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Ghana will be desperate to register their first win of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifying campaign, when they play host to Congo-Brazzaville at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday.

A board member of Accra Great Olympics Talah Fatal has attributed the dwindling form of the club into the relegation zone to the poor handling of the team by the technical team.

Accra great Olympics have had a poor run of form which has affected their position on the Ghana Premier League [GPL] table with just five matches to go to the end of the 2016/2017 season.

Referee Yakubu Nuhu Liman has been banned for the rest of the season by the GFA for awarding a dubious penalty against NEA Salamina in the MTN FA Cup quarter-final in Kumasi.

The GFA Executive has approved the Match Review Panel’s recommendation in respect of the MTN FA Cup quarterfinal match between Asante Kotoko and NEA Salamina.

Skipper Asamoah Gyan has urged fans to remain confident of the Black Stars qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

This is because the players are ready to fight to secure Ghana a fourth successive appearance at the global showpiece next year, the Turkey-based striker has assured.

The team is on the back foot in the qualifiers following poor results in the opening two games.

A draw against Uganda and a 2-0 defeat away to Egypt has left Black Stars with a point and five points adrift of top spot.

As part of activities earmarked for this year’s Oguaa Fetu Afahye, ATL FM collaborated with Oguaa Traditional Council to organize a canoe race at the Cape Coast community gardens.

This was to witness the prowess of the fishermen in their canoe paddling as fishing is the major occupation in the area and plays a reputable role in the rich culture of the people of Cape Coast.

Reverend Osei Kofi

Ghanaian football legend Reverend Osei Kofi has expressed shock at the level of optimism from certain quarters in the build up to Ghana’s third world cup qualifier against Congo.

Ghana’s Black Stars face an uphill task to qualify for the global showpiece after a draw and a defeat that has left them six points behind Group E leaders Egypt.

The upcoming match against Congo at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi on September 1 will offer the Black Stars the opportunity to make up lost ground while hoping that other results go in their favour.

Asamoah Gyan

With a double-legged qualifier in sight and a determination to make his fourth World Cup appearance, Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan, has entreated Ghanaians to believe in him and his colleagues to deliver.

Ghana’s qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup could be impaired if they lose any of their two qualifying matches against the Red Devils in Kumasi and Brazzaville. The Black Stars are also five points adrift of group leaders, Egypt, who will be welcoming the Cranes of Uganda at the Egyptian capital of Alexandria.

Addressing journalists in their first training session at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Asamoah Gyan said though the task seems insurmountable, there was still a possibility that the Black Stars could qualify to Russia next year.

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