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Atletico on brink of quarters after big Leverkusen win

Away goals from Saul Niguez, Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres saw Atletico Madrid leave Germany with a 4-2 victory and with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals, even if Karim Bellarabi’s strike and Stefan Savic’s own goal gave Bayer Leverkusen a slither of hope ahead of the return leg. Roger Schmidt’s side took Los Rojiblancos all the …

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Rooney’s China move could make him world’s best paid player

Manchester United have been unable to deny the possibility of Wayne Rooney leaving imminently for China, and reports suggest the striker will become the sport’s top earner should he move east. The Super League transfer window doesn’t shut for a week and it’s believed that the England captain is subject to great interest from the division, with Beijing Guoan and …

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UEFA Champions League: Man City rally to beat Monaco 5-3

Manchester City came from behind twice to secure a crucial two-goal advantage after a classic Champions League last-16 tie against Monaco at Etihad Stadium. On a night of fluctuating fortunes and thrilling football, Pep Guardiola’s side were on the precipice in this tournament before dragging themselves back to ensure they go into the return in Monaco with a priceless lead. …

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Coach Afranie and Osam Duodo ‘go home’ this Saturday

Deceased Ghanaian coaches Emmanuel Afranie and Fred Osam Duodu will be laid to rest simultaneously this weekend. Duodu died in October last year whiles Afranie in November after some short sickness . Duodu, who led the Black Stars to the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations title and in 1993 he won the continental under-20 title with Ghana before taking them …

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JE Sarpong wants Marcel Desailly appointed as the next Black Stars coach

Veteran Ghanaian coach J.E Sarpong believes Marcel Desailly is the right man to succeed Avram Grant as Black Stars coach. Sarpong has argued the former FIFA World Cup winner has enough credentials to lead the West African nation. The Black Stars coaching job has become vacant following the departure of Avram Grant. The Ghana FA has insisted it’s not in …

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Baba Rahman will be out for just five months- Kurth Okraku

Ghana and Chelsea defender Baba Rahman could be in line for an earlier than expected return after his rate of progression confirmed he could be back in time for Pre-season. The young left back saw his season cut short after picking up an injury while playing for the Black Stars in the Africa Cup of Nations. Initial reports had indicated …

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All concerned soccer fans must join forces to push out inept GFA Head

The head of Ghana FA, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has every right to attempt to justify his accomplishments in football all he wants. Likewise, he can throw out childish debate challenge to the so-called “deadliest sports journalists” in Ghana to prove the extent of his debating skills all he wants, too. More so, he can cynically display his PR antics and …

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Neymar to face trial after losing appeal over corruption charges

Neymar will have to stand trial after he lost an appeal against corruption charges relating to his transfer from Santos to Barcelona, a criminal court in Spain has ruled. The Brazilian’s move to La Liga has brought immense controversy to the club due to uncertainty surrounding how much the club paid for him, with Neymar, his father, former president Sandro …

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‘Angry’ Messi didn’t celebrate because of criticism – Bauza

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes a “very angry” Lionel Messi was reacting to criticism by not celebrating his winning goal against Leganes. Messi completed his brace with a penalty in the 90th minute to see Barca edge to an unconvincing 2-1 win in La Liga on Sunday. But the Argentina star did not celebrate his goal, with his team – …

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