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Appiah out as Ghana coach after 2 years

Ghana Sep 12, 2014

Moonda: Clouds still hang over Ghana

ANC Sep 7, 2014
4 days ago

South Africa unlikely to host African Nations Cup should Morocco bow out

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has questioned whether or not the African Cup of Nations should take place this February, while Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has taken special precautions with his African players.

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year's African Nations Cup, citing fears over Ebola and the unplanned cost of holding the event.

In a statement Friday, the South African sports ministry says "there are just too many factors to consider for South Africa."

The ministry hasn't yet been officially asked by the South African Football Association to consider hosting the tournament, but says Ebola is a concern.

SAFA has been approached by the Confederation...

5 days ago

Morocco denies withdrawing as African Nations Cup host

Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure spoke ahead of his side's African Cup of Nations 2015 qualifier with DR Congo.

RABAT, Morocco -- Morocco have denied reports they have withdrawn as hosts of next year's African Cup of Nations, although they want the tournament postponed.

Morocco want Africa's premier football event postponed because Moroccans could be threatened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, information minister and government spokesman Mustapha Khalfi said on Thursday.

The Confederation of African Football insisted the tournament should carry on as planned in January and February 2015.

CAF has canceled...

 By Ben Gladwell
7 days ago

AC Milan's Michael Essien considers legal action after false Ebola reports

Guinea has been chosen to host the 2023 African Cup of Nations, while Cameroon and Ivory Coast have been chosen to host the 2019 and 2021 competitions despite the ebola virus fears.

AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien is considering suing the media outlets which spread the rumour that he had contracted the Ebola virus.

Essien, 31, and his club both issued a denial of the fabricated reports via Twitter, after initially thinking it had all been a joke.

"It was Sunday night and I was at home in the best possible situation -- relaxing on the couch, watching English Sky Sports. I was in my element," explained Ghana international Essien in Italy's La Repubblica.

Essien has threatened to sue media outlets after false reports that he contracted Ebola.

"The phone rang and...

 By Ben Gladwell
Oct 13, 2014

AC Milan, Ghana midfielder Michael Essien slams Ebola reports as "false"

Guinea has been chosen to host the 2023 African Cup of Nations, while Cameroon and Ivory Coast have been chosen to host the 2019 and 2021 competitions despite the ebola virus fears.

Michael Essien and his club AC Milan have both categorically denied reports that the player has contracted Ebola.

Reports had surfaced in Africa over the weekend claiming that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder had caught the virus.

However, the Ghana international, who has appeared three times for the Rossoneri this season, was quick to dismiss the rumours with a tweet using the hashtag #falsenews.

Sep 18, 2014

Kwesi Appiah sacking by Ghana shows need for Africa to support its managers

Kwesi Appiah hopes to guide Ghana to a third straight win over the United States.
The World Cup was a disaster, but once Kwesi Appiah survived that he should have been given more time.

Kwesi Appiah's tenure as Ghana's manager actually ended on June 26. That morning, the day of Ghana's decisive World Cup match against Portugal, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were suspended from the squad. Boateng was suspended over claims that he insulted Appiah, while Muntari allegedly attacked a member of the organisation. Whatever happened, it was clear that Appiah was not as in control as a coach should be.

Ghana had been dealing with infighting, player protests over bonuses, and...