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Ghana have officially named Andre Ayew the team's captain for the Africa Cup of Nations, with the Fenerbahce loanee replacing Asamoah Gyan.
Asamoah Gyan has performed a U-turn and come out of international retirement at the request of the Ghana president.
The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.
Ghana's all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan announced his international retirement on Monday, less than a month before the start of Afcon.
Only two things prevent Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan from being considered one of the great African players of his generation.
ESPN selects the pick of the Afcon group-stage clashes, for various diverse reasons, following Friday's draw in Cairo.
At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
Here's the state of play heading into the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with 10 of the 24 berths in the finals up for grabs.
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His employers said Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who worked an investigative team that exposed corruption in Ghanaian football, said he was assassinated.
It has been a cornucopia of women's football for Ghanaians this month, but reactions to the Black Queens' AWCON exit exposed an ugly truth.
Asante Kotoko have been handed a bye to the First Round of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup after Cameroon failed to nominate a representative.
Hosts Ghana will play no further part in the 2018 AWCON after being held 1-1 by Cameroon in their final Group A game in Accra.
Ghana have been made to wait until their final group game to book their spot in the AWCON semi-final after being defeated 2-1 by Mali in Accra.
Ghana forward Jordan Ayew is confident of coming good at English Premier League side Crystal Palace, after a difficult start to life in London.
Jordan Ayew returned to score twice as Ghana took a step towards the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 win away in Ethiopia.
Ghana coach Bashir Hayford believes his side are ready to end Nigeria's AWCON dominance when the Black Queens host the upcoming biennial showpiece.
Despite the high-profile call-ups to the Ghana fold, it's Thomas Partey who remains the Black Stars' best hope.
Kwesi Appiah has defended his decision to call up some of Ghana's biggest names for the weekend's clash against Ethiopia.
The Internazionale midfielder has pulled out of the Black Stars squad to face Ethiopia this weekend.
Ghana's Black Queens believe the media have a role to play in overcoming the apathy towards women's football that exists in the AWCON host nation.
The Black Stars have revealed that the Internazionale midfielder will not be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.