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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Host nation Indian names final 21 squad

History beckons for Indian football as twenty one players have been selected for the first ever Indian squad to participate in a FIFA World Cup. The Indian U-17 World Cup Squad, which will participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India. The list of the 21 selected players follows below: GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra ...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Coach Paa Kwesi Fabian names final squad

Ghana U17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has named his strong final 21-man squad for the FIFA U17 World Cup to be held in India next month. The Black Starlets boss named his final squad on Thursday morning just hours after playing Mali in a pre-World Cup friendly at their training base in Abu Dhabi. The coach has strengthened his squad ...

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WAFU 2017: Boost for Ghana as Thomas Abbey returns for Niger clash

Black Stars B have been given a massive boost with influential Hearts of Oak midfielder Thomas Abbey being declared fit for Ghana’s semifinal clash against Niger on Thursday. Abbey picked up an injury in the match against Nigeria on Monday but has recovered in time to join Maxwell Konadu’s charges to face the Menas. The Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder ...

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Ghana U17 side Black Starlets suffers friendly defeat to Mali

Ghana u17 side the Black Starlets suffered a 2-1 to Mali in their first pre-World Cup friendly at their training tour of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night.  The Malians had to fight back to secure the victory after Ghana had dominated the early exchanges with swift passing display akin to the style of the West African giants. The Black Starlets ...

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2018 World Cup qualifier: Uganda slash ticket prices to boost fans attendance ahead of Ghana clash

Uganda have slashed ticket prices for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Ghana to ensure massive attendance to intimidate the Black Stars for the Kampala match. The Black Stars will travel play the Cranes in the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier at the on 7 October at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole – near Kampala. In their bid to get ...

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Govt won’t refund Asamoah Gyan’s $62k chartered flight money – Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has re-emphasized that government will not reimburse the $62,000 Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan paid for a chartered flight to convey his team mates from Brazzaville to Accra after their 5-1 thrashing of Congo in a World Cup qualifier. Gyan upon arrival to Ghana revealed that the Sports Ministry had disappointed the entire playing body with ...

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“I’m still a Mazembe player”- Solomon Asante denies exit rumours

By Sylvester Ntim Ghana and TP Mazembe winger Solomon Asante has debunked rumuors in the Ghanaian media regarding his contract termination with the Congolese club. The former Berekum Chelsea midfielder was reported to have ended his five year stay with the Lumbumbashi-based club by refusing to extend his contract which runs out this month. But the pacy winger has been ...

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WAFU 2017: Ghana, Nigeria, Benin & Niger set sights on US$100,000 prize money

Host Ghana, Nigeria, Niger and Benin are all in contention for the cash after progressing to the semi-finals of the competition. Both Ghana and Nigeria finished first and second respectively in Group A to reach the last 4 whilst Benin and Niger secured the two available slots in Group B. Winner will also get this trophy in addition with the ...

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WAFU 2017: Nigeria League top-scorer Okpotu delighted with WAFU Cup goal

Lobi Stars striker, Anthony Okpotu has expressed happiness after scoring in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over perennial rivals, Ghana on Monday at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations. Okpotu scored 19 goals in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the Makurdi-based outfit to emerge top scorer in the just concluded 2016/2017 season. The goal poacher has a knack for scoring ...

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2017 WAFU: Ghana set up semi final clash with high flying Niger

Ghana celebrates win over Gambia The Black Stars B will face Niger in the semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on Thursday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. Ghana topped Group A with six points while Niger came second in Group B as they leapfrogred Senegal on head-to-head rule having edged past them 2-1 in the first group ...

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