Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

Jonathan Mensah backs crazy spending by clubs

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Ghana and Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah believes the outrageous transfer fees teams are paying for players is in line with the growth and development of football. Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona splashed in excess of 320 million euros on Neymar and Ousmane Dembele respectively in the 2017 summer transfer window, with the trend likely to continue in subsequent windows. ...

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Nets’ Jeremy Lin has ruptured patellar tendon; season likely over

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After crumbling to the court and leaving the Brooklyn Nets‘ season-opening loss with a knee injury, point guard Jeremy Lin‘s season is likely over. Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee and is expected to miss the rest of 2017-18, the team announced Thursday. “Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and ...

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Leicester City sack Craig Shakespeare

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Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis. The Foxes are third from bottom in the Premier League and have not won any of their past six league matches. Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title winner Claudio Ranieri in February, initially on a temporary basis. After ...

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LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Agree to 3-Year, $72 Million Contract Extension

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The San Antonio Spurs announced on Monday they’ve agreed to a contract extension with LaMarcus Aldridge. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the deal is worth $72.3 million over three years. Under the terms of his previous contract, Aldridge had a $22.3 million player option for the 2018-19 season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the extension included that option: Wojnarowski also reported San Antonio had included Aldridge ...

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When Baji bagged bronze

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Hungarian sprint hurdler Balazs Baji talks about the glory of claiming his first global medal in London earlier this year and how it has positively impacted on his life. “It was only a little over 13 seconds but without doubt wining world bronze at the 2017 IAAF World Championships changed my life. “I went into the event in the best ...

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Giovinco: I want Italy call

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Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco doesn’t understand why Italy won’t call him, but says the Azzurri is his “greatest aspiration”. The former Juventus man hasn’t been capped by his country October 2015, ostensibly because he’s playing in Major League Soccer, which is seen as weaker than European football. “It’s true that the tactics are easier to play against here, and ...

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Dortmund recall Jadon Sancho

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Jadon Sancho has flown from India to Cyprus in order to be available for Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League this week, after the Bundesliga leaders exercised their option for him to return from the FIFA Under-17 World Cup following the group stage. Sancho, 17, started all of England’s fixtures in India, scoring three goals to help them qualify for the last ...

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Joshua to fight Takam after Pulev is forced to withdraw

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Carlos Takam has replaced Kubrat Pulev as the challenger to world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 28 October after a shoulder injury forced the Bulgarian to withdraw. Pulev had been the mandatory challenger to the IBF and WBA champion but the 36-year-old Bulgarian will miss out on the world title fight in Cardiff after hurting his shoulder while sparring. The Frenchman Takam, also ...

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Dr Nduom: GFA supervise corruption

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Bank roller of Elmina Sharks FC Papa Kwesi Nduom has launched a scathing attack on the Ghana Football Association,accusing them of presiding over a chaotic and rotten league. The political figure and business mogul has in the past spoken about the violence and lack of effort to market the game locally and even threatened pulling out of a sponsorship deal ...

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CAF Awards: Ghana to host awards gala

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Ghana’s capital Accra will host the rest of Africa on January 4 in the 26th edition of the CAF awards. The annual award ceremony to award Africa’s finest footballers and personalities, is now sponsored by energy company AITEO, after they took over from telecommunications giant GLO. The award is scheduled for Thursday January 4, 2018 at the State Banquet Hall. This will be the ...

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