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Ayew, Gyan not at war – Appiah

There is no rift between Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew, national team coach Kwesi Appiah has said. Speculations are rife that Gyan and Ayew are at loggerheads over the captainship of the Black Stars. This was further fuelled on Sunday, 11 June when Ayew took a different captain’s armband from the bench instead of going …

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GN Bank DOL: Match-day 16 results

The GN Banl Division One League entered week 16 with some interesting results around the country. Below are the full results. ZONE 1 Guan Utd 1-0 Bofoakwa Nea Salamina 1-0 Mpuasoman B.A Utd 1-0 RTU Eleven Wonders 1-0 Steadfast Utrecht 1-2 Techiman City Dark Horses 0-2 Unity FC Arsenal 2-0 Kintampo ZONE 2 Gold Stars 2-0 Hasaacas Fijai Real Utd …

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Flamboyant Black Stars sees off Ethiopia in style

James Kwesi Appiah’s homecoming game was all but a flamboyant bow tie on Sunday, June 11, 2017 as the Black Stars welcomed the returnee coach with a resounding 5-0 victory over Ethiopia in the 2019 AFCON qualifier. The greatest storyline prior to the match was Kwesi Appiah’s decision to hand a starting role to three debutant but his gamble paid …

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Nadal reclaims Roland Garros throne with brutal defeat of Wawrinka

Claycourt king Rafa Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne after two years in exile with a brutal 6-2 6-3 6-1 mauling of Swiss Stan Wawrinka to complete ‘La Decima’ on Sunday. Rewinding the clock to the days when he was untouchable on the crushed brick dust, the 31-year-old turned 2015 champion Wawrinka into a human punch bag, winning in just …

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Algeria wins in Nations Cup qualifying, Egypt lose

Heavyweights Algeria and Ghana recorded victories in their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday but Egypt, runners-up in Gabon earlier this year, were beaten 1-0 in Tunisia. Ghana, who have reached the semi-final stage at the last six tournaments, began in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 home victory over Ethiopia in Group F. Captain Asamoah Gyan put them ahead …

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Mexico come from behind to draw with U.S. in World Cup qualifier

Mexico’s Carlos Vela scored midway through the first half to cancel out a spectacular early opener from Michael Bradley as the United States took a point from Mexico City in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier. The draw maintains Mexico’s six-game unbeaten run in the final Hexagonal group stage but the point was more welcomed by the visitors, who had lost five …

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Fabio Capello signs with Chinese side Jiangsu Suning

Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning have turned to Fabio Capello as they look to win their battle against relegation, with the veteran coach – who will turn 71 this week – signing a contract for one and a half seasons. It’s true the Capello, who has been out of work since his sacking by Russia two years ago, was …

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FIFA strikes late Russian television rights deal for Confederations Cup

FIFA has reached an agreement to broadcast the Confederations Cup in host nation Russia, it said on Sunday, six days before the tournament gets under way. The global football body said it had granted media rights to the 2SPORT2 consortium, representing Channel One, RTR and Match TV, which it said would ensure “comprehensive TV, internet, mobile and radio coverage of …

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German documentary names Roberto Carlos in doping investigation

Roberto Carlos has been named in a German documentary which investigated doping in Brazilian sport and which has alleged that banned substances could have been taken around the time of the 2002 World Cup. It cites a 200-page report from the Brazilian anti-doping agency, which was written in 2015 and which investigated the dubious practices of a doctor, who appeared …

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Usain Bolt wins final 100 metres race on home soil

An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 metres sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medallist, who will retire after August’s world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on …

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