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Senegal book World Cup ticket after win over South Africa

Senegal sealed a return to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since their 2002 debut thanks to a 2-0 win over South Africa in World Cup qualifying African Group D. Diafra Sakho scored the opener for the visitors in Polokwane, before a somewhat fortuitous Thamsanqa Mkhize own goal sealed the three points for the Teranga Lions. The visitors ...

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Controversial penalty damages N Ireland’s World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland face an uphill struggle to reach a first World Cup since 1986 after losing to Switzerland in controversial circumstances in the first leg of their play-off at Windsor Park. Ricardo Rodriguez scored with a penalty just before the hour mark after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled inside the area. Though that decision was harsh as the ...

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Liberia FA suspends coaches’ contracts in order to save money

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has suspended the contracts of national team coach James Debbah and his deputies in order to save money. The LFA is also working to pay all the arrears owed to Debbah and his team. The association’s vice president, Musa Shannon, says the contracts will resume ahead of Liberia’s next competitive game in March. “We decided ...

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World Cup: FIFA urged to strengthen workers’ rights in Russia & Qatar

Fifa has been urged to strengthen efforts to address risks to workers’ rights on World Cup stadium construction sites in Russia and Qatar. It is one of 33 recommendations in the first report of the governing body’s new Human Rights Advisory Board. The panel, including representatives from the UN, trade unions and sponsors, was created to provide independent advice on ...

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Asamoah Gyan to undergo thigh scan today 

Black Stars skipper, Asamoah Gyan, will undergo a scan today, Thursday to see the extent of the thigh injury he suffered during the team’s training at the Cape Coast Stadium on Wednesday. Gyan pulled out of the session and stayed on the sidelines as the rest of the team went through their paces. The Kayserispor forward is returning to the ...

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Fentuo writes: Bonuses to Starlets is a no-no

After news emerged that players of the Black Starlets team had been given their bonuses from the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India, Citi Sports’ Fentuo Tahiru, believes that the decision to hand money to these young players is very wrong and the nation will rue it later. Ghana’s U-17 players each got paid $4000 dollars for getting kicked out ...

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Frankie Fredericks suspended by IOC following corruption charge

Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being charged with money laundering and corruption. Fredericks, 50, was charged by the French authorities last week. He was accused of accepting a bribe of $299,300 (£230,000) from the son of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack when Rio won the vote to host the 2016 ...

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2018 WCQ: Black Stars hold training session in Cape Coast [Photos]

The Black Stars had their first training session on Tuesday afternoon at the Cape Coast Stadium ahead of their final World Cup qualifier against Egypt. 20 out of 23 players called up for the game took part in the session under the guidance of Head Coach Kwesi Appiah and his technical team. According to Citi News’ Central Regional Correspondent, Joseph Ackon Mensah, Captain Asamoah ...

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Moyes set to become West Ham Manager

West Ham will appoint David Moyes as their new manager on Tuesday. Negotiations for the 54-year-old former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss to take over from the sacked Slaven Bilic progressed smoothly on Monday. The Scot will sign a two-and-a-half-year contract which contains a break clause at the end of the season. Bilic left the club on Monday with the side ...

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Aduana Stars crowned GHPL champions

Premier League champions Aduana Stars have been decorated with their Premier League winners medals at a colorful ceremony in Dormaa-Ahenkro. Aduana defeated Brong Ahafo Regional rivals Berekum Chelsea in a special coronation match at the Nana Agyemang Badu 11 Park in Dormaa on Sunday. GFA Vice President George Afriyie led officials, including PLB Chairman Ashford Tettey-Oku to present the winners ...

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