Purging the Black Stars: a must for long term success

Discussing the Black Stars is always interesting because it always leads to arguments and counter arguments. So far it has been 35 years of hurt (borrowing an English press football phrase) as far as winning trophies at senior level is concerned. The Black Stars have reached the semi-final of every African Nations Cup tournament since

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FEATURE: Milking the Black Stars; foregoing glory

I have always wondered why money is always an issue when it comes to the national team, the Black Stars. The players became infamous over happenings in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup. I remember the press conference after the tournament back in Ghana where Ghana Football Association President Kwasi Nyantakyi stressed that the team

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FEATURE: Ghana! 35 years of hurt – The wait continues

Even though the Black Stars have not won a major trophy since 1982, there is almost always the expectation that the team will win ahead of every African Nations Cup tournament. Many have offered opinions as to why Ghana failed to get past the semi-final stage in Gabon. I will attempt to offer some perspective

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Why Muntari’s apology may have come two years too late

On Tuesday evening in Ghana, the news suddenly broke that Sulley Muntari had sent a letter of apology to the Ghana Football Association for what he did at the World Cup in Brazil two years ago. Before I go on, have a look at the letter he sent. LETTER OF APOLOGY I write to express

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Why the Black Stars cannot eat their cake and have it

Let me begin by congratulating Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, for qualifying for a seventh straight African Nations Cup tournament. Goals from Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu secured a 2-0 win over Mauritius over the weekend. However, that is not the thrust of my article. I was intrigued when deputy team captain

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