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SWAG inaugurates first regional branch in the Volta region

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) last week  inaugurated its regional branch  the Volta Region, making it the first ever regional branch of the Association in the 50 year history of  SWAG. 15 sports journalists drawn from different media outfits made up the first membership of the Association in the region. President of SWAG Mr. Kwabena Yeboah,  at the inauguration ...

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Future is now for female referees

Esther Staubli

If you watched the hugely entertaining encounter between Japan and New Caledonia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, you may not have noticed the referee. And that’s exactly the way she likes it. Esther Staubli, a Swiss school teacher and a rising star in refereeing circles, was the “woman in the middle”, making a little bit of history ...

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What’s the future holds for Black Starlets after 2017 World Cup failure

black starlets

Following Ghana’s exit from the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India, Citi Sports‘Daniel Koranteng assesses what could have gone wrong and urges the nation to plan for the future with the players at the heart of a transition. Ghana’s Black Starlets have arrived home after their FIFA U-17 World Cup outing which saw them fall out at the quarterfinals to ...

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How Thomas Partey is becoming a key cog in Simeone’s Atletico Madrid machine

Thomas Partey

At 24, Thomas Partey is not a youngster, but this season feels very much like a breakthrough one. It’s no coincidence, too, that it has arrived in something of a transitional campaign for Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone, known since his arrival at the club for largely persisting with a reliable, immutable starting lineup, has embraced rotation. There also appears to ...

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Kwesi Appiah must seize the moment to change Ghana’s World Cup destiny

Kwesi Appiah

At one point in the past few days, Kwesi Appiah was being lambasted as a ‘clueless, tactically bankrupt’ coach, and the next he was being hailed as a man who knew all there was to know about football. The Ghana coach has seen his stock fall and rise again over the two recent World Cup qualifying games against Congo, and ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah angling for Galatasaray move, agent confirms

Kwadwo Asamoah

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is angling for a move away from Juventus with Galatasaray his preferred destination. Asamoah, 28, is eager to leave Turin due to limited playing opportunities. The Ghanaian has been linked with a move to the Turkish giants all summer with Galatasary believed to have increased their €7 million bid for the midfield maestro. However, the Italian champions are ...

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Search for the ideal solution- Where can Boateng help the team best?

Kevin-Prince Boateng

At some point Niko Kovac became too much. “I would ask that we do not always talk about the Prince. We still have ten other players on the pitch, “the coach of Frankfurt Eintracht said on Saturday after the 1-0 defeat against VfL Wolfsburg.  Already after the first training week and the first game over 90 minutes, coach Kovac goes against the ...

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BOATENG JOINS EINTRACHT FRANKFURT

Kevin-Prince Boateng

German sides Eintracht Frankfurt have announced the acquisition of Ghana attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng on a three-year contract. The 30-year-old, who recently parted company with Spanish outfit Las Palmas, put pen to paper on Friday following a successful medical. “Eintracht Frankfurt have secured the services of midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng,’ the club has announced. “After breaking up his contract with UD Las ...

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Ronaldo to quit Real Madrid after fraud accusation

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left so angry by the treatment he has received from authorities after being hit with a tax fraud lawsuit by Spanish prosecutors that he want to quit Real Madrid and leave the country. At least, that is the claim adorning the front page of Portuguese publication A Bola. Ronaldo stands accused of defrauding the Spanish treasury ...

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Can the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight live up to the hype?

Can the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight live up to the hype?

The two words published on Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram account on Wednesday were all it took to send the sporting world into frenzy. The August 26 rumble in Las Vegas between Mayweather — boxing’s top-ever earner coming out of retirement with a 49-0 record — and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will likely be the biggest payday in the history of ...

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