Author Archives: Benjamin Nketsia

Atsu expected to join Black Stars camp

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Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu is expected to join up with the Black Stars squad in Nairobi later on Wednesday. Atsu played 90 minutes in Newcastle’s impressive home draw against English Premier League powerhouse Liverpool on Sunday which delayed his arrival. The 25 year old midfielder has been a key part of the Black Stars setup since making his debut ...

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Black Stars train ahead of World Cup qualifier against Uganda

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Ghana’s Black Stars held their first training session in their camp in Nairobi on Tuesday ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. Sixteen out of the 21 available players turned up for training which lasted a little over two hours at the Moi International Sports Stadium. Ghana still have a slim chance of making the World ...

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Klopp ready to take charge of Bayern – Metzelder

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should be the next manager of Bayern Munich, claims Christoph Metzelder. The former Germany defender cited Klopp as the outstanding candidate to take over the Bavarian giants. Having parted company with Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern are in the market for their next boss, and currently trail table-topping Borussia Dortmund by five points in the Bundesliga. Metzelder told Sky Sports Germany: ‘From my point of ...

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Premier League sweat over top six TV deal demands

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The Big Six clubs are playing hardball with their TV rights demands ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League summit, which is crucial to executive chairman Richard Scudamore keeping orderly control of the top flight. It has emerged that one of their minimum demands is a 35 per cent share of overseas money, allocated by position in the table rather than being shared equally. ...

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StarTimes to broadcast GPL title decider on Wednesday

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Startimes, broadcast right owners of the Ghana Premier League will telecast the week 27 encounter between Aduana Stars and WAFA on Wednesday. The game dubbed “The Decider’ will see the Dormaa based club battle the Academy Boys in what is expected to be a keenly contested game and StarTimes will serve its viewers with all the actions from the Agyemang-Badu ...

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NBA reiterates to teams: Stand for anthem

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The NBA sent a memo late Friday to teams reinforcing its rule that players and coaches stand for the national anthem, suggesting other ways in which they might address the recent protest movement sweeping across the NFL and other sports. The memo, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN, was distributed by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. It instructs teams ...

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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard continues rehab, expected to miss preseason

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As the Spurs took part in their intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at the AT&T Center, they announced that Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury. The Spurs said Leonard’s timeline for return would be determined at a later date, and the All-Star forward didn’t participate in the scrimmage. “We’re still rehabbing his thigh,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “And he’ll ...

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Final Whistle:Tribal football,Political Barcelona,Westbrook loyal

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Tribal Storm brewing It is wise these days to expect a weird side story with the potential to disrupt the real agenda when the Black Stars congregate to perform their core mandate of playing football. Ethnocentrism however has never been an issue as far as selection to the male senior football team of Ghana is concerned and this is what Appiah ...

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GFA: Hosting CHAN 2018 not a good idea

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The Ghana Football Association has cast doubt over the country’s readiness to host the 2018 CHAN tournament. The FA believes the country lacks the requisite finances to properly host two competitions in one year,with Ghana already committing to host the 2018 Women’s Afcon. Contrary to the FA’s position,the Sports Ministry believe that based on the country’s success in hosting the recently ...

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From Bayern and Back: the story of Bayern’s interim coach Willy Sagnol

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Suddenly interim coach of Bayern Munich after Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal, Willy Sagnol boasts all the attributes required to steer the Bavarians into calmer waters: he knows the club inside out and has himself coached at the highest level. Almost nine years at Bayern as a player ended with the agony of a crippling Achilles injury in February, 2009, when he ...

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