CAF Confederation Cup: We are ready for Kotoko-Nkana FC coach – Football Article

Nkana Fc head coach, Beston Chambeshi, says his team is confident of a victory against Asante Kotoko in Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup game to be played at the Nkana Sports Stadium in Kitwe. Nkana FC defeated Al Hilal of Sudan in their second group game at the Nkana Sports Stadium a week ago. Speaking ahead of the game, Chambeshi, is highly optimistic that his team will pick all  three points in this fixture against the Porcupine Warriors in this Group…

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Nana Firtz: Those football people shouldn’t be entertained – Football Article

  Veteran football administrator, Nana Fitzgeraldy Bakers Wood has gone hard on club administrators who had tagged themselves to be ‘football people’ for that the game of football should be runned by them. Since, the Normalization Committee of Ghana assumed into office there has being emersed pressure on them specially on their activities to normalize the game following Anas Aremeyaw Anas video dubbed ‘number 12’. According to the football arbiter, those admnistrators raunting on the shoulders of the four member…

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Manchester United in pole position to sign this Serie A defender! – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email United are in pole position to sign the defender and are ready to activate his release clause. Manchester United were linked with a lot of players in the winter transfer window. The likes of Koulibaly and Skriniar were all linked with a move to Old Trafford. Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho were linked for a move as well. However, United didn’t sign any player in January transfer window. After the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint…

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Performance of Ghanaian Players Abroad: Boateng, Baba debut, Boakye Yiadom hits brace, Tekpetey scores season’s 9th goal – Football Article

European football analyst, Herbert Boakye Yiadom, brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed abroad in their respective leagues this weekend. As the season progresses, Ghanaian football advocates would expect every Black Stars material to play regularly in order to be fit in time for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. I start off with Afriyie Acquah who was impressive for Empoli in their 3-0 win over Sassuolo over the weekend. Acquah scored his second goal of the…

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Tanzania unveil 2019 U-17 AFCON Mascot – Football Article

TANZANIA unveiled the 2019 Under-17 Africa’s Cup of Nations (AFCON) official mascot, at a short ceremony in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Harrison Mwakyembe has unveiled the official mascot, signifying that Tanzania is 100 per cent ready to host the 13th edition of the tournament this April. Blended with the country’s tourism natural attractions such as Mount Kilimanjaro and nature, the mascot also carries with it an anti-poaching campaign, in which, Rhino’s horn and…

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Media Player Ratings- How did West Ham’s players fare against Crystal Palace? – Football Article

West Ham halted their four game losing streak on the road across all competitions with a hard fought 1-1 win against Crystal Palace over the weekend. The Hammers opted to field the same XI that had drawn against table toppers Liverpool. They dominated the first half, with Felipe Anderson looking unstoppable as he pulled the strings on attack. The visitors went in 1-0 ahead at the break, with Mark Noble converting from the spot after Guaita had fouled Michail Antonio…

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Guardiola big decision dilemma, unable to find an answer!? – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Go strong and win the game, or take the risk and rotate the pack? Guardiola in dilemma for City’s squad… It’s a problem Pep Guardiola has faced before ahead of cup ties, but when he comes to prepare his Manchester City side for the FA Cup game against Newport on Saturday, there is no obvious solution that is presenting itself. Pep Guardiola must choose how many first team players to rotate. City travel to South Wales looking to…

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Andre Ayew cameos as Fenerbache beat Zenit St Petersburg in Europa League round of 32 first leg – Football Article

Andre Ayew came off the bench to help Fenebache beat Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32.  The Ghana international came on for Eljif Elmas in the 72nd minute as the Turkish giants take the advantage from the first leg. Nigeria forward Victor Moses set up the only goal of the game as he knocked on a corner to Islam Slimani to smash home. Zenit, in their first competitive game for…

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Normalization Committee doesn’t respect the clubs- Oduro Sarfo alleges – Football Article

  Chief Executive Officer of Berekum Chelsea, Mr.Oduro Sarfo believes Ghana’s Normalization Committee has no respect for club administrators following the sudden cancellation of the Special Competition. According to the astute football administrator, the Committee needed to showcase a sign of respect to the clubs since they[Clubs] toiled to form the clubs and pay player salaries. He stated emphatically that, they were not in any position to sabotage the Committee but were just not ready to sign a contract they…

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Eden Hazard delivers his opinion on working with Gonzalo Higuain! – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email The Belgian wants to do something great with Higuain. Gonzalo Higuain started his Premier League club career with a brace. After a disappointing debut against Bournemouth, the former Real Madrid striker scored a brace and helped his side win 5-0 against Huddersfield. He linked up brilliantly with Eden Hazard throughout the game. The performance did give Chelsea fans a hope of how lethal they can be in final third. Ahead of Chelsea’s crunch match against…

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Milivojevic’s potential second yellow, McArthur misses a sitter & more- Talking Points from Palace v West Ham – Football Article

West Ham halted their their three game away losing streak in the Premier League by picking up a point against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The Hammers had failed to find the back of the net against Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves, but managed to do so at Selhurst Park, albeit from a Mark Noble penalty kick. Let’s take a look at the talking points from this game. Luka Milivojevic’s second half tackle on Noble when he was already…

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Gianluigi Donnarumma Transfer Situation – Football Article

The transfer window hasn’t even started yet and we’re already witnessing major changes happening in several large clubs. The biggest of these changes is Gianluigi Donnarumma’s refusal of a contract extension. Though many expected the keeper to remain at Milan, just like Buffon stayed at Juventus despite going through some rough and tough times. The keeper, however, has had other thoughts as he looks set to leave considering that his contract will expire next month. AC Milan’s CEO, Marco Fassone,…

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Underrated Thomas Partey could be central to Manchester clubs’ rebuild – Football Article

At times, this season, it has looked as though Thomas Partey would struggle to build on the progress he made for Atletico Madrid last term. The Ghana international even spoke in December about not feeling valued enough in the Spanish capital due to the fact that he’d missed a couple of important games for the league’s second-placed team. In truth, he has been out of the starting XI for some of Atleti’s biggest games this season. Player Stats — Thomas…

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Manchester United likely to make additions to their squad in the near future – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Manchester United have been reborn and revitalized ever since former forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm of the club in December The 45 year old Norwegian has overseen 10 games so far, and quite astonishingly, the Red Devils have won 9 of these, with the 2-2 draw against Burnley being the only exception. The Red Devils have tremendously bolstered their chances of a top 4 finish. As of now, after 25…

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Burnley v West Ham predictions- How do the pundits reckon the Hammers will fare against Sean Dyche’s men? – Football Article

West Ham will look to finish December on a winning note when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers have already had their best ever month in Premier League history, picking up an unprecedented fifteen points in December. Another three points against the Clarets will see them create another club record and potentially a Manager of the Month nomination for Manuel Pellegrini. With Saturday’s results seeing Everton and Leicester both being…

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Ghanaian duo feature in Columbus Crew win – Football Article

Ghanaian duo of Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah continue with their fine form as they helped their MLS side maintain their unbeaten run in their preseason games after a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles FC on Monday. The defensive duo started the game but an own goal off Jonathan Mensah put the Los Angeles side ahead before Patrick Mullins tied it up to end the half 1-1. Lee Nguyen shot the Los Angeles into the lead again in the second…

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Defender Stephen Anokye Badu signs for Sohar SC in Oman after leaving Aduana Stars – Football Article

Former Ghana U20 defender Stephen Anokye Badu has signed for Omani side Sohar SC on a free transfer. The centre back has reunited with his former Aduana Stars coach Aristica Cioaba in the Omani top-flight. Badu left the Ghanaian champions last month after the expiration of his contract. He spent three years with the Fire Boys and was instrumental in their winning of the Ghana Premier League title in 2017.     (function(d,s,id){var… This is only a snippet of a…

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Crystal Palace manager Hodgson hails ‘super-human’ Jordan Ayew over Fulham win – Football Article

Roy Hodgson has described his Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew as ‘super-human following the Ghana international’s selfless display in their hard-fought win over Fulham. Ayew was in blistering form as he helped his side secure the 2-0 win over a lacklustre Fulham at Selhurst Park in the English Premier League on Saturday. The work rate of the Ghana star was instrumental as he kept the pressure on the Cottagers which helped in the important victory that could save them from the…

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CAF warns Asante Kotoko over Baba Yara Stadium – Football Article

Confederation of African Football(CAF) has warned Asante Kotoko over the current state of Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Footballghana.com can exclusively report that, Caf has written to the Ghana Premier League giants to take appriopriate measures to ensure the venue is in good condition to host CAF Confederation Cup matches. This came to the notice of football governing body of Africa after the Porcupine Warriors had played two Caf assigned matches in Africa inter-club competition thus against Kariobangi Sharks of Kenya…

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Media Player Ratings- How did West Ham’s players fare at Turf Moor against Burnley – Football Article

West Ham missed out on an opportunity to go 7th in the table as their 2018 ended on a disappointing note following a 2-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor. This was the Hammers’ first ever Premier League game with David Coote as referee and they put in an uncharacteristically flat performance, with fatigue perhaps affecting several players, as Sean Dyche’s side ran out comfortable winners. Burnley could probably won 5 or 6-0 if it hadn’t been for the Clarets’…

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Ghanaian striker Said Ahmed Said joins Rio Ave on three-year deal – Football Article

Ghanaian striker Said Ahmed Said has joined Portuguese top flight side Rio Ave on a three-year deal from Croatian side Hajduk Split. The 25-year-old penned the deal after passing a mandatory medical test on Thursday afternoon. The deal is reported to have cost Rio Ave 500,000 euros. He is still eligible to play for Ghana despite representing Italy at the U19 level. Said netted 21 goals with fifteen assists in his 67 appearances for HNK Hajduk Split in all competition…

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Fans Rejoice! Mourinho favourite poised for a move to China – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Manchester United have been revitalized under new boss and former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm The Red Devils have won 8 on the trot under the former Norwegian international. In the process, they have also eaten up the gap between them and the top 4 sides. Currently, they trail Chelsea, who are 4th in the table, by just 4 points. Many of their stars who were struggling for consistency…

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Chelsea to offload £14m Baba Rahman who could become Chelsea’s biggest ever transfer flop – Football Article

Ghana defender Baba Rahman is on his way to Stade Reims on loan on for the rest of the season. Rahman moved to Stamford Bridge in 2015 from Augsburg for £14million under ex-manager Jose Mourinho and went on to make 23 appearances in his first season. The 24-year old fell out of favour at Chelsea and was sent back to the Bundesliga on loan at Schalke where he has been for the last two-and-a-half years. But a serious knee injury…

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West Ham vs Brighton Referee Watch- Seagulls winless in last five under him – Football Article

The referee for West Ham’s first home game of 2019 has been announced, with Chris Kavanagh set to be the man in the middle when Manuel Pellegrini’s side host Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday evening. The fixture will be also be the Hammers’ first at the London Stadium after its capacity was officially increased to 60,000. The Seagulls go into this on the game on the back of two highly encouraging results over the festive period- a 1-1 draw…

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Midfielder Eugene Ansah nets brace for Hapoel Ra’anana in Israeli top-flight – Football Article

Midfielder Eugene Ansah scored two goals for Hapoel Ra’anana when they beat Hapoel Beer-Sheva 3-1 on Saturday in the Isreali top-flight. Making his third appearance for his new team, Ansah scored in the 66th and 77th minutes to put the hosts in the lead coming from a goal down. Or Dasa scored in the additional time to seal the victory for Hapoel Ra’anana as they lie 9th on the league table. Ansah, 24, joined Hapoel Ra’anana on 7th January, 2019…

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Pep gives reason behind stars new position – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Kevin De Bruyne had to play much deeper than usual in the Carabao Cup second leg win at Burton Albion Everyone knows that Pep Guardiola loves tinkering around with his team selection every once in a while, and Manchester City‘s 9-0 lead over Burton Albion allowed him to do just that. After naming his squad, the gaffer revealed that one player might play out of position, as he was capable of doing so. “I know them quite well,…

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French side sack Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as coach – Football Article

Monaco have suspended manager Thierry Henry while they make a decision on his future. There had been speculation that the Ligue 1 strugglers were set to sack the France World Cup winner and replace him with predecessor Leonardo Jardim. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after five wins in 20 games under Henry. A statement on the club website read: “AS Monaco has decided to suspend first-team coach Thierry Henry. (function(d,s,id){var… This is only a snippet of…

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West Ham v Brighton predictions- How do the pundits reckon the Hammers will fare in their first game of 2019? – Football Article

The London Stadium’s first game of the year, with its new, enhanced 60,000 capacity, sees West Ham United host Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday evening. The fixture could also mark Samir Nasri’s West Ham debut after he inked a short team deal till the end of the season. Pablo Zabaleta is also likely to return from illness to shore up a back four that looked poor against Burnley. Brighton are winless in their last five games under the referee…

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VIDEO: Kevin-Prince Boateng initiated into the Barcelona family by his new teammates – Football Article

Kevin-Prince Boateng was initiated into the Barcelona family on Tuesday evening during his first training with his new teammates. After being unveiled as the club’s latest signing in the afternoon, it was time to get straight to work as the forward met his new team-mates for the first time. Boateng completed his £1.8million loan switch from Sassuolo earlier that morning after he was presented at the Nou Camp in front of hundreds of fans. The 31-year-old fits the requirements of manager Ernesto…

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No Arnie, No Party- Five talking points from Bournemouth v West Ham – Football Article

West Ham fell to a disappointing defeat at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth completed a league double over them with a 2-0 win earlier today. Both goals came in the second half, one a fantastic volley from the boot of Callum Wilson and other in stoppage time from Joshua King. Let’s take a look at our talking points from this game. No Arnie, No Party: It’s obvious that West Ham are a better side with Marko Arnautovic in the starting…

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