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Odartey Lamptey eyes national team coaching job

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Nii Odartey Lamptey, says he is ready to take up any coaching role in the any of the nation’s age-restricted teams. Lamptey had a career which took him to Europe and South America and he also featured for Ghana at U-17, U-20, U-23 and senior team levels. At a point in 1991, he was christened by ...

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TAMAKLOE: Are Hearts Really WELL-ington?

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Radio Maxx’s Atsu Tamakloe wonders if Hearts of Oak’s struggles in the opening weeks of the 2018 Ghana Premier League season are temporary or they represent the team’s true colours. Not many teams start their season without a substantive coach. Fewer still, do so and expect to win the league. When you add a 9 year title wait to the ...

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Isco gets hat-trick as Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 in friendly

Spain recorded their biggest win against a World Cup winning nation (image credit: Rex Features)

Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain warmed up for the 2018 World Cup by crushing 2014 finalists Argentina in Madrid. Spain raced into a 2-0 lead when Diego Costa stabbed past Sergio Romero before Isco side-footed his first goal. Argentina, without injured forward Lionel Messi, pulled it back to 2-1 through Nicolas Otamendi’s header. Isco and Thiago Alcantara extended the ...

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Brazil end Germany’s unbeaten home run with 1-0 victory

Gabriel Jesus is Brazil's top scorer since Tite's reign started in September 2016 with nine goals (Image credit: Getty Images)

Germany lost for the first time in 23 matches as Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal to give Brazil the win in Berlin. This was the first full meeting between the two nations since Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte. Jesus put Brazil ahead with a powerful diving header late ...

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VAR denies England win over Italy in friendly

Jamie Vardy strikes the ball past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England for 366 days (Image credit: Getty Images)

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape ...

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GHPL: Berekum Chelsea- Sharks postponed due to religious event

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The Week 3 fixture between Berekum Chelsea and Elmina Sharks in the Ghana Premier League set for Wednesday has been postponed by the PLB because of the unavailability of the Golden City Park. The park has been rented out by the Municipal Assembly to the Church of Pentecost for a religious function on Wednesday. The GFA and PLB are said ...

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Queens off to Japan on Tuesday

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Ghana’s Black Queens will leave for Tokyo on Tuesday for their international friendly against their Japanese counterparts on April 1. Coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo largely has kept faith with the team that won the WAFU tournament in Abidjan last month, with just two changes in the 18-player squad as she continues with the team building exercise towards this year’s Africa ...

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Ronaldo goal run ends as Holland put 3 past Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in eight straight games prior to his match (Image credit: Getty Images)

European champions Portugal suffered a heavy shock friendly defeat by the Netherlands in Geneva. Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and ex-Liverpool forward Ryan Babel put the Dutch 2-0 ahead. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk, recently named as the new Dutch captain, netted their third with Joao Cancelo dismissed for Portugal in the second half. The game brought to an ...

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Hype plan for 2018 Women’s AFCON rolled out

Hon. Freda Prempeh, Chairperson of the LOC for the 2018 Women's AFCON

Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations, Hon. Freda Prempeh, has revealed plans to create awareness and interest in the tournament which will be hosted by Ghana later this year. With 8 months to the start of the tournament, most conversations surrounding the event have been about infrastructure and facilities and there have ...

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