by on June 29, 2020
Four more Ghanaian players suffered relegation Saturday as a result of a 3-0 Union Berlin victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf in the final round of the 2019/20 German Bundesliga. Kasim Adams, Bernard Tekpetey, Nana Opoku Ampomah and teenager Kelvin Ofori’s efforts throughout the campaign were not enough to keep the side up for another topflight football after gaining promotion only the previous season. Fortuna Dusseldorf did themselves no favours on the final day of the season as the defeat to...
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by on June 24, 2020
Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Charles Akonnor has praised in-form Ghanaian striker, Jordan Ayew. The Ghanaian has been on fine form for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League this season, contributing goals to the team. After a three month break from football due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the 28-year-old goal poacher marked his comeback with a goal against Bournemouth. This takes his tally to nine goals in 29 games for The Eagles for in the Premier League this term...
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by on June 24, 2020
World number one, Novak Djokovic has tested positive for Coronavirus. This comes after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all revealed they had contracted the virus after playing at Djokovic’s Adria Tour competition. The remaining Aria Tour events in Banja Luka and Sarajevo have now been cancelled, Djokovic’s brother Djordje has confirmed. “Unfortunately, due to all the events that happened in the last few days, we have decided that the most important thing right now is t...
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by on June 6, 2020
"Until the ingrained racism that allows our country's institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people." Michael Jordan and his company have pledged to donate $100m (£79m) over the next 10 years to organisations engaged in the fight for racial equality and social justice. The announcement comes after several days of protests in the United States and further afield following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota l...
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by on June 5, 2020
Former Ghana international, Osei Kofi, insists he made a bigger impact with the Black Stars than Abedi Pele ever did. Three time African Footballer of the Year winner, Pele is widely regarded as Ghana’s greatest footballer. But Osei Kofi, who won two AFCON titles for Ghana in 1963 and 1965, contends that Pele, who himself won the AFCON title in 1982, had minimal impact in the national team. “Let me tell you the truth, Abedi Pele played in Ghana for only a brief period. His playing caree...
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by on June 2, 2020
Out of favour Leicester City defender, Daniel Amartey, is pushing for a move back to FC Copenhagen, according to his former boss at the Danish club. The 25 year old Ghanaian hasn’t featured in the league for the Foxes since breaking his leg against West Ham in 2018. The player’s agent has already spoken of his clients intentions of leaving the 2016 Premier League champions after featuring just once all season for Brendan Rodgers’ side. But Amartey’s former boss Ståle Solbakken has revea...
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by on June 1, 2020
Football in Ghana will remain suspended until at least 31st July, 2020, despite the easing of a number of restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus by the government. Non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, athletics, badminton, table tennis, triathlon and cricket are, however, allowed to go ahead, the President said in his address Sunday. President Akufo-Addo, in his 10th coronavirus address to the nation, said final year students at the various levels of Ghana’s ed...
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by on May 12, 2020
Head coach of the Black Stars, Charles Akonnor, has hinted that he will give a call-up to Kevin-Prince Boateng if things are settled regarding the players’ tussle with the FA. Boateng has been out of the Black Stars team on an indefinite suspension since 2014 after the FIFA World Cup in Brazil due to disciplinary reasons after “verbally assaulting” coach James Kwasi Appiah during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While former Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, did not face a lot of question...
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by on May 12, 2020
Black Stars head coach C.K Akonnor wants greater synergy between all local coaches if the goal of having one philosophy for Ghana’s national teams will be achieved. He believes a system can and should be created for this purpose. “We need to understand that we need to have a set up that each and every team will follow. “If for instance we are playing a certain formation the junior teams will emulate the same blueprint. “This will ensure that the journey to the top will not be diffi...
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by on May 7, 2020
Bundesliga to restart on May 16, including Dortmund vs Schalke derby. The Bundesliga is getting ready to restart this month - so how is Germany planning to get back playing during the coronavirus pandemic? The German government has now given approval to the German football league (DFB) to return to action on May 16, with the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country falling to fewer than 100 a day at times last week. But with restrictions still in place across Germany, how wil...
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by on May 5, 2020
Amir Khan has been involved in blockbuster battles himself and hopes Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury can settle the heavyweight debate, writes Craig Slater. "I think, at this moment in time… ah, that's the little one" - Amir Khan's take (via zoom) on the heavyweight scene was interrupted by the wails of his three-month-old. Quietly devout, Khan's first son's name is traditional, but the spelling "Muhammad" is a nice nod to "The Greatest". Might the current heavyweight epoch eventually stand ...
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by on April 17, 2020
Clubs shown models for games restarting and being played in June, July and August. Premier League clubs remain united in their desire to finish the season, but the controversial proposal of completing the campaign by June 30 was not raised in Friday's meeting. All top-flight clubs were represented on the video call in which the primary topic of conversation was a debate over models for completing the season. Clubs were shown different models for games restarting and being played in June...
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