Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

2022 World Cup:FIFA rules out compensation for unhappy clubs


Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. It also said no apology was necessary for the scheduling of the tournament, which will disrupt a number of leagues. A Fifa taskforce has recommended the 2022 World Cup take place in winter to avoid ...

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Black Sharks optimistic of meeting deadline


The chairman of the Ghana national beach soccer team, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has expressed his delight at the extension to allow the the Black Sharks take part in the Durban 2015 Elite trophy in South Africa. Ankrah had earlier cut the look of a frustrated figure as the Black Sharks delayed in raising funds for the tournament. However, he remains ...

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Frank Nelson: Stories of seized assets are fabricated

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Board Member of Accra Hearts of Oak Frank Nelson has expressed shock at reports alleging that the Agricultural Development Bank is on the verge of confiscating assets of the club due to failure to repay loans amounting to 400,000 GHC. The loan which was obtained in 2006 is rumored to have been used in mainly financing player transfers. “As far ...

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Egypt withdraw bid for AFCON 2017


Egyptian authorities have announced their withdrawal from hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to instead support Arab neighbours Algeria in their bid. The decision came two weeks following the death of 20 Zamalek supporters after police used teargas to disperse crowds attempting to enter Cairo’s Air Defence stadium ahead of a Premier League match with ENPPI. “We have ...

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Slam Dunk champ Zach LaVine is terrified by Garnett’s return to Minnesota Timberwolves


While NBA fans everywhere continue to wrap their heads around the firestorm that took place in the final minutes before last Thursday’s trade deadline, the Minnesota Timberwolves are reacquainting themselves with an old friend and force of nature. The Timberwolves traded Thaddeus Young away to secure former Minnesota stalwart Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets, marking what should be the ...

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Dunga to announce Brazil squad on March 3


The likes of Diego Tardelli and Thiago Silva face a nervous wait as the Selecao boss prepares to name his group for next month’s Brasil Global Tour friendlies. Brazil coach Dunga will name his squad for next month Brasil Global Tour friendlies on March 3. The Selecao will meet France in Paris on March 26 before facing Chile at the ...

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Mahama Ayariga defends decision to purchase division one club

Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga

Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga has confirmed to Citi Sports that he is in the process of acquiring division one league club Tamale All Stars. “Yes we are in the process of taking over Tamale All Stars which we are transferring to Bawku and in fact I have applied to the GFA for the name to be changed ...

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