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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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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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FIFA sacks Top Prosecutor over bonuses

The FIFA Council, chaired by president Gianni Infantino, decided not to re-nominate Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely and German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert during a meeting in Bahrain on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s congress. In their place, the Council wants Colombian lawyer Maria Claudia Rojas for the investigative position and former European Court of Justice president Vassilios Skouris from Greece to run …

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Inter Milan sack Stefano Pioli

Inter Milan have sacked coach Stefano Pioli after six months in charge. Pioli, who replaced Frank de Boer in November on an 18-month deal, has paid for Inter’s poor recent form which has seen the Nerazzurri pick up just one point from their last six games. Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at relegation-battling Genoa left Inter in seventh place in Serie A, …

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Fifa ratifies nine African World Cup places

The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Wednesday in Bahrain – the continent currently has five spots at the tournament. A tenth African country will take part in a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two spots. The …

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