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Manchester United must spend to rejoin European elite – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has urged Manchester United’s transfer chiefs to splash the cash if they want to be classed as a Champions League contender. United were beaten 1-0 by Juventus at Old Trafford on Tuesday night thanks to Paulo Dybala’s first-half goal. Mourinho admitted afterwards there was a gap in quality between the teams and pointed to Juventus’ transfer policy as ...

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Gyan returns, No Ayews as Kwesi Appiah names squad for Afcon qualifiers

Asamoah Gyan

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has included captain Asamoah Gyan in his 23-man squad for the double-header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. Gyan has not featured for the Black Stars since the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Congo in Kumasi last year and has been handed a call-up despite his lack of game time at club level this season. The ...

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WAFU B U-17 Afcon Qualifiers: Starlets reach final

Ghana’s Black Starlets have made the 2019 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations’ WAFU Zone B qualifying tournament final after beating Ivory Coast 2-1 on Wednesday. Coach Karim Zito’s boys had to come from behind to score two quick goals late in the first half of the game at Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey. The Ivorians capitalized on a mistake ...

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Kofi Amoah named FIFA Normalization C’ttee Prez.

Kofi Amoah

The Fifa/Caf mission has named Dr. Kofi Amoah as president of a five-member Normalization Committee for the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Caf’s Amaju Pinnick as well as Fifa duo Luca Nicola and Veron Mosengo-Omba conducted interviews with proposed candidates for the Committee which will steer the affairs of the country’s football for the next six months – no later than ...

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UEFA Nations League: Superb Spain put six past Croatia

Spain’s impressive start to the Nations League continued as they thrashed World Cup runners-up Croatia. Luis Enrique’s side – who beat England at Wembley in their opener in the competition on Saturday – never looked back after Saul Niguez’s headed opener. Marco Asensio fired in from 20 yards and then, shortly after, saw another rifled effort hit the bar and ...

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Uefa plans third European club competition from 2021

Uefa plans to introduce a third European club competition alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021. Head of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, said “the green light has been given”, pending approval. He did not give any more details on how the tournament would be organised or when it would be staged. Agnelli, who is also chairman ...

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Maxwell Konadu rallies support for grassroots football

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, Maxwell Konadu has emphasized the need for the government to pay attention to grassroots football in the country. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the Accra edition of the Betway Talent Search tryouts, Maxwell Konadu who expressed excitement with the talents discovered by the initiative made a passionate appeal to the government to ...

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Ronaldo, Modric And Salah Nominated For FIFA The Best award

Ronaldo and Modric both helped Real Madrid to Champions League glory prior to the former’s move to Juventus, with Salah scoring an incredible 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool. That means that there’s no place in the final three for Barcelona sensation Lionel Messi, despite his exploits in helping the Catalan giants win the Liga title last season. Modric ...

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Betway Talent Hunt hit the Northern Region

Betway Ghana Limited, one of the leafing betting companies in Ghana, over the weekend, organized a special football competition for the youth dubbed “Betway Talent Hunt” in the Northern region. The competition, was aimed at hunting for football talents, between the ages of 18 to 25 and nurture them to become professional footballers in future. Stephen Appiah, former Black Star’s ...

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Chelsea’s Courtois Off To Real Madrid

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois. Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Bernabeu subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. Croatia international Mateo Kovacic will join the Blues on a season-long loan as part of the deal. A statement released by Chelsea on Wednesday read: ...

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