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Sule Muntari’s Racial Abuse Calls For FIFA’s New Rule To Fight Racism In Football

Last month the Ghanaian footballer Sulley Muntari left the pitch in disgust. During a match in Italy’s top league he was racially abused by a section of fans. He complained to the referee expecting a sympathetic ear, but instead was shown a yellow card. Fan-to-player racism is commonplace in professional football. Now football’s international governing body FIFA has introduced a ...

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FIFA suspends Ghana Defender Samuel Inkoom One Year For Failing To Pay Football Agent

Ghanaian footballer, Samuel Inkoom, has been handed a one-year ban from football by FIFA for failing to pay Andrew Evans, a football agent an amount of Euros 352, 500 based on a contract the two parties signed back in 2010. Evans reported Inkoom to FIFA after Inkoom had moved from Basel in Switzerland to Dnipro in Ukraine in 2011 The ...

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FC Ifeanyiubah’s Coach Yaw Preko, Lobi Stars Forward Eduwo Emerges LBA Winners For May

FC Ifeanyiubah’s Ghanaian head coach Yaw Preko  and Lobi Stars forward Kingsley Eduwo have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Player and Manager respectively for the month of May. Eduwo and Preko posted superior performances with their clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review to fend off other contenders in the running for both ...

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Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar Junior Given Eight-Match Ban Chinese Football Authorities

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been given an eight-match ban and a fine by Chinese football authorities after he was judged to have instigated a mass brawl in Shanghai SIPG’s draw with Guangzhou R&F on Sunday. Oscar, 25, has also been fined 40,000 RMB (£4,623.50) in a move that will deprive Andre Villas-Boas of the services of the player until ...

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Angel Di Maria Settles Spanish Tax Case With £2m Fine

Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay 2m euros (£1.76m) to settle a tax case in Spain, according to Spanish authorities. He will plead guilty to two charges of fraud relating to image rights during his time at Real Madrid. Di Maria, 29, who now plays for Paris St-Germain, is one of many high-profile players and ...

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OFFICIAL: Stoke City Contacts Panathinaikos For Mubarak Wakaso

English Premier League side Stoke City have officially contacted Greek giants Panathenaikos over the availability of Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso. According to Greek tabloid Sentinel, the Potters are keen on signing Wakaso this summer and have inquired about him officially from his parent club. Wakaso whose contract with Panathenaikos ends in the summer of 2019 is bent on leaving following ...

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Jose Mourinho Denies Tax Fraud During Real Madrid Stint

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is innocent of tax fraud and had his tax affairs ratified by the Spanish government, according to his advisers. Mr Mourinho was accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes while he was Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012. A prosecutor said Mr Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from ...

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I was dumped By My Girlfriend Because I was Broke – Nigeria’s Highest Paid Footballer Ighalo Revealed

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed how he was abandoned by his girlfriend when he had nothing. The player, now plying his trade in the Chinese Super League, took to Instagram to write about what he encountered on the path of love while striving hard to succeed. Ighalo, now married with 3 children, revealed that his high school girlfriend left ...

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Spanish Tax Authorities Accused Jose Mourinho Of Tax Fraud

The current Manchester United head coach becomes the latest man in football to have been accused of tax evasion. Countryman Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid appears in doubt over a similar issue. Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho owes the Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday. The Spanish ...

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OFFICIAL: Wolves sign German-born Ghanaian footballer Phil Ofosu-Ayeh from Eintracht Braunschweig

Wolves have signed Ghana defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh from German side Eintracht Braunschweig on a free transfer. The Germany-born 25-year-old will start a three-year contract at the Championship club on 1 July. Ofosu-Ayeh is the second defender signed by new head coach Nuno since he took charge at Molineux on 31 May. He also signed Roderick Miranda from Portuguese Primeira Liga ...

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