Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Alexis Sanchez signs for Man Utd in swap deal with Mkhitaryan


Manchester United have signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, in a swap deal with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Chile forward Sanchez, 29, who almost joined Manchester City last summer, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal. City decided earlier this month that they would not pursue their interest in him as they felt making him their best-paid player may affect team morale. Mkhitaryan, 29, ...

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Messi, Suarez on target as Barcelona sweep past Levante


Lionel Messi marked his 400th Barcelona appearance with a goal as the La Liga leaders maintained their nine-point advantage with victory over Levante. Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp, chipping the ball to Jordi Alba and volleying home the return. His 365th La Liga goal equalled Gerd Muller’s record for goals in a single one of Europe’s top ...

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Egypt, Hector Cuper win big at CAF Awards

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Egypt’s men’s football team has been named the continent’s best national team for 2017. The Pharaohs enjoyed a phenomenal year, making it all the way to the final of the African Cup of Nations, losing narrowly to Cameroon. Led by Player of The Year, Mohammed Salah, they also dominated their World Cup Qualifying group, sealing their place at this year’s ...

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Bayana Bayana beat Black Princesses to women’s CAF Award


Ghana’s female U-20 side, the Black Princesses, were beaten to the CAF Women’s National Team of the year award by South Africa’s women’s National team, popularly known as Bayana Bayana. The Princesses lost out on the prize despite currently enjoying a glittering qualification process for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, which has seen them score 20 goals in their ...

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Premier League on Boxing Day: Lingard rescues United, Chelsea comfortable


Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2 to begin Boxing Day in style and there were plenty of goals in the 3pm games, too. BOURNEMOUTH 3-3 WEST HAM A controversial stoppage-time goal salvaged a 3-3 draw for Bournemouth against West Ham in a thrilling Premier League encounter at Dean Court. Callum Wilson was credited with the Cherries’ third after he had the final touch as Nathan Ake headed ...

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Kane breaks Premier League goals record as Spurs thump Saints


Harry Kane grabbed another hat-trick and broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley. The Spurs and England striker headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark, which was set during his time at Blackburn in 1995. Kane then added ...

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Burnley are in European qualification race – Jose Mourinho


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Burnley are among the contenders for European qualification. Burnley are three points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool on 32 points after 19 Premier League games, despite securing only 40 points in total last season. Sean Dyche’s side have already taken points off some of the top six, including an impressive 3-2 away win against Chelsea ...

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Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona: Zidane says he has no regrets


Zinedine Zidane has “no regrets” and “will not change” despite Real Madrid’s 3-0 home defeat by leaders Barcelona. Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal scored as unbeaten Barca opened a 14-point lead over the champions, who had Dani Carvajal sent off. “I’m here to make decisions,” Zidane said. “If we had scored in the first half, things would have been ...

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Ex-Arsenal player Eboue on ‘brink of suicide’, sleeps on friend’s floor


Eleven years ago he was lining up to take part in the biggest club match in world football. During an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League, he pocketed millions of pounds in wages, lived in a mansion and drove flashy cars. Now ex-Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue spends his days hiding from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels ...

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Leicester 2-2 Man Utd: Late Maguire strike earns point for Foxes


Manchester United will spend Christmas an eye-watering 13 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after Harry Maguire secured Leicester a draw with a last-gasp goal. Already reeling from their shock midweek Carabao Cup exit at Bristol City, the need for Jose Mourinho’s men to get back to winning ways was heightened by Pep Guardiola’s team racking up a ...

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