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Sanchez and Giroud send Gunners fifth

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earned victory at Southampton. After a dull first half, Sanchez produced a moment of magic to open the scoring when the Chilean wrong-footed two defenders in the box before calmly slotting home. Substitute Giroud then made the win safe by …

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Ghanaians react to news of Christopher Opoku’s death

News of the death of renowned sports journalist and former Ghana League Club Association (CHALCA) Administrative Manager, Christopher Opoku, has come as a shock to many Ghanaians both home and abroad. The veteran sports journalist passed on in the UK while receiving treatment for cancer according to a close family source. Many Ghanaians have taken to twitter to send their …

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Accra Stadium a death trap; set for immediate closure – Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah, says his outfit is considering the closure of the Accra Sports Stadium to avert the loss of lives at the facility. The Minister said. the nation’s premier stadium was “a potential death trap” which was in a far worse state than it appears. The facility is currently in a deplorable state …

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It’s an honour to be 1st CAF Vice President – Kwesi Nyantakyi

Following his appointment as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ghana FA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says he is honoured. Nyantakyi who was recently re-elected onto the FIFA Council was, on Wednesday, appointed the second most powerful person in football on the continent with DR Congo FA Boss Constant Omari as the 2nd Vice President. “Ghana …

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Prioritize youth football development – Stephen Appiah to government

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah has called on government to invest in youth football. “Government and corporate entities must channel resources towards youth football development as it would go a long way to help raise talents for the country,” the 36-year-old said this during the launch of the 2017 Milo Under-13 championships League. “This is what has made other …

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Madrid withers Atletico’s storm to reach another UCL final

Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey played a substitute role for Atletico Madrid in their 2-1 victory over city rivals Real Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. The Rojiblancos largely dominated proceedings and created plethora of chances but Real Madrid stood to the test. It was not long as their high-intensity …

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Australian politician becomes first to breastfeed in parliament

Australian Senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to breastfeed in the nation’s parliament. Ms Waters, from the left-wing Greens party, fed two-month-old daughter Alia Joy during a vote on Tuesday. The lower house last year joined the Senate in allowing breastfeeding, but no MPs in either house had done so. It followed a backlash in 2015 when Kelly …

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Mugabe takes medical leave

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Singapore for routine medical check-up, a report says. According to The Herald, Mugabe was expected back in the country at the weekend “in time for the burial of national hero, Retired Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku”, who died in South Africa last week. The 93-year-old was in the South East Asian city state …

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FIFA probes Pogba’s world-record transfer deal

FIFA are to investigate the world-record transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, a source at world football’s governing body told AFP on Tuesday. French midfielder Pogba was transferred for more than £89.3 million ($111 million, 105.2 million euros) in August 2016 from Italian club Juventus. Confirmation of the investigation came after French media reports said FIFA had opened an …

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