Atletico Madrid confident of keeping Arsenal-target Thomas Partey

Atletico Madrid confident of keeping Arsenal-target Thomas Partey

Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are confident of keeping Thomas Partey beyond the current transfer window. The Gunners have made Partey their number one transfer target but they first have to offload some fringe players to raise funds for the Ghana international. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are said to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira and reports suggest the Uruguay international is a direct replacement for Partey. However, European transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted that the 27-year-old could remain at the Wanda Metropolitano for the 2020/21 season. “Atlético Madrid…

Black Stars to play Mali, Equatorial Guinea in friendlies

Black Stars to play Mali, Equatorial Guinea in friendlies

Ghana will take on Mali and Equatorial Guinea in two separate friendly games in Antalya, Turkey. The Black Stars will play Mali on Friday, 9 October 2020 before taking on Equatorial Guinea on Monday, 12 October, 2020. Both games will be played behind closed doors and under strict COVID-19 protocols. The two games will help Coach C.K Akonnor to prepare his side for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan. The two friendlies will come in handy for C.K Akonnor who is yet to play his first game…

Black Stars still 46th in latest FIFA rankings

Black Stars still 46th in latest FIFA rankings

The Black Stars remain 46th on the world front with 1439 points and 6th on the African continent in the latest FIFA Coca Cola ranking for the month of September. This was announced on Thursday, September 17, 2020, by the World Football governing body. The senior national team have been inactive on the international front due to the coronavirus pandemic, hence the being static in the ranking. Ghana’s senior female national team, Black Queens, placed 60th on the World stage and 4th in Africa. The Black Stars’ last batch of…

My son will be a good assistant to Andre Ayew – Partey’s father

My son will be a good assistant to Andre Ayew – Partey’s father

Jacob Partey, father of Thomas Teye Partey is confident that the Atletico Madrid star will be a good assistant to Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew. Partey and goalkeeper Richard Ofori have been appointed as assistant captains by head coach Charles Akonnor. Partey, 27, has been in the Black Stars for four years and his new role confirms his importance to the team. “Partey is a calm guy and he has exhibited it at camp. I’m sure he will be able to work with his captain, Dede Ayew.” “My son is very humble, he respects his leaders…

Construction begins on $5m McDan Teshie Sports Complex

Construction begins on m McDan Teshie Sports Complex

The chairman of McDan Group of Companies, Mr Daniel McKorley says he is excited to be involved with the construction of a $5m multi-purpose sports facility at Teshie. In a Facebook post hours after the handing-over ceremony to mark the commencement of construction on the Teshie Star Park site on September 15, 2020, Mr McKorley said the project was one of the biggest initiatives of the McDan Foundation. He posted: “Excited to see one of our biggest initiatives kick-off. Proud to be part of a brand which works tirelessly to make a positive…

People thought I got to Marseille and Black Stars because of my dad – Jordan Ayew

People thought I got to Marseille and Black Stars because of my dad – Jordan Ayew

Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew has said that people had the perception that his dad’s influence helped him to play in the Ligue 1 with Olympique de Marseille and the Black Stars. His father, Abedi Ayew Pele, won numerous awards in his playing days and is arguably the greatest Ghanaian player of all time. Jordan Ayew told Daily Mail that people thought his father’s name and influence got him to play for Marseille and the Black Stars but that motivated him to prove himself. “Some people thought that I was only at Marseille because of my…

Juju perception scaring players from playing for Ghana – Black Stars chief

Juju perception scaring players from playing for Ghana – Black Stars chief

George Amoako, the Management Committee Chairman of the Black Stars has disclosed that they are struggling to convince European-born players of Ghanaian origin to play for the country due to some negative perceptions the said players have about the Black Stars. Amoako says notions about juju and deliberate career-threatening tackles have gotten into the minds of the players which has made it extremely difficult for those players to switch allegiance to the country. He revealed to Nyhira FM that some of the parents even discourage their sons to play for Ghana due to…

Andre Ayew maintains Black Stars captaincy, Partey, Ofori to assist

Andre Ayew maintains Black Stars captaincy, Partey, Ofori to assist

The technical team of the senior national team, the Black Stars, upon a broad consultation, has maintained Andre Ayew as Captain of the side. The Swansea City attacker, who led Ghana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, maintains his position as leader of the team despite changes at the technical realm of the senior national team. Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid has been appointed as 1st Vice-Captain while Richard Ofori steps in as 2nd Vice-Captain. The trio will lead the team as the Black Stars go…

ANDRE AYEW MAINTAINS BLACK STARS CAPTAINCY, PARTEY, OFORI TO ASSIST HIM

ANDRE AYEW MAINTAINS BLACK STARS CAPTAINCY, PARTEY, OFORI TO ASSIST HIM

The technical team of the senior national team, the Black Stars, upon a broad consultation, has maintained Andre Ayew as Captain of the side. The Swansea City attacker who led Ghana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, maintains his position as leader of the team despite changes at the technical realm of the senior national team. In a related development, Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid has been appointed as 1st Vice Captain while Richard Ofori steps in as 2nd Vice Captain. The trio will lead the…

I’m the best Ghanaian goalkeeper of all-time – Richard Kingson

I’m the best Ghanaian goalkeeper of all-time – Richard Kingson

Former goalkeeper of the Black Stars, Richard Kingston has rated himself as the best ever goalie to have come from this country. The country has over the years produced quality goalkeepers like Robert Mensah, Joe Carr, Dodoo Ankrah, Edward Ansah, Sammy Adjei and others who subsequently competed to the highest level but according to the former Blackpool shot-stopper, he is the best of amongst them looking at the number of game he is played for the country as a goalkeeper. He said, his achievement as a goalkeeper during his stint…