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Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester City

Leicester City have announced that manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked. The 65-year-old’s position has come under increasing scrutiny this season, with Leicester unable to get close to the standards they hit in last term’s remarkable Premier League title triumph. The Foxes have lost seven of their last nine matches, including Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Sevilla, while …

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Wayne Rooney: Manchester United striker staying after links with China

England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China. The 31-year-old striker said he hoped to “play a full part” in the rest of the Premier League club’s season. United boss Jose Mourinho had refused to rule out the prospect of Rooney’s exit this month, although a deal before the …

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President Akufo-Addo must lead talk on sports funding — NSA

A passionate appeal has been made to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to come to the aid of Ghana Sports which is in dire financial straits at the moment. Making the appeal in Accra last Monday, the Public Affairs Director of the National Sports Authority, Madam Frederica Davies, called on President Akufo-Addo to organise a breakfast meeting involving all …

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Ghana, Nigeria clash in independence MMA tourney

As part of efforts to develop mixed martial arts in Ghana, the Ghana Mixed Martial Arts Association (GMMA) has launched the ‘Battle of Warriors’ championship to be staged in Ghana. The event will see Ghana come face to face with it sporting rivals, Nigeria in what is to be used to commemorate Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary on March 6. It …

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Spanish coach Nus stranded in Ghana after Afcon

Ghana, once again, failed to live up to expectations at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and the fallouts, as you would expect, have not been pleasant. It is almost three weeks after the tournament but Spanish coach Gerard Nus, one of three assistants to head coach Avram Grant at the tournament, still finds himself in Ghana, although …

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My players have psychological problems – Olympics coach Godwin Attram

Great Olympics coach Godwin Attram believes his players have psychological problems following their 2-2 draw with Elmina Sharks at the Accra Stadium on Wednesday. The Wonder club surrendered a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Sharks in their match-day three game of the Ghana Premier League. Before this game, they had lost 3-1 to AshantiGold and coach Attram who …

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CAN 2008 media backdrop used during Olympics-Sharks post match presser

After almost ten years of Ghana hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, the Accra Sports Stadium press room has still not discarded the media backdrop that was used for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. On Wednesday February 22, the backdrop – with its outdated logos of the tournament and its sponsors – was spotted being used for a Ghana …

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United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne on Wednesday. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United were injuries to Mkhitaryan and midfielder Michael Carrick, who could both miss Sunday’s English League Cup final. United will be …

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UCL: Vardy strike offers hope to embattled Leicester despite defeat by Sevilla

Jamie Vardy scored his first goal in the Champions League to give Leicester City some hope of staying in Europe’s elite competition despite a 2-1 loss to an utterly dominant Sevilla in Wednesday’s last-16 first leg. Pablo Sarabia headed the hosts into a deserved lead in the 25th minute after Kasper Schmeichel had saved Joaquin Correa’s penalty. Argentine forward Correa …

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UCL: Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

Juventus edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in their last 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday. Porto’s downfall was partly self-inflicted after left back Alex Telles received a red card in the 27th minute following two senseless bookings in the space …

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