Author Archives: Nathan Quao

Xabi Alonso: Former Real Madrid star accused of tax fraud

The case dates back to 2010, when Mr Alonso was playing for Real Madrid (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso is facing a possible five-year jail term after Spanish authorities accused him of tax fraud. Prosecutors say he owes nearly €2m ($2.4m; £1.7m) in tax related to earnings from his image rights that he failed to declare. The income relates to the period from 2010 to 2012, when the former Spanish international ...

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Construction works begin for Youth and Sports Center in Ho


Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, has cut sod for the construction of a Youth Resource Center in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region. The facility, expected to be completed by November 2018, will cost an estimated $2.4m. The multi-purpose facility is part of government’s efforts to address the sports infrastructure deficit in the country and will construct similar ...

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Referee Lathbridge apologises following lifetime ban by Ghana FA


Beleaguered Fifa referee Reginald Lathbridge has apologised to Bechem United and Elmina Sharks, as well as football lovers, following his error which delayed the start of the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League season. The 41-year-old was found guilty by Ghana FA’s disciplinary committee on Tuesday after he mistakenly transferred a caution meant for Sharks striker Felix Addo to Bechem midfielder Joseph Amoah ...

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uniBank takeover: Confusion surrounds Black Stars sponsorship deal


The Black Stars’ sponsorship deal with troubled bank uniBank could be in trouble after the Bank of Ghana announced that the domestic bank has gone into administration. uniBank, in 2016, announced a renewal of their sponsorship with the team worth $1.2 million for three years which will expire in November 2019 but the current uncertainty surrounding the bank has put ...

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“Ghana Premier League not dead, social media proves it”- Kwesi Nyantakyi


President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, says the Ghana Premier League still has a lot of following despite contrary claims. The 2018 season started off at the weekend after some legal challenges and Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the league’s popularity was on display by virtue of the conversations on social media. Citi Sports’ checks of the leading Twitter trends ...

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Felix Annan: Ghana’s very own David De Gea


After watching Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan’s heroics secure a famous point for the Porcupine Warriors against WAFA in Sogakope, Citi Sports’ Daniel Koranteng reckons the 22 year old has traits of Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea. Now I know what you are thinking; “too much hype”, “he is not that good” and so on. And you may have a ...

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Man United face Spurs, Chelsea take on Southampton in FA Cup semis


Manchester United will face Tottenham at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, while Chelsea take on Southampton in the other game at the national stadium. A cup triumph for the Red Devils will see them equal Arsenal’s record haul of 13 FA Cup wins, while Spurs have not won the competition since 1991. 2012 winners Chelsea, who edged past Leicester at the King Power ...

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