Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Corentin Tolisso signs for Bayern Munich from Lyon

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Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon. The 22-year-old France midfielder, who had been linked with Chelsea and Juventus, has signed a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena. Tolisso told fcbayern.com: “I had a wonderful time at Lyon, for which I was very grateful. Now I’m looking forward to playing for one of ...

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5 things we learned from Kwesi Appiah’s first game vs Ethiopia

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Kwesi Appiah took charge of his first competitive game since his reappointment as Black Stars coach on Sunday overseeing the 5-0 defeat of Ethiopia in Kumasi. Playing some delightful football particularly in the first half, Kwesi Appiah’s side brushed aside their opponents emphatically, kicking off qualifying for the AFCON tournament in 2019 in style. The first game of Appiah’s second stint ...

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Gyan scores 50th goal as Black Stars rout Ethiopia

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Asamoah Gyan scored his 50th goal for the senior national football team in a comfortable win for the Black Stars over Ethiopia on Sunday. Gyan beat his marker to head home a cross from Thomas Agyapong for the Black Stars’ opener in Kumasi as they roared to a 3-0 first half lead with further goals from John Boye and Ebenezer ...

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Black Stars hammer Ethiopia 5-0 in AFCON 2019 qualifier

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Ghana have kicked off qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon with an emphatic 5-0 win at home to Ethiopia. Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with his 50th goal for the senior national team, heading home Thomas Agyapong’s cross in the 10th minute. John Boye scored the second with a brilliant shot on the ...

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Gyan, Andre Ayew start for Black Stars against Ethiopia

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Captain Asamoah Gyan will be searching for his 50th goal for the senior national team on Sunday after he was named in the Black Stars starting line-up for the Afcon 2019 qualifier against Ethiopia in Kumasi. Coach Kwesi Appiah, taking charge of his first competitive game since being reappointed also hands debuts to Lumor Agbenyenu, Thomas Agyepong and highly-rated striker Raphael Dwamena. Andre ...

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Real Madrid become first club to retain Champions League

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for a record 12th time after outclassing 10-man Juventus in a high-quality Champions League final in Cardiff. Ronaldo put Real ahead with a first-time finish from 16 yards before Mario Mandzukic equalised from just inside the area with a sensational overhead kick beyond Keylor Navas. Real took ...

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Middlesbrough 2-2 Man City: Jesus rescues point against impressive Boro

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Gabriel Jesus kept Manchester City’s top-four hopes alive as Pep Guardiola’s side drew 2-2 at Middlesbrough. The Brazilian headed an 85th-minute equaliser at Riverside to rescue a point, keeping the club fourth, one ahead of city rivals Man United. Former City forward Alvaro Negredo had given the Teessiders a first-half lead before Sergio Aguero drew the visitors level from the ...

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Man Utd 1-1 Swansea: Sigurdsson’s free-kick earns vital point for Swans

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Gylfi Sigurdsson’s classy 25-yard free-kick gave Swansea City’s survival hopes a boost as they drew 1-1 at Old Trafford. The Icelandic midfielder beat David De Gea with a well-crafted set piece on 79 minutes, leaving Paul Clement’s side in 18th and two points behind Hull. The goal, in truth, is what City deserved as United’s opener came after a controversial ...

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Premier League round-up: Sunderland relegated, Hull snatch point [Photos]

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Sunderland 0-1 AFC Bournemouth Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed after Josh King’s late winner for Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats find themselves cut adrift at the bottom of the table, with David Moyes’ side trailing 17th placed Hull City by 13 points with four games to play. Southampton 0-0 Hull City Hull boosted their ...

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