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Andre Ayew confirmed as Ghana captain for Afcon

Ghana have officially named Andre Ayew the team's captain for the Africa Cup of Nations, with the Fenerbahce loanee replacing Asamoah Gyan as skipper.

Gyan, who retired last week after being told he would not be the captain for the tournament, and then unretired at the behest of the country's president, has been given the title of 'general captain'.

A statement on the Ghana FA website read: "This follows a meeting with the top brass of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee...

Gyan makes Ghana U-turn at president's asking

Asamoah Gyan, Kayserispor
Asamoah Gyan has made himself available for selection at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Asamoah Gyan has performed a U-turn and come out of international retirement at the request of the Ghana president.

The former Sunderland forward had said he would no longer be available for selection ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

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However, Gyan has gone back on his original decision after speaking to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.

"A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded," Gyan...

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan retires a month before Afcon

Ghana's all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan announced his international retirement on Monday, less than a month before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The news followed shortly after he was removed as the national team's captain, a move more official than a shock as he'd not featured for the side in years.

Striker Gyan had not featured for the side since September 2017 after persistent injury problems, and has also battled for game-time with his Turkish club Kayserispor.

Despite this,...

2019 Afcon qualifiers key squads

The final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers runs from 22 to 24 March. Which teams have opted to rest some of their biggest stars?

Nigeria (vs Seychelles - 22 March):

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor, Turkey); Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba); Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor, Turkey); William Troost-Ekong (Udinese, Italy); Leon...

Ghana journalist who helped expose corruption in football shot dead

An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world football body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said on Thursday.

His employers said he was assassinated.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late on Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police.

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