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Ghana move up in FIFA rankings for November


Ghana moved up one place to 51st in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. The Black Stars gained points after their 1-1 draw with Egypt in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played in Cape Coast earlier this month. The Black Stars however dropped down one place to  9th place on the continent, with Senegal moving above Tunisia ...

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“I made a big mistake against Senegal”- Referee J.O. Lamptey

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Odartey Lamptey, has finally spoken about his error in his handling of the South Africa vs Senegal match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in 2016 which led to FIFA banning for life and calling for a replay of the match. He awarded a first half penalty to South Africa despite replays showing that the ball clearly ...

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SAFA to study FIFA decision on SA vs Senegal replay


The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed receipt of a report from Fifa stating that Bafana Bafana should replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal. The match, characterised by some interesting refereeing decisions, was originally played last year on 12 November in Polokwane and Bafana won 2-1. According to FIFA, this decision follows the confirmation of the Court ...

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Fifa rejects Leicester City’s application for midfielder Adrien Silva

Adrien Silva has scored one goal in 20 games for Portugal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fifa has rejected Leicester City’s application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds. The Foxes signed the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon for £22m but finalised parts of the deal near the close of the summer transfer window on 31 August. Silva’s registration was not completed in time with football’s governing body meaning he ...

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Samuel Inkoom suspended by FIFA for failing to pay agent


Ghanaian footballer, Samuel Inkoom, has been handed a one-year ban from football by FIFA for failing to pay Andrew Evans, a football agent an amount of Euros 352, 500 based on a contract the two parties signed back in 2010. Evans reported Inkoom to FIFA after Inkoom had moved from Basel in Switzerland to Dnipro in Ukraine in 2011 The ...

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FIFA Appeal Committee lifts 4-match ban on Lionel Messi


The FIFA Appeal Committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association, on behalf of the player Lionel Messi, against the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, lifting the sanctions imposed on him as a result. Following a hearing which took place in Zurich on 4 May 2017, the Appeal Committee has set aside the decision taken by the ...

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Fifa completes internal investigation & passes on further evidence

FBI agents bring out boxes after an operation inside the Concacaf (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) offices in Miami Beach in 2015 as US announced football corruption charges (Image credit: Reuters)

Football’s governing body Fifa has passed on further evidence to Swiss and United States authorities as it completed its internal investigation into alleged corruption. It has been co-operating with law enforcement since May 2015 when Fifa members were arrested in Zurich. “We have now completed that [22-month] investigation and handed the evidence over to the authorities,” said Fifa president Gianni ...

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Fifa looks into Neil Taylor’s leg-breaking challenge on Seamus Coleman

Wales captain Ashley Williams comforted Everton team-mate Seamus Coleman as he was taken off on a stretcher (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fifa has opened proceedings against Wales full-back Neil Taylor after his leg-breaking challenge on the Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman. The Everton defender, 28, was taken off on a stretcher after the tackle, for which Taylor was sent off, during Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin. Coleman was taken to hospital and required surgery on a double break. Taylor, 28, ...

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Senegal authorities pushing for SA match replay after Lamptey ban

Banned J.O Lamptey

Two days after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was given a lifetime ban by FIFA, Senegalese football authorities are said to be considering calling for a rematch of their match against South Africa which was handled by referee Lamptey. In the said match which was a 2018 World Cup qualifier played in November 2018, the referee awarded a penalty to South ...

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