Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

KORANTENG: From Odumase to Madrid: Partey has arrived

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Ahead of this weekend’s Madrid derby, CitiSports’ Daniel Koranteng looks at the evolution of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who has risen to become one of the most important players at the Madrid club Karim Abdul Razak, Mohammed Gargo, Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah are some of the most notable names which come to mind when you think of prominent ...

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Fahmy appointed CAF General Secretary, Tony Baffoe named deputy

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Egyptian Amr Fahmy has been named as the CAF General Secretary. He was proposed by CAF President Ahmad to the Executive Committee in accordance with the statutory provisions, and the Executive Committee approved his appointment during its meeting held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. Fahmy, 34, a passionate football lover, is a holder of a FIFA Master ...

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Drogba to retire from football next year

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Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has revealed that he will hang up his boots at the end of next season. The 39 year old Ivorian international who now has a role of player-owner of United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising FC, scored 10 goals in his 14 appearances for the club this season to help the side qualify for the ...

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Senegal book World Cup ticket after win over South Africa

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Senegal sealed a return to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since their 2002 debut thanks to a 2-0 win over South Africa in World Cup qualifying African Group D. Diafra Sakho scored the opener for the visitors in Polokwane, before a somewhat fortuitous Thamsanqa Mkhize own goal sealed the three points for the Teranga Lions. The visitors ...

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Frank Acheampong joins Tianjin TEDA on a permanent deal

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Ghana international Frank Acheampong has officially signed for Chinese side Tianjin TEDA on a permanent deal. The 24 year old winger initially joined the Chinese side from RSC Anderlecht on loan in July with an option to buy, and the two teams reached an agreement on Wednesday to complete the transfer on a permanent deal. Anderlecht released an official statement ...

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Afful pleased with sensational goal for Columbus in Conference semi

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Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful has reiterated the importance of his goal in last week’s 4-1 win over New York City FC in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference semi-final game. Afful scored a sensational solo goal in stoppage time of the first leg when he went past three opposing defenders before coolly slotting the ball past the ...

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Mohamed Abdel-Shafy out of Ghana qualifier due to injury

Mohamed Abdel Shafy of Egypt  (R) in action against  Emmanuel Agyemang  of Ghana during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Ghana at Borg Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 13 November 2016.  (Image credit: EPA/KHALED ELFIQI)

Egypt’s veteran left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafy has been ruled out of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Ghana at the Cape Coast stadium due to injury. The Egyptian FA confirmed the development on Monday after the team doctors assessed the injury and advised against his selection. Abdel-Shafy’s absence will be a big blow àfor the Pharaohs as he has featured in all ...

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We’re not taking Ghana game for granted – Cuper

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Egypt Head Coach Hector Cuper insists that his side will approach Sunday’s final World Cup qualifier against Ghana with all seriousness. The game against Ghana is just a formality as Egypt have already qualified for the World Cup after defeating Congo 2-1 in the last round thanks to a last gasp Mohammed Salah goal. Cuper maintained that the attitude and ...

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Aduana Stars crowned GHPL champions

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Premier League champions Aduana Stars have been decorated with their Premier League winners medals at a colourful ceremony in Dormaa-Ahenkro. Aduana defeated Brong Ahafo Regional rivals Berekum Chelsea in a special coronation match at the Nana Agyemang Badu 11 Park in Dormaa on Sunday.   GFA Vice President George Afriyie led officials, including PLB Chairman Ashford Tettey-Oku to present the ...

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Ghana 5-0 Kenya: Princesses take big step towards world cup qualification

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Ampem Darkoa Ladies striker Princella Adubea scored 4 times as Ghana’s female U-20 team, the Black Princesses took another step towards qualification for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France with victory over visiting Kenya in the first leg of their second round qualifying match. The 19-year old scored a brace in the first half to give the ...

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