GHANAsoccernet.com - Latest Football News, Football Headlines, Live Scores, Results, Fixtures http://ghanasoccernet.com GHANAsoccernet.com brings to you the latest news on Ghana soccer, soccer, Ghana league, league Sunday, England league, league fantasy, Spain league, Italy league, France league, Nigeria league, Germany league, Egypt league, fantasy football, English football, English football league, football, world football, football news, etc. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:31:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 EXCLUSIVE: Ghana attacker Jordan Ayew signs permanent deal for Lorienthttp://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-ghana-attacker-jordan-ayew-signs-permanent-deal-lorient/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/exclusive-ghana-attacker-jordan-ayew-signs-permanent-deal-lorient/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:23:22 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261774 Jordan Ayew has signed for Lorient

Jordan Ayew has signed for Lorient

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Ghana attacker Jordan Ayew has left French giants Olympique Marseille to sign for fellow Ligue 1 side Lorient FC, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively confirm. 

The 22-year-old has penned a deal that could keep him at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir until 2017.

Jordan opted to join Lorient after manager Sylvain Ripoll assured him he has a place for him in his squad for the upcoming season.

A host of clubs including German pair Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City were all linked with a move for the attacker who played for Ghana at the 2014 World Cup.

However, Lorient landed him after successfully reaching a deal for with Marseille who declared the player surplus to requirement.

 

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Ghana U20 female coach submits final squad for FIFA U20 Women’s World Cuphttp://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-u20-female-coach-submits-final-squad-fifa-u20-womens-world-cup/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-u20-female-coach-submits-final-squad-fifa-u20-womens-world-cup/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:02:31 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261772 Black Princesses

Black Princesses

Black Princesses coach Bash Hayford has named his final 21 squad for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals which begins next week in Canada.

Two players- Linda Smith and striker Theresa Ackon-Cobbinah- were excluded from the team currently training in Canada.

The squad includes majority of the players which won bronze at the 2012 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Azerbaijan.

The Princesses preparations for the start of the tournament have been smooth after with Mississauga Panthers and beating G-S United and Bayhawks U21 side 2-0 and 3-1 respectively.

Ghana open her campaign against hosts Canada on 5 August before facing Finland and North Korea.

Black Princesses squad:

Goalkeepers: Bea Ntiwaa Nketia, Rose Teye Baah , Victoria Agyei

Defenders: Rebecca Asante, Grace Adams, Edem Atovor , Cynthia Boakye-Yiadom, Ellen Coleman , Faustina Ampah , Rita Darko.

Midfielders: Sherifatu Sumaila , Wasila Diwura-Soale , Alice Kusi , Jennifer Cudjoe , Priscilla Okyere , Rasheeda Abdul-Rahman , Fatima Alhassan

Forwards: Veronia Appiah , Alberta Asante , Alice Eva Danso , Christiana Boateng

 

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FIFA extends match-fixing ban on ex-Ghana midfielder Mark Edusei globalhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/fifa-extends-match-fixing-ban-ex-ghana-midfielder-mark-edusei-global/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/fifa-extends-match-fixing-ban-ex-ghana-midfielder-mark-edusei-global/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:23:29 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261770 Mark Edusei

Mark Edusei

By Emmanuel Baah-Aboagye 

FIFA has imposed a worldwide ban on Ex-Ghana midfielder Mark Edusei who has already been sanctioned by the Italian Football Federation for match fixing.

On 7 May 2014, the disciplinary committee of the FIGC banned him from all football-related activities for three years and six months in relation to rigging a match in the Italian Serie B in 2009.

The 37-year-old was then playing for Bari, a club he played for just one season before moving to Bellinzona, his last club before retirement in 2011.

It would be recalled that an FIGC Disciplinary hearing chaired by Sergio Artico found club Bari and 20 other players guilty for
manipulating  results in some Serie B matches, that had come to be known as the Bari-Bis betting scandal.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced on Monday that it had decided to extend the sanctions to have worldwide effect in accordance with article 78 paragraph 1(c) and article 136ff. of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

Edusei had a bit of a colourful career playing for Serie A sides Sampdoria, Catania and Lecce.

He also had loan spells Torino and Piacenza.

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Ghana World Cup star Kwadwo Asamoah starts pre-season with Juventushttp://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-world-cup-star-kwadwo-asamoah-starts-pre-season-juventus/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-world-cup-star-kwadwo-asamoah-starts-pre-season-juventus/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:26:23 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261768 oto Daniele Badolato / LaPresse 28 07 2014 Vinovo (Italia) Sport Calcio ESCLUSIVA JUVENTUS Allenamento mattutino Juventus Nella foto: Kwadwo Asamoah , Mauricio Isla , Andrea Pirlo , Claudio Marchisio Photo Daniele Badolato / LaPresse 28 07 2014 Vinovo (Italy) Sport Soccer Juventus morning training session In the picture: Kwadwo Asamoah , Mauricio Isla , Andrea Pirlo , Claudio Marchisio

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Juventus morning training session
In the picture: Kwadwo Asamoah , Mauricio Isla , Andrea Pirlo , Claudio Marchisio

Ghana World Cup star Kwadwo Asamoah began pre-season training with Juventus at the Vinovo on Monday morning.

The versatile midfielder was among Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci Claudio Marchisio, Mauricio Isla, Martin Caceres, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Barzagli who reported for a first day’s work under new coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Asamoah and the returning internationals tackled a series of rigorous intervals during a challenging 90-minute session.

He played all of Ghana’s three Group G matches as the Black Stars crashed at the first round.

The 25-year-old played 34 appearances including 32 starts and scored two goals.

 

 

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Ghana midfielder Boateng debuts for Rayo Vallecano in pre-season reverse against Real Murciahttp://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-midfielder-boateng-debuts-rayo-vallecano-pre-season-reverse-real-murcia/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/ghana-midfielder-boateng-debuts-rayo-vallecano-pre-season-reverse-real-murcia/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:07:05 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261766 Derek Boateng debuted in Rayo Vallecano defeat

Derek Boateng debuted in Rayo Vallecano defeat

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Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng marked his debut for Spanish La Liga side Rayo Vallecano in their 3-1 reverse against Real Murcia in a pre-season friendly game on Sunday. 

The 31-year-old joined Los Franjirrojos after leaving relegated English side Fulham after signing a one-year-contract with the Madrid-based club.

Rayo manager Paco Jémez handed the former Getafe man a slot in his midfield and he completed the entire duration of the game but he experienced defeat on his debut game for the club.

Boateng, who has had spells in Sweden, Israel, Greece, Ukraine, England, and Germany spent two seasons at Spanish side Getafe between 2009 and 2011.

Rayo Vallecano Line-up: Cobeño, Tito, Molina, Morcillo, Nacho, Boateng, Jozabed, Embarba, Bueno, Aguirre – Manucho.

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Al Ain new signing Stoch heaps praise on Ghana captain Gyanhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/al-ain-new-signing-stoch-heaps-praise-ghana-captain-gyan/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/al-ain-new-signing-stoch-heaps-praise-ghana-captain-gyan/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:31:40 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261763 Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, right, has received praise from Al Ain new signing Stoch

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, right, has received praise from Al Ain new signing Stoch

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Ex-Chelsea star Miroslav Stoch has arrived at Al Ain after completing a season-long loan move from Turkish giants Fenerbahce and has labelled Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan as an ‘excellent’ finisher.

The Slovak, 24, scored on his debut game for the Garden City club who have began the second phase of their pre-season preparation with a thumping win in the Al Ain International Friendly Football Championship at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.

And, he was quick to praise the qualities of club legend Asamoah Gyan who has scored over 100 goals since arriving at the club in 2011.

“I know Asamoah Gyan and he is an excellent striker. I will do my best to know the others and cooperate with them,” Stoch told The National.

“I have great aspirations for the coming days as I know well the challenges waiting for Al Ain and I will be so excited to help the team win more trophies and cups.”

After a glistening show for Ghana at the World Cup, Gyan was expected to return to Europe but he has inked a new two-year deal to keep him at the club until 2018.

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Transfer Tavern: Kampala City Council close to agreeing deal with Kotoko for Ochaya movehttp://ghanasoccernet.com/transfer-tavern-kampala-city-council-close-agreeing-deal-kotoko-ochaya-move/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/transfer-tavern-kampala-city-council-close-agreeing-deal-kotoko-ochaya-move/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:28:53 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261761 Joseph Ochaya, left, is set to join KCC

Joseph Ochaya, left, is set to join KCC

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Ugandan giants Kampala City Council claim they are in talks with Ghana champions Asante Kotoko to sign Uganda international defender Joseph Ochaya on loan. 

However GHANAsoccernet.com checks can confirm the deal could be permanent as the full-back has just six months left on his running contract with the Porcupine Warriors.

Ochaya has returned to his homeland –  Uganda and has stated he will not rejoin the 23-time Ghanaian champions and with a couple of months left for his contract to expire, Kampala City Council have moved to sign him.

“We are in talks with the Ghana league champions Asante Kotoko and very soon I am optimistic we shall be able to sign Ochaya on loan,” club secretary David Tamale told GHANAsoccernet.com’s East African correspondent Steve Kagiri.

Kotoko signed Ochaya in August 2012 for two-and-half seasons and he has opted not to remain in Kumasi anymore.

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Transfer Tavern: Spanish champions Atleti loan out Ghana youth midfielder Partey to Almeriahttp://ghanasoccernet.com/transfer-tavern-spanish-champions-atleti-loan-ghana-youth-midfielder-partey-almeria/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/transfer-tavern-spanish-champions-atleti-loan-ghana-youth-midfielder-partey-almeria/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:05:40 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261759 Thomas Teye Partey will play at Almeria for the upcoming season

Thomas Teye Partey will play at Almeria for the upcoming season

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Ghana’s Thomas Partey will not be in the Atletico Madrid squad for the upcoming season as he has been farmed out to Almeria for the entire 2014/15 season, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm. 

Almeria have confirmed the move on their official website and will unwrap the 21-year-old Ghanaian this week.

After returning from his loan spell with Segunda Division side Real Mallorca, the former Tema Youth midfielder had been training with Diego Simeone’s side while a flock of clubs including Almeria had lined-up for his signature.

Almeria, who were nearly relegated from the Spanish top-flight last season, succeeded in convincing Atleti to allow Partey join them for the upcoming season and a deal has been reached.

Partey scored five times in 37 appearances from midfield for Mallorca last term.

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Inter Milan manager Mazzarri forced to leave out Ghana U20 prospect behind for USA pre-season tourhttp://ghanasoccernet.com/inter-milan-manager-mazzarri-forced-leave-ghana-u20-prospect-behind-usa-pre-season-tour/ http://ghanasoccernet.com/inter-milan-manager-mazzarri-forced-leave-ghana-u20-prospect-behind-usa-pre-season-tour/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:51:12 +0000 http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/?p=261755 Inter leave Ghana U20 prospect Donkor as they head for USA tour

Inter leave Ghana U20 prospect Donkor as they head for USA tour

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Ghana U20 prospect Isaac Donkor might have missed his chance to impress manager Walter Mazzarri as he was forced to drop him out of his pre-season squad due to injury. 

The 18-year-old Kumasi-born was primed to join the Nerazzurri pre-season tour of the United States after impressing Mazzarri during last season as he gatecrashed the first team squad to warm the bench five times.

Isaac Donkor was left behind due to injury

Isaac Donkor was left behind due to injury

However, a groin injury sustained just before the 18-time Scudetto winners flew to the USA, forced Mazzarri to drop the young center-back who appeared in their Uefa Europa League at a tender age of 17.

Donkor is currently training at Inter’s Pinzolo Trentino Alto Adige under the instructions of a physical trainer as he nears full recovery.

Inter Milan boy Donkor trains on his own

Inter Milan boy Donkor trains on his own

Inter could loan out the defender to give him enough first team experience as they have signed consummate Serb central defender from Manchester United.

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