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Ghana FA to launch Football Business Expo today in Accra

The Ghana Football Business Expo will be launched in Accra on Wednesday. The event was launched in Houston, USA last week as part of the Ghana-Houston Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual OTC Dinner Reception. New Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will be in attendance to help use football to promote business in Ghana. The event will be held a day …

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Italy should know better – John Mensah speaks on racism

The ex-Chievo Verona defender believes persistent racist abuse at games is a dent on the image of Italian football Former Ghana captain John Mensah has taken a swipe at Italian football following the recent racist abuse suffered by compatriot Sulley Muntari. Pescara midfielder Muntari earned a double booking – and consequently a one-match ban – for protesting racist chants during …

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Ghana’s Accam poised for ‘huge game’ against the USA

The winger says the upcoming friendly fixture will be a good platform for players plying their trade in MLS to show their quality United States-based Ghana attacker David Accam is eagerly awaiting the international friendly with the Yanks in two months. Accam, who plays for Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire, hopes to be on the roster when the Black …

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Juventus ease through to UEFA Champions League finals

Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah was again an unused substitute for Juventus in their 2-1 victory over Monaco in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at the Juventus Arena on Tuesday. Monaco dominated in the opening exchanges as they went in search of getting back into the tie after losing the first leg 2-0 at the Stade Louis …

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Gyan on target for Al Ahli in Asian Champions League

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan was one of the scorers for Al Ahli who thrashed PFC Lokomotiv 4-0 in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night. The Black Stars skipper found his name on the score sheet with Salmin Khamis, Everton Ribeiro and an own goal by PFC Lokomotiv goalkeeper Mamur Ikramov sending the UAE giants into the last 16. Ahli …

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CAF: Nigeria’s Pinnick takes over Hayatou’s role

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has been appointed the President of the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, a position previously occupied by ex-Confederation of African Football president, Issa Hayatou. The appointment was announced on Monday at the inaugural meeting of the new CAF Executive Committee in Manama, Bahrain, where the 67th FIFA Congress begins …

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Messi lookalike taken to police station

An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend – because he looks too much like Lionel Messi. So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos. The fuss started a few months ago when …

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Fifa and Uefa ‘not taking racism seriously’ – Muntari

Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari says he would walk off the pitch again, adding that Fifa and Uefa are “not taking racism seriously”. The Pescara player, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game. In a BBC interview, the ex-Portsmouth player claims racism is “everywhere and getting worse”, and encourages players …

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Chelsea close in on title and condemn Boro to relegation

Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday. Fabregas made sure Chelsea capitalised on Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United on Friday by supplying assists for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, with Marcos Alonso also finding the net. …

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