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CAF approves Accra and Cape Coast Stadia for World Cup Qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the Accra and Cape Coast stadia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. According to the continental governing body the decision was based on the assessment of an updated report submitted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Both stadiums will be further evaluated on matchdays through the CAF Match Command ...

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Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina ...

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BABA, NETTEY, BOYE START AGAINST SUDAN

Asante Kotoko right back Christopher Nettey has been named in the starting line up of Ghana for this afternoon’s game against Sudan. The Attram de Visser academy product will debut for Ghana on Thursday afternoon having impressed in training following his late inclusion. Coach C.K Akonnor has also named  Strasbourg Centre back Alexander Djiku in the starting eleven. Djiku will ...

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FIFA Secretary General inducted into International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has been inducted into the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame (www.IWForum.org) as recognition for her transformative contributions to society. Fatma Samoura, who worked on United Nations projects for 21-years before becoming the first-ever African, and woman to hold the role of Secretary General at FIFA in its 116-year history, was joined by fellow ...

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Mohammed Kudus to miss Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifications next month

Ghana international, Mohammed Kudus will miss next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications following a long-term injury. The Ajax Amsterdam midfielder suffered a knee injury on Wednesday in their UEFA Champions League fixture against Liverpool FC. Kudus sustained the knee injury after a collision with Liverpool midfielder Fabinho before he was substituted. The Dutch giants have announced that he ...

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GFA appoints 10 Regional Referee Managers

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed regional Referee Managers.In accordance with the new Refereeing structure, Referee’s Manager’s for the various Regional Football Associations have been appointed. The Referees Managers at the regional level will be tasked to help the main GFA Referees Manager to carry out his job at the regional level. The Ghana Football Association a few months ...

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CAF celebrates legendary Ghanaian footballer Junior Agogo

Late Junior Agogo

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has paid tribute to former Ghana and Nottingham Forest forward Junior Manuel Agogo. The football governing body in Africa through its official twitter account celebrated Junior Agogo for his remarkable display during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Agogo became a cult hero in African football during the 2008 AFCON, scoring three goals in the tournament ...

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Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson named FWA Footballer of the Year

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer of the Year award. The 30-year-old midfielder, who led Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years this season, received more than a quarter of the votes. “As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own,” he said. “I owe ...

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Mike Tyson to fight Roy Jones Jr in exhibition bout

Jones Jr (left) and Tyson will fight in an eight-round contest

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will return to the boxing ring for an exhibition fight against ex-four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. The bout is scheduled to take place on 12 September in Los Angeles. Tyson, 54, last fought professionally in 2005 when he was beaten by Irishman Kevin McBride in what was his sixth loss in 58 career contests. ...

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Austrian side Sturm Graz chase Ghanaian winger Paul Mensah

Paul Mensah

Sturm Graz are interested in signing SV Kapfenberg wideman Paul Mensah, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report. The 20-year-old is expected to make a step up the ladder after a breakthrough season with the Austrian second-tier side. The Ghanaian teenager scored nine goals in 24 appearances for the side last season to alert a host of clubs about his quality. With Sturm ...

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