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Ghana call up Leicester's Joseph Dodoo to avoid England ties

Joseph Dodoo has had a fine season in the Premier League.

Leicester City's Joseph Dodoo has received his first call-up to the Ghana squad as the African country look to persuade him to switch his international allegiance from England, sources have told ESPN FC.

Dodoo, 20, has already been capped by England at under-18 level, but Ghana want him to play for the country of his birth and handed the youngster a call-up for the friendly against Guinea later this month and the crucial African Nations Cup qualifier with Mauritius in June.

The forward left Ghana...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ghana frustrated by Mozambique in ANC qualifying stalemate

Ghana head coach Avram Grant has been roundly criticised for not spending very much time in the country.
Avram Grant's side failed to take their opportunities against Mozambique.

Ghana were left to rue missed chances as they were held to a 0-0 Group H draw by a Mozambique side who earned their first point of the qualifying campaign.

Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew failed to convert a close-range opportunity for Avram Grant's group leaders as the game approached its final 15 minutes, Leicester striker Jeffrey Schlupp fired wide and Ebenezer Assifuah powered a header off target.

But Ghana also had cause to be grateful to defender John Boye, who made fine interceptions to prevent...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ghana defeat Mozambique in African Nations Cup qualifying

Ghana defeated Mozambique 3-1 in Accra in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Frank Acheampong gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes before leaving the game with an injury, while John Boye and Jordan Ayew added second-half goals.

Apson Majante pulled a goal back for the visitors, but Ghana made it three wins from three in Group H, midway through the qualifying campaign.

 By Mark Gleeson

Ghana's Avram Grant has a lesson to learn about African football

Ghana head coach Avram Grant has been roundly criticised for not spending very much time in the country.
Ghana head coach Avram Grant has been roundly criticised for not spending very much time in the country.

Avram Grant ran into a storm last week over his absence from Ghana, where he been the national coach for the just over 12 months, resurrecting a prickly debate on the continent about the role of expatriate coaches.

Grant, who guided Chelsea to the 2007-08 UEFA Champions League final and Portsmouth to the 2010 FA Cup final, got off to a flying start to his latest job, taking the Black Stars to within one kick of winning the African Nations' Cup title barely one month after beginning the job. They...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Avram Grant 'ordered' to return to Ghana by local Football Association

Ghana manager Avram Grant spoke to the media after his side lost in the African Cup of Nations final on penalties to Ivory Coast.

Ghana manager Avram Grant has been "ordered" to return to the country by the nation's football association ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers this month, rather than spending time in the UK where he appears as a pundit on Sky Sports.

Parliamentarian Kojo Baah Agyemang, went as far as to say to a local radio station Grant had been "taking the nation for granted," by spending an unacceptable amount of time out of the country.

"We have ordered him to return from Europe to monitor the...