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Hervé Renard says he will love to Win the AFCON with the “Black stars” of Ghana.

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Frenchman Herve Renard says he will love to return to Ghana and help the “black stars” win the Africa cup of nations.

The 51 year old was deputy to Claude Le Roy when the “Black stars” won third place at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Ghana.

The two time AFCON winning coach was speaking to TV 3 ‘s Juliet Jawuah as he revealed his intentions to lead the “black stars” to glory in the AFCON ones again.

“Yes I have to come back one day to help one country to win. That country haven’t won it for a long time and that is your country Ghana. I will love to win this feat with the black stars”, he said.

It should be noted that Herve Renard has prevented Ghana from winning the AFCON twice, the first time he stopped Ghana from glory was in 2012 in charge of Zambia as the “chipolopolo” beat Ghana in the semi finals of the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea as Zambia went all the way to lift the trophy.

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Also, the 51 year old stopped Ghana ones again in the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea as Renard’s Ivory Coast beat Ghana in the final after post match penalties.

Ghana came close to win the AFCON in three different editions since 1982 that is 1992, 2010, & 2015.

Herve Renard with his first AFCON title with Zambia

After winning the AFCON with Ivory Coast and Zambia,  Herve Renard guided Morocco to the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia but couldn’t make it to the round of 16 couple with a disappointing outing at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt,  his spell with the “Atlas lions” ended in June 2019.

Currently,  Renard is in charge with the Saudi Arabia national team.

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African Nations gear up as International Football resumes in October.

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CAF member states prepare for the resumption of international football in the continent next month.

Football in the continent,  has been halted for over six months due to the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March this year.

With many borders through out the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   teams in the continent are heading to Europe for next month’s international matches.

Cameroon are traveling to the Netherlands,  Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory coast,  Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria,  where it is easier for them to assembly their squads because most of their players are Europe based players.

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It should be noted that, the next FIFA window for international football,  from October 5-13, is the first opportunity for African national teams to play since last November.

FIFA however,  had cancelled the September window for all confiderations but for UEFA  due to the uncertainty over travels around the continent caused CAF to back the resumption of international football in November.

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Next month’s window will see most CAF Member States to play series of friendly matches  in preparation for both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have arranged friendlies against the Ivory coast and Tunisia on October 9 and October 13 in Austria,  while five time champions of Africa,  Cameroon will have a friendly against Japan in Utrecht,  after which they will stay in a training camp in the Netherlands for a few more days.

Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao, this week published a preliminary list of 32 players for the match and camping.

Guinea on their part, will play cape Verde islands on October 10 while the DR Congo travel to Morocco for a training camp and a behind-closed doors international match against their host in Rabat on October 13.

Senegal are also to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 while the current African champions Algeria are yet to announce their plans but reports say they will also go to Austria.

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Down to the southern hemisphere,  south Africa are trying to organize two friendly matches at home next month against neighboring countries but have yet to finalize arrangements as they await for a possible reopening of their borders in the coming weeks.

 

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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