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GPL: Referee banned for awarding dubious penalty

The Match Review Panel has rectified their decision on referee Adu Poku saying he has only been banned for the first round. Last week, the Ghana FA confirmed he had been banned for the rest of the season. The Match Review Panel has announced that the recommendation to suspend the referee for the rest of the season was done in …

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Anxiety rocks Black Stars players as Appiah eyes massive shake-up

Anxiety is growing among established players of the Black Stars as new coach Kwesi Appiah eyes massive squad shake-up. Appiah, 56, who has been re-appointed on a two-year deal, is expected to rejiq a squad that has failed to win the elusive Africa Cup of Nations crown. GHANAsoccernet.com understands apprehension has gripped several players as their fate remains unknown with …

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Neymar ready to replace Messi – Sampaoli

Neymar is a worthy successor to Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli. Brazil international Neymar took a back seat as Barca recorded a 3-0 La Liga win over Sevilla on Wednesday, Messi scoring a first-half brace after Luis Suarez’s opener. Neymar, 25, has nine league goals and 12 assists this season and is considered the man …

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Title hopefuls Tottenham can win every Premier League match – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can win every game if they play like they did against Swansea City as Spurs attempt to overhaul Chelsea to the Premier League title. Tottenham completed a memorable 3-1 comeback at Swansea on Wednesday after equalising in the 88th minute. Trailing to Wayne Routledge’s first-half opener, Dele Alli restored parity two minutes from time before Son …

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Stankovic lauds special Mourinho effect

Dejan Stankovic is sure former boss Jose Mourinho will restore the glory days at Manchester United as he told supporters to expect success from the ‘Special One’. Identified by United’s hierarchy in the off-season to lead the Premier League club back among Europe’s elite, Mourinho has overseen signs of improvement but also some teething problems at Old Trafford. Since replacing …

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Zidane angry about Madrid lapse

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits he was “furious” after his side allowed Leganes back into their La Liga clash on Wednesday. The league leaders were cruising after scoring three times in the opening 23 minutes, only to concede twice before half-time. Alvaro Morata completed his hat-trick after the break to see Madrid regain complete control on their way to …

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Kwesi Appiah is competent to handle Black Stars team – George Afriyie

Ghana Football Association Vice President George Afriyie believes Kwesi Appiah is competent enough to handle the Black Stars team. Appiah was reassigned as head Coach of the Black Stars after topping a list of Coaches interested in the job. The Ghana Football Association however settled on the former Ghana U23 Coach due to his experience as head trainer of the …

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Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan excited over Kwesi Appiah’s appointment

The Black Stars skipper has endorsed the return of his former coach and says he will need a total support to achieve success Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes Kwesi Appiah is the right candidate to replace Avram Grant as Black Stars head coach following the Israeli’s departure in February. Appiah was handed a two-year contract this week, beating off competitions …

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Tom Strand takes over Great Olympics as Coach

Accra Great Olympics have named Swedish trainer Tom Strand as the club’s new head coach for an undisclosed number years. The former Medeama SC gaffer takes over from Godwin Attram who will now occupy the assistant coach position while featuring for the side in the ongoing 2016/17 Ghana Premier League. The FA Cup winner left Ghana last year under bizarre …

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