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Ex-Ghana FA boss resigns from Caf and Fifa

The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the posts he held with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf). It is his latest move after a film was released last week in which he was seen apparently accepting a gift of $65,000 (48,500) in …

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Canada part of winning 2026 World Cup bid

The World Cup is coming to Canada. FIFA’s member associations voted 134 to 65, with one no-vote, Wednesday in favour of the joint North American bid by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup over that of Morocco at the FIFA Congress in Moscow. “Football today …

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Court bans Ghana FA for 10 days

Reuters The headquarters of the Ghana Football Association Ghana’s high court has banned all activities of the Ghana Football Association for 10 days. The ban follows an investigative documentary which showed officials of the association accepting cash gifts. Ghana??s attorney general had petitioned the high court to dissolve the country??s …

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Breaking News: Government assembles Dr. Kofi Amoah, Abedi Pele and three others to form interim committee to oversee football

The government of Ghana has appointed a five-member Interim Management Committee?by Dr. Kofi Amoah to oversee the restructuring of Ghana Football. Other members of the committee include, Ex-Black Stars players Abedi Pele, Rev. Osei Kofi, GHALCA boss Cudjoe Fianoo and Lawyer/ female sports journalist Ms. Eva Okeyere. Peace FM Sports …

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Raptors hire Nick Nurse as new head coach

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have settled on assistant coach Nick Nurse as their new head coach, according to ESPN. A Raptors official said the team had no comment at the moment. Toronto fired Dwane Casey on May 11 after the team was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the …

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Nigerian politician jailed for $3.2m theft

Joshua Dariye, pictured in 2004, was first charged in 2007 A former Nigerian governor has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after “diverting” $3.2m (2.4m) meant for his state’s ecological fund during his time in office. Joshua Dariye, who is currently a senator, was found guilty of corruption while …

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Poll: Egypt ‘safer’ than UK and US

Egypt has struggled recently with terror attacks, but people still feel safe Egypt has been ranked the safest country in Africa – coming higher than both the UK and US – according to a new poll. The Gallup Global Law and Order report placed the North African country at 16 …

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Push for Bemba’s ‘immediate release’

Lawyers representing Democratic Republic of Congo politician Jean-Pierre Bemba will today ask judges at the International Criminal Court ( ICC) for his immediate release, news agency AFP reports. An appeals court last week overturned his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying he had been “erroneously” convicted. Bemba …

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