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Cristiano Ronaldo scoops Portugal’s player of the year award

After the mountain of individual and team trophies handed to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016, the Real Madrid star will be forced to find some more space on his mantelpiece for the Portuguese player of the year honour. Along with the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup titles picked up with Los Blancos, Ronaldo helped his country to …

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Don’t push me, I’ll go myself – Nyantakyi

Newly elected FIFA Council member, Kwesi Nyantakyi, believes he has learnt a huge lesson from Hayatou’s ousting in the recent CAF elections and will relinquish his Ghana FA position when the time is due. He has therefore called on his critics not to push him out through the media. Nyantakyi played a major role in Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad to end …

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UPAC 2017: Zones F and G set for March 25 in Kumasi

Games in Zones F and G of the 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship will be played on March 25 at the Kumasi Technical University (KTU). Qualifiers in each zone was set to be honored on different dates but Rite Sports Limited, organizers of the competition, announced the two groups will be merged due to administrative reasons. Originally, …

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Kwesi Appiah shouldn’t have applied for Ghana job, says Osei

Ghana Football Association executive committee member, Wilfred Kwaku Osei, claims Kwesi Appiah was wrong to have applied again for the Black Stars job, following the departure of Avram Grant. Appiah was in charge of the national team between 2012 and 2014 and despite guiding Ghana to their third consecutive Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, he was sacked after the …

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NSA boss lauds Minister for new directive

The Deputy Director in charge of technical at the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr Saka Acquaye, has lauded the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, for his directive to get the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to work under the NSA, which is the mother body of all sporting disciplines in the country. For him, the move was a …

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Ghana FA fumes at Lamptey Fifa ban

Ghana Football Association Referees Appointment Committee chairman Eddy Doku is livid at referee Joseph Lamptey’s life ban by Fifa for match manipulation. Lamptey has been indefinitely suspended from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for “unlawfully influencing the match result” during the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal on …

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Musa Lawson vows to beat Lebanese opponent in Azumah Nelson Fight Night

Promising Ghanaian boxer Musa Rahman Lawson has vowed to make light work of Lebanese Elias Farah ahead of their International Middleweight Amateur contest in the Azumah Nelson Fight Night on April 1. The hugely anticipated fight will take place at the plush Bukom Boxing Arena. The international fight is among six bouts expected to put fans on the edge throughout …

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Senegal FA thrilled with FIFA’s decision to ban Joseph Lamptey for life

The Senegal Football Federation has hailed life-time ban of Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey. FIFA slapped the disgraced official with the heavy punishment for what it calls “match manipulation”. The West African has been penalised after he awarded a dubious penalty to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November last year. And …

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FIFA dismiss manipulation charge against David Laryea

Despite handing a life ban to Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey over manipulation charges in the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal, FIFA has cleared assistant referee David Laryea. Laryea who was an assistant to Joseph Lamptey in the said game was fingered in the scandalous decision with reports that he was the one who drew the center-man’s attention …

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss will announce future plans ‘very soon’

Arsene Wenger will announce “very soon” whether he will remain at Arsenal after reaching a decision on his future. The Gunners boss was speaking after a 3-1 Premier League loss at West Brom, a fourth league defeat in five matches. The loss increased the pressure on the beleaguered Frenchman and left Arsenal facing the prospect of failing to finish in …

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