Nigeria ‘confident’ for Afcon after Egypt friendly win

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr hailed his side’s friendly victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts and favourites Egypt, but admitted they still need to improve before the tournament starts in June. A stunning goal by Paul Onuachu inside a minute…

Black Stars beat Mauritania 3-1 in friendly

An improved second half display after introduction of first team players ensured Ghana’s Black Stars beat Mauritania 3-1 in a friendly Tuesday. The match played before a sparse crowd at the Accra Stadium saw Ghana’s newbie Caleb Ansah Ekuban scoring…

March 26: Ghana agree Mauritania friendly in Accra

Ghana have agreed a friendly date with Mauritania to kick off their respective preparations towards the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars will host the warm-up game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday, March 26, three…

Messi back in Argentina squad after eight month absence

Lionel Messi was named in the Argentina squad on Thursday for the first time since the World Cup, ending a self-imposed eight month exile. Interim coach Lionel Scaloni named the five-time World Player of the Year in his squad for…

Ghana to play South Africa in U-20 Afcon warm-up today

Ghana and South Africa Under-20s are scheduled to face off in a pre-Nations Cup warm-up game in Niamey Monday afternoon. Both teams are wrapping up preparations for the 8-nation 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to kick off this weekend.…

U-20 Afcon preps: Black Satellites hammered by Dreams FC

Ghana’s Black Satellites succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Dreams FC in a pre-Under-20 Afcon preparatory match at Sogakope Thursday afternoon. All goals came through the second half of the game at the Red Bull Arena, home of WAFA SC.…

Hage Geingob Cup: Black Stars B succumb to Namibia on PKs

Ghana’s Black Stars Team B on Saturday, lost 4-1 on penalties to the Brave Warriors of Namibian in an international friendly match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia. The Stars fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 in…

PHOTOS: Muntari features as Hearts hammer Bechem in friendly

Ghana superstar Sulley Ali Muntari featured for Accra Hearts of Oak as they thrashed Bechem United 3-0 in a friendly Wednesday morning. The 33-year-old free agent midfielder who has been training with the Phobians for the past fortnight to keep…

Argentina call off final warm-up against Israel

Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warmup match against Israel, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday, as political pressure grew ahead of Saturday’s scheduled fixture in Jerusalem. “They’ve finally done the right thing,” Higuain said in an interview with…

England beat Nigeria 2-1 in World Cup warm-up

England beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the 2018 Fifa World Cup gets underway in two weeks’ time. First-half goals…

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