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Awal Mohammed terminates contract with Raja Casablanca

Ghana defender Awal Mohammed has cancelled his contract with his Moroccan side Raja Casablanca after a season at the club. Both parties are yet to comment on the development which was agreed on eight days ago. Awal joined Raja Casablanca as a free agent after cancelling his contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab. Before that he was playing in South ...

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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland stun Ukraine

Gareth McAuley’s header and a stoppage-time strike by substitute Niall McGinn helped Northern Ireland beat Ukraine to earn their first win at a European Championship. West Brom defender McAuley got on the end of Oliver Norwood’s perfectly delivered free-kick for the crucial 49th-minute opener. After the players were withdrawn because of a hailstorm, McGinn followed up Stuart Dallas’ fierce shot ...

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Q&A: How Baba Rahman has risen from non-League to the EPL

How long has it taken Baba Rahman to rise from Dreams FC’s field in Kweiman to the well-manicured turf at Stanford Bridge in West London? Answer: 5 years. It may sound unbelievable but that is the truth. Baba Rahman is now part of a chosen few who get to play in the world’s best league but it could have been very ...

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EURO 2016: Last-gasp France defeat Albania to reach last 16

Substitute Antoine Griezmann eased France’s frustration in Marseille with a 90th-minute header, before Dimitri Payet made certain, as Les Bleus overcame a dogged Albania side to become the first team into the UEFA EURO 2016 knockout stage. Didier Deschamps’ men were running out of time and ideas when Griezmann met Adil Rami’s cross from the right, breaking Albanian hearts. Payet ...

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Pistorius walks on stumps to show court his disability

Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic limbs and hobbled around the courtroom at his sentencing hearing in South Africa. The former Olympic athlete was on his stumps when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a door at his home in 2013, and his defence made much of his vulnerability. The hearing in Pretoria was called after a court convicted ...

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Sports Ministry unhappy with GFA over Black Stars friendly matches

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), has expressed its displeasure at the actions of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over international friendly games. In a press release signed by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Vincent Oppong-Asamoah, it stated the Ministry’s reservations over the way the GFA conducted the affairs of the Black Stars and the other ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal captain criticizes Iceland’s ‘small mentality’

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at Iceland’s lack of ambition after the two sides drew 1-1 at Euro 2016. The Real Madrid player also refused to shake the hands of the Iceland players after the group match in Saint-Etienne. “I thought they’d won the Euros the way they celebrated at the end,” he said. “It was unbelievable. We tried ...

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Brazil sack Dunga after Copa America exit

Dunga has been sacked from his position as Brazil manager after a disastrous Copa America Centenario. The Selecao were eliminated from the tournament in the group stage after drawing with Ecuador and losing to Peru, either side of a 7-1 victory over Haiti, which proved irrelevant. He is expected to be replaced by Corinthians manager Tite, who will take charge ...

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Euro 2016: Russia given suspended disqualification

Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is further crowd trouble at their remaining tournament matches. Uefa, European football’s governing body, has given Russia a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro (£119,000) fine for disorder at the game against England in Marseille. Russia were also charged for fan racism and lighting fireworks at the game. Groups of Russia ...

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Barcelona pays €5.5m euro fine over Neymar transfer

Barcelona football club has agreed to pay a €5.5m (£4.3m) fine over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu told reporters there had been “a mistake… in tax planning” in connection with the transfer. Barcelona had been accused of tax fraud over the signing, which it denied. Neymar and his father are also being ...

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