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88 match officials appointed for Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016

88 match officials appointed for Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed the appointment of 88 match officials from over 40 countries to officiate at the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. The men’s competition will see 18 referees and 32 assistant referees officiate and at the …

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Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew faces FA investigation after Watford incident

Jordan Ayew (centre) signed for Aston Villa on a five-year deal last summer The Football Association says it will investigate striker Jordan Ayew’s actions during Aston Villa’s 3-2 defeat at Watford on Saturday. Relegated Villa were leading 2-1 at Vicarage Road before two late goals from Watford captain Troy Deeney. Ayew and …

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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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The resurgence of Fernando Torres

The dark days are over for Fernando Torres. Back at Atletico Madrid, the Spanish striker took time to adapt again, but he has overcome the confidence and psychological problems that have blighted his performances over the past few years. And his career is on track once again. When Torres returned …

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Kwarasey, Duncan return for Stars in AFCON qualifiers

Ghana coach Avram Grant has ended Adam Kwarasey’s two-year exile by naming him in his squad for this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mozambique but injured Andre Ayew was excluded. Budding talent Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, who plies his trade with German second-tier side, was left out because of …

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Naah ‘feeling pressure’ at Manchester City

Manchester City prodigy Divine Naah has admitted being under pressure to perform due to the club’s big status. The 19-year-old old joined the Sky Blues from Ghanaian side Right to Dream Academy in 2014 but has since been forced out on loan to attain first team experience. The Obuasi-born currently …

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