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African Cup of Nations Team Profile: Ghana

Wednesday 19/June/2019 - 05:56 PM
Ghana team
Ghana team
Translated and Edited by: Mohamed Emad

Ghana national football team is nicknamed the Black Stars. Although the team qualified for the senior FIFA World Cup for the first time in 2006، they had qualified for four Olympic Games Football Tournaments when the tournament was still a full senior national team competition; their best achievement was the third position at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
The team has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times (in 1963، 1965، 1978، and 1982) and has been runner-up five times (in 1968، 1970، 1992، 2010، and 2015).
After going through 2005 unbeaten، the Ghana national football team won the FIFA Best Mover of the Year Award and reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa، they became only the third African team to reach the World Cup quarter-finals، and in 2014 they competed in their third consecutive World Cup.


Nickname: Black Stars
Previous appearances: 21
Honours: Winners (1963، 1965، 1978، 1982)

Ghana’s Black Stars are through to the finals for the eighth-time in a row، qualifying for every edition since 2006، their longest ever streak. The four-time champions boast of an impressive record of a top four finish since 2008.

Key Facts
Ghana have competed in 21 previous Africa Cup of Nations tournaments; only Egypt (23) and Cote d’Ivoire (22) have done so more، with Ghana winning on four previous occasions، the third most in the competition behind Egypt (7) and Cameroon (5).
Ghana have finished in the top four in each of their last seven Africa Cup of Nation tournaments، although they haven’t won any of those، last finishing as champions in 1982.
Ghana have finished as Africa Cup of Nations runners up more times (five) than any other nation، being eliminated in five of their nine finals، including each of their last three (two on penalties).

Ghana (Group F)
Goalkeepers: Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko)، Lawrence Ati-Zigi (SochauxFRA)، Richard Ofori (Maritzburg UtdRSA)

Defenders: Lumor Agbenyenu (GoztepeTUR)، Joseph Aidoo (GenkBEL)، Joseph Attamah (BasaksehirTUR)، John Boye (MetzFRA)، Jonathan Mensah (Columbus CrewUSA)، Kassim Nuhu (HoffenheimGER)، Abdul Baba Rahman (ReimsFRA)، Andy Yiadom (ReadingENG)

Midfielders: Afriyie Acquah (EmpoliITA)، Thomas Agyepong (HibernianSCO)، Kwadwo Asamoah (InterITA)، Christian Atsu (Newcastle UtdENG)، Andre Ayew (FenerbahceTUR)، Samuel Owusu (CukarickiSRB)، Thomas Partey (Atletico MadridESP)، Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo AlavesESP)

Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Crystal PalaceENG)، Caleb Ekuban (TrabzonsporTUR)، Asamoah Gyan (KayserisporTUR)، Kwabena Owusu (LeganesESP)

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