Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Pele backs Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join PSG

Neymar dazzled inside Parc de Princes on his PSG home debut (Image credit: EPA)

Pele has backed Neymar’s decision to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain as he thinks his compatriot had to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. The Brazilian moved to the French capital for a world record £198m earlier this summer, breaking up the famous ‘MSN’ trio of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, which had helped the Catalan club achieve trophy-laden ...

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Barcelona pulled out of Jean Michael Seri transfer – Nice


Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has claimed Barcelona pulled out of a move for Jean Michael Seri at the last minute. The Ivory Coast midfielder was a target for Barca during the summer window but ultimately stayed at Nice. Barcelona have been criticised for their summer activity, with former presidential candidate Agusti Benedito launching a vote of no confidence against the club’s ...

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La Liga wants UEFA to investigate Man City’s spending


La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate Manchester City’s spending, claiming their financial power “distorts European competitions” and “is irreparably harming the football industry”. La Liga is not only asking for a probe into City’s spending, it also wants UEFA to expand its newly-launched investigation into whether Paris Saint-Germain have breached Financial Fair Play rules. The Spanish league president Javier ...

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NATHAN QUAO: Kwesi Appiah Creating More Doubters


Citi Sports editor Nathan Quao examines the Black Stars’ 1-1 draw with Congo Brazzaville and believes Kwesi Appiah is vindicating his opposers. Everyone clearly remembers my opinions on the appointment of Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars Head Coach. However, I said I would back the coach and give him time to work and succeed. Four matches is clearly not enough ...

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Black Stars suffer World Cup qualifying blow after Congo draw


The Black Stars’ hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup were dealt a serious blow on Friday after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Congo in Kumasi. A mistake by Joseph Attamah Larweh in the first half was capitalised on by the Congolese, who took the lead through Thievy Bifouma. The Black Stars found an equaliser after Thomas Partey stroked ...

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McGregor ‘proud’ of pro boxing debut despite Mayweather loss


Conor McGregor says he is “proud” of what he achieved on his professional boxing debut, despite being stopped in the 10th round by Floyd Mayweather. The UFC lightweight champion, 29, lost a much-hyped fight as 40-year-old Mayweather took his perfect career record to 50-0 in Las Vegas. The build-up was dominated by heated exchanges, but McGregor said the American, who came ...

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Late Burnley strike denies Tottenham win at Wembley


Chris Wood scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to deny Tottenham their first Premier League win at Wembley. Spurs had looked on course for victory after Dele Alli put them ahead with a calm finish from after Ben Mee fluffed a clearance from a corner. Harry Kane twice went close to Tottenham as they looked to make the result safe – ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal: Reds thump hapless Gunners at Anfield


Liverpool put in a scintillating display to thrash a woeful Arsenal at Anfield. Joe Gomez crossed for Roberto Firmino to head home and the scorer set up Sadio Mane, who cut in from the left and curled home their second goal. Mohamed Salah scored a third after dispossessing Hector Bellerin 70 yards from goal before sprinting half of the pitch ...

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