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Veteran coach E.K. Afranie DEAD

Ghanaian veteran coach Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie is dead. According to reports, he died after the ambulance transferring him to the Okomfo Anokye Hospital in Kumasi was involved in a fatal accident on the Bonsu road. The body has been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital. Last month, he was admitted at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering mild stroke.   Ghanasoccernet …

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Gyan’s absence will be a big blow – Arhinful

Former Ghana international Augustine Arhinful has rued the absence of Asamoah Gyan for Ghana’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Egypt on Sunday, but remains confident the Stars will come up tops. The Black Stars are set to face the Pharaohs on matchday two of the group stage of the Africa zone at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. …

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Bale crowned Wales’ Player of the Year

The Real Madrid forward helped Chris Coleman’s side reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and has picked up the award for the sixth time in the last seven years  Gareth Bale has continued his domination of Wales’ Player of the Year by winning the top gong for a fourth successive time. For the sixth time in seven years, Real Madrid …

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Rooney rejected summer move to Chinese Super League

Beijing Guoan honorary chairman Luo Ning has revealed an approach, and talks with the Manchester United captain’s agent, was made during the summer, only to be dismissed  Wayne Rooney rejected a move to Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan during the summer, the club’s honorary chairman has revealed. The Manchester United captain lost his starting berth in Jose Mourinho’s first …

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The Nice fans are the best I’ve played for – Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has claimed that the Nice supporters are the best that he has played for. The Italy international has been warmly welcomed on the Cote d’Azur after arriving from Liverpool on transfer deadline day, and while the Reds are regarded as having one of the best fanbases in world football, the striker reckons the supporters at Allianz Riviera are …

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Nyantaki’s lawsuit against Songo, Abatay & Multimedia gets court hearing today

The $2m defamatory suit slapped against sports presenters Patrick Osei- Agyemang, Kofi ‘Abatay’ Asare-Brako and media giants Multimedia Group Limited by Ghana FA President and FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi gets court hearing today. The case which was supposed to have been heard on November 2 was adjourned to today November 9 due to the judge’s inability to show up …

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TP Mazembe beat Bejaia to win CAF Confederation Cup

Zambia international Rainford Kalaba scored twice as TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo beat Algeria’s Mouloudia Bejaia 4-1 at home on Sunday to win the African Confederation Cup for the first time. Mazembe made sure of the win having held their opponents to a 1-1 draw in Algeria in the first leg of the final last weekend. They …

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Messi should’ve won every Ballon d’Or since 2009 – Pique

Gerard Pique lauded Lionel Messi following his latest masterclass, saying the Barcelona star should have won the Ballon d’Or every year since 2009. Messi led the way for Barca again on Sunday, scoring a goal and setting up another in the 2-1 La Liga win at Sevilla. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner cancelled out Vitolo’s opener prior to the interval …

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Atsu scores 3rd minute goal in Newcastle win

Newcastle earned a seventh consecutive league win as they beat Cardiff to strengthen their position at the top of the Championship. Slack defending allowed Christian Atsu to give Newcastle an early lead, and Yoan Gouffran struck a second shortly before half-time. Cardiff sparked hopes of a comeback when substitute Peter Whittingham scored with 13 minutes left. But the hosts held …

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