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Fifa hands out World Cup punishments

Fifa has handed out punishments to eight African nations for various offences committed during September's 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Gabon fielded an ineligible player - Merlin Tandjigora, who should have been suspended - in the 3-0 home defeat by Ivory Coast on 2 September. The Panthers effectively escape with a fine as the main sanction for the error is to forfeit the match 3-0. Several teams suffered si ...

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Chelsea lose Morata to hamstring injury

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month after injuring his hamstring during Saturday's defeat by Manchester City. The 24-year-old, who joined Chelsea for a club record £60m from Real Madrid, is the club's top scorer with seven goals. Spanish team doctors diagnosed the grade two myofascial injury and he will miss this week's World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. Muscle inj ...

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2017 Legon swimming championship competition announced

The Legon Swimming Club, in partnership with the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, has announced the second edition of the Annual Legon Swimming Competition (Legon Swim 2017). The competition will be held at the swimming pool of the University of Ghana on 7th October, 2017. Starting at 8:00am, the competition, according to the club, promises to make a big impression on the swimming calendar, as well a ...

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I don’t want GFA boss job – Okraku

Executive Chairman of Dreams FC Kurt Okraku says he is not interested in contesting for the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) presidential position which is up for grabs in 2019. Incumbent president, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has decided not to seek re-election when his tenure expires. Mr Okraku, who has overseen the rapid rise of Dreams FC in the lower division and premier divisions of Ghana football, has been t ...

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Aguero ‘hurting but fine’ after suffering broken rib in car crash

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had "no problem" with Sergio Aguero being in Amsterdam as he confirmed the striker suffered a broken rib in a car accident on Thursday. The Argentine was in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma when the accident happened. Guardiola added: "He had a day off. He's OK - the most important thing." Aguero, 29, tweeted: "It was a very heavy sl ...

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Man City’s Aguero involved in car crash

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has been involved in a car crash in the Netherlands. The Argentine striker, 29, was reported to be on his way to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert. City confirmed that Aguero "was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries". Aguero is expected back in Manchester on Friday and will be examined by City's medical team before the Premier League tr ...

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Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal beat West Brom

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to earn a shaky Arsenal victory over West Brom, their third Premier League win in a row at Emirates Stadium. The France striker - who has scored in each of those home wins - headed into an open net in the 20th minute after West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster tipped Alexis Sanchez's free-kick onto the crossbar. West Brom, on the night midfielder Gareth Barry broke the Premier Lea ...

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CAF, GFA endorse “Boots for Charity” campaign

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Ahmad Ahmad, and the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, have both endorsed the Boot for Charity campaign. Boot for Charity is an initiative by two brothers, Kwabena and Ekow Enti, students of Ghana International School (GIS). This initiative is designed to collect and donate used football boots, shin pads and t ...

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Ghana beats Nigeria to lift WAFU Cup

The Black Stars Team B beat arch rivals Nigeria 4-1 in the finals of the WAFU competition at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday to emerge winners of the competition. The Ghanaian team was the better side in the first half. Golden boot winner Stephen Sarfo scored a brace. Sarfo twisted and turned at the edge of the box before unleashing a shot that beat the Nigerian goalie Ezenwa to give Ghana the lead in the ...

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ECOWAS winner of WAFU tourney – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said as far as Ghana is concern, the winner of the just ended WAFU competition is the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Ghana hosted the 16-team competition which came to an end on Sunday with Ghana emerging winners after a 4-1 thrashing of rivals Nigeria. Speaking at closing ceremony of the competition at the Cape Coast Stadium, Dr Bawumia lauded org ...

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