Saturday , 24 February 2018

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Wolfsburg stunned an out-of-sorts Real Madrid by comfortably beating the Spanish team in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

madrid vs wolfsburg

The hosts were awarded a controversial penalty when Casemiro was deemed to have fouled Andre Schurrle, and Ricardo Rodriguez converted from the spot. Real were poor defensively and a rapid attack ended with Bruno Henrique setting up Max Arnold for the second. The visitors created little, but should have been awarded a penalty early on. Defeat was Real’s first in ... Read More »

Ada-native Christian Atsu faces another injury setback

Christian Atsu - Malaga to assess latest injury scare

Malaga will examine the extent of injury suffered by wideman Christian Atsu while on international duty with Ghana. Atsu, 24, suffered an injury during Ghana’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique in Accra on Thursday. The on loan Malaga star failed to recover in time for the reverse fixture in Maputo on Sunday and will further be assessed ... Read More »

Black Princesses: Ghana gets tough U-20 Women’s World Cup draw

Black Princesses: face France, USA and the New Zealand in Group C

Ghana’s Black Princesses have been handed a tough draw at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. Ghana’s group comprises France, USA and the New Zealand in Group C. USA won their fifth – and fourth consecutive – CONCACAF title in Honduras in late 2015 while the New Zealanders breezed through a hugely one-sided qualifying campaign in October 2015 and France ... Read More »

John Mensah: Former Black Stars captain joins Athletic FC United

The ex-Ghana skipperputs pen to paper for Swedish 2nd tier side Athletic FC United

John Mensah has secured a move to Swedish second tier side Athletic FC United after signing a a year deal. The former Black Stars captain completed his move to the Swedish side on Friday evening. The 33-year-old has been without a club since leaving FC Nitra in Slovakia last year. Mensah took extensive time off while in his native Ghana ... Read More »

Mubarak Wakaso ruled out for four weeks

Wakaso out injured

The Black Stars will be missing the services of Mubarak Wakaso in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique after medics ruled him out for four weeks. The Ghanaian suffered a muscle injury in the Yellows’4-0 win over Getafe in La Liga on Tuesday, leading to his substitution after just 15 minutes. “Las Palmas’ medical team have confirmed ... Read More »

Ghana still 4th in Africa, 41st in latest FIFA world rankings

Ghana's Black Stars will be seeking a fourth straight qualification for the FIFA World Cup

Ghana have maintained their 41st position on the latest FIFA rankings released on March 3. Ghana were ranked 41st is the last ranking with 691 points which reduced to 656 points as the West African country stayed in the same position. On the African continent Cape Verdes Islands disposed 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Champions Cote d’Ivoire from the first ... Read More »

England soccer star Adam Johnson found guilty of child sex

Adam Johnson - faces jail time for sex with 15 year old

England football international Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. He was cleared of a second charge relating to another alleged sexual act with the girl during a hearing Wednesday at Bradford Crown Court in the north of England. The 28-year old had previously admitted to grooming a girl under the ... Read More »

Amartey makes Leicester debut in 1-0 win over Norwich

Daniel Amartey makes Leicester debut

Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey made his debut for English Premier League leaders Leicester City on Saturday in their game against Norwich City. The versatile defender, a native of Ada who joined Jeffrey Schlupp at Leicester in the January transfer window from FC Copenhagen was handed a start by his manager Claudio Ranieri and went on to play 78 minutes before ... Read More »

Gianni Infantino elected new FIFA President

Infantino congratulated by Sheikh Salman

FIFA have elected Gianni Infantino, a European football administrator born just six miles from Sepp Blatter, as its new president in a bid to restore the world governing body’s reputational damage overseen by his disgraced predecessor. Greg Dyke, the Football Association chairman who had backed Infantino, hailed him as a “straightforward guy” whose victory was a new start for FIFA. ... Read More »

League delay affected Ashgold’s CAF Champions’ League show – GFA Vice President

Ashgold win

Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie has confessed that the delay in commencement of the Ghana Premier League affected reigning champions, Ashantigold’s performance in their CAF Champions’ League tie against MO Bejaia a fortnight ago. The Miners toiled and laboured all game and are in North Africa for the second leg this weekend with a slender ... Read More »