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Captain Of The Black Stars, Dede Ayew, Optimistic About Next Round

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Black Stars captain, Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew has allayed the fears of Ghanaians on the chances of the senior national team in the ongoing AFCON 2021.

According to the Al Sadd skipper, though Ghana lost to Morocco in the opening game, there is no cause for alarm in regards to progression of the team into the round of 16.

Speaking at the post match interview in Yaounde, the skipper said starting tournaments on a difficult note has been a normal thing for Ghana over the last few years.

“I think we can get through and we will get through cos it is our duty and we will make sure we qualify to the next stage. We lost the first game in 2010, 2015 but we pulled through. We were not expecting this start but we will make it”, Dede said.

Ayew, who suffered a head injury in the game said he will be ok to face Gabon in the second game on Friday.

“I have not been feeling well for the past two days, I wanted to play, my colleagues wanted me on the pitch and I did everything cos I have been waiting for this for 3 years now, unlucky to add to that a cut”

Milovan Rajevac named a very strong line-up but also picked five debutants for the game against the Atlas Lions.

Joojo Wollacot, Alexander Djiku, Joseph Paintsil, Baba Iddrisu and Kamaldeen Sulemana all started their first AFCON game, with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey bringing experience to the team.

 

 

 

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Afena Gyan ,Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru To Miss Out On Blackstars Qatar Call Up

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Afena Gyan ,Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru To Miss Out On Blackstars Call-Up For Qatar FIFA World Cup.

As the Ghana Football Association and the current leadership of the Ghana Blackstars prepare to give us the final squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,rumor on the social media streets indicates that fans of these three, should keep their hopes down as they may not make the official list that will be announced soon . What do you make of this if it’s true ?

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‘I Want To Play Another World Cup’ – Asamoah Gyan

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Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has said he wishes to feature at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Gyan hasn’t played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and has been blighted by injuries.

The 36-year-old returned to the Ghana Premier League last season after signing for Legon Cities, but rarely played before parting ways with the club after just a year.

Currently promoting his autobiography, titled ‘Legyandary: the story of Asamoah Gyan’, the veteran striker said every player would love to play at the World Cup.

“Who doesn’t want to play at the World Cup? Every player wants to play at the World Cup,” he said on Citi TV, as quoted by Ghanaweb.

“Yes, I have tasted the World Cup three times and though I would love to play at this year’s World Cup, as I have always said, I am currently not fit enough to play active football but when I Start playing – who knows?”

The Black Stars booked their place at the quadrennial tournament on away goals following a 1-1 aggregate score against West African rivals Nigeria in March.
“I shall surely be in Qatar but maybe a pundit or let’s see,” Gyan added.

The striker’s book launch will come off on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the plush Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.

 

 

 

 

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Will Callum Hudson-Odoi Play For Ghana In the World Cup?

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Information reaching GhArticles.com from GOAL.com can reveals that Callum Hudson-Odoi is contemplating switching from England to Ghana.

On March 29, Ghana defeated Nigeria in two legs to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 21-year-old hasn’t played for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in almost two years, and he’s rejected down recent Under-21 call-ups.

Despite winning three caps for England, Hudson-Odoi is still free to switch nationalities.

This follows a FIFA rule change in September 2020 that allowed players with three or less caps to move once they turned 21.

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The dual nationality of Hudson-Odoi comes from his father Bismark, who played football for Hearts of Oak in Ghana.

Hudson-Odoi has been to Ghana on vacation recently, in January 2022 and last summer.

When asked whether he was considering switching, he answered, “We will wait till that moment comes.”

Hudson-Odoi has reportedly met with President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Football Association.

 

 

 

 

 

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