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GHANA’S search for their first ANC (African Nations Cup) trophy in nearly 30 years goes on after the gallant Black Stars were beaten in an unspectacular final by a determined Egypt 1-0, in front of a 50,000 sell-out crowd in Luanda.
An 85 minute strike by Mohamed Nagy, nicknamed ‘Geddo’, proved to be a heartbreaking late sucker-punch for the Black Stars, cruelly robbing the young side of the extra-time period that their relentless defending throughout the 90 minutes deserved.
Before the match, Ghanaian Head Coach Milovan Rajevac dismissed the concerns of the …

AFTER six hours of hard work and dogged determination, Ghana know that now, only 90 minutes and one more victory separate the Black Stars from their first ANC (African Nations Cup) trophy in 28 years.
Having impressed at this year’s tournament with an injury ravaged side, Ghana have assembled an ambitious, young squad who have smashed-and-grabbed their way to the final. However, against Egypt, the Black Stars will have to play on an entirely new level if they’re to fly back to Accra with the trophy.
This tournament, Egypt have been the …

ASAMOAH Gyan staked his claim for the ANC (African Nations Cup) Golden Boot as his third goal of the tournament saw Ghana grind-out a superb 1-0 win against Nigeria. Gyan’s first-half strike proved to be enough as the Black Stars secured a historic place in the final, their first in 18 years.
Before the match, Ghana Coach Milovan Rajevac stated that ‘pretty football’ was of little importance, telling his players: “we’re not going to play beautiful football, we’re going to play for a result.” His Black Star’s side took this message …

A REGENERATED Ghana overcame injury and inexperience to defeat ANC (African Nations Cup) hosts Angola 1-0 in a tense match in Luanda. A 16th minute strike from Asamoah Gyan proved enough to knock out the Black Antelopes and set up up a thrilling Semi-Final match with arch rivals Nigeria.
A buoyant Angolan crowd voiced their support as the teams took to the pitch. Their deafening cheers were soon cut short though as Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah launched a 40 yard defence-splitting pass to Gyan, who raced down the right flank …

AFTER scrambling out of the group stages thanks to a solitary André Ayew goal against Burkina Faso, Ghana will look at the knockout stage as a chance to start the ANC (African Nations Cup) afresh, and show both Africa and the world that the Black Stars have what it takes to be champions.

JUMPING FOR JOY: Ghana celebrate victory against Burkina Faso.
Their first test will be Quarter-Final opponents Angola. The Antelopes made headlines across the football world earlier in the tournament, as they threw a 4-0 lead away in the space …

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: André Ayew follows in his father’s footstep (Abedi Ayew) by opening the scoring.

GHANA secured a narrow 1-0 win against Burkina Faso to progress to the knockout stages of the ANC (African Nations Cup).
A 30th minute goal from André Ayew was enough to book the Black Stars their Quarter-Final place, however, the result couldn’t mask a poor performance that should have seen the Stallions playing Angola on Sunday.
Ghana went into the match knowing only a win would suffice and the Black Stars began the game briskly. Nine …

GHANA’S hopes of ANC (African Nations Cup) glory were dealt a severe blow as a 10-man Ivory Coast side despatched of the youthful Black Stars 3-1 in Cabinda.
Ghana went into the match with numerous injury problems, forcing head-coach Milovan Rajevac to name a starting line-up which was missing eight first-team regulars. Amongst those not included were midfield maestro Michael Essien and plucky forward Asamoah Gyan, both of whom began the match on the bench.
Despite playing a defensive 4-5-1 formation, Ghana’s youngsters burst out of the blocks against the superstars of …

GHANA have unveiled their latest away shirt for the 2010 ANC (African Nations Cup) and upcoming FIFA World Cup.

2010-12 GHANA AWAY SHIRT: A brave attempt at a new model.
Stylistically; manufacturer Puma have decided to break with recent tradition by incorporating a series of bold golden stripes onto the popular red away shirt template. The result is a design which is unique if somewhat aesthetically dubious.
The product conforms to Puma latest design model by having the arms and top-right hand shoulder differ in style from the rest of the shirt. …

Before Ghana have even kicked a ball they’ve reached a pivotal game in their hunt for ANC (African Nation’s Cup) glory.
The Black Stars head into tomorrow’s crucial match against Ivory Coast with everything at stake. A win cements Ghana’s qualification. A draw places the entire group on a knife edge. A loss leaves the Black Stars relying on victory against Burkina Faso to make the quarter-finals.
With so much in the balance, Ivory Coast is the hardly the ‘walk in the park’ opposition you would like. Nicknamed ‘The Elephants’, …

GHANA have unveiled their latest home shirt for the upcoming 2010 ANC (African Nations Cup).
Puma, who manufacture kits for 11 of the sides competing at this month’s tournament, have created their latest product with the aim of combining sophisticated style, cutting edge technology and traditional African culture.

2010-12 GHANA HOME SHIRT: Original new twist in design.
The result is another fantastic looking addition to the already successful Puma-Ghana partnership. Remaining faithful to the simplicity of the traditional all white shirt, Puma has included their small logo neatly in the centre whilst placing …