Long on target

first_imgThe game was marred somewhat from an Irish perspective, though, with goalkeeper Rob Elliot being forced off with a serious-looking knee injury. The visitors went in front early in the first half, before Long was fouled for two separate penalties.The Gortnahoe native stuck one home himself, with James McClean converting the other.And the scoring was completed on the stroke of half-time, with Paul McShane diverting a cross into his own goal.last_img

Ghana shows gratitude to WAC for use of training facilities

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has extended its appreciation to Moroccan side Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) for allowing the Black Stars to use their facilities.Ghana have been using WAC’s training facilities ahead of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea on Saturday in Casablanca.GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi on behalf of the governing body expressed Ghana’s gratitude to Moroccan side.”We are grateful to you for allowing us to use your facilities to prepare for this important Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match,” Nyantakyi told WAC president Said Naciri in a meeting after Thursday night’s training ended the Black Stars’ three-day use of the facility.Guinea are hosting their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations home qualifier against the Black Stars in Casablanca due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the West African country.Ghana have four points from their opening AFCON qualifying Group E encounters with Uganda and Togo last month while Guinea started their qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory against Togo, but lost 2-0 to Uganda in their next match.last_img read more