Official: Govt spends $5.8m on 2015 Afcon

Official: Govt spends $5.8m on 2015 Afcon

The government of Ghana has confirmed that it spent nearly six million dollars on the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. According to the Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga, government spent 4.774, 519.19 million dollars and 3.242,580 million Ghana cedis which add up to 5.8 million dollars. The former Information Minister made this known on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, after he was authorised by the Speaker Edward...

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PHOTOS: Black Stars arrive to a rousing welcome

PHOTOS: Black Stars arrive to a rousing welcome

The Black Stars of Ghana arrived to a rousing welcome Monday afternoon. They were met on arrival by the Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur. The Black Stars lost on penalties to the elephants of Ivory Coast in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted by Equatorial Guinea. Jubilant supporters also besieged the Kotoka International Airport to catch a glimpse of the gallant stars. The Black...

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Afcon 2015: Ivory Coast celebrates win with public holiday

Afcon 2015: Ivory Coast celebrates win with public holiday

Ivory Coast announced a public holiday on Monday to celebrate its dramatic win over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final. A 9-8 victory on penalties on Sunday night gave the Ivorians their second title, in a repeat of the 1992 final. The game was followed by joyous celebrations on the streets the country's biggest city, Abidjan. Ivory Coast's win brings to an end a 22-year drought during...

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Grant: Ghana were better than Cote d'Ivoire

Grant: Ghana were better than Cote d'Ivoire

Ghana boss Avram Grant claimed that the better side lost in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final with Cote d'Ivoire. The Black Stars were beaten 9-8 on penalties, with the game in Equatorial Guinea having finished scoreless after 120 minutes. Grant was devastated by the defeat but felt that he could not have asked any more from his young side. "We did great things and I'm happy with my...

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Ghana win everything but Afcon trophy

Ghana win everything but Afcon trophy

Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu claimed the 2015 Afcon top honours, despite their country's failure to win the trophy. It will be very scant consolation to the duo who brought the star quality to bear on the tournament, but it will do their individual profiles no harm. With three goals, Ayew took the top scorer accolade. He gets the nod ahead of three others because he had more assists...

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Keeper Barry wins Afcon for Ivorians

Keeper Barry wins Afcon for Ivorians

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Ivory Coast ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time. - As it happened: Afcon final - Match Centre - with all the goals on video - The day in pictures Before netting, veteran Barry had set up the match-winning chance by diving to his left and...

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Hayatou blasts international media

Hayatou blasts international media

African football boss Issa Hayatou has attacked international media coverage of Equatorial Guinea's violence-marred Africa Cup of Nations semifinal, claiming it "perpetuated colonisation". The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president rounded on the reporting of Thursday's game when home fans turned on Ghanaian supporters as Ghana won 3-0. CAF responded by fining Equatorial Guinea $100 000, holding back from imposing a crowd ban on Saturday's third-place play-off between the...

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I will call Terry for penalty tips - Grant

I will call Terry for penalty tips - Grant

Ghana manager Avram Grant was in jovial mood on Saturday ahead of the African Nations Cup final against Ivory Coast, saying he was going to telephone Chelsea captain John Terry to get advice about taking penalties. Terry famously missed a shootout spot-kick which would have won Chelsea, managed by Grant, the 2008 Champions League final against Manchester United. But the big defender slipped and sent his shot against the...

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Grant unsure about Gyan fitness

Grant unsure about Gyan fitness

Ghana coach Avram Grant is unsure whether injured skipper Asamoah Gyan will be fit for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast in Bata. Gyan is nursing a pelvic injury received during a collision with Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara in the quarterfinals last Sunday and he missed stormy Thursday’s semifinal win over hosts Equatorial Guinea. Former Chelsea manager Grant said the Black Stars did not train in...

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Expect quality Afcon final, says Grant

Expect quality Afcon final, says Grant

Ghana coach Avram Grant predicted a quality African Nations Cup final on Sunday when his side take on neighbours Ivory Coast in one of the continent's age-old rivalries. "We have seen quality players and quality football through this tournament but we can expect even more. There are a lot of good players in both line-ups and I think because of that we can expect a quality final," Grant told...

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