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Second Leg of Ghana at 60 clash between Kotoko and Hearts postponed

The second Leg of the Ghana @60 anniversary match between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak  scheduled for 28 May in Kumasi has been postponed.

According to reports, the Ghana FA has refused to sanction the exhibition match due to reasons best known to them.

''The May 28th second leg clash between Kotoko and Hearts of Oak has been postponed.

We are in talks with the FA with respect to a new date,'' Anim Addo told

Accra Hearts of Oak beat Asante Kotoko 3-1 in Accra last month at the Accra Sports Stadium and are poised to claim the bragging rights when the second leg comes off at the Baba Yara Stadium


Black Stars Technical team a formidable one-Yussif Chibsah

Former Black Stars midfielder Yussif Chibsah believes Kwesi Appiah has built a very formidable technical team. The likes of Stephen Appiah and Richard Kingston in particular will bring along rich experiences, having been on the team as players in recent times.

English FA to punish diving players next season

The Football Association have announced it will punish simulation with retrospective action from next season.

Players found guilty of simulation under the new offence of 'Successful Deception of a Match Official' will receive a two-match ban.

The FA revealed that retrospective action could be taken:
• Where an alleged act leads to a penalty
• Where an alleged act leads to a straight red card for an opponent
• Where an alleged act leads to a dismissal of an opponent [where the alleged act led to the opponent receiving either one of the two cautions]

A panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player will be asked to review all available video footage of the incident independently of one another and then advise the FA as to whether they believe it was an offence of 'Successful Deception of a Match Official'.

Only in circumstances where the panel come to a unanimous agreement would the FA charge the individual concerned.

Should a charge be admitted or found proven, the Independent Regulatory Commission will have the power to rescind the caution or dismissal received by the opposing player as a result of the simulation if it chooses to do so.

Sky Sports readers, voting in an online poll earlier this year, said retrospective punishment for diving was the top rule change they would like to see implemented in football.



2018 World cup dream is possible-Ibrahim Tanko

Newly appointed assistant coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Ibrahim Tanko, says the senior national team can still qualify for the 2018 world cup despite major setbacks in their campaign so far.

Poch: I'm staying at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says he will still be at Tottenham next season and has insisted there is no buy-out clause in his contract.

Sky in Italy reported earlier this week that Inter Milan wanted to appoint Pochettino as their new manager and that the Serie A club could buy the Argentine out of his contract by paying Spurs £4.2m.

However, Pochettino has dismissed the claim of a buy-out clause in his current deal and says he remains fully committed to Tottenham.

When asked if there was a buy-out clause in his contract, Pochettino said: "No, there is no buy-out clause in my contract. I will stay here next season.

"There are many, many rumours, but I am committed to Tottenham and I have no reason to leave the club. I will stay here, don't worry.

"Pre-season starts on July 3, you will see me here, don't worry."

Pochettino is contracted to Tottenham until the summer of 2021 having signed fresh terms last May.

Tottenham have already secured a second-placed finish in the Premier League and sealed Champions League football for another year.

Inter are on the lookout for a new manager having sacked coach Stefano Pioli last week following five defeats in six games.

They have since approached the representatives of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, according to Sky in Italy, but both have made it clear they want to stay at their respective clubs.


CDH supports SWAG with GHC 30,000

 CDH Financial Holdings has donated GHC 30,000 in support the 42nd Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards Night, scheduled for Saturday, May 27.

Terry: I could retire

John Terry has not ruled out retiring after Chelsea's final game of the Premier League season on Sunday.

The club captain made his first league start since September as a much-changed Chelsea celebrated winning the title with a thrilling 4-3 win over Watford on Monday.

Terry, who scored in the victory, announced in April that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer.

And he told Monday Night Football that he could even quit football after the match against Sunderland on Sunday.

"I know I said I wanted to play regular football, but I have not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring," he said.

"It depends if the right offer comes along then I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it's here or abroad, but I haven't made any decisions yet and I am just evaluating my options.

"I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people can't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through.

"The transition for me being on the bench and seeing it from a different aspect this year has served me well and will do if I go into management in the future."

After starting 24 league games last season, Terry has only made a handful of appearances under Antonio Conte this campaign.

But he says he does not hold any grudge against the Chelsea boss.

"He has been brilliant with me," he said. "Leaving me out of the side was probably a tough decision, but he pulled me in his office straight away and was very honest.


GFA names LOC for WAFU tournament

The Ghana Football Association has announced the Local Organising Committee for the 2017 WAFU tournament which will be staged in Ghana.