Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Elise Mertens in third round

Johanna Konta will next face Venus Williams or Kiki Bertens (Image credit: Getty Images)

British number one Johanna Konta moved into the Miami Open fourth round with a dominant win over Elise Mertens. Defending champion Konta, ranked 14th in the world, secured a 6-2 6-1 victory over the Belgian world number 21 in 65 minutes. The 11th seed will next face 37-year-old Venus Williams, the world number eight. American Williams defeated 26-year-old Dutchwoman Kiki ...

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GHPL Week 2: AshGold go top, WAFA maim Liberty at Dansoman


After failing to beat Asante Kotoko in Week 1, WAFA went to Liberty Professionals and got a very impressive 3-1 win at the Karl Reindorf Park. The match was Liberty new coach, Reginald Asante’s first in charge of the team but not even his presence could save them from a difficult afternoon. Former Black Starlets players, Aminu Mohammed and Richard ...

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GHPL Week 2: AshGold thump Hearts 3-1 in Cape Coast


AshGold produced a brilliant tactical performance to beat Hearts of Oak 3-1 in the Phobians first game at their new home grounds in Cape Coast. C.K Akunor’s men controlled the early embers of the game and were rightly rewarded for their early dominance when James Akaminko tapped in from close range after just 9 minutes to give the Obuasi based ...

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Lingard goal gives England win against Holland

Jesse Lingard's goal was his first for England in nine appearances (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Lingard’s first international goal extended England’s unbeaten run to seven games and gave them a deserved friendly victory against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Lingard made the decisive contribution just before the hour, arriving on the edge of the penalty area to fire low past Dutch keeper Jeroen Zoet, who got a hand to the shot but could not keep ...

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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal beat Egypt in friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances ...

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Ghana 2018: Women’s AFCON launched in Accra


The 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been launched in a short ceremony in Accra. The competition, to be hosted by Ghana in November this year, will see 7 other African countries join host Ghana to compete for the most prestigious trophy in African women’s football. The event was attended by members of the Local Organising Committee, Minister for ...

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GHPL Preview: Aduana open title defense in Elmina; Hearts host AshGold


After last week’s opening round of matches in the 2018 Ghana Premier League season, both victors and losers have taken stock of their team’s strengths, and are setting new targets for their teams. Elmina Sharks vs Aduana Stars, Ndoum Stadium, Elmina League champions Aduana Stars will open their  are away at Elmina Sharks. The Ogya boys are kicking off their ...

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Michael Essien attracting interest from South Korea


Ghana midfielder Michael Essien could be headed to the South Korean K-League after revelations leaving Indonesian side Persib Bandung earlier this week. Essien spent one year in Indonesia before being released by the club to make way for an additional foreign player signing. Essien’s free agent status means several clubs are interested in snapping up the former Chelsea man. Clubs ...

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