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Kotoko coach Logarusic arrives from Croatia

Asante Kotoko coach Zdravko Logarusic has returned to the country ahead of their week 9 clash with Inter Allies after spending eight days off in his native country Croatia Monday. The 55-year old left the country last week just hours after his side bitterly lost to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in week 8 of the Ghana Premier League. He was …

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Manchester City fined £35,000 over Liverpool protest

Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the Football Association for their players’ behaviour during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on 19 March. The club admitted to a misconduct charge for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. It followed an incident “in or around the 50th minute”, when referee Michael Oliver awarded Liverpool a penalty. …

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Man Utd ‘prepare £173m bid for Neymar

Manchester United are eyeing up a 200million (£173m) offer for Barcelona forward Neymar. According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Old Trafford club are willing to activate the release clause written into the Brazilian’s contract to bring him to the Premier League. On top of the huge fee they would give Barca, United are also willing to pay Neymar €25m (£21m), …

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‘Monster’ storm makes landfall in Australia

A powerful cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has reached the coast of Queensland, Australia. More than 25,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie. The category four storm has already left at least 23,000 homes without power and caused damage on the popular Whitsunday Islands. The slow-moving cyclone, expected to be Queensland’s most damaging …

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US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

A couple in the US state of Georgia who were banned from naming their daughter Allah are taking legal action. The state Department of Public Health has refused to issue the 22-month-old with a birth certificate. Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk say it is unacceptable that their child has officially been left nameless. But state officials say the child’s surname …

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Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said. It also unveiled two other proposals for recycling the devices, including detaching the components and retrieving the hardware’s precious …

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Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies aged 87

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in Johannesburg’s hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr Kathrada was among eight African National Congress activists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964. They were convicted of trying to …

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Russia opposition leader Navalny arrested

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. At least 500 other protesters were detained in the capital and across the country. Most of the marches were organised without official permission. …

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Jehovah Witness governing body appeals against ban in Russia

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is inviting the over eight million (8,000,000) Witnesses worldwide to participate in a global letter-writing campaign to the Kremlin and Russia Supreme Court officials as a ban on their worship looms in Russia. “Threatened with an imminent ban on their worship in Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are responding with a direct appeal to Kremlin and …

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CAF general secretary Hicham Amrani resigns

Morocco’s Hicham el Amrani has resigned as the secretary general of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) with a new leadership set to takeover. The 38-year-old slapped in his resignation letter on Sunday morning as massive changes loom for Africa’s football governing body. Amrani leaves the Cairo-based organisation after just eight years in the post with Ahmad set to take …

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