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“We’re ready. We’re going for the ultimate.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana FA
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say the current Ghanaian team has the ingredients to, potentially, become the best African team ever. The Black Stars are firm favourites to take home the African Cup of Nations trophy this year and now pundits have even predicted they could very well dominate the competition for the next few years.
Considering how easily The Black Stars eased through AFCON qualification these predictions don’t seem all that unrealistic. Impressively Ghana strolled through all …

Friday July 2nd was the day that Uruguay beat Ghana 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The result is there in black and white, but only tells a fraction of what happened.
World Cup exits are painful at the best of times, but few teams suffered the level of heartbreak endured by Ghana on that fateful night. This was less the hand of fate and more the hand of Suarez. The Uruguayan striker’s handball in the 119th minute of the quarter-final tie made him simultaneously the most loved man in …

The Black Stars of Ghana went down 1-0 to Germany after a blistering long-range strike from Mesut Ozil, but still managed to follow Germany into the last 16.
Ghana knew that a win would guarantee top spot in the group and a draw would guarantee qualification, while a defeat would leave them relying on a favourable result in the match between Serbia and Australia. Germany were always likely to provide a stern test, particularly as they needed a result after losing 1-0 to Serbia in their previous game.
The return of captain …

With South Africa, Cameroon and Nigeria all eliminated, and Ivory Coast and Algeria on the brink, the World Cup hopes of the entire African continent rest squarely on the shoulders of Ghana.
Ghana go into their final group game against Germany tomorrow knowing that a draw is enough to take them through to the Second Round. The Black Stars face a stern test against Germany, and will be well aware that they are staring down the barrel of a potential German backlash.
Germany’s defeat to Serbia came as a complete shock, particularly …

Ghana came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Australia, but after playing against ten men for over an hour they will view the result as a missed opportunity; how big an opportunity remains to be seen.
Ghana entered the game without both of their first choice central defensive pair. Isaac Vorsah and captain John Mensah, so influential in their 1-0 victory over Serbia, had succumbed to injuries suffered in the days leading up to the game. In their place were Jonathan Mensah and Lee Addy, both 19 years old …

Next up for Ghana are an Australia side who suffered more than just wounded pride in their 4-0 defeat to Germany; the thrashing was a serious blow to Aussie hopes of qualifying.
The Black Stars know that if they beat the Socceroos in Rustenburg tomorrow then they will be through and Australia will almost certainly be eliminated. With all that in mind, the stakes couldn’t be higher in this Group D encounter between two sides who both reached the Second Round four years ago.
This time around, being drawn alongside a formidable …

Ghana’s squad is one of the youngest in the competition and vastly different from the squad which travelled to Germany in 2006, but the 23 players selected by boss Milovan Rajevac are more than capable of springing a few surprises in South Africa.
The absence of Michael Essien is a huge miss for Ghana, as it would be for any other nation. Essien is one of the world’s top midfielders and a driving force in Ghana’s midfield. Not only is Essien absent, but Sulley Muntari, who defied previous team curfews and …

Ghana head into the World Cup off the back of finishing as runners-up at the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola. They may have lost the final to Egypt, but their run to that final saw the emergence of a number of talented young players who broke into the starting line-up.
The Black Stars will have to survive the tournament without their best player, Michael Essien, whose failure to recover in time from a knee injury first suffered in Angola is a huge blow to Ghana’s hopes. Not only are they …

Ghana, one the most successful nations in African football history, may not have much World Cup pedigree, but there is much to suggest that this is a team on the rise.
Ghana only gained independence from Great Britain in 1957, but enjoyed a fruitful period over their first decade, winning the first two African Nations Cups they qualified for in 1963 and 1965. They also finished as runners-up in the next two tournaments in 1968 and 1970, in what proved to be a highly successful period for the Black Stars.
Strangely enough, …

Group D’s opener was a highly engaging encounter between two teams of contrasting styles, perfectly showcasing what the World Cup is all about. The game sprung into life early on, as within the first two minutes decent long-range efforts from Serbian forward Marko Pantelic and Ghanaian full-back Hans Sarpei signalled the attacking intent of both sides. The pace of Asamoah Gyan and Prince Tagoe was causing the Serbian defences problems from the outset, while giant striker Nicola Zigic dwarfed the Ghanaian backline and was winning most aerial balls early on.
Zigic …