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July 26, 2017 8:42 AM June AFCON is great for African players outside the continent

Black Stars and Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah has described the decision by CAF to move the AFCON from January to June as great news for African players who ply their trade outside the Continent. The former AshantiGold defender explained that, African players who turn up for the AFCON often lose their places in their various clubs. "It is great 11

July 25, 2017 1:27 PM Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah hails summer AFCON

Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has lauded the decision by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January to June. The change was made last week at a CAF symposium in Morocco and will take effect from June 2019 as Cameroon host the tournament. “It is a good decision because many Clubs in Europe do not like African 45

July 24, 2017 11:08 AM Kwesi Appiah pleased with change of Afcon time

AFC Wimbleldon and Ghana striker Kwesin Appiah believes the move by CAF to move the African Cup of Nations from the January/February window to the June/July window is a positive one. The decision taken by CAF’s executive committee at a two day symposium in Rabat is one among a few key recommendations passed when the continent’s top football administrators 15

July 21, 2017 1:01 PM Kotoko made me a successful player

Ex-Hearts of Oak midfielder, Charles Taylor has revealed his career sky-rocketed when he joined rivals Asante Kotoko. The retired footballer spent a successful two-year spell with the Porcupine Warriors after crossing carpet from the side's sworn rivals. Taylor helped the Ghanaian giants to clinch two domestic titles as well reaching the final of the CAF Confederation 14

July 21, 2017 8:27 AM CAF announce radical football changes

The CAF Executive Committee, at its meeting on Thursday, 20 July 2017, in Rabat, Morocco, reviewed the resolutions of the various working groups of the 1st CAF African Football Symposium held from 18 -19 July 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Skhirat, near Rabat. Increasing the Africa Cup of Nations to 24 teams as of the 2019 edition, and the tournament 21

July 21, 2017 7:51 AM Tanzania: CAF Changes Set to Boost Stars

NATIONAL soccer team, Taifa Stars has been provided with a silver plate opportunity to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, following the dramatic changes to the continent's top tournament competition. This follows a decision by a Working Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to approve the increase of the number of participating 33

July 21, 2017 1:52 AM Richard Ofori signs for Maritzburg United

Black Stars first choice goalkeeper Richard Ofori has joined South African top flight side Maritzburg United. Prior to his move, the 23-year-old had spent his entire career with Ghana Premier League side Wa All Stars. Ofori was often an unused back up during the tenure of Avram Grant as Black Stars head coach but has seen his stock rise since the appointment 35

July 20, 2017 8:29 PM CAF executives approve African Cup expansion, timing change

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - The Confederation of African Football's executive committee has approved expanding the African Cup of Nations from 16 to 24 teams and moving the continent's top tournament from the beginning of the year to June-July. CAF says the changes should come into effect for the next tournament in 2019 in Cameroon. Other radical proposals 16

July 20, 2017 4:59 PM Richard Ofori's contract with Maritzburg makes him number 1 automatically

Black Stars goalie Richard Ofori will automatically become the number one shot stopper for South African side Maritzburg after penning a 3-year deal at the club, can reveal. The former Wa All Stars safe pair of hands became an official player of the PSL side on Tuesday after agreeing the deal to join The Team of Choice 27

July 20, 2017 4:14 PM CAF expands AFCON team slots to 24

The CAF Executive Committee has passed a resolution to increase the number of participating teams in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from 16 to 24. The 55 members of the committee met in Rabat, Morocco earlier this week to discuss the growth of African football and the possibility of expanding the tournament as well as changing the timing and scheduling 16