Sierra Leone FA bans 19 officials for life

The Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has issued immediate life-time bans for 19 officials. The sanctions are for violating SLFA and Fifa statutes concerning taking football related cases to civil courts. The group went to court last month to seek an injunction to stop the current executive running the SLFA. In July Fifa indefinitely postponed the SLFA congress and elections ...

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HISTORY: How Ref. Joseph Lampey’s father was involved in a world cup qualifier replay 24-years ago

The late Referee George Odartey Lamptey

FROM MY ARCHIVES World football has been shocked following Fifa’s decision to order for the replay of the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal after finding out that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey manipulated the results. Let me share this football history with you… The image attached to this story is that of Late Major George Lamptey, one of ...

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Manchester United legend Rooney arrested

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney shows his dejection after the final whistle after his teams 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.. Picture date: Wednesday January 1, 2014, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney was reportedly arrested on his way home from a night out on Thursday.  According to the Daily Mirror, the retired England international was apprehended on suspicion of drink-driving following an evening out. It has been claimed that the Everton striker was stopped by authorities in Cheshire late on Thursday evening, before police then arrested him. The English ...

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BIG BLOW: Black Stars to miss Raphael Dwamena ahead of Congo cracker

Raphael Dwamena

Ghana Black Star striker was hit by a blow yesterday when young enterprising striker, Raphael Dwamena, was ruled out of Friday’s crucial FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Congo at Baba Yara Stadiumin Kumasi. The gangling striker, who crowned an impressive debut with a goal against Ethiopia, last June, was key in Coach Kwasi Appiah’s plans till fate closed his ...

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Afriyie Acquah plays final match for Torino

Afriyie Acquah played his final match for Torino on Sunday ahead of a €9m (£8.2m) transfer to Birmingham City. The 25-year-old played the entired duration in Torino’s Serie A opener in the 1-1 draw at  Bologna. According to the website, a decisive meeting with Birmingham will be held on Tuesday. Acquah dropped a hint too, as he started following ...

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Ghana, Egypt, South Africa among FIVE African giants missing CHAN tournament

Ghana, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa and Mali are among five African giants who will miss out of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Kenya after suffering aggregate defeats this weekend. The five countries boast some of the top national teams on the continent and some of the best league in Africa yet could not overcome little fancied opposition ...

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Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu apologises after ‘Black Stars B’ defeat to Burkina Faso

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has apologised over his side’s failure to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Kenya. Burkina Faso pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Ghana on Sunday to qualify for the African Nations Championship (CHAN), the tournament for home-based footballers. Ghana, who drew the first leg 2-2, failed to make the most of ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign new Man United contract this week

Manchester United expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new contract to stay at Old Trafford as early as this week, sources have told ESPN FC. Free agent Ibrahimovic, 35, is recovering from a knee ligament injury sustained in a Europa League match against Anderlecht in April which was expected to keep him out until 2018. The new contract will be ...

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Sports Ministry championing One Community, One Park Project

Isaac Asiamah

Minister of Youth and Sports in Ghana, Isaac Asiamah has stated that the one community one park his government pledged is nearing reality. According to the minister, the NPP are bent on building parks and sports infrastructures to help develop talents in the country. “I am in talks with Minister of Local Government so that through the MCE’s and the ...

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Barcelona sign Paulinho for 40 million euros

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for 40 million euros (36.35 million pounds), the Spanish club announced on Monday. “The new Barcelona player will sign for the next four seasons (and) the player’s buyout clause is set at 120 million euros,” Barcelona said in a statement. “Paulinho will undergo a club medical on ...

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