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Ghana's Nicholas Opoku scored an own-goal as the Black Stars fell to a 1-0 defeat in Kenya
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers

Ten-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In other results on Saturday, Nigeria were emphatic 3-0 winners in their game at Seychelles and next year’s Nations Cup hosts Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw away to […]

Cameroon's Benjamin Moukandjo celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the African Cup of Nations Reuters / Mike Hutchings Livepic
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Cameroon lift Nations Cup after Aboubakar’s late stunner

LIBREVILLE – Vincent Aboubakar scored a brilliant late goal to hand unfancied Cameroon a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Egypt and their fifth African Nations Cup title in an entertaining final on Sunday. Cameroon, who had eight of their players withdraw before the tournament, came from a goal down after midfielder […]

Black stars captain, Asamoah Gyan
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Stars’ time for revenge to qualify for finale

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan looks ready to start against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun when the two sides clash in the second semi-finals game of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament at the Stade de Franceville in Gabon. It is perhaps the most anticipated clash at the penultimate stage of […]

Black Stars' captain, Asamoah Gyan
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AFCON 2017: Fit-again Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan set to return ahead of Cameroon showdown

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is set to return for Thursday’s semi-final clash against Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Gyan, 31, missed the side’s 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo due to an injury. But he is expected to return to the pitch ahead of the […]

André Ayew leads the Ghana celebrations after his winner put Avram Grant’s side in pole position to qualify from Africa Cup of Nations Group D. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
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West Ham congratulate Andre Ayew for sending Ghana to semis

Andre Ayew has been congratulated by the English Premier League side for scoring the match winner in Ghana’s 2-1 victory over DR Congo Deputy Black Stars, Andre has been saluted by West Ham, after helping Ghana to reach the semi finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. […]

Ghana have reached the last four at the African Nations Cup thanks to a sturdy collective effort from Avram Grant's men.
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Ghana and Egypt show pragmatism prevails at lively African Nations Cup

As Ghana and Egypt managed the dying minutes of their respective quarterfinals with little fuss, there was a sense order was being restored in the African Nations Cup. This has been an unpredictable, see-sawing tournament of few certainties but on Sunday, when it all shook down, the big names did […]

Ghana's forward Andre Ayew (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final football match between DR Congo and Ghana in Oyem on January 29, 2017 (AFP Photo/ISSOUF SANOGO )
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Ayew brothers take Ghana into semi-finals

Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) – Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew scored for Ghana as they reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem. Jordan opened the scoring after 63 minutes of a tight, bruising quarter-final in northern Gabon and […]

Ghana celebrate Andre Ayew's winner. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
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Ghana into ANC semifinals thanks to late Andre Ayew winner

A late penalty from captain Andre Ayew clinched a 2-1 victory for Ghana over Congo DR and with it a meeting with Cameroon in the semifinals of the African Nations Cup. Chances were few and far between in a goalless first half in Gabon, although Congo DR’s forward Dieumerci Mbokani […]

Abdallah El Said scored in the closing minutes to give Egypt the victory.
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Ghana advance to ANC quarterfinals as Egypt steal late win over Uganda

  Asamoah Gyan became Ghana‘s all-time top scorer in the African Nations Cup as the Black Stars edged Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil to book their place in the quarterfinals. The 31-year-old headed home from a Jordan Ayew corner in the 21st minute to take his tournament tally to eight and […]

Avram Grant (left) may have only two games left as Ghana coach
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Afcon 2017: Avram Grant set to leave Ghana job after tournament

Avram Grant has given a strong indication his time as Ghana coach will end after the Africa Cup of Nations. The 61-year-old former Chelsea coach’s contract expires at the end of the tournament in Gabon. “I came for two years in Ghana, we extended to two years and three months […]