Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Luis Suarez completes his transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool

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Uruguay international Luis Suarez has officially completed his transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool. Although the striker arrived in the Catalan city on Tuesday to finalise the deal, he had to be ‘unveiled’ by Barca under the terms of his current ban. The 27-year-old is serving a four-month FIFA suspension from all football-related activity after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during ...

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Chelsea agree deal with Atletico Madrid for Filipe Luis

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Chelsea have announced that they have reached agreement with Atletico Madrid over a fee for left-back Filipe Luis. The 28-year-old Brazilian will complete a move to Jose Mourinho’s team as long as personal terms can be agreed. Luis will give Mourinho the extra option he needs at left-back following the departure of the experienced Ashley Cole, who was allowed to ...

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Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi completes Porto move

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Portuguese side FC Porto have completed the signing of Feyenoord centre-back Bruno Martins Indi on a four-year deal. The fee for the 22-year-old was not disclosed. Martins Indi was an integral part of the Netherlands’ excellent World Cup campaign, playing six games as Louis van Gaal’s side secured third place. “It feels the right moment to leave. I have played ...

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Liverpool complete £20m signing of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool have completed the £20m signing of winger Lazar Markovic from Benfica on a “long-term deal”. The 20-year-old helped Benfica win the Portuguese title last season after joining the club from Partizan Belgrade in the summer of 2013. “I hope that I will fulfil the expectations of the supporters, coaches, players and all connected to the club,” he told Liverpool’s ...

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Van Gaal starts work as new Manchester United manager

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Louis van Gaal finally starts work as new Manchester United manager on Wednesday morning and will put his players through their paces as he gets to know the club’s Carrington training ground. The 62-year-old declined the opportunity to take a holiday after the Netherlands’s World Cup campaign and has instead decided to get straight down to business in Manchester, a ...

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Real Madrid ‘most valuable sports team’ – Forbes

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Spanish football club Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world’s most valuable sports teams. The club, who won the Champions League in May, is worth an estimated $3.44bn (£2bn), Forbes said. The top three slots are occupied by football clubs, with Barcelona in second place at $3.2bn, and Manchester United third, with a value of $2.81bn. ...

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Antonio Conte quits as coach of Juventus

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Antonio Conte has quit as coach of Juventus just a day after the squad reconvened for pre-season training. Conte, who had a year remaining on his contract, led the Turin club to the Serie A in each of the past three years. But the 44-year-old said he felt it “may be more difficult to keep winning with Juventus” in the ...

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You can’t unveil Suarez – FIFA tells Barcelona

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Barcelona will not be able to present Luis Suarez to the press and public when his transfer from Liverpool is complete. Suarez’s impending £75million move can go ahead in the coming days despite his four-month worldwide ban from all football-related activity. But FIFA has confirmed the suspension does prevent the kind of welcoming ceremony Barcelona customarily throw for their marquee ...

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Sports Ministry hold retreat to discuss future of Ghana football

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the  Ghana Football Association will, later today, engage  about 60 football administrators to discuss issues concerning the development of soccer in the country. The two day retreat will seek to find answers to various questions about the future of the sport, that have arisen as a result of the poor performance put up ...

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Liverpool agree to sell Suarez to Barcelona

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Liverpool have announced that they have reached a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona over the transfer of Luis Suarez to the Catalan club. In a statement on their official website, the club announced “that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona.” It went on to state that the player had the ...

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