Author Archives: Gary Al-Smith

Sam Arday praises Feyenoord for promotion into top flight

Senior Ghanaian coach and football administrator, Sam Arday, has congratulated his outfit, Feyenoord Academy, for making it back into the Ghana Premier League, adding that keeping their place among Ghana’s soccer elites would be their prime target. The Fetteh-based side secured promotion for next year’s First Capital Plus Premier League on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win over Dunkwa United ...

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Ghanaians abroad: Jordan, Rabiu and Assifuah score in Europe

Over the weekend, Ghanaian players distinguished themselves all over the world. Not surprisingly, Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored twice in the UAE and Jordan Ayew was also on target in France. Rabiu Mohammed’s rehabilitation continued with a goal in Russia whilst youth prodigy Ebenezer Assifuah scored in Switzerland. England In the Championship, Jeffrey Schlupp was an unused substitute as Leicester ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah wins second Scudetto

Ghana midfielder won a second – and Juventus’ third – consecutive Serie A title without playing on Sunday when AS Roma, their only remaining challengers, lost 4-1 at lowly Catania on a weekend overshadowed by shootings before the Italian Cup final. Juventus players celebrated their record 30th title in the guest house which the team uses as a pre-match retreat ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah to wait another year for Euro title

Ghana star Kwadwo Asamoah will have to wait at least another year if he has to fulfil his dream of winning a European title. On Thursday night, Juventus drew 0-0 with Benfica at home to record an aggregate 2-1 defeat in the semi-final of the Europa League. Asamoah played for 90 minutes but the task of overturning the first leg ...

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Floyd Mayweather to get at Least $32 Million for Maidana fight

Floyd Mayweather is set for another huge payday when he faces Marcos Maidana Saturday night in Las Vegas in the welterweight unification fight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released contract figures Wednesday showing Mayweather is guaranteed $32 million and Maidana $1.5 million. Both fighters will also share in pay-per-view revenue if the bout is a box-office success with the bulk ...

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Medeama miffed about ref show in Aduana loss

Medeama Sporting Club has expressed its displeasure at the performance of referee Ebenezer Amoh in their 1-0 loss to Aduana Stars in Wednesday’s First Capital Plus Premier League match at the Dormaa Park.  The Yellow and Mauves were downed by a 62nd minute from Emmanuel Akuoko but the decision, according to the club’s Public Relations Officer, Tony Nkrumah-Boateng, was one ...

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Harrison Afful will leave Esperance after World Cup

Citi Sports understands that Black Stars defender Harrison Afful will leave Esperance after the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Esperance won the Tunisian league on Wednesday, with the former Kotoko man playing 70 minutes. Afful has been integral to the dominance of the Tunis side in the country’s top flight over the past four years. “Afful is still under contract with ...

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Wa All Stars: Oduro Nyarko praises players sharpness

The Chief Executive Officer of Wa All Stars, Oduro Nyarko has attributed Wednesday’s  huge 3-1 win over defending league champions Asante Kotoko to the team’s prudence in front of goal.  All Stars won the game with goals from a Michael Mensah brace and Ishmael Ganiwu strike while the Reds grabbed a consolation from Seidu Bancey. Speaking to Citi Sports after ...

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