Ghana

  • Appiah out as Ghana coach after two years 6 days ago

    Accra, Ghana: Kwesi Appiah has left his position as Ghana coach, nearly three months after failing to guide the national team out of the group stage at the World Cup in Brazil. The Ghana Football Association says it "agreed to mutually part ways" with Appiah at a meeting on Friday. A...
  • CWG 2014: India shuttlers thrash Kenya 5-0, top group July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers whitewashed Kenya in their final Pool B match of the Mixed Team event to top the group at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. First up, scratch pair of Jwala Gutta and Kidambi Srikanth needed only 18...
  • India blow away Ghana, Uganda in mixed team badminton July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers launched their Commonwealth Games campaign on a resounding note as they blanked minnows Ghana and Uganda 5-0 in Group B matches of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event. Having thrashed Ghana in their opener, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crushed M Nankabirwa...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon, Ghana to investigate failures June 29, 2014

    The presidents of Cameroon and Ghana have called for investigations following disappointing World Cup showings that saw both countries eliminated during the group stage. In Cameroon, state media said President Paul Biya had given his prime minister one month to submit a report on the Indomitable Lions' "inglorious campaign." A statement from...
  • World Cup 2014: Cameroon, Ghana order enquiries into debacles June 29, 2014

    The presidents of Cameroon and Ghana have ordered official enquiries into the strife-riven performances of their respective teams at the World Cup where their campaigns were overshadowed by controversy over money and discipline. Cameroon's Paul Biya has asked his government to submit a report within one month into "the causes of...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal were not best prepared for the World Cup June 27, 2014

    Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win against Ghana, both out June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday. Portugal finished level on four points with second-place United States in Group G but with an inferior goal difference....
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal look to defy odds June 26, 2014

    Ronaldo and Portugal's hopes hang on a slim thread as they take on Ghana in their final Group game, facing a possible exit from the World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: Portugal vs Ghana, USA vs Germany June 26, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group G matches as Portugal take on Ghana whereas USA face Germany. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group...
  • World Cup 2014: Boateng, Muntari suspended from Ghana team after clashing with coach June 26, 2014

    Ghana have thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off their World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further chaos ahead of the decisive group match against Portugal on Thursday. The Ghana Football Association released two separate statements early on Thursday, one saying that Muntari had been suspended for...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to play...
  • World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face early exit June 26, 2014

    Brasilia: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal face a sobering early World Cup exit on Thursday even if their world footballer of the year produces pyrotechnics in their final group game against Ghana. The Real Madrid player came to the World Cup bracketed alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar as one of a...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana federation calls in police after fixing sting June 23, 2014

    Ghana's football association says it called in police after being linked to match-fixing in a British media undercover sting. The football body asked Ghana police to "investigate two persons for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud." Broadcaster Channel 4 and The Daily Telegraph reported the allegations one day after Ghana...
  • World Cup 2014: Scenarios to make it to last-16 in Group G June 23, 2014

    The United States and Germany both have four points and are atop Group G over Ghana and Portugal who have one point each. In the group stage of the World Cup, wins are worth three points, and draws are worth one point. All four teams have one game remaining. Germany and...
  • The Beautiful Game: Ghana halt German charge June 22, 2014

    The unstoppable German juggernaut is finally halted. Ghana played out of their skins and the manschaft have to come from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil great Ronaldo hails Klose for equalling his scoring record June 22, 2014

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo congratulated Miroslav Klose after the German equalled his record of 15 World Cup goals on Saturday. Klose, 36, came on in the second half against Ghana and scored the equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 draw. "Welcome to the club," Ronaldo tweeted. "I can only imagine your happiness!!! What...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana hold Germany to a draw in a four-goal roller-coaster June 22, 2014

    Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday despite veteran striker Miroslav Klose coming on as a substitute to tie the World Cup scoring record with the equalizer in their highly entertaining Group G match. Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by former Brazil...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Ghana, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group G encounter between Germany and Ghana at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Germany repeated their feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now they hope there won't be a repeat...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany looking to avoid 2nd-game slump in Brazil June 21, 2014

    PORTO SEGURO: Germany repeated their feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now they hope there won't be a repeat of its second game in South Africa when it takes on Ghana on Saturday. The Germans routed Australia to start its 2010 campaign, but...
  • World Cup 2014: Injured Hummels may miss Ghana match, says Germany June 18, 2014

    Santo Andre: Defender Mat Hummels may miss Germany's next World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday after suffering a thigh injury in the team's opening match, the German FA (DFB) said on Tuesday. "Hummels suffered a contusion in his right thigh with bleeding into the muscle," the DFB said in a...
  • World Cup 2014: Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana June 17, 2014

    Natal: After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana. US fans were screaming for revenge Monday after the Black Stars eliminated the Americans from the last two Cups. They got it. At a price. Clint Dempsey scored a shocking goal a half-minute...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Ghana vs USA June 17, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group G encounter between Ghana and the USA at the Estadio das Dunas stadium in Natal. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Notions of righting wrongs and exacting revenge will add an extra pinch of spice when Ghana take on the United States in...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day five June 16, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to lead Portugal against Germany in one of the biggest games of the first week at the World Cup, saying his sore knee won't be a problem. The Real Madrid forward, arguably the most recognizable player in the sport, said he wouldn't risk his...
  • World Cup 2014: Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan wary of vengeful Americans June 16, 2014

    Natal: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is wary of vengeful Americans but confident the young Blacks Stars team have enough talent to open their third World Cup campaign with a victory on Monday. Gyan scored the winner in extra time when Ghana sent the United States tumbling out of the World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: US face World Cup nemesis Ghana in Natal opener June 16, 2014

    Natal: Notions of righting wrongs and exacting revenge will add an extra pinch of spice when Ghana take on the United States on Monday in a World Cup Group G match that looks like a must win for both teams. With encounters against Germany and Portugal to come for both teams...
  • FIFA World Cup: Germany, Portugal aim to keep lid on Ghana June 11, 2014

    World Cup quarter-finalists in South Africa four years ago, Ghana will again grab the headlines in Brazil if they can wrestle a Group G qualifying spot from European heavyweights Germany or Portugal. Ghana, cruelly eliminated in 2010 by Uruguay in a shootout after Luis Suarez's infamous goalline handball and a subsequent...
  • Blood not always thicker than water in football World Cup June 8, 2014

    Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jerome Boateng will be one of several pairs of brothers to line up at the World Cup finals, but unlike the others they will be on opposing sides. Even more unusually, just as in 2010, they will face each other in the group stage. While Yaya and Kolo...
  • Akaminko, Schlupp cut from Ghana World Cup squad June 2, 2014

    A heavy fall on his ankle in the last minute of Saturday's warm-up match against the Netherlands has cost Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko a World Cup place after he was ruled out for three months and became one of three players cut from the squad. Fellow defender Jeffrey Schlupp and Swedish-based...
  • Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko injured, out of final World Cup squad June 1, 2014

    Netherlands: Defender Jerry Akaminko is out of Ghana's final World Cup squad after being injured in a tuneup game against the Netherlands. Turkey-based Akaminko, Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp and striker David Accam were cut from the final group named by coach Kwesi Appiah on Sunday. Captain Asamoah Gyan and midfielder Sulley Muntari...