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Ghana Premier League to begin in February

Next season’s Ghana Premier League campaign is set to begin on the 11th of February 2018 after the Ghana Football Association announced its calendar for the next three seasons. The league campaign is expected to run until August 5, and will be preceded by a Super Cup clash between league champions Aduana Stars and MTN FA Cup holders Kumasi Asante Kotoko on January 27. The GFA in their stakeholder’s summit l ...

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Senegal needs guts to make history at World Cup – El Hadji Diouf

Senegalese football legend El Hadji Diouf is of the opinion that the Russia 2018 World Cup presents a fine opportunity for the current Teranga Lions to etch their names in the history books of the game. He, however, cautioned that achieving greatness will require more than mere football talent, which most agree Senegal have in good measure. On his way out of the venue of the 2017 AITEO CAF Awards he spared ...

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Lukaku’s ‘voodoo message’ led to Everton exit

Striker Romelu Lukaku decided to leave Everton after a “voodoo message” told him to join Chelsea, the Merseyside club’s major shareholder has claimed. The Belgium international, 24, eventually joined Manchester United for an initial £75m last summer. Farhad Moshiri told a shareholders’ meeting the player received the message “on a pilgrimage to Africa” having been set to sign a new deal at Everton. “He had ...

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Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan assaulted girlfriend

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend. The 25-year-old defender appeared at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Tuesday accused of kicking Rachael Wall. He was charged following an incident at 03:20 GMT in Duke Street, in Liverpool city centre, on 22 December. He will be sentenced later this month. Liverpool-born Flanagan has made more than 50 first-team appearances f ...

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger charged by FA after West Brom draw

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged by the Football Association over comments made to match officials after Sunday's 1-1 draw at West Brom. The Frenchman was angry after referee Mike Dean gave the Baggies a last-minute penalty, which they scored. It is alleged the 68-year-old's conduct in the match officials' changing room was abusive and that he questioned the integrity of the referee. Wenger ha ...

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Atsu : I could have been out for three months

Newcastle United star Christian Atsu has shed light on his recent injury, revealing how he was scared with an initial 12-week lay-off prognosis. The Ghanaian spent four weeks on the sidelines after straining a muscle while attempting a shot in a league fixture with Bournemouth on November 4. With the injury initially not thought to be serious, the 25-year-old headed for international duty after the game but ...

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Olele threatens to quit national team

Ghana goalkeepers' coach Richard 'Olele' Kingson is ready to leave his role if the judicial body of football association does not serve justice in a case involving his club Emmanuel FC. The 39-year-old appears incensed by the course of the case thus far. In an earlier interview, he revealed sensing calculated attempts to deny his second tier side promotion to the first division. “I’m ready to follow this is ...

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Kane sets Ballon d’Or target

Harry Kane is targeting the Ballon d’Or and even more goals in 2018, with the Tottenham striker determined to join the global elite. The England international has become one of the most fearsome frontmen in world football and is currently chasing down a third successive Premier League Golden Boot. He has recorded 50 goals in the calendar year of 2017 and finished 10th in the recent countdown of the best pla ...

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Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for a 5th time

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2017 Ballon d'Or. It is the fifth time the Portugal international has won the prize, drawing him level with his great rival Lionel Messi for the most Ballons d'Or of all time. Ronaldo scored 42 goals across all competitions during the 2016-17 season, leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double. The 32-year-old netted 25 times in La Liga last te ...

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Nigeria on verge of Winter Olympic spot

Nigeria's women's bobsleigh team are on the verge of securing a historic appearance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea - and are confident they can win a medal if they qualify. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga achieved the required qualifying standard last month. If they maintain their position in the world rankings until 14 January they will become the first team from Nigeria to quali ...

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