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Chelsea's Baba Rahman may need surgery after knee ligament injury

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Baba Rahman is on loan at Schalke from Chelsea.

Chelsea defender Baba Rahman could face a long spell on the sidelines after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Ghana's African Nations Cup opener against Uganda.

Baba, on loan at Schalke this season, was substituted after 39 minutes and flown to Libreville for tests, which revealed the extent of the injury.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said Baba would return to Germany to undergo further tests and possible surgery.

"The GFA will...

Andre Ayew penalty gives Ghana tight win over Uganda

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A first-half penalty from West Ham forward Andre Ayew proved enough to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Uganda in their African Nations Cup Group D opener at Port Gentil.

The Black Stars, who were beaten on penalties by Ivory Coast in the 2015 final, had the better of the first half, going ahead on 32 minutes when Ayew converted from the spot after Asamoah Gyan had been hauled down.

Uganda, who have qualified for the finals for the first time since 1978, were much improved after the break but could...

ESPN FC  By Dale Johnson

Argentina, Netherlands, Japan and Ghana in danger of missing World Cup

With 12 months to go before we know the 31 teams who will join hosts Russia at the 2018 World Cup, we take a look at some of the major nations and familiar names who appear to have a battle on their hands to make the finals.

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Argentina's 3-0 defeat in Brazil last week left them facing a huge crisis in their qualification bid. However, victory at home to Colombia on Tuesday averted this for now, as at least that win left them fifth and that offers a playoff against the winners of...

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Egypt and DR Congo continue perfect starts to qualifying campaign

Mohamed Salah put Egypt on course for victory against Ghana.

Mohamed Salah and Abdallah El-Said struck goals in either half as Egypt took control of their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win against Ghana at the Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Roma forward Salah converted a 43rd-minute penalty after Harrison Afful had fouled Mahmoud Trezeguet and El-Said fired home on the turn into the bottom corner following a swift counter-attack in the 86th minute.

Victory keeps Hector Cuper's side top of Group E after they won 2-1 in Congo in their opening match,...

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Gabon's sacking of Jorge Costa is history repeating itself in Africa

Gabon's coach head Jorge Costa makes a point from the sideline during their African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match against Equatorial Guinea in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Gabon sacked Jorge Costa just months before the African Nations Cup, a surprisingly common move from African federations.

The firing of Jorge Costa by Gabon just 70 days before they host the African Nations Cup continues a sorry tale of panicked and knee-jerk decision making by African football federations. Changing the coach so near to a major event is nothing new to the continent. But, sadly, it has rarely produced the desired results and on most occasions achieved little more than highlighting the foolhardiness of trigger-happy officials.

Gabon's new coach will be Jose Antonio Garrido, who does have some insider...