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Remove cash incentive for Black Stars – Bentil

Playing for Ghana’s senior national team must not be about money and so the government must, as a matter of urgency, remove the money incentive for the Black Stars, Kofi Bentil, Vice President of IMANI Ghana, has said. The Black Stars will kick off their first game in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon on Tuesday January 17 …

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Sevilla end Real Madrid’s unbeaten run

Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run was brought to an end as ex-Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for title rivals Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead with a penalty after Dani Carvajal had been fouled by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Sergio Ramos’ late own goal against his former club levelled the scores. Substitute Jovetic …

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Footballer hot for stealing mobile phone

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded one Clifford Nii Laryea, a footballer for conspiring with one Stephen, now at large, and stealing an Infinix Hot S mobile phone worth GHc 560.00. Clifford who was also charged for causing unlawful damage, pleaded guilty. He however pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and stealing. In his explanation Clifford said …

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Clinical Everton put four past Man City

Everton produced a brilliant performance to stun Manchester City and deliver a serious blow to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League title hopes. The Toffees willingly soaked up 71% of City possession but restricted Guardiola’s side to few chances and scored with four of just six attempts at goal. Romelu Lukaku coolly side-footed in a Kevin Mirallas cut-back and the Belgium internationals …

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‘US Investigators continue to pursue soccer coruption’- Lynch

American criminal investigators are continuing to pursue soccer corruption, according to outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who initiated the prosecution of fraudulent FIFA executives. Lynch attracted global attention by jolting the world’s most popular sport, launching sprawling criminal cases that burst into view with early morning arrests in May 2015 at a luxury hotel in Zurich ahead of the FIFA …

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Chargers bolt San Diego to become second NFL team in Los Angeles

The San Diego Chargers said on Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles beginning this upcoming NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city where the sports franchise has played for more than five decades. Starting this fall, the Los Angeles area will have two National Football League teams in a potential boon to the …

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Former England manager Graham Taylor dies, aged 72

Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72. His family confirmed on Thursday that Taylor passed away after a heart attack, issuing the following statement: “With the greatest sadness, we have to announce that Graham passed away at his home early this morning of a suspected heart attack. The family are devastated by this sudden and …

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2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana draw Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Kenya

Ghana have been drawn in Group F with Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Black Stars, who are preparing for the start of this year’s tournament in Gabon, must fight for a qualification slot in Group F. None of Ghana’s opponents qualified for the 2016 tournament which starts on Saturday. The qualifiers …

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Dimitri Payet goes on strike at West Ham

Dimitri Payet has told West Ham he wants to leave and has gone on strike, Slaven Bilic has revealed. The 29-year-old let Bilic know at the start of the January transfer window that he wants to be sold – despite having only signed a new five-year deal last February worth £125,000 a week. It made Payet the best-paid player in …

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AFCON2017: Ivory Coast beat Uganda 3 – 0 in their final preparation match

Ghana’s opponent Uganda lost to Ivory Coast 3-0 as they prepare for 2017 African Cup of Nations on Thursday. Uganda held their opponents till the 51st minute when Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia put the Ivoirians into the lead. Seven minutes later, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha scored his first goal for Ivory Coast to double his side’s lead. Paris …

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