Ghana-Niger: Did You Know That …..

Soccer News of Sunday, 27 January 2013


Stars Celebrate Vs Guinea 02.12

  • The first ever game between Ghana and Niger ended 6-0 in favour of Ghana in Accra back in 1969.
  • The return fixture in Niamey, which Ghana won 9-1, is Niger’s biggest loss at home to date.
  • The last time Ghana-Niger met was in 1994 in Niamey, Niger’s capital. Ghana won 5-1. This is Niger’s third major CAF tournament participation in a row – 2011 Chan, 2012 and 2013 AFCON editions.
  • Niger are making their second appearance at the tournament after first qualifying in 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
  • The Black Stars of Ghana have qualified for the last two World Cups, in 2010 and 2006.
  • When Ghana last won the Africa Cup of Nations, none of the current crop of Stars was born.
  • Asamoah Gyan is the only survivor of the Ghana Black Stars team which drew 1-1 with DR Congo in Kinshasa eight years ago?
  • Richmond Boakye turns 20 on the day Ghana play their final group stage match against Niger?
  • … It was DR Congo Coach, Le Roy, who invited Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah and defender Isaac Vorsah to the Black Stars?
  • John Paintsil has accumulated over 80 caps for Ghana during his career and now, aged 31, is comfortably the oldest player in the entire squad
  • … Ghana have not lost in their last five games with DR Congo.
  • Derek Boateng`s club Dnipro (Ukraine) is claiming that Boateng has gone AWOL and that any transfer talks for the 29 year-old are being held without their permission?
  • … Earlier this season Ghana international Solomon Asante was linked with a move to the Englah Premier League side Stoke City?
  • … Adam Larsen Kwarasey was voted one of the 10 sexiest players at AFCON 2013?.