Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Fabin and Starlets looking for revenge against Mali

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Black Starlets head coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin, is hoping to be third time lucky against Mali when he faces them on Saturday in the quarter finals of the U-17 World Cup in India. The match, which will be played in the border town of Guwahati, is the third time Ghana is facing Mali this calendar year but the Starlets have ...

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GHPL Relegation Battle: Who goes down on final day?

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With the top places in the Ghana Premier League virtually set, Citi Sports’ Fentuo Tahiru looks at the relegation dogfight and outlines the path to survival for the teams staring down the trapdoor on final day of the league. The Ghana Premier League enters the final round of matches with the most dramatic relegation battles in the last 10 years. ...

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PLB grants Aduana’s request to be crowned after Week 30

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The Premier League Board (PLB) has announced  that champions, Aduana Stars will be crowned during a special coronation match at Dormaa-Ahenkro on November 5, after match day 30 this weekend. A press release by the PLD explains the decision is as a result of a request by Aduana Stars to receive the league trophy and medals in front of their ...

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“Arsenal fought together to win in Serbia”- Arsene Wenger

Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in eight goals in his past eight European starts for Arsenal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side showed their character as they continued their perfect start to the Europa League with a 1-0 victory at 10-man Crvena Zvezda in Serbia. Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick late on made it three wins from three for Arsenal in Group H. They are top of the standings, five points ahead of BATE Borisov. ...

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Ghana watch: Boakye-Yiadom, Attamah, Twumasi feature in Europa League

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Ghana’s Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Joseph Attamah, Patrick Twumasi, Kassim Nuhu and Kadri Mohammed played in Thursday’s round 3 of the UEFA Europa League group stages. Boakye-Yiadom played 80 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their 1-0 loss to Arsenal. He came close to adding to his 31 goals this calendar year but his first half header hit the woodwork. Eventually, Olivier ...

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“Everton loss increases pressure on me”- Ronald Koeman

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman said the 2-1 Europa League defeat at home to Lyon puts his job under greater scrutiny. The Toffees remain bottom of Group E, without a victory in the group stage, and without a win in four games in all competitions. Ashley Williams looked to have earned Everton a draw moments after sparking a scuffle, but Bertrand ...

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Twumasi brace helps Astana beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0

Astana's forward from Ghana Patrick Twumasi celebrates a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between FC Astana and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on October 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STANISLAV FILIPPOV        (Photo credit should read STANISLAV FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana’s Patrick Twumasi scored twice for Astana in their 4-0 win over Israeli side, Maccabi Tel Aviv, on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League. Twumasi, who played for Ghana in the 0-0 draw with Uganda in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, opened the scoring for Astana in the 33rd minute with a penalty. Peretz blocked a free kick with his ...

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Rio Olympics head Carlos Nuzman charged with corruption

Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe (Image credit: Reuters)

Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman is accused of running a criminal organisation, money laundering and violating currency laws. The charges follow an investigation into a payment of $2m (£1.52m) to secure votes for the Rio ...

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Premier League: No Christmas Eve fixtures for English top flight

Leicester's game against Manchester United, at 19:45 GMT on 23 December, will be the last Premier League game before Christmas (Image credit: Getty Images)

No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled 23 December games were moved there for live television coverage. It had been thought that Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal was under consideration to be moved from 23 to 24 December. Instead, it will be played on Friday, 22 December, with a 19:45 GMT kick-off. Three ...

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Bobby Portis: Chicago Bulls forward banned for eight games for punching Nikola Mirotic

Portis (right) averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 64 games last season (Image credit: Reuters)

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis has been suspended for eight games for breaking team-mate Nikola Mirotic’s jaw when he punched him during practice. Spaniard Mirotic, 26, will miss four to six weeks after suffering upper jaw fractures and a concussion during Tuesday’s altercation. “Both players were involved but only one player threw a punch,” said Bulls vice-president John Paxson. “Portis ...

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