Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Real Madrid have ‘great goalkeeper’ in Navas – Buffon


Gianluigi Buffon believes Real Madrid have no need to try and lure David de Gea away from Manchester United because they already have a great goalkeeper in Keylor Navas. De Gea, who has just begun his seventh season at Old Trafford, has been consistently linked with a move back to his native Madrid and United are understood to have turned down ...

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La Liga president accuses PSG, Man City of ‘financial doping’


La Liga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City of “financial doping”. PSG shattered the world transfer record last month when they activated Neymar’s buy-out clause and paid £198m to buy the Brazilian from Barcelona, a payment which La Liga initially refused to accept. The Ligue 1 club have also agreed a season-long loan for Kylian Mbappe that ...

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Congo 1-5 Ghana: How the Black Stars players rated


Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as the Black Stars kept their hopes of securing a place at the 2018 World Cup alive with a 5-1 win over Congo in Brazzaville on Tuesday. Richmond Boakye-Yiadom also chipped in with two goals as the Black Stars cruised to their first win of World Cup Qualifying. With World Cup Qualification hanging in the ...

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Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020


Diego Simeone has signed a two-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid that keeps him at the club until 2020. The Argentine manager was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the league in 2014, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid. Simeone, who has won five trophies at ...

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Kwesi Appiah makes five changes for Congo clash

Black Stars team

Kwesi Appiah has made five changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Congo on Friday for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Brazzaville. With captain Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew ruled out of the game with injury and Jordan Ayew suffering a stomach ache, Appiah has handed starts to Thomas Agyepong, Afriyie Acquah and Richmond Boakye Yiadom. Joseph Attamah Larweh who endured ...

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Joshua v Pulev: Cardiff to host October 28 heavyweight bout


Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has confirmed he will face Britain’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on 28 October. The 36-year-old is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title. “My preparation is very intensive despite the little time left,” Pulev posted on Facebook, adding the date and confirming Cardiff as the venue. “I will be perfectly ready when I ...

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Ibrahimovic included in Man Utd’s Champions League squad


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in Manchester United’s squad for the Champions League group stage. The 35-year-old forward rejoined United in August having been released at the end of last season, but is still working his way back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April. His inclusion means that he would be eligible to feature in the group ...

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Arsenal need fans’ support – Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger has called for the Arsenal fans’ support as his side look to rebuild their Premier League season. Arsenal were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield prior to the international break, a result striker Olivier Giroud claims the team were “ashamed” of. Fans’ frustrations intensified on Deadline Day after the club were unable to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar following ...

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Diego Costa left out of Chelsea Champions League squad


Diego Costa has not been included in Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stages. The striker has been in a stand-off with Chelsea throughout the summer, having claimed Antonio Conte told him he is not part of his plans at Stamford Bridge and refusing to return from his native Brazil to resume training at the club.  Costa failed to ...

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Manny Pacquiao pulls out of Jeff Horn rematch


Former champion Manny Pacquiao has pulled out of a welterweight rematch with Australian Jeff Horn, who stunned the boxing world with victory in July. The Filipino fighter, 38, is said to have “other commitments” at the time of the rescheduled bout on 12 November. Horn, a 29-year-old former schoolteacher, was given a unanimous 12-round decision in Brisbane. The World Boxing Organization reviewed the result with ...

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