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Ex-Portsmouth owner jailed for stealing £5m from wife to buy club

The man who owned Portsmouth for six weeks during an ill-fated spell in 2009 has been sentenced to five years in a United Arab Emirates jail for stealing £5m from his wife to fund the purchase. Sulaiman Al Fahim, who also fronted the Abu Dhabi United Group’s deal to buy Manchester City in 2008, was found guilty of forgery, using ...

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French referee banned 6 months for kicking player

A referee who aimed a kick at a player then sent him off has been banned for six months, half of which is suspended. Tony Chapron fell to the ground when his heels were clipped – apparently accidently – by Nantes’ Diego Carlos during a league match last month. Chapron, 45, kicked out at the player, then booked him for ...

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Decisions taken at last GFA Executive Committee meeting

Congress – The 24th Ordinary Congress of the Ghana Football Association will be held on the 7th and 8th of February 2018 in Prampram. Seminars before congress – The Executive Committee approved four seminars on Match fixing, Refereeing, Marketing and Media for various interest groups in football ahead of the start of the next season to help improve the game. The seminars will be held on the ...

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Man Utd: Jose Mourinho may allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to leave

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says “every player has his price”, which may pave the way for the January departure of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian playmaker has not started a game since the defeat at Chelsea on 5 November and has not been in the matchday squad for the last four games. Mkhitaryan became Mourinho’s third signing when he joined ...

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Fentuo writes: How Christopher Opoku brought out the commentator in me

The late Christopher “Columbus” Opoku represented many things to many people: a religious man, a  hardworking professional, an incorruptible journalist and an impeccable broadcaster. But for me, he will always remain the man that first gave me the confidence to become a commentator. I looked up to two people as a young journalist – Christopher Opoku and Yaw Ampofo Ankrah. ...

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De Gea display a ‘world best’ – Mourinho

David de Gea’s performance was the “best from a goalkeeper in the world”, according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after his side’s thrilling 3-1 win at Arsenal. The Spaniard made 14 saves, equalling the record since statisticians Opta began collecting data. “You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs,” added Mourinho. Arsenal boss Arsene ...

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Boakye-Yiadom: Striker to leave Serbia soon- Agent

  Richmond Boakye Yiadom’s future has been thrown into doubt as the agent of Black Stars forward, confirmed that the player will leave Serbian side Red Star Belgrade for main stream Europe by the end of next summer’s transfer window. The former Juventus striker has been in prolific form for the Serbian outfit and already has 35 goals in 44 ...

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Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court after being found guilty of sexual assault. The alleged incident took place in January 2013 when the Brazilian was playing for AC Milan. Robinho, along with five other men, have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan. The former Manchester City ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Fabulous Kotoko, EPL big boys and Young English Kings

Citi Sports editor, Nathan Quao, rewinds to the weekend and talks about the magnificent Asante Kotoko and the top teams winning again in the Premier League in his latest Monday column. Porcupine Ruthlessness  At very irregular moments, cup finals leave you asking “how did that happen?” because those ones tend to follow the strangest of scripts. Sunday’s MTN FA Cup ...

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England fight back against Spain to win U17 World Cup

England produced a sensational performance to come from 2-0 down to thrash Spain 5-2 and win the Under-17 World Cup in India. The Three Lions had never gone beyond the quarter-finals in the tournament before but emulated England U20s who won their World Cup in June. The margin of victory did not flatter Steve Cooper’s side, who were superb throughout ...

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