Tag Archives: Football

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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EPL on Citi: Wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City, Ayew on target at Palace

There were five games to follow Manchester United’s win over Tottenham earlier in the afternoon and talkSPORT.com has the latest results from the Premier League. Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City Aaron Ramsey scored the winner – his 50th goal in all competitions for Arsenal – as the Gunners fought back after going a goal down to seal a 2-1 victory over Swansea at the Emirates. Sam Clucas gave the ...

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Saints twice come from behind to deny Atsu’s Newcastle

Manolo Gabbiadini marked his return to Southampton’s side by scoring both goals as battling Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory in an entertaining game at St Mary’s. Isaac Hayden fired the Magpies ahead from 25 yards after goalkeeper Fraser Forster was left flat-footed before Joselu was denied from making it 2-0 by the bar. Saints conjured ...

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2018 World Cup: Egypt’s President rewards players and coach

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a bonus of $US85,000 to each of the players who clinched a place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. A 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville saw them qualify for the global showpiece for the first time since 1990. The president announced the reward on Monday as he met the Argentine coach Hector ...

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Starlets need to do better in front of goal – Fabin

Black Starlets head coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin, is unhappy about his team’s lack of sharpness in front of goal and has underlined it as the reason behind the 1-0 loss to the United States on Monday. Forwards Emmanuel Toku, and Sadiq Ibrahim all failed to put their chances away during the match and they paid the ultimate prize when Ayo ...

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Ghana plans to host the FIFA World Cup in 2038

Ghana is planning an ambitious-bid to stage the 2038 FIFA World Cup as part of its 40-year national development plan, developed by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). The Director-General of the NDPC, Dr. Nii Moi Thompson in an interview on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana program on Tuesday night, revealed that the bid is dependent on the country fulfilling other financial ...

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Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer ruled out until January

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January after surgery on his broken left foot. The 31-year-old World Cup winner sustained the same injury to the same foot in April and suffered a repeat in training on Monday. Bayern are in the same Champions League group as Celtic and Neuer will miss their remaining five games. “The operation ...

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Final Whistle: PSG civil war, Atsu off the mark, Princesses dominate silently

Scramble for the Paris Crown “I have told them to sort it out between themselves,” the Spaniard declared during his postmatch news conference. “I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. The response of Paris Saint Germain head coach Unai Emery to journalists after a hard-earned victory against Lyon that was ...

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Luiz sent off as Chelsea and Arsenal draw

David Luiz was sent off late on for Chelsea as Arsenal earned a deserved point against the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge. Defender Luiz received a straight red card for a late challenge on Sead Kolasinac in the 87th minute after the Gunners had earlier had Shkodran Mustafi’s headed goal disallowed. The Blues’ best chance came from Pedro, who ...

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