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Cape Verde top African team in Fifa rankings for March

Cape Verde have moved to the top of the list of African sides in Fifa’s world rankings for March. It is a remarkable achievement for the tiny island nation, which is located on an archipelago off the northwest coast of the continent. The Blue Sharks have replaced giants Ivory Coast at the summit, with the African champions dropping down to ...

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Scottish club signs Ghanaian Osei-Obengo from Gibraltar second-tier

Scottish Championship club Dumbarton have completed the signing of Sebastian Osei-Obengo until the end of the current season. 21-year-old Osei-Obengo joined the club from Europa Point who are in Gibraltar’s second division. He had previously spent some time at French club Bastia. Dumbarton are 8th in the 10-team league, 12 points from the bottom. The club’s manager Stevie Aitken told their website: “Sebastian ...

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Wenger ‘worried’ as challengers falter

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was “worried” about his side’s recent results on a night where three title challengers were beaten. The Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Swansea leaves them third, six points adrift of leaders Leicester and Wenger says they “must get back to positive results”. Tottenham missed the chance to go top of the table after defeat at ...

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Adam Johnson guilty of child sex charge

Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a girl aged 15. The jury at Bradford Crown Court found Johnson guilty of a charge of sexual touching, but not guilty on a charge relating to another sexual act. The former Sunderland player had previously admitted grooming the girl and one charge of sexual ...

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Arsenal oppose European Super League as clubs hold talks

Arsenal say they are “strongly opposed” to the formation of a breakaway European Super League. Speculation regarding a new league came after Wednesday’s meeting of officials from the Gunners, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. A representative from the International Champions Cup series was also involved. “Discussions were primarily around the ICC and formats of European competitions,” said an ...

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Avram Grant to arrive in Ghana next week

Head Coach of Ghana’s Black Stars, Avram Grant, is set to arrive in Ghana next week to begin preparations for the 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Mozambique. The Israeli coach has been in the United Kingdom since December 2015 after he was allowed only a month’s leave by his employers, the Ghana Football Association. Grant’s inclination to stay abroad has been ...

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Bertrand Traore: Burkina Faso forward praised by Hiddink

Chelsea’s Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore is reaping the rewards of having a good attitude and a willingness to learn, says boss Guus Hiddink. “He was always ambitious and a very fresh guy,” said Hiddink. “I liked his attitude, his fresh approach – not afraid to make errors.” The 20-year-old has scored in each of his last three games and ...

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GFA orders Avram Grant to return to Ghana

The Ghana Football Association has ordered Black Stars coach Avram Grant to return to the country following his extended leave from December last year. Grant has not been in Ghana since December on leave but he was a recent guest on Sky Sports Television to give his perspective on the search for a new manager for Chelsea and the move ...

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UK High Commissioner to visit GFA Secretariat on Tuesday

The UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin will pay a familiarization visit to the Ghana Football Association Secretariat on Tuesday March 1 at 3pm. The visit is to enable Mr. Benjamin acquaint himself with the operations of the FA and to interact with key officials of the Association. The UK Ambassador will hold a closed door meeting with the ...

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Tottenham are title favourites – Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri

Tottenham are the Premier League title favourites, according to Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri. Spurs, who are two points behind leaders Leicester with 11 games remaining, have not been top since the first week of the 2009-10 season. But ex-Chelsea boss Ranieri, whose side host West Brom on Tuesday (19:45 GMT), believes the Londoners can end their 55-year wait for a ...

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