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Hearts & Kotoko both held to draws

Ghana’s two biggest clubs were held to separate draws on matchday three of the local topflight league.

Wafa were the biggest winners on matchday three of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League, while Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko were each forced to settle for a point in separate games on Sunday.

Ghana to play Mozambique on March 24 in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Ghana's national team will play their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique in Accra on the unusual day of Thursday, CAF has revealed.

The Black Stars are used to playing their home matches at weekends but the crash qualifiers for the tournament in Gabon look to have forced the change.

Benteke earns praise from Klopp after tough win

JURGEN KLOPP praised Christian Benteke after the striker gave 10-man Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Alan Pardew's side led through Joe Ledley's strike and looked comfortable when James Milner was sent off for a second yellow card on 62 minutes.

Kanu hated Mondays - Harry Redknapp

Monday mornings are always hard but no one hates them more than Nwankwo Kanu apparently.

Harry Redknapp has been reminiscing about signing the former Nigerian star at Portsmouth, where he spent six seasons and scored 20 goals, including the winner in the 2008 FA Cup final.

Baba Rahman dropped for Norwich game

Ghana defender Baba Rahman looks to have taken one step backwards in his Chelsea career after having winger Kenedy being preferred to him at left back.

The former Augsburg left back played three good games in the absence of injured John Terry but seems to be paying dearly for a blunder against Southampton last weekend.

Another Swiss Gianni Infantino is new FIFA boss

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter.

Man City rejected Marcus Rashford reports say

Manchester City rejected the chance to sign Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United because of his small size, according to the striker’s former youth coach.

Asamoah Gyan suffers groin injury

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has suffered another setback after picking up a groin injury in Shanghai SIPG’s 2-1 loss away to Melbourne Victory in the Asian Champions League.

I feel the support of the fans; I want to stay here - Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese star admits he faces a lot of pressure at the Spanish giants but is used to dealing with it, is happy and hopes to remain at the club for a long time.

Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is happy at Real Madrid and has no intention of leaving the club.
The Portuguese star has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu recently, with Paris Saint-Germain widely mooted as a possible destination for the three-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Baba Rahman gingers former club ‘Dreams FC’ with cash package after Ebusua Dwarfs win

After their maiden victory in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday, the Blues defender has made a cash donation to the side he left four years ago.

Ghana and Chelsea defender Abdul Rahman Baba has extended his kind gestures to his former club Dreams FC by making a cash donation following their 1-0 win over Ebusua Dwarfs in their Ghana Premier League debut game on Saturday.

GFA to clubs: Desist from issuing your own media accreditation

The Ghana Football Association has warned all Clubs that the only source of media accreditation for the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League is the Association adding that it will deal with any Club which refuses entry to media men who have the approved accreditation.

Mental illness hurting NBA’s Delonte West

He was in a Jack in the Box parking lot, donning a hospital gown and no shoes, when a fan approached him. His eyes remained closed for two pictures, after having “wander[ed] the streets of Houston” for some time. He was asked whether he was the Delonte West, the eight-year, well-known NBA alum. To that question, he responded yes, and no.

Why Kobe Bryant couldn’t spend his entire career playing with Shaq

Even though Kobe Bryant has spent more than half his career playing without Shaquille O’Neal by his side, the two players will always be connected. People will wonder “What if…?” with regards to both players for years to come. As in, “What if they had been able to coexist for a longer period of time?” The thought is that they could have won more titles together than they eventually did apart once they split up.

Former Kotoko Striker Ahmed Toure Sues MP For Defamation

Former Asante Kotoko striker, Ahmed Simba Toure has finally filed a lawsuit against Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyepong for claiming the Burkina Faso international infected radio and television presenter Afia Schwarzenegger with HIV/Aids

The ex-Africa Sports and El Gouna attacker is seeking a public apology and a retraction of the allegation from the owner of Oman FM and Net2 TV.

Toure is also demanding the payment of $900 million from Kennedy Agyepong for defamation.

The Ivorian born footballer is planning to head to court once the lawmaker fails to meet his demands.

 

Source: Daily Soccer Ghana

Manny Pacquiao 1.9 million twitter fans poorer

Boxer cum politician, Manny Pacquiao, appears to have courted some enemies globally following his comment that disapproved same sex marriage. Apart from the massive public debate over his comment, his followership on Twitter has reduced considerably from over 2 million to just 10,000.

The eight-times world boxing champion provoked a storm of controversy in his home country after saying people in same-sex relationships “are worse than animals.”

Pacquiao, 37, who is running for a seat in the Philippines senate in May’s elections as a conservative Christian, made the remark in a video posted on local TV5’s election site.

“It’s common sense,” he said. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.” He later apologized and said”  “I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT.

I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I’m praying for you.” But his apology did not save him from maintaining his followers on Twitter, not even his recent benevolence which he exhibited by building thousands of houses for poor Philippines in his locality helped him.

citifmonline.com

Baba Rahman Set To Play Against PSG In UEFA Champs League

Ghana’s Baba Rahman is in line to get a place in Chelsea’s team to face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage first leg tie.

The Ghanaian left-back will be up for selection after it emerged that Chelsea captain John Terry, did not travel with the Blues to Paris for the match on Tuesday.

Terry strained his hamstring against Newcastle in the Blues’ 5-1 on Saturday, but the post-match scans revealed that he would not be fit the Champions League match at the Parc Des Princes despite training with the team in London before they flew to Paris.

Rahman’s inclusion in the team is made very likely due to the long-term absence of Kurt Zouma.

Chelsea are now left with Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic as options for central defence leaving Spanish player

Cesar Azpilicueta and Baba Rahman as the main choices for the full-back areas.

Rahman has played three times for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.

 

Source: citifmonline

Baah Profiled

  1. Gideon Baah, a native of Accra, Ghana, was born on Oct. 1, 1991. The 24-year-old was signed as a Discovery Signing via transfer from HJK Helsinki on Feb. 9, 2016.

Barceleno close to setting new record

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says "there is still a long way to go" this season after the treble chasers equalled a club record of 28 unbeaten games.