Soccer

Revealed: Ghana captain Gyan spent $62,000 on chartered jet for Black Stars

The Captain of the Ghana senior national football team Asamoah Gyan paid for the Black Stars chartered flight all expenses back to Ghana after the Congo game on Tuesday. The Black Stars apparently traveled to Congo to honour the return leg of the 2018 Worldcup qualify game with Congo on a commercial flight which kept the team stranded for close ...

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South Africa vs. Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November after Ref. Joseph Lamptey’s life ban

The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Jospeh Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal ...

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Gyan out for three weeks with a muscle strain injury

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a muscle strain The Kayserispor striker sustained the injury in Ghana’s 1-1 stalemate against Congo in Kumasi last Friday. And he missed the 5-1 return leg victory in Brazzaville, with Boakye-Yiadom who played as the lone striker scoring a brace. “After the first game we went for ...

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Nigeria Local Team Coach Salisu names squad for WAFU Cup 2017

Head Coach of the home –based Super Eagles squad, Salisu Yusuf has selected goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye, and 16 other players for this month’s West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations tournament for senior national teams taking place in Ghana. Energetic midfielder Rabiu Ali and forward Kingsley Eduwo, who both scored as the Eagles prevailed 2-0 over ...

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OFFICIAL: Didier Drogba’s Phoenix Rising FC signs Gladson Awako

Former Ghana youth international Gladson Awako has signed for US second-tier side Phoenix Rising FC, a club co-owned by ex-Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba. Twenty-six year-old Awako comes to Phoenix Rising FC after a five-year stint with TP Mazembe of the Congolese first division. During his time with the African club, TP Mazembe won four league titles and ...

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WAFU Cup of Nations roadshows hit Cape Coast, Elmina streets

The 2017 FOX Wafu Cup of Nations roadshows are taking place across Central Region of Ghana to generate interest and create awareness for the 16-nation competition which starts this week. The roadshows in Cape Coast and Elmina are to offer residents the chance to find out more and ask questions about the tournament which starts this coming Saturday. The concept ...

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Nigeria make a point in Yaounde, need one point to reach Russia 2018

Cameroon merely delayed Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket celebration even as the African champions were themselves eliminated from the race in a crunchy game that ended 1-1 in Yaounde on Monday. In the event, the Super Eagles will qualify for their sixth FIFA World Cup finals with one point from their last two matches of the campaign. Just as they ...

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Government won’t fly only NPP members to Russia 2018 – Sports Ministry

The Deputy Youth and Sports Minister has stressed that the Sports Ministry would not fly only members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to Russia if the Black Stars secure a qualification to the 2018 World Cup. Pious Hadzide who said he was not aware that the NPP National Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku, had said only NPP members would ...

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We are keen to finish what we started – Mikel Obi

Skipper Mikel John Obi was in buoyant spirit as the Super Eagles arrived Yaounde on Sunday afternoon for Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. “We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time to finish it. If we can pick the World Cup ticket by Monday, why wait ...

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2018 World Cup Qualifier: Black Stars to leave for Congo tonight ahead of return game

Ghana will leave for Brazzaville on Sunday night ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier return leg against Congo. The Black Stars laboured and came from a goal down to earn 1-1 draw with the Red Devils at the Baba Yara Stadium on Friday. The three-time finalists have been left with faint hopes following that result as they remain ...

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