Jr blasts FUFA over Paa Kwesi Fabin's appointment

Outspoken trainer Asaph Mwebaze Jr has expressed disappointment in the Uganda FA's decision to install Ghanaian Paa Kwesi Fabian as head coach for the country's U17 and U20 teams.The former Maroons FC, Onduparaka FC and Nyamityobora FC coach took to social media to question why Ugandans were overlooked for the jobs.''I welcome Mr. Kwesi Samuel as coach of our youth team,'' Mwebaze post on Facebook reads.''But it's today I question why some of us are deeply involved in football as a vocation. Every footballer wants to represent his country be it at any level, so why is it not possible for Ugandan coaches to coach our national teams?'' he questions.''21 years I have coached the game don’t make me a suitable candidate then what will? Mr. Kwesi was given the trust by his country and that’s why we are looking at him today. So as local coaches we have to limit our aspirations to league football.''

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Ghana superstar Andre Ayew reveals Black Stars desperate desire to win AFCON

Ghana star Andre Ayew says the Black Stars are desperate to end their trophy drought by winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt later this year.The Fenerbahce ace admits winning the tournament will be more difficult following the increase of the participating countries  to 24.is confident they can begin showing their title credential when they play their last AFCON qualifier against their Kenyan counterparts at the Accra Stadium.Saturday's match will only decide who finishes top of the group as both sides have already qualified for the tournament so home side will use the match to start their preparations for AFCON.Ghana have not won a title since 1982, reaching the finals three times-Senegal, Angola and Equatorial Guinea since the last time it won the competition in 1982 in Libya.That has raised concerns among the football populace, and according to the Fernabahce man, the playing body are worried and concerned about the national ‘predicament’.Ayew, who is captaining the side in the absence of Asamoah Gyan, admitted how important winning the biennial tourney to the team and country insisting they will make the necessary sacrifices to seal the title.“It will be my fifth AFCON…

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Michael Essien and Marcel Desailly to play for Chelsea legends against Real Madrid legends in charity match

Michael Essien will play for Chelsea legends game against Real Madrid legends at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on 23 June 23 in a charity match.The midfielder will be facing one of his former clubs after featuring for the Spanish giants during the2012-2013 season.Essien recently signed for Azerbaijani side FC Sabail to postpone his retirement.Ghana-born ex-France international, Marcel Desailly will play for the Blues alongside Eidur Gudjohnsen and Ricardo Carvalho among others.The 10th edition of the annual Corazon Classic Match would also see players such as Raul, Roberto Carlos, Steve McManaman, Alvaro Arbeloa, Luis Figo, Fernando Redondo, and Zinedine Zidane as names likely to feature for the Los Blanco.Speaking during a ceremony, Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez, said it was their commitment to unite the people through sports and hope the game would live a lasting memory on the minds of those who love the game.”This event has already become a traditional and endearing appointment. It is a commitment by the world of football to ensure solidarity and with the strength of this sport to unite people.''This stadium, which has seen the best players in history, gets together every year for the legends…

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EXCLUSIVE: Serie A side Empoli fighting MLS sides to hold onto Afriyie Acquah

Serie A side Empoli are ready to fend off competition from MLS sides to retain the services of Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report. Acquah's deal with the Tuscan club runs out in June but Empoli have the option to extend his stay.GHANASoccernet.com understands multiple Major League Soccer Club are interested and want to sign him before the primary transfer window shuts on 7 May, 2019.Also, the secondary transfer window opens from 7 July- 7 August.Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders are rumoured to be interested in signing the 2014 FIFA World Cup star.

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Thomas Partey attracting interest from Inter Milan

Ghana star Thomas Partey is attracting interest from Serie A giants Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy. Partey is a rock in the heart of the Atletico midfield and consistently strong performances has led Ausilio and Marotta to pursue him as a target.Although Inter are keen on Thomas Partey, they will face stern competition; reports from Spanish newspaper AS suggest that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants Partey in Manchester as an heir to Fernandinho, who turns 34 at the start of May.The 24-year-old who is currently on international assignment with the Black Stars has made as many as 34 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid this season. 

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Captain Harry Kane excited to have Hudson-Odoi in England squad for Euro qualifiers

England captain Harry Kane has welcomed Chelsea whizkid Callum Hudson-Odoi to the Three Lions squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Hudson-Odoi, 18, was drafted into the senior squad by Gareth Southgate for the first time ahead of games against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.”He has been great. He wants to take full advantage of his opportunities and it looked like he was enjoying it out there,” England captain Kane told a press conference.”We are excited to have him. Competition for places is huge at the moment, everyone is fighting for a spot and the youth aren't scared to go and express themselves, try their skills and try to score goal and that is what we want.”As an England team, we want that flair and flexibility. It is a great sign in this country we are producing these type of players.”