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Ghana puts 3 past Mozambique in sloppy AFCON qualifier

Ghana produced an uninspired display to dispatch Mozambique 3-1 and inch closer to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with a performance which begs for several questions.


 

In-form Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong gave the Black Stars an early lead to signify the start of baptism of fire for the basement side.

But a lackluster display from the team dominated their play in the first half with Acheampong missing two golden opportunities to increase the tally.

The four-time African champions resumed with second half revitalized and defender John Boye put his team 2-0 ahead with a header.

The persistence from the Turkish-based defender paid off as Zainadine Junior’s clearance ricochet off Boye’s head for the second – his fourth international goal.

Moments later, Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew chipped the ball past Jose Guirrugo for his side’s third goal at the Accra sports stadium - his 11th international goal to date.

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Shatta Wale visits Black Stars to pep them up for victory

Entertainer Shatta Wale was hosted by the Black Stars at their Alisa Hotel base where he seized the opportunity to wish the Black Stars well in their game against the Mozambicans while calling on his SM Movement crew to visit the stadium and urge the players on to victory.


 

Shatta Wale real name Charles Mensah Jnr was in the company of his dad and team members Ben Nunoo Mensah, Chris Koney and Julio Olympio.

Shatta who is an old school mate of stars captain Asamoah Gyan interacted with the players, the FA President and his vice and other members of the technical team led by coach Avram Grant.

 

Ghana faces Mozambique in the 2017 AFCON qualifier to be played in Accra on Thursday.

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Ibrahim Mahama Acquires RTU

Northern giants, Real Tamale United (RTU) who recently decided to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange will soon be owned by businessman, Ibrahim Mahama.

I'm prepared to go to court to defend myself - Bukom Banku

Ghanaian Boxer, Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku has explained that he recently beat up some people for calling him a homosexual.

The Bukom-based boxer in an interview with Cine Plus said he had to throw blows outside the ring ‘to show the people that he also has strength.’

Juve Squander Two-Goal Lead To Lose 4-2 To Bayern (6-4 agg)

Juventus squandered a two-goal lead to get booted out of the UEFA Champions League by Bayern Munich.

Having drawn the first leg 2-2 in Turin, Juve were put in a pole position to qualify for the quater-finals after Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado scored in the 5th and 28th minutes respectively.

Despite their overwhelming possession, it was not until the 79th when Robert Lewandowski's header gave Bayern some hope.

The Bianconneri looked set for qualification until Thomas Muller's 90th-minute goal, his 14th in 15 Champions League starts, forced the match into extra time.

And it was in the extra time that Bayern really took charge of the when Pep Guardiola brought on Thiago Alcantara and 19-year-old Juventus loanee, Kingsley Coman.

The substitutions really paid off as Alcantara and Coman scored within two minutes of each other to give Bayern a 6-4 aggregate win.

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I toiled for this club, am going nowhere - Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal have moved forward under his guidance without any help or money. Pressure has intensified on the Arsenal boss following Sunday’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Watford, while the Gunners look set to exit the Champions League on Wednesday evening unless they can overturn a 2-0 first-leg defeat against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Arsenal Lose To Watford In FA Cup

English FA Cup holders Arsenal were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Watford as the Gunners lost 2-1 at home to their Premier League counterparts.

Fire guts Conference room of Yegoala Hotel in Kumasi

The conference room of the plush Yegoala Hotel in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, was gutted by fire on Friday.

The hotel, owned by football legend, Anthony Yeboah, is located at Nhyiaeso, a serene residential area in Ghana’s second largest city. What started the blaze in the conference room, which is located on the top floor of a two-storey building, is not yet known.

Braimah Kamoko cited in assault claim yet again

He may be inactive in the boxing ring – but certainly not sluggish in assaulting women even though he has promised to stop the uncultured behaviour of attacking women physically.

Hearts & Kotoko both held to draws

Ghana’s two biggest clubs were held to separate draws on matchday three of the local topflight league.

Wafa were the biggest winners on matchday three of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League, while Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko were each forced to settle for a point in separate games on Sunday.

Ghana to play Mozambique on March 24 in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Ghana's national team will play their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique in Accra on the unusual day of Thursday, CAF has revealed.

The Black Stars are used to playing their home matches at weekends but the crash qualifiers for the tournament in Gabon look to have forced the change.

Benteke earns praise from Klopp after tough win

JURGEN KLOPP praised Christian Benteke after the striker gave 10-man Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Alan Pardew's side led through Joe Ledley's strike and looked comfortable when James Milner was sent off for a second yellow card on 62 minutes.

Kanu hated Mondays - Harry Redknapp

Monday mornings are always hard but no one hates them more than Nwankwo Kanu apparently.

Harry Redknapp has been reminiscing about signing the former Nigerian star at Portsmouth, where he spent six seasons and scored 20 goals, including the winner in the 2008 FA Cup final.

Baba Rahman dropped for Norwich game

Ghana defender Baba Rahman looks to have taken one step backwards in his Chelsea career after having winger Kenedy being preferred to him at left back.

The former Augsburg left back played three good games in the absence of injured John Terry but seems to be paying dearly for a blunder against Southampton last weekend.

Another Swiss Gianni Infantino is new FIFA boss

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter.

Man City rejected Marcus Rashford reports say

Manchester City rejected the chance to sign Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United because of his small size, according to the striker’s former youth coach.