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Mourinho slams England’s treatment of Man Utd’s Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho has slammed England’s treatment of Phil Jones, claiming the Manchester United defender was given six injections of local anaesthetic to play in the friendly against Germany. The Portuguese confirmed Jones is unavailable for Manchester United’s game against Newcastle on Saturday, after a recurring thigh injury forced him to come off 25 minutes into England’s friendly against Germany which ended 0-0 ...

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Ligue 1: Champions Monaco held at Amiens

Monaco could lose ground on Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain this weekend after drawing at struggling Amiens. The Unicorns led when Serge Gakpe capped off a quick counter-attack by finishing Gael Kakuta’s excellent through ball. But champions Monaco, four points behind leaders PSG before the game, levelled when Stevan Jovetic converted Fabinho’s pass. PSG can go six points clear if ...

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Murray splits with coach Lendl

British number one Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time by “mutual agreement”. The Scot won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold during two years with Lendl from 2012 to 2014. Murray was then coached by Amelie Mauresmo before turning back to Lendl in 2016, winning his second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold ...

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Ibrahimovic, Pogba in Man Utd squad against Newcastle

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Striker Ibrahimovic, 36, is yet to play this season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April. Midfielder Pogba, 24, has not played since injuring a hamstring against Basel in September. Defender Marcos Rojo is also available ...

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From Odumase to Madrid: Partey has arrived [Article]

Ahead of this weekend’s Madrid derby, CitiSports’ Daniel Koranteng looks at the evolution of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, who has risen to become one of the most important players at the Madrid club Karim Abdul Razak, Mohammed Gargo, Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah are some of the most notable names which come to mind when you think of prominent ...

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Borussia Dortmund drop Aubameyang for disciplinary reasons

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped for disciplinary reasons. The 28-year-old will not be considered for his club’s next Bundesliga fixture against VfB Stuttgart on Friday. Dortmund announced the suspension in response to a supporter’s question on Twitter, but did not elaborate on the reasons behind it. The Gabon international was also suspended by his club last year for an ...

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Ghana’s Tony Baffoe named deputy CAF General Secretary

Egyptian Amr Fahmy has been named as the CAF General Secretary. He was proposed by CAF President Ahmad to the Executive Committee in accordance with the statutory provisions, and the Executive Committee approved his appointment during its meeting held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Rabat, Morocco. Fahmy, 34, a passionate football lover, is a holder of a FIFA Master ...

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Sports Ministry’s 2018 budget cut by 30%

Following Wednesday’s reading of the 2018 Budget and Financial Statement by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, it has emerged that the budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the 2018 year has been cut by 30%. In 2017, the Ministry was given a budget of GHS 46, 910, 275 for its activities. The money was to be ...

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Gyan will captain Black Stars until… – Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah has said that captain Asamoah Gyan will continue leading the team for the time being. Gyan has captained the Black Stars since 2012 when he was given the role by Kwesi Appiah during his first stint with the national team. Gyan has since gone on to captain the team at four AFCON tournaments and ...

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Asamoah Gyan unveils energy drink

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has launched his own energy drink in the latest addition to his fast-expanding business empire. The product named ‘Run’ hit the Ghanaian market on Tuesday and is set to boost the local production sector as it is made in Ghana. The announcement comes just a month after Gyan acquired a license from the Government of ...

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