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GFA administration not recognized at FIFA- Deputy AG

The Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, says the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) is unhappy and does not recognize the Ghana Football Association (GFA) current administration following Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative piece on corruption that engulfed the association.

Rafael Mensah to fight Machado for WBA title on July 21

Alberto "Explosivo" Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) would put his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Featherweight World Title on the line, as he faces undefeated number one contender Rafael "Sweet Pea" Mensah of Ghana (31-0, 23 KOs) in a 12-round battle.

Russia 2018: Belgium send Tunisia packing after 5-2 thrashing

Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2 to automatically eliminate the North Africans from the Russia 2018 World Cup.


Both sides needed the three points as Belgium wanted to secure an easy qualification and Tunisia wanted to win and still have a chance of making it to the next round.

From the onset Belgium, their intentions clear after Tunisian defender Ben Yousseff made a rough challenge on Eden Hazard which resulted in a penalty.

The Chelsea forward stepped forward and made it 1-0 to Belgium in the 6th minute.

A second goal came in the 16th minute after Dries Mertens played a long ball to Lukaku who drifted inside and unleashed a screamer to make it 2-0 for Belgium.

Tunisia, however, responded immediately after Bronn connected to head home a free kick from Khazri.

Belgium came out strong again and scored on the stroke of half-time as Lukaku calmly lifted the ball over the onrushing Tunisian goalkeeper.

In the second half, Belgium started from where they left off as Hazard scored a brilliant solo goal in the 51st minute to make it 4-1.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi was not left out of the party as he got his name on the scoresheet to make it 5-1 for Belgium.

Tunisia had the final say as Wahbi Khazri hit a precise pass inside the box to end the game at 5-2.

Read also: Russia 2018: Switzerland edge Serbia 2-1 to open up Group E

Tunisia having lost their first two games are out of the tournament.

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John Boye signs for Ligue 2 side Metz

Ghanaian defender, John Boye has joined French Ligue 2 side FC Metz after leaving Turkish side Sivasspor.


He signed a two-year deal, committing his future with the French second tier side until June 2020.

John Boye's contract expired at Sivasspor and did not renew.

The Black Stars defender spent three years at Sivasspor and returns to France.

"I have decided to sign for Metz in France as they have good plans that every player wants to be associated with," Boye told Ghanasoccernet.com

John Boye has joined MetzAfter playing for Turkish sides Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor, the former Rennes defender has now committed to the Grenats.

This is his second spell in France after joining Rennes in 2008 from Hearts of Lions.

This is the fourth signing for Metz in the off-season after Alexandre Oukidja, Laurent Jans and Marvin Gakpa, not to mention the signature of Mathieu Dossevi.

Read also:Ghanaian defender John Boye leaves Sivasspor

John Boye is a full Ghana international.

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Russia: Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 to record first win

Nigeria turned on a better performance this time as they beat Iceland 2-0 in their second group game of Russia 2018.


Both teams needed positive results but it was the Nigerians that were more determined.

After playing a dull first half, Nigeria came in stronger in the second half.

A quick counter-attack on the 49th minute allowed Chelsea winger Victor Moses to slide the ball to Ahmed Musa who made no mistake and unleashed a shot into the net.

Nigeria were confident from that end and got the cushion in the 75th minute, Ahmed Musa burst into a wonderful run, rounded the Iceland goalkeeper and slotted the ball home to make it 2-0.

Iceland did not sit back and went in search of a goal, they won a penalty in the 83rd minute but Everton forward Gylfi Sigurdsson missed.

Read also:Russia 2018: Brazil snatch a late 2-0 win against Costa Rica

Nigeria held on to record a 2-0 win and puts them in a better position to qualify if they record a positive result in their last game against Argentina.

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Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation set to demonstrate

Para Athletes and the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation are set to demonstrate against what they termed as 'unfair treatment and discrimination towards Para Sports' by the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports on Monday, June 25, 2018.

A statement signed by the National Spokesperson for the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation, Alfred Quarshie, said "the Ministry refused  to support a budget of GHS52,000.00 for a top four championship by the Federation which is to take place at Ho , this June for four days alongside national training cause for coach".

The statement said "the Ministry last year advice the federation to focus on local events and this is the first major local event of the federation for this year".

Read the full statement:

We the players of the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation from the ten ( 10 ) Regions of Ghana by this release extending an invitation to all Para Athletes in Ghana and friends of  Para Sports to join our demonstration on Monday 25th June 2018 .

Purpose for the Massive Demonstration: 

i. Unfair treatment and discrimination towards Para Sports by the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports 

ii. Deceit by the Sports Ministry which has landed the GWBF into a Fine by the IWBF with reference to the late withdrawal from the 2018 African Championship in South Africa.

iii. The Ministry refusal to support a budget of GHS52,000.00 for a top four championship by the Federation which is to take place at Ho, this June for four days alongside National training cause for coach, after the Ministry last year advice the federation to focus on local events and this is the first major local event of the federation for this year.

iv. Deliberate attempt by the Ministry to remove blind goal ball from this years Ghana National Games.

Time : 6 am 

Venue for Assembly : Accra National Rehabilitation Centre

Attire : All Red or Black with Red bands .

Notice : Players from other regions will arrive Sunday evening and will lodge at the Accra National Rehabilitation Centre .

Placards and other logistics for the Massive Demonstration to the Jubilee House will be share on Monday morning .

We are also calling on all media house to join us and cover this historic national demonstration.

Thank you all .

Signed By:

Alfred Quarshie , National Spokesperson for the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation.

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Russia 2018: Brazil snatch a late 2-0 win against Costa Rica

Brazil snatched a late 2-0 win against Costa Rica in their second Group E game of the Russia 2018 World Cup.


The game which was highly contested by the two sides looked to be heading to a 0-0 draw until Brazil turned up in the last minute.

After a lame first half with few chances, Brazil were on an attacking mission from the blast of the whistle in the second half.

They created chances but failed to find the breakthrough.

Read also:Russia 2018: Argentina's hope hangs on a thread after Croatia defeat

They continued to attack and that paid off late in the game, in added time, Barcelona forward Coutinho, toe-poked the ball past Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas to give the Selecao the lead.

Brazil did not settle on the 1-0 lead and Neymar doubled the lead in the 97th minute after Douglas Costa laid the ball into his path.

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