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Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League

Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss stayed on after they were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season and even though Newcastle stumbled of …

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GFA must be transparent – Sports Minister

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah insists his outfit will place greater emphasis on transparency and accountability in the use of the GNPC sponsorship package to the Ghana FA. According to the legislator, GNPC’s $3 million-a-year sponsorship of the senior national team, the Black Stars, will now be monitored with an eagle eye. The GNPC’s deal for the senior national team is …

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“We’ll support Kwesi Appiah to excel-Pius Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Pius Enam Hadzide says they are keen to help Kwesi Appiah to become a success in his second spell with the Black Stars. Appiah, who was reappointed as the Black Stars coach earlier this month, was reported to have lacked support from the previous government in his first stint with the team. ‘The sports …

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Goalkeeper Felix Annan returns to training to boost Kotoko for Aduana cracker

Goalkeeper Felix Annan has given Asante Kotoko a boost ahead of Wednesday’s Ghana Premier League showdown with Aduana Stars after returning to training. The first choice gloves man missed Sunday’s MTN FA Cup Round of 64 tie at BYF Academy with a shoulder injury. He joined his teammates in training on Monday to prepare for the huge task ahead. Kotoko need …

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Atsu scores in Newcastle game against Preston

Newcastle United secured an immediate return to the Premier League with a convincing home victory over Preston. Christian Atsu put the Magpies 2-1 up at half-time after Jordan Hugill had cancelled out an Ayoze Perez opener. On a tense evening at St James’ Park, Newcastle nerves were settled when Preston’s Paul Gallagher was sent off for handling on the line …

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MTN FA Cup Round of 64: Hearts, Kotoko, Bechem all progress

Asante Kotoko got through to the Round of 32 but they needed penalties to put away Bekwai Youth Academy at the Gyamfi Park. The match ended 1-1 after Jawu Thomas scored a 94th-minute equaliser to cancel Kwame Boateng’s goal in the 46th minute. The tie went into the shootout and Kotoko prevailed 3-1. Hearts of Oak made it to the round …

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El Clasico: Messi silences the Bernabeu, hits 500th goal for Barcelona

Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday. Messi had broken a three-year goalless drought against Madrid to cancel out Casemiro’s opener for Madrid in the first-half. Ivan Rakitic’s stunning strike and a red card …

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GFA to unveil GPL sponsor Today

The Ghana Football Association will unveil a new partnership for the Ghana Premier League at their secretariat on Monday. The Ghana Premier League (GPL) has been without a headline sponsor since First Capital Bank terminated their contract with the football association last year. The GPL enters its 13th week with Wednesday matches coming up at the various centers. A statement …

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