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Renaming Tamale stadium after Aliu Mahama right call – Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide has defended government’s decision to rename the Tamale Sports Stadium after late Ex-Vice President Aliu Mahama. The Tamale Sports Stadium was re-christened the Aliu Mahama over the weekend at a ceremony in Tamale which was attended by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The late Aliu Mahama, Vice President under the Ex-President J.A. ...

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses. “I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old told BBC Sport. “It’s always a special feeling when you ...

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Kwesi Appiah labels Egypt “the Salah team”

Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah believes the Pharoah’s of Egypt are a “one man team” and must look to address the situation or face early elimination from the Russia 2018 World Cup. Hector Cuper and his charges have been drawn in Group A of the World Cup alongside host nation Russia, Saudi Arabia and South American powerhouse, Uruguay. The ...

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UCL draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona, Real Madrid battle PSG

Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus. Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland’s Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto. Holders Real Madrid will face Paris St-Germain. A record five English teams progressed from the group stage ...

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Tamale Stadium renamed Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium

The Tamale Sports Stadium has been officially renamed after the late former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama. Now known as Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, incumbent Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, inaugurated it at a colourful durbar of chiefs from the entire Northern Region. The late Alhaji Aliu Mahama lobbied for the stadium’s construction in Tamale as part ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Rooney grabs first ever Merseyside derby goal

Wayne Rooney’s first Merseyside derby goal earned Everton a 1-1 draw at Anfield as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s selection gamble backfired. It was a moment the 32-year-old had dreamed about ever since making his Toffees debut way back in August 2002 but, having had to wait after more than a decade at Manchester United, when it came it was something of a gift. The pent-up ...

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Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: Giroud rescues late point for Gunners

Substitute Olivier Giroud glanced in a superb late header to salvage a point for an underwhelming Arsenal side at disciplined Southampton. The Frenchman climbed above Virgil van Dijk to steer home Alexis Sanchez’s cross in the 88th minute to make Arsenal’s possession finally pay. It had seemed the Gunners’ slow start was going to cost them for a second successive ...

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Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz

Borussia Dortmund have sacked manager Peter Bosz after seven months in charge and appointed former Cologne boss Peter Stoger until the end of the season. Bosz arrived in the summer after guiding Ajax to the final of the Europa League but leaves with Dortmund seventh in the Bundesliga. They will enter the Europa League in February after finishing third in ...

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Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to stretch Bundesliga lead

Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points as they beat Frankfurt and RB Leipzig drew with Mainz. Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal secured victory for Bayern with his fourth goal in his past four Bundesliga games. He met Joshua Kimmich’s cross at the far post and headed it in beyond Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. ...

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Ronaldo brace as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla after first half blitz

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid put in a sensational first-half performance to blow away Sevilla. Real – only above fifth-placed Sevilla on goal difference before kick-off – led through Nacho’s close-range effort. Ronaldo had only scored two La Liga goals all season before converting Marco Asensio’s through ball and then scoring a penalty. Toni ...

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