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Hayatou receives Diamond of Asia award

The award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of football, on and off the pitch.   The AFC thus recognizes Hayatou as a sporting leader with vast experience and whose “wise and timely advice has always been a decisive …

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Top-class Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey to officiate at 2016 Rio Olympics

Referee Joseph Lamptey©Christian Thompson/BackpagePix The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed Ghana’s Joseph Lamptey as one of the match officials for the men’s competition of the Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil this year. Lamptey, 42, together with Peru’s Haro Diego are the only two supporting referees on the list of 18 …

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Atletico Madrid reaches Champions League final

Bayern’s Xabi Alonso sits on the pitch as Atletico players celebrate after advancing to the final after the final whistle of the Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match between Bayern Munich and Atletico de Madrid in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) MUNICH — A goal …

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Ghana FA congratulates trio Schlupp, Dodoo and Amartey for winning EPL title

Jeffrey Schlupp The Ghana Football Association has sent a congratulatory message to Leicester City trio Jeffrey Schlupp, Joe Dodoo and Daniel Amartey for winning this season’s English Premier League.  The three players and the Foxes were not in action as they were officially crowned champions on Monday after their closet …

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Ghana president John Mahama commissions new Cape Coast stadium

Ghana President John Mahama cutting the sod. Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the ultra-modern 16,000 capacity Cape Coast stadium. His Excellency was joined by the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Sun Baohong to cut the sod on Tuesday. This consecrates the edifice which is a US $35 …

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Youngster Thomas Partey becomes SIXTH Ghanaian to reach Uefa Champions League final

Partey has reached the UCL Final Ghanaian youth midfielder Thomas Partey has reached the final of the 2015/16 Uefa Champions League final after he came off the bench to help Atletico Madrid snatch the berth from Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old replaced French international …

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Nigerian Leon Balogun banned for three Mainz matches for violent conduct

Mainz defender Leon Balogun played for Nigeria at the start of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Mainz and Nigeria defender Leon Balogun has been suspended for three matches for violent conduct. The German Football Association disciplinary committee ruled that Balogun deliberately kneed Eintracht Frankfurt’s Carlos Zambrano in the …

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South Sudanese ‘teen’ on high school basketball scholarship likely 29

TORONTO – A South Sudanese student accused of passing himself off as a teenager so he could attend high school on a basketball scholarship will likely face a hearing on whether he should be kicked out of Canada, immigration officials said Wednesday. For the time being, however, Jonathan Nicola will …

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