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Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah Explains Decision For Applying for Black Stars Job

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Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah Explains Decision For Applying for Black Stars Job

Kwesi Appiah has revealed that his decision to re-apply for the Black Stars job was to show that a local coach is capable of handling the senior national team.

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The GFA revealed that no Ghanaian coach had applied for the job after the role became vacant.

Appiah sent his application last week and hopes to be shortlisted for the job.

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“Even though I had no intention of applying for the position, I later decided to do so just to correct the wrong impression that no local coach was qualified for the Black Stars job,” he told the Graphic Sports.

“All along I thought the GFA was headhunting for a new coach because I didn’t hear any announcement inviting applications from interested coaches.

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“So when I heard that many foreign coaches had already applied, I also decided to apply to put it on record that local coaches also have what it takes to handle the Black Stars.

“The last time we checked I had introduced about 40 players to the Black Stars in recent times. These are the players who are carrying the team and holding aloft the Ghana flag now.”

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Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Hot Bet Odds: Saturday January 28, 2023

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Hot Bet Odds: Saturday January 28, 2023

Home Win

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EM Deportivo Binacional (PER D1) at 1.57

Brisbane Roar (w) (AUS WAL) at 1.40

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Bangkok United FC (THA PR) at 1.16

Energie Cottbus (GER Reg) at 1.61

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Carrarese (ITA C1) at 1.45

FSV Mainz 05 (GER D1) at 1.66

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Fulham (ENG FAC) at 1.51

Hereford United (ENG CN) at 2.15

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Stenhousemuir (SCO L2) at 2.05

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO D1) at 1.27

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Manchester United (ENG FAC) at 1.13

Bragantino (BRA SP) at 1.49

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Away Win

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Panserraikos (GRE D2) at 1.39

Burnley (ENG FAC) at 2.05

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Tamworth (ENG-S CE) at 1.91

FC Barcelona (SPA D1) at 1.53

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Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR D1) at 1.35

Kossa FC (Solo ISL) at 1.49

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Katwijk (HOL D3) at 1.56

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Inaki Williams Excels as Athletic Bilbao Qualify for Copa del Rey Semi-finals

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Inaki Williams Excels as Athletic Bilbao Qualify for Copa del Rey Semi-finals

Inaki Williams was in fine form on Thursday, helping Athletic Bilbao qualify for the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

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Athletic defeated Valencia 3-1 at the Estadio de Mestalla, with Ghana international assisting two goals.

Williams set up Iker Munian to open the scoring, but the home team equalised courtesy an own goal.

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The former Spain international responded with another assist, this time to his younger brother Nico Williams, who finished brilliantly to put Athletic ahead.

Mikel Vesga sealed the victory with a well-taken penalty in the second half, ensuring Athletic’s place in the last four and keeping them on track to win the cup for the 24th time.

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Williams has eight goal contributions this season for Athletic.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Your Insults and Criticisms Have Made Me Stronger – Asamoah Gyan

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Your Insults and Criticisms Have Made Me Stronger – Asamoah Gyan

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan claims insults and criticisms shaped him into a strong individual.

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Gyan recalls how he faced severe backlash after he missed an open goal against Namibia during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Two years later, he was heavily criticised for missing a penalty against Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup, and he was forced to leave the national team due to another penalty miss in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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“It made me a strong guy. All my life, I was pampered and that was how I developed that tough skin,” he said on The Day Show on TV3.

“Statistically we were ahead. Ghanaians thought we were going to beat them [Namibia] like 20-0. And it was one of those days. I wasn’t lucky. I think I was one of the best players on the field but I wasn’t lucky.

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“One opportunity that I got at an acute angle. The goalkeeper fumbled and the ball dropped. The keeper was out and I just hit the ball wide.

“And the following day…eii! That was the first time I experienced criticism. So there were just insulting. It was really bad.”

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Gyan, who hasn’t played in two years, holds the record for the most goals scored by a Black Stars player. He has scored 51 goals.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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