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Mali beat Ghana 1-0 to defend U-17 Youth Championship title

Mali has defended their U-17 African Youth Championship after beating the Black Starlets of Ghana by a lone goal in the final game.

The Malians scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute through a penalty rebound and maintained their scoreline to win the ultimate trophy.

Ghana went into the game hoping to win the trophy after a blistering start of the competition but had to settle for silver as they look forward to the U-17 World Cup in India later this year.

The Malians were the better side on the night as they dominated possession and overpowered the Ghanaians with the height and strength.

They also created better scoring opportunities including another penalty which was saved by the Ghanaian goalkeeper.

Both teams alongside the other two semi finalists would be heading to the World Cup, hoping to make Africa proud at the event.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo hails SWAG

President Nana Akufo-Addo has praised the Sports Writers Association of Ghana(SWAG) for the successful organization of the 42nd Awards Night which came off at the Banquet Hall of the State House on Saturday night.

Anthony Baffoe is SWAG Sports Personality of the Year

Former Black Stars player and General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, Anthony Baffoe has won the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year,  at this year's Sports Writers Association of Ghana(SWAG) Awards held on Saturday night.

Arsenal shock Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal confirmed their position as FA Cup specialists with a 2-1 win over league champions Chelsea in the finals at Wembley on Saturday.

Local Black Stars still learning-Samuel Sarfo

Liberty Professionals Captain and Local Black Stars defender, Samuel Sarfo, says the team is still trying to find their rythm after they drew 1-1 with Benin at the Accra Sports satdium.

Mayweather visits Ghana next month

Former welterweight world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be visiting Ghana next month as part of a planned tour of Africa.

Jose Mourinho targets four summer signings for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is targeting four top signings at Manchester United this summer, with Antoine Griezmann the primary target.

Mourinho has also made signing a central defender a priority, with Michael Keane, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Lindelof the three options United are considering at the position.

In addition, United are also looking to add a central midfielder and a versatile defender capable of playing either right or left back.

United finished the season on a high with victory in the Europa League but Mourinho wants to significantly strengthen the squad this summer as he looks to build a team capable of challenging in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

Mourinho was decisive in the market last summer as he provided chief executive Ed Woodward with a list of targets from which Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly were signed.

And the United boss has handed Woodward a similar list of targets for this summer.

United want Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann to help address a goal-scoring shortfall that saw them manage just 54 in the Premier League last season, 32 less than top scorers Tottenham.

Ibrahimovic, the club's top scorer last season with 28 goals, faces an uncertain future as he continues his recovery from ruptured knee ligaments and he was coy about his plans when speaking to reporters after the Europa League final.

His departure would leave a void up front for United and it is unclear whether Mourinho is ready to trust 19-year-old Marcus Rashford to fill it.

Wayne Rooney's 13-year tenure at the club looks to be coming to an end after he confirmed he has received offers from other clubs in England and abroad, with the club captain admitting he "more or less" decided his future.

Michael Carrick, 35, will be offered a new one-year contract by the club but Mourinho is keen to have another option in midfield after allowing Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave during the season.

Sky Sports News HQ understands United are confident of fighting off interest from Real Madrid in David de Gea after securing Champions League qualification for next season.

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McDan donates GHC10,000 towards SWAG awards.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDan Group of Companies, Daniel McKorley has presented an amount of  GHC10, 000 to the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) in support of this year’s SWAG Awards Night scheduled for Saturday, at the Banquet Hall of the State House.

Willian staying at Chelsea

Willian has dismissed suggestions that he could leave Chelsea this summer, saying he is "very happy" at Stamford Bridge.

GPL officiating quiet decent-Saanie Daara

Communications director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saanie Darra has praised the level of officiating in the Ghana Premier league, describing it as decent.

China's transfer tax

The Chinese FA has announced a shock new 100% tax on the signing of foreign players, making it less likely that players such as Diego Costa and Wayne Rooney will move to Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs this summer.