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Aubameyang’s father tasked to qualify Gabon for AFCON 2019

Gabon’s football federation (Fegafoot) has hired a trio of former national team skippers to rescue the country’s aspirations of qualifying for the continental football showpiece scheduled for next year in Cameroon. A Thursday statement from Fegafoot announced that Pierre Aubame and Daniel Cousin have been named as co-coaches of Gabon after the dismissal last week of Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho. ...

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We can’t force Baba to come and play for Ghana again – Tanko

Ghana assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko says he sides with Schalke 04 left-back Baba Rahman who has asked for some time away from international duty to regain full fitness after a long-term injury. The 24-year-old only played his first competitive game in May due to a terrible knee injury picked up while on duty the Black Stars at the Africa Cup ...

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Aduana Stars midfielder blasts management over sacking of Yussif Abubakar

Aduana Stars midfielder Elvis Opoku has questioned the decision of the club’s top hierarchy to sack former coach of Yussif Abuabakar. The midfielder vented his frustrations at the club, insisting the decision to sack Abubakar made no sense and went ahead to criticize the appointment of Keinechi Yatuhashi. “What was the point in the sacking of Yusif.” Elvis quizzed speaking ...

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Normalisation Committee bent on cleaning bushy GFA office

The Ghana Football Association is now a reptile breeding ground after 3 months inactivity at the Secretariat. The FIFA Normalisation Committee (NC) has tasked staff of the Ghana Football Association, GFA, to find a cleaner to clear the offices before work begins. The Government of Ghana, through the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), handed over the secretariat to the Normalisation ...

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Fifa warns Sierra Leone it faces a ban from global football

Football in the West African nation has been beset by conflict in recent years. A four-man Fifa unit is due to arrive in Sierra Leone shortly to investigate match-fixing claims involving the national team. Football’s world governing body is also overseeing a roadmap which concerns, in addition to the match-fixing investigation, delays to FA elections and agreeing the conduct of ...

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Ronaldo red card slammed by Emre Can: We’re not women!

Emre Can reacted with stunned amazement after seeing a replay of Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card against Valencia and risked a huge backlash in the process. Juventus’ opening Champions League match of the season was locked scoreless midway through the first half when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner clashed with Jeison Murillo off the ball at the edge of the home ...

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Heavyweight Champion Joshua Says Wembley Return A ‘Blessing’

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has described a return to London’s Wembley Stadium for the latest defence of his title belts in front of a home crowd on Saturday as “a blessing”. The 28-year-old Londoner will put his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation titles on the line against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin. “Coming back is a ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star SENT OFF against Valencia in Champions League – WATCH

THIS is the moment Cristiano Ronaldo was dismissed for Juventus against Valencia on his Champions League debut. Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus from Real Madrid this summer and was making his Champions League debut against La Liga victims Valencia tonight. However, the 33-year-old has endured a torrid evening with the Portugal international receiving a straight red card following a collision ...

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Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia 2-0 without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday. A tearful Ronaldo left the pitch in disbelief in the 29th minute, having aimed a petulant, but seemingly harmless, kick ...

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Sports Ministry Rubbish Black Starlets’ “Slave Wages” Reports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports have denied reports circulating in the media that players and technical members of the Black Starlets team were paid peanut on their return after failing to qualify for the 2019 Africa Youth Championship. Ghana could not make it to next year’s competition in Tanzania after losing on penalties to perennial rivals Nigeria in the ...

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