NC Special Cup: Kotoko qualify for semi-finals

Asante Kotoko sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Normalisation Committee Special Cup after a 1-1 draw with Aduana Stars at the Nana Agyemang Badu II park on Thursday. Emmanuel Gyamfi put Kotoko in front in the when he headed home from close range in the 38th minute but the lead lasted for five minutes as Abdul Fatawu Rahman equalised for the host. The result puts Kotoko on 22 points, same with Medeama SC who beat Berekum Chelsea 2-0 in Tarkwa. However, with a better head to head against Medeama, Kotoko secure their…

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Solskjaer finally reveals Man United’s new captain, vice-captain

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally named the players that will become the club’s captain and vice-captain next season. On Tuesday, The Times reported that Solskjaer has announced veteran winger, Ashley Young as the club’s new captain ahead of next season. The report also claimed that midfielder, Paul Pogba, will serve as the Red Devils’ vice-captain. Young took over from defender, Antonio Valencia, as the new Man United captain after the Ecuadorian’s departure from Old Trafford. The 33-year-old England star is the most senior player at the club…

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AFCON 2019: Gyan named in Appiah’s provisional squad

Asamoah Gyan has been named in Coach Kwasi Appiah’s provisional 29-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation scheduled for Egypt, next month. The 29 consist of three goalkeepers, ten defenders, eleven midfielders and five strikers. The squad will be trimmed to 23 players before the tournament kicks off in June, 2019. Gyan, who rescinded his decision to retire from the national team after an intervention from President Akufo-Addo has been included in the list alongside John Boye and returning Baba Rahman. Goalkeepers Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa,…

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President Akufo-Addo orders Asamoah Gyan to rescind retirement decision

Ghana leader Nana Akufo Addo has ordered former national team captain Asamoah Gyan to rescind his decision retirement from international football. The president of the West African country made the order when he spoke to the iconic striker on Tuesday evening just one day after he quit the national team in anger. Gyan quit on Monday just weeks before the Africa Nations Cup sparking a huge national debate and disquiet in many quarters. Gyan said his decision had been taken as a way to protest a plan by coach Kwesi…

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Asamoah Gyan retires from Black Stars

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from the Black Stars with immediate effect. In a statement, the striker said he will also not be available for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. “Upon consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and captain of the National team, if the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team for the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament,” Gyan…

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UEFA investigators want City banned from UCL

UEFA investigators want Manchester City to be banned from the Champions League for a season if they are found guilty of breaking financial rules. However, according to one well-placed source, a final decision is yet to be made by chief investigator Yves Leterme. The former Belgian prime minister, chairman of the investigatory panel of UEFA’s independent financial control board, is set to make a recommendation this week. With no vote in such cases, the final say lies with him but several of his colleagues are understood to have firmly expressed…

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EPL: African trio share Golden Boot

The race to be crowned the English Premier League’s leading scorer this season ended in a three-way tie on Sunday as the African trio of Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot. Gabon forward Aubameyang scored twice for Arsenal at Burnley to join Salah and his Liverpool teammate Mane, who netted a final-day double against Wolves, on 22 goals for Sergio Aguero, of champions Manchester City, was next in line with 21 goals. Salah has now won the award two seasons in a row but this…

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Navarrete stops Dogboe in rematch, defends WBO junior featherweight world title

Emanuel Navarrete defeated Isaac Dogboe by TKO in Round 12 to retain his WBO junior featherweight world title — the same belt he won in his first fight against Dogboe in December — at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday. While Dogboe was better prepared for the rematch with Navarrete, he simply could not deal with Navarrete’s length, reach and work rate. From the beginning, Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs), put up a more spirited effort by crowding Navarrete (27-1, 23 KOs), who at 5-foot-7 enjoyed a 5-inch advantage in height…

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2019 MTN SWAG Awards Winners – Complete List

44th MTN SWAG Awards Winners The 2019 MTN SWAG Awards winners have been announced. The 44th edition of the prestigious awards that celebrates excelling Ghanaian sportsmen and women saw the likes of Thomas Partey, Mukarama Abdulai, andAkwasi Frimpong win. The event which was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday night had Togbe Afede XIV as special guest. There was also a performance from VGMA 2019 ‘Artiste of the Decade’ nominee Samini. Check the full list of winners out: Sports Personality of the Year Thomas Partey Male Footballer of the Year Thomas Partey Female…

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