Stars ranked 37th in the world

The Stars remained at a decent position despite a not-too-impressive performance

The Stars remained at a decent position despite a not-too-impressive performance

GHANA ended the year on the 37th position after maintaining their position in the latest FIFA Coca Cola Rankings released yesterday.

The Black Stars maintained their previous poin of 714 to maintain the same position on the controversial rankings.

The West Africans are still 5th on the continent behind North Africa duo Algeria and Tunisia as well as Cote D’voire and Senegal.

Ghana’s 2015 Nations Cup opponents Senegal are two places above the Black Stars on 35th with South Africa are ranked 52nd.

In another development, Asamoah Gyan’s sublime finish for Al Ain in their 3-0 win at Bani Yas has been voted the goal- of- the- week in the Gulf over the weekend.

The Ghana captain scored a brace but his opening goal has dominated the major headlines in the United Arab Emirates.

He trapped a raking Miroslav Stoch pass and then curled the opener in with aplomb during the heavy win.

This has been a staccato season for the Ghanaian hitman, thus far. Suspension and injury have seen Gyan regularly sidelined, with Jazira pair Mabkhout and Mirko Vucinic stealing the limelight.

But class never goes away, as the Ghana captain returned to the big stage with a sensational strike.

Meanwhile,The Coalition for Ghana Sports (COFOGS), a sports related pressure group, has commended the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga for slashing the bonuses of the Black Stars ahead of the impending Africa Cup of Nations.

“News that, each player will receive a flat match appearance fee of US$ 5,000 per game at every level including the group, knockout and medal stages is refreshing, to say the least,” a statement from the group and signed by Listowell Yesu Bukarson said.

It added: “Even though we deem the proposed reward of US$ 60,000 if the team wins the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, as outrageous, we believe it is much reasonable and a commendable start bonuses towards ensuring prudent expenditure on the team.

“The 30% proposal fo

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