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Ghana

Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

19 Feb 2008, 18:43 #1

1956 Accra: Ghana-S.Leone 4-2
1957 Freetown: S.Leone-Ghana 2-3
1958 Accra Ghana-Togo 5-2
1960 Mali-Ghana 1-4
1962 Bamako: Mali-Ghana 0-1
17.3.Accra: Ghana-Mali 0-0
10.10.Kampala: Uganda-Ghana 1-4
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

03 Feb 2012, 10:39 #2

On 01-07-1963, Ghana-Italy Serie C 5-2. This friendly was played in Accra. I've found also the goalscorers:
14' Salisu (Ghana), 59' Salisu (Ghana), 60' Mfum (Ghana), 62' Acquah (Ghana), 68' Riva - penalty - (Italy Serie C), ??? Aggrey Fynn (Ghana), ??? Pereni (Italy Serie C).
Source: L'Unità from the day 02-07-1963:
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin ... uery=ghana
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

03 Feb 2012, 21:29 #3

I have the date 30/6/63 for this match. Referee: Franklyn (Ghana).
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

03 Feb 2012, 21:46 #4

Yes, you're right. According to the Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio and to the Dizionario Biografico Enciclopedico di un Secolo del Calcio Italiano, the date was 01-07-1960, but I've found this interesting article from L'Unità:
http://archiviostorico.unita.it/cgi-bin ... a%20italia
This article was written in Accra on 29-06-1963 and it actually reports that: "Tomorrow the Italian team will play its last friendly here in Ghana", so the day was surely 30-06-1963.
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

05 Feb 2012, 20:36 #5

I've read a curious issue: some sources declare that in 1960 (or 1961) Ghana faced Real Madrid in Accra and obtained a great 3-3. Edward Acquah was among the goalscorers.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

05 Feb 2012, 20:55 #6

I haven't encountered this match. I know that RCD Espanyol went to Nigeria in late 1961, maybe they went to Ghana too?
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

05 Feb 2012, 21:13 #7

I can confirm that Espanyol was defeated by the Nigerian National team, but with regard to Ghana-Real Madrid 3-3, I took a look at El Mundo Deportivo from that period, but I couldn't find anything... So was it just a metropolitan legend?
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Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

13 Jun 2013, 13:01 #8

What is the meaning of Ghana 'B' -Ivory Coast 'B'? are those not a-matches according to FIFA ?
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

13 Jun 2013, 21:06 #9

Ghana CHAN v Ivory Coast CHAN. FIFA counts all CHAN matches as A matches now (unless the FAs don't agree). I don't count them as A matches. I wouldn't be surprised if they are removed later. They are only on FIFA's site because I told them about the matches a few days before they played, so there is a chance they were not properly registered with CAF.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

14 Jun 2013, 12:43 #10

Odd that they now view CAF's administration and record-keeping as a crucial factor, given how incompetent it has been in the past.
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

17 Jun 2013, 12:53 #11

Also odd that they create an unnecessary extra layer of administration when match reports/authorisation ultimately have to go to/come from FIFA. Surely one full-time member of staff would be enough to deal with authorisation and recording of international match results?
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

19 Jun 2013, 07:08 #12

Yes but that goes against the principle of bureaucracy.
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Joined: 22 Feb 2011, 18:41

29 Jul 2013, 17:46 #13

L'Unità (30 june 1960) speak about three friendly match against Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Real Madrid, all draw results, and two winners against Portugal and East Germany.
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Joined: 22 Feb 2011, 18:41

29 Jul 2013, 17:50 #14

and hier: http://books.google.it/books?id=FSqvmQ5 ... ll&f=false

friendly against Blackpool, West Ham, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Dinamo Moskow.
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Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

11 Feb 2018, 10:28 #15

I go on with the "celebrations" of the most important moments in the history of the various national teams through my personal archive. Guerin Sportivo issue 13 from March/April 1982 dedicates an interesting coverage about the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations. That was Ghana's fourth and final triumph in the continental tournament.


Ghana's national team





Ghana 0-0 Cameroon





Ghana 1-0 Tunisia




Abedi Ayew "Pelé"





Ghana's list of 40 players given to CAF. Although Adolf Armah and Abdul Razak were initially registered, they didn't participate in the tournament as they remained with their clubs in the United Arab Emirates.


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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

11 Feb 2018, 23:25 #16

To give some detail to earlier posts:

some sources declare that in 1960 (or 1961) Ghana faced Real Madrid in Accra and obtained a great 3-3. Edward Acquah was among the goalscorers.
19-8-62 Accra, Ghana 3-3 Real Madrid
Goals: Edward Acquah 17' 87', Kwame Adarkwa 40' / Puskás 30', Zoco 75', Daucik 88'


L'Unità (30 june 1960) [sic, 1963] speak about three friendly match against Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Real Madrid,
 all draw results, and two winners against Portugal and East Germany.
 9-5-63 Kumasi, Asante Kotoko 0-3 Vasco da Gama (Brazil)
12-5-63 Accra, Real Republikans 0-0 Vasco da Gama

24-6-62 Kumasi, Asante Kotoko 3-4 Flamengo (Brazil)
30-6-62 Accra, Real Republikans 0-0 Flamengo

 2-12-60 Kumasi, Ghana 1-3 East Germany B
 4-12-60 Accra, Ghana 2-1 East Germany B

Don't know about "Portugal"

and hier: http://books.google.it/books?id=FSqvmQ5 ... ll&f=false
friendly against Blackpool, West Ham, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Dinamo Moskow
15-5-60 Accra, Ghana 5-1 Blackpool   [Edward Acquah scored 5 goals]

17-6-62 Accra, Hearts of Oak 1-4 West Ham United
20-6-62 Kumasi, Asante Kotoko 0-3 West Ham United
24-6-62 Accra, Real Republikans 1-1 West Ham United

 2-8-59 Hearts of Oak 2-3 Fortuna Düsseldorf
 5-8-59 Sekondi Hasaacas 3-3 Fortuna D
 8-8-59 Asante Kotoko 3-4 Fortuna D
 9-8-59 Southern Ghana 1-6 Fortuna D
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17-6-61 Düsseldorf, Fortuna 2-2 Ghana

 6-11-60 Kumasi, Ashanti 1-1 Dinamo Moskva
 9-11-60 Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo 2-4 Dinamo Moskva
13-11-60 Kumasi, Ghana 2-3 Dinamo Moskva
20-11-60 Accra, Ghana 0-0 Dinamo Moskva
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