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Man City agree £52m deal for Monaco left-back

Manchester City have agreed a £52m deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy. The 23-year-old France left-back, who joined Monaco from Marseille last summer, played 34 times for the club last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years. His fee would eclipse the initial £45m paid by City for right-back Kyle Walker earlier this month and the £47.5m deal for centre-back John Stones last summ ...

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Mourinho: I’m waiting for more signings

After United's 2-0 victory over city rivals City in pre-season, the Red Devils boss stressed the importance of signing more players Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for reinforcements, even if it only means signing one player as the Premier League season looms large. At the end of 2016-17, Mourinho revealed he wanted four new players, but Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof are the only ar ...

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Songo, Abatay beg Nyantakyi to accept GHS 40K compensation

Corporate Legal Concepts (CPL), lawyers representing the Multimedia Group Limited and two of its journalists in a $2m libel suit filed by the GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi are pleading with him to accept GH₵ 40,000 as compensation. Nyantakyi is seeking damages from MGL and its journalists Patrick Osei Agyemang (alias Songo) and Kofi Asare Brako (alias Abatay, who now works with Atinka FM) for allegedly call ...

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Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams

The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by 24 teams when the next tournament takes place in 2019, says the Confederation of African Football (Caf). Caf's executive committee rubber-stamped the proposal on Thursday at a meeting in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Africa's flagship sporting event has featured 16 teams since 1996. A decision on whether the finals will be moved from January and February to June ...

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Rawlings commissions Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex

Hundreds, including former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah on Tuesday joined Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan to commission an astroturf project at the Accra Academy Senior school campus. The project christened the Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex was completed at a cost of GHC 700,000 includes a fenced astroturf pitch and will also have a tartan track and ...

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Chelsea fans punch air over Morata arrival

Chelsea fans will be "punching the air" after the club agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, says former Blues winger Pat Nevin. Morata, 24, will discuss personal terms and have a medical after Real accepted an offer of about £60m for him. Chelsea had previously tried to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgium striker instead joined Manchester United. "It's not the one they were left with, ...

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Caf ponders June-July AFCON move

The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent's ruling body. The Nations Cup's timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans play. The biennial finals could also be increased from 16 teams to 24. "That is the first thing to talk about - we can't get away from it," said Confederation of African Football (Caf ...

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Lukaku scores his first Man Utd goal

Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United goal as Jose Mourinho's side overcame Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a fiery friendly in Utah. The Belgian, 24, who signed from Everton for £75m, got the winner seven minutes before half-time to add to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's equaliser after United had fallen behind on 20 minutes. United then lost Juan Mata to injury and Antonio Valencia to a red card. "[Lukaku's goal] i ...

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Kwesi Nyantakyi marries second wife

The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi tied the knot with 19-year-old girlfriend Mariam at the weekend. The ceremony was held in secret. Though the CAF Vice President kept the ceremony small and quiet, a few of his wedding guests were quick to post videos of his special day on Twitter and Instagram. Mariam, who now becomes Nyantakyi's second wife, looked glamorous in a full-le ...

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Osafo Maafo visits Kotoko coach

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo has visited the injured Head Coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Steven Polack at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, where he is receiving treatment after his team got involved in an accident. The Minister was there to see how the Kotoko coach was faring. Polack and the entire Kotoko squad including officials were involved in a fatal accident on their way from Accra to Kum ...

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