There has been several concerns from Ghanaians about the poor performance by the senior national team, the Black Stars. The team seem to lose most of their matches recently. This has even caused the dismissal of the team's head coach and other two assistant coaches. The team keeps sacking coaches but same result.
Black Stars head coach Charles Akonnor will name his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia in September. Even though the list is yet to be made known, there are some names that are in pole position to receive an invite for imminent task.
Asante kotoko playing body and technical team touched down in the capital city of the country.The team arrived on Sunday 3rd October,2021. This is part of the preparation towards upcoming 2021/2022 season. The team started their preseason in Adako jachie training complex.They will continue the preseason tour in Accra starting today.
The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season is on the verge of a closure. The season has seen some players emerging brightest spot for their clubs. Whiles playing diligently for their clubs, some players stayed on top form to earn a Black Stars invite. Asante Kotoko defenders Imoro Ibrahim and Abdul Ganiu had the opportunity to enjoy a stint with the senior national team, including goalkeeper Razak Abalora and Danlad Ibrahim ( on loan at King Faisal).
Abubakari Damba is one of the well acclaimed national goalkeepers on the pitch. It is wonderful to see such a goalkeeper in their time for Ghana in the poles. Damba started with some keen competitors like Sammy Adjei, Eben Dida et al but was able to claim a better position.
The Ghanaian social and political commentator, Kevin Taylor, has defended the Black Stars goal Keeper Razak Abalora after receiving criticism from Ghanaians for his error that made Ghana lose to Morocco in a friendly match. According to Kevin Taylor, Razak Abalora needs to stay in the Ghana Black Stars, make mistakes and learn from them to make him a better goal Keeper.
The porcupine royals lost to Bechem United by 2-1. The game was full of tension and both side played a very good game to enticed their fans as usual. Kumasi Asante Kotoko were dominant from the start of the game. They created some decent chances and they were decisive in the final thirds.
The head coach of Black Stars, Charles Kwablan Akonnor has noted that Razak Abalora needs to be encouraged after his blunder gifted the Atlas Lions of Morocco a one nil win against Ghana on Tuesday night. The team as part of its preparation for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers tabled two friendly games against Morocco in Rabat and will play another on Saturday against the Elephants of la Côte d'Ivoire at the Cape Coast Sports stadium.
Following the defeat to Morocco, Black Stars of Ghana will have another opportunity to make amends with Ivory Coast in few days time. Some pertinent observations were made in the game against Morocco, hence, head coach Charles Akonnor may go for some changes to prove a point.
He will come to his best as he has been in recent years, we need to be behind him in times like this
Kumasi Asante Kotoko currently have three top goalies. The trio are classified as elite goalkeepers in the league. Their names are Razak Abalora, Ibrahim Danladi and their captain Felix Annan. At the beginning of the competition, Razak Abalora was the first choice goalie for the club, whiles Felix Annan was the second choice.
Black star coach, C.K Akonnor has spoken after Ghana lost to Morroco, one goal to nail. A second Kotoko howler by goaltender Razak Abalora led defenseman Jawad El Yamiq to score the one goal while the Atlas Lions won the tight match in Rabat. The loss is Akonnor's third since being appointed head coach this past January.
Razak Abolora is doing what his antagonists like most. If he is unable to perform, it comes as a piece of pleasing news to these people who want to see him fail. The reason is simple, they have equally good goalkeepers to compete Abalora and for him to take over the goalpost is something they wish not to see.
The technical handlers of Black Stars B have hit the ground running by inviting players for assessment. The invited players numbered forty-three. A break down of the squad goes as follows. The coach decided to, in the mean time, go for five goalkeepers, Richard Attah, Razak Abalora, Richard Baidoo, Danlad Ibrahim and Stephen Kweku.
The clock is ticking, day and night fast approaching for Ghana’s version of El-Classico. The seriousness attached to the fixture is could be described unprecedented in the last decade, based on the current position of involving teams, Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.
Black Starts Coach, C.K Akonor has released the starting 11 ahead of the international friendly game against Ivory Coast, which will be taking place at the Cape Coast stadium later today. As expected, most of the players who were part of the starting 11 that took on Morocco in the last friendly game maintain their positions.
On Tuesday, the Black Stars of Ghana played a friendly game again Morocco. At the end of the game Ghana was beaten by Morocco a goal to nail. The defeat was caused by the Black stars goalkeeper, Abalora. The Moroccans got a corner kick which was taken by one of their player who is a Chealse winger.
It happened once again when Razak Abalora conceded a shambolic goal against Morocco in the friendly match played between Ghana and Morocco. Against Sao Tome and Principe, he committed a mistake that caused the team a goal. Since then, the player has been criticised for some of the goals he has been conceding.
Razak Abalora has been the number one goalie for his club and the national team, for some couple of months now. He has been on a pretty fine since joining the club. He has been the number one goalie for the club and country but he has undergone series of criticism from pundits and fans in recent months.
The Ghana Senior National Team, the blackstars have over the years seen fantastic goalkeepers in the likes of Robert Mensah, Sammy Adjei and Richard Kingston. However, most of these keepers are also noted for making significant goalkeeper errors that have lived in the minds of most Ghanaians for years.
Ex-Ghana goalkeeper, Abukari Damba has advised Kotoko goalkeeper, Razak Abalora to be calm in the face of difficulty. The Black Stars goalkeeper has come under sharp criticisms after his mistake gave Morocco, a 1-0 win over Ghana in an international friendly in Rabat on Tuesday. Damba believes the former WAFA goalkeeper must remain calm and strong following the incessant criticisms.