Author Archives: Nathan Quao

GFA announce football calendar for next three seasons

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The Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee has approved a calendar for all competitions in Ghana football for the next three seasons. The calendar includes upcoming CAF Inter-Club matches, the Ghana Premier League, the MTN FA Cup, Division One League and GHALCA tournament. Upcoming international matches for respective national teams have been included in the calendar. However, with CAF restructuring its ...

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FA Cup fourth round: Manchester United go to League Two Yeovil Town

Manchester United beat Yeovil in the 2014-15 FA Cup on their way to reaching the quarter-finals of the competition

League Two Yeovil Town, the lowest-ranked side left in the FA Cup, will host 12-time winners Manchester United in the fourth round. Tottenham will also go to League Two opposition as they play Newport County. Premier League leaders Manchester City have been drawn away to Cardiff City or Mansfield, while Nottingham Forest, who knocked out holders Arsenal on Sunday, are ...

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Schalke eyeing Baba Rahman loan move

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Schalke o4 head coach, Domenico Tedesco, has stated the club’s intentions of bringing Baba Rahman back to Germany for another loan spell in this month’s transfer window. Rahman is currently recovering from a knee injury he sustained in the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon. But after featuring 21 times for Schalke before the injury, the German club has plans of ...

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Lone Star: Why Africa May Never Have Another Footballer-Turned-President

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Freelance football writer, Yaw Frimpong Manso looks at the rise of George Weah from a footballer to Liberia’s newest President and argues that the continent of Africa may not see another fairy tale like this in a while. The story of George Weah, whenever or wherever told, would leave few unamazed. It’s Slumdog Millionaire — only better scripted, far less ...

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Philippe Coutinho completes Barcelona medical ahead of move from Liverpool

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Philippe Coutinho has completed a medical ahead his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona for a club-record fee, the Spanish club announced on Monday. Brazil international Coutinho underwent his medical on Monday morning despite a thigh problem that ruled him out of Liverpool’s last two games, following the two clubs agreeing a deal on Saturday. The club said in a statement: “Coutinho ...

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Isaac Dogboe grateful to father and trainer Paul Dogboe for WBO Interim crown

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New interim WBO Super bantamweight champion, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe has paid tribute to his father and trainer, Paul Dogboe, after defeating Mexican Cesar Juarez in their bout on January 5 at the Bukom Boxing Arena. Dogboe floored Juarez in the fifth round to get a technical knockout victory on the night. Pundits have praised Dogboe’s all-out attacking approach to ...

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“I don’t miss the Black Stars” – Agyemang Badu

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Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has revealed that he does not miss playing for the Black Stars after being constantly overlooked by head coach Kwesi Appiah. Badu, 27, has not played for the Black Stars since Kwesi Appiah returned to the national team with his last stint coming in the Africa Cup of Nations a year ago in Gabon. ...

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GHALCA G8: What the coaches said after Match Week 1

(From left: Steve Polack, Yusif Abubakar, Bashir Hayford, Frank Nuttal)

After four opening matches  in the two groups and 14 goals, the coaches handling the teams in the GHALCA G8 Tournament shared their thoughts on how their teams fared. Hearts, Asante Kotoko, Medeama and Aduana Stars all picked up wins on the opening day. Group A Aduana 1-0 Dreams FC: Fataw Abdulraman’s first half strike was enough to give the ...

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Bale scores twice for Real Madrid in Celta Vigo draw

These were Gareth Bale's first goals in La Liga since he scored in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on 17 September (Image credit: AFP)

Wales forward Gareth Bale scored twice in his first La Liga start since 20 September as Real Madrid were held to a draw at Celta Vigo. Celta went ahead when ex-Liverpool striker Iago Aspas set up Daniel Wass, who lobbed goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Bale, who has had a calf injury this season, netted twice in three minutes after passes from ...

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Thomas Abbey returns to Hearts training

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Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey has returned to preseason training with the side following reports of his imminent departure from the Phobians. Abbey, who was Hearts of Oak’s top scorer in last season’s Ghana Premier League campaign, is currently out of contract and was heavily linked with a move away from the club. But in a stunning u-turn, the ...

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