Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Champions League last 16 draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona, Tottenham to take on Juventus


Chelsea were handed the toughest test in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League as they were paired with five-times European champions Barcelona. Having finished second in their group behind Roma, Antonio Conte’s men were hoping for a potential tie against Besiktas but instead came out against Lionel Messi’s band of superstars. Tottenham were also handed a ...

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Black Princesses: Basigi calls 23 players for Cameroon clash


Head Coach of the Black Princesses, Yusif Basigi, has invited 23 players for their final FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in January. The team breezed past Algeria and Kenya in their two previous qualifiers scoring a total of 20 goals across the four fixtures. The team began their camping on Sunday ahead of the final test in ...

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“Re-naming of Tamale stadium after Aliu Mahama was deserving” – Pius Hadzide


Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Pius Enam Hadzide has defended government’s decision to rename the Tamale Sports Stadium after late Ex-Vice President Aliu Mahama. The Tamale Sports Stadium was re-christened the Aliu Mahama over the weekend at a ceremony in Tamale which was attended by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The late Aliu Mahama, Vice President under the Ex-President J.A. ...

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Senegal in World Cup Group H: Samurai & One-Man Armies


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong analyzes each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and today, he casts the spotlight on Senegal in Group H. In an era when the individual’s ability to swing a football game is becoming increasingly more powerful than the collective’s -credit ‘selfish’ geniuses ...

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Tamale Stadium renamed Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium


The Tamale Sports Stadium has been officially renamed after the late former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama. Now known as Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, incumbent Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, inaugurated it at a colourful durbar of chiefs from the entire Northern Region. The late Alhaji Aliu Mahama lobbied for the stadium’s construction in Tamale as part of the stadia built ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Slick City, Lomachenko Power


Citi Sports editor, Nathan Quao, pens his column and this week, he looks back at Manchester City’s triumph in the Manchester Derby and Vasyl Lomachenko’s super display against Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York. Blue Skies over Manchester  Often, you hear of teams believing that they have made progress and they have dreams of being in the big time. Well, on ...

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Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud rescues point for Gunners


Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. The French frontman struck two minutes from the end as Saints just failed to hang on to Charlie Austin’s early opener. Austin had punished Arsenal for a calamitous beginning to the match with his fourth goal in his last three starts. With ...

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Guardiola’s side place one hand on title


Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola’s men to derby victory. The much-anticipated 175th Manchester derby was comfortably the biggest game of the Premier League season, such was the need for Jose Mourinho’s Reds to claw back their swashbuckling rivals. But the gap between table-topping ...

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Vasyl Lomachenko keeps belt after Guillermo Rigondeaux quits

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

NEW YORK — History belongs to Vasyl Lomachenko, who painted a masterpiece against Guillermo Rigondeaux in the first-ever professional fight between two-time Olympic gold-medal winners. Lomachenko did as he pleased until Rigondeaux quit on his stool with an injured left hand after the sixth round of what had been an utterly one-sided fight before a sellout crowd of 5,102 on ...

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