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Cameroon fights back to deny Guinea-Bissau historic win

Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, led through Piquito’s superb solo goal. Cameroon restored parity after the break when Sebastien Siani rifled in low from outside the penalty area.loading... Michael …

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Manchester United appoint full-time counter-terrorism manager

Manchester United say they are the first sports club in England to appoint a full-time counter-terrorism manager. The post has been filled by a former inspector from Greater Manchester Police’s specialist search unit. The appointment, revealed at a recent club forum, comes amid significant additional security measures introduced at Old Trafford on matchdays. Vehicles are now routinely checked as they …

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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah hails ‘spirited’ Ugandan side

Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has lauded Uganda for the wonderful display against the Black Stars. Coach Micho’s side were gallant losers against the former African Champions at the Stade Port Gentil on Tuesday. Andre Ayew’s superb spot kick was enough to earn the Black Stars the three maximum points to start off their quest to win the Cup of …

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Egypt adds ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika to terror list

Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. The move by the 2008 BBC African Footballer …

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Afcon: Stop giving Stars a bad name – GFA

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Sannie Daara, has expressed his disappointment at the negative reportage from the camp of the Black Stars ahead of the team’s second game against the Eagles of Mali. Allegations of bad blood amongst some key players as well as a purported row over bonuses in the Black Stars camp made …

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Schalke 04 recall Rahman for treatment

Baba Rahman, black stars defender returning to the pitch at the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is in doubt after Schalke 04 requested the player returns to Germany for treatment due to the injury he suffered against Uganda on Tuesday. The defender suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of the game against Uganda and left the team’s …

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Asamoah Gyan reckons Uganda is one of the best teams on the continent

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes Uganda will be tough to crack in their Group D opener after describing the Cranes as one of the best teams on the continent. Ghana have played against Uganda three times competitively: that draw in World Cup qualifying and twice in qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, where the Cranes got another draw …

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Nii Lante failed because of hatred against GFA – Sports Minister designate

The Minister designate for Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Asiamah has launched a scathing attack on his predecessors Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye insisting he failed at the ministry due to his frosty relationship with the Ghana Football Association. The immediate-past Youth and Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye had a head-on collision with the leadership of the GFA following his …

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‘Black Stars will do whatever they can to win lift AFCON tittle’

Today, Ghana will begin their quest to end a 35-year trophy drought and overturn what has been a rather sprawling series of disappointments at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars will play in Group D alongside Uganda, Mali and Egypt at the Gabon 2017. In the Ghana dugout will be Spaniard Gerard Nus, one of two assistants to …

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Ghana FA dismisses report of Asamoah Gyan bust up with Andre Ayew

The Ghana FA (GFA) has slammed a ‘false report’ claiming that Asamoah Gyan has stormed out of Black Stars’ 2017 Africa Cup of Nations camp on the night before their crunch clash with Uganda in a dispute with Andre Ayew over captaincy. The GFA was forced to issue the midnight statement on Twitter after a website published the sensational news …

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