Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

LVG toughens Man United players at “boot camp”

No slacking: The Dutch manager watches on as the players are put through their paces in Miami

A stopwatch and a whistle round his neck, van Gaal wore an unrelenting critical glare as his players sprinted and slalomed through cones, lifted weights and medicine balls, and took part in resistance training with an elasticated band around their waists. The scrutiny was intense. Nobody was allowed to slacken off for a second. If they did, he would issue ...

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Man United players will learn their fates soon – LVG


Manchester United players should discover later this week if they have a future at Old Trafford. New manager Louis van Gaal says he will sit down with his squad members on their return from the United States and inform them of their fate. The 25-man squad will head back to Manchester in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following the ...

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Ghanaian supporters to march against Canadian Embassy on Monday


Members of some Ghanaian supporters unions will on Monday, besiege the premises of the Canadian embassy to protest the refusal of the embassy to grant them visas for the upcoming Women’s U-20 World Cup in Canada. Members across the country have lamented the high rate of visa denials by the Canadian embassy, insisting it is a deliberate ploy to frustrate ...

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Beaumelle steps down as Zambia coach


Frenchman Patrice Beaumelle has stepped down as coach of Zambia after just nine months in charge of Chipolopolo. He looks set to join up once again with Herve Renard, who was appointed coach of Ivory Coast last week. Beaumelle was assistant to Renard when he was coach of Zambia and stepped up to replace him when he resigned in October. ...

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AFCON 2015: Kenya out, Uganda advance in qualifiers


Kenya and Tanzania crashed out of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while their neighbours Uganda reach the group stages. Lesotho caused an upset as they held Kenya to an 0-0 draw on Sunday in Nairobi, a result that was enough to see the visitors advance 1-0 on aggregate. The loss resulted in Football Kenya Federation sacking their ...

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Arsenal beaten by Monaco as Valencia win Emirates Cup


Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Monaco as Valencia won the Emirates Cup. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored the only goal of the game, converting a free header from the edge of the six-yard box just before half-time. The Gunners, who miss out on winning their home tournament for the first time in four years, felt they should have been awarded ...

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Chelsea’s Romeu makes Stuttgart loan move

Oriol Romeu: Spent last season on loan at Valencia

Chelsea central midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Bundesliga side Stuttgart on a season-long loan. Romeu, who has made 33 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Barcelona in the summer of 2011, was recently handed a new three-year deal by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The 22-year-old holding midfielder spent last season on loan with La Liga side Valencia, but ...

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B.A United stars head to Parma

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There are more reasons for BA United to celebrate as part of their grand qualification to the premier league in the coming season as two young stars of the club will trip to Italy for greener contracts. Patrick Kojo Asmah,left back of the team who also is with the current national U-20 male side Black Satellite will leave Ghana on ...

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Ghana FA poised to receive $8M W/C prize money next week


The Ghana Football Association could receive an expected $8million World Cup revenue next week as FIFA begins the distribution of prize monies to the 32 countries who participated in the 2014 Brazil competition, FootyGhana sources at the corridors of the country’s football headquarters indicate. Ghana’s Black Stars were eliminated at the group stages and thus automatically earned the $8million amount ...

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New West Brom signing Ideye reveals visa frustrations


West Bromwich Albion’s new record signing, Brown Ideye, has said delays over his visa and work permit have prevented him joining up with the team. The Nigeria striker, 25, was signed from Dynamo Kiev on 18 July, but has so far not travelled back to the UK. He missed a pre-season friendly against Nottingham Forest last week and is set ...

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