Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Real Madrid have wanted me since I was 14 – Mbappe


Premier League transfer target Kylian Mbappe claims Real Madrid have been trying to sign him since he was 14. The 18-year-old Monaco striker has become one of the hottest prospects in world football after scoring 24 goals to help his club side to the Ligue 1 title in a season in which they also reached the Champions League semi-finals. Manchester ...

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Real Madrid unveil kits for 2017/18 season


La Liga and Champions League winners Real Madrid have released the new kits Cristiano Ronaldo and co will be wearing next season. The traditional white kit sees a slight twist for the 2017/18 campaign, with three light blue stripes now outlining the strip, which has been made by adidas. Karim Benzema models the home shirt (credit: adidas) In honour of ...

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‘There is no tax evasion scheme’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo has denied, via his representatives, ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain. The denial was released on Tuesday evening, hours after a tax fraud lawsuit had been filed against the 32-year-old in Madrid. Gestifute, the agency representing Ronaldo, said in a statement: “There is no tax evasion scheme. ...

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Salah will not come cheap – Roma warn Liverpool


Roma’s sporting director has warned Liverpool that the Italian club will drive a hard bargain over a price for Egyptian international winger Mohamed Salah. The Reds have already had a bid of £28m rejected for the 24-year-old but they remain in talks with the Serie A club. However, sporting director Monchi says that, while Salah may be sold, Roma will ...

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Douglas Costa set to leave Bayern Munich for Juventus


Juventus are expected to hold talks with Bayern Munich over a fee for Douglas Costa next week, after agreeing personal terms with the player’s agent, according to Sky in Italy. It is understood Juve officials agreed a package of £5.3m (€6m) per year for the player in a meeting with Costa’s agent in Turin on Tuesday. Bayern are believed to ...

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Corentin Tolisso signs for Bayern Munich from Lyon


Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon. The 22-year-old France midfielder, who had been linked with Chelsea and Juventus, has signed a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena. Tolisso told “I had a wonderful time at Lyon, for which I was very grateful. Now I’m looking forward to playing for one of ...

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5 things we learned from Kwesi Appiah’s first game vs Ethiopia

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Kwesi Appiah took charge of his first competitive game since his reappointment as Black Stars coach on Sunday overseeing the 5-0 defeat of Ethiopia in Kumasi. Playing some delightful football particularly in the first half, Kwesi Appiah’s side brushed aside their opponents emphatically, kicking off qualifying for the AFCON tournament in 2019 in style. The first game of Appiah’s second stint ...

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Gyan scores 50th goal as Black Stars rout Ethiopia


Asamoah Gyan scored his 50th goal for the senior national football team in a comfortable win for the Black Stars over Ethiopia on Sunday. Gyan beat his marker to head home a cross from Thomas Agyapong for the Black Stars’ opener in Kumasi as they roared to a 3-0 first half lead with further goals from John Boye and Ebenezer ...

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Black Stars hammer Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON 2019 qualifier

Asamoah Gyan (Image credit: Justin Talls)

Ghana have kicked off qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon with an emphatic 5-0 win at home to Ethiopia. Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with his 50th goal for the senior national team, heading home Thomas Agyapong’s cross in the 10th minute. John Boye scored the second with a brilliant shot on the ...

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Gyan, Andre Ayew start for Black Stars against Ethiopia


Captain Asamoah Gyan will be searching for his 50th goal for the senior national team on Sunday after he was named in the Black Stars starting line-up for the Afcon 2019 qualifier against Ethiopia in Kumasi. Coach Kwesi Appiah, taking charge of his first competitive game since being reappointed also hands debuts to Lumor Agbenyenu, Thomas Agyepong and highly-rated striker Raphael Dwamena. Andre ...

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