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FIFA extends mandate of Ghana FA normalization committee

World governing body FIFA has extended the mandate of the Ghana Football Association normalization committee. The extension is to help the committee complete the electoral process expected to go beyond the slated October 25, 2019 proposed date. An official confirmation from FIFA extended the work of the interim managerial team up to November 17, 2019. The committee will now have enough time for a proper handing over after the electioneering process. The Ghana FA normalization committee was expected to end its mandate on September 30. But the committee has now…

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Chuba Akpom opts to play for Nigeria

Former England youth international Chuba Akpom says he has now pledged his international allegiance to the country of his parents Nigeria. The 23-year-old striker who plays in Greece for PAOK is eligible to play for the Super Eagles as he holds dual-nationality and has not played for England at senior level. In March 2017 ex-Arsenal youth player Akpom trained with the Nigeria senior side at Barnet alongside then Chelsea defender Ola Aina and now hopes to line up with his life-long friend Alex Iwobi for the West African country. “I’ve…

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AS Roma sign African partnership with Nigeria

Italian club AS Roma have signed an agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to become their first African partner. Roma won the hearts of Nigerian fans after announcing it was backing the Super Eagles at last year’s World Cup in Russia when Italy failed to make the finals – and when it launched a Pidgin Language Twitter account back in March. Pidgin is spoken by an estimated 75m people in Nigeria, with additional speakers across West and Central Africa. This three-year partnership will see Roma and the NFF collaborate together on and off…

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What have been the most recent major upsets in sport?

Sports are loved by all people around Africa for the fun and excitement they bring. Whether you like to simply watch them or make some money from games with sports betting offers, they are a very enjoyable way to spend time. This is true for any sport, be it soccer, basketball or the NFL. What is also true for all sports is how shock results can occur at times to upset the odds. Now that many of the major professional sports are underway again, this has been shown to be…

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Norwich City stun Manchester City in thriller

Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display to inflict Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road. The Canaries were ravaged by injuries with 11 players missing but made light of the handicap to take full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending. Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia’s corner after 18 minutes and Norwich doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when a flowing move started by Marco Stiepermann ended with…

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Samuel Eto’o finally ends his playing career

Four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto’o has signalled the end to his 22-year playing career. The ex-Cameroon and Barcelona forward, 38, posted on Instagram, stating: “The end, towards a new challenge.” Eto’o, his country’s record scorer with 56 goals in 118 games, also enjoyed brief stints in the English Premier League with Chelsea and Everton. Last year, after a short spell with Turkish side Konyaspor, he joined Qatar Sports Club, his last club. Eto’o joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in 1996 at the age of 16, but was limited to just three…

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Ghana: Football association adopts new statutes

The membership of the Ghana Football Association Congress on Thursday approved and adopted new Statutes at an extra ordinary congress held in the capital Accra. The statutes were proposed by a normalization committee that was put in place following the suspension of the Football association over corruption allegations involving its former President, Kwesi Nyantekyi. The adopted statutes did not go without resistance and counter Proposals. The new statutes will have 120 delegates with 12 executive council members. The new Executive council will be composed of 5 premier league representatives, 3…

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Gambia’s coach won’t ‘beg players to play’ for the Scorpions

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet says he will not beg players to represent the Scorpions. He was responding to questions over players he omitted from The Gambia’s squad for upcoming 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifiers against Angola. Saintfiet left out Hadjuk Split midfielder Hamza Barry, Saudi-based Bubacarr Steve Trawally and former Swansea winger Modou Barrow. The trio all declined invitations for June’s friendlies against Guinea and Morocco. “I don’t need to beg anyone to play for his country,” Saintfiet told reporters during squad unveiling. “If Steve (Bubacarr) Trawally, Hamza Barry…

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Champions League draw: Holders Liverpool drawn with Napoli

Holders Liverpool will face Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta. Last year’s runners-up Tottenham are in a group with five-time European Cup winners Bayern Munich, plus Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade. Chelsea must negotiate a group including 2019 semi-finalists Ajax, Valencia and Lille. European heavyweights Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid were drawn together in Group A while former winners Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will all meet in Group…

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Guinea-Bissau’s Ansu Fati gets the world talking

On Sunday Barcelona‘s newest star Ansu Fati made his debut and the wonder-kid from Guinea-Bissau has got the world talking. He became Barca’s second youngest player of all time at the age of just 16, coming off the bench in their 5-2 win over Real Betis. Fati joined the Catalan giants refusing an offer from Real Madrid despite Los Blancos offering a bigger financial package. He joined the famous La Masia academy at the age of 10 and rose through the ranks. Fati’s father Bori revealed that his son had…

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