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BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

BBC African Footballer of the Year

The five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, 11 November, 2017. The names will be revealed during a star-studded special live show – on BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC Sport Online – starting at 18:00 GMT. The list of former winners reads like a roll call of African …

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A die-hard Junior Agogo fan still has hope for the struck soccer star

Junior 'Agogo'

“Who am I that you are so mindful of me, that you will hear me when I call?” – Job 7:17 God His maker. This simple but humbling quote comes to mind when I think of Junior Agogo. Manuel ‘Junior‘ Agogo is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who has scored over 140 goals in his professional football career and immensely …

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Team Ghana crazy for Kumkum Bhagya at FIFA U-17 World Cup in India

Move over Bollywood stars, Indian television actors are no less and are quite popular in several countries around the world. Kumkum Bhagya is one of such. Ekta Kapoor’s Kumkum Bhagya, which is one of the top shows on Indian television, is a massive hit in West Africa. The popularity of the soap opera is such that the Ghana U-17 football team …

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African Stars Who Will Miss Russia 2018 World Cup

Russia 2018

Mid-October 2017 — Even though there is still one more 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Africa, here are some of the most high-profile Africans, including the continent’s record scorer in World Cup history, who will miss the showpiece in Russia 2018. Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the last two winners of the prestigious Confederation of African Football …

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FIFA order South Africa/Senegal World Cup qualifier replay

FIFA

South Africa and Senegal have been ordered by FIFA to replay their World Cup qualifier completed in November last year after the referee was given a lifetime ban for “match manipulation“. Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration …

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Pogba Steps Up To Lead New UEFA Anti-Discrimination Campaign

UEFA

MONTE CARLO, August 24, 2017 – UEFA has expanded its nine-year-old anti-racism campaign to embrace a wide-ranging agenda across the diversity sphere. The upgrade, entitled #EqualGame, may be the most ambitious version created and promoted by any international sports federation and – by coincidence – catches one of the most high-profile of social concerns far beyond Europe itself. Aleksander Ceferin, …

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FIFA Legend Nwanko Kanu and others attending FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw

Kanu

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced on July 5, 2017 the participation of FIFA Legends Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu along with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu at the Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Kanu and Cambiasso are no strangers to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Kanu held the Winner’s …

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Yankees beat Black Stars 2-1 in Connecticut Soccer friendlies

The friendly soccer duel between the senior men’s national teams of the USA – the Yankees, and their Ghana counterparts – Black Stars ended 2-1 in favor of the Americans on July 1, 2017. Dom Dwyer who wore Jersey number 14 and playing in forward for the US got the first goal of the game in the 19th minute with …

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MLS boys, policeman dominate Ghana squad for US tour

There are six Major League Soccer players, and a part-time policeman, in Ghana’s 22-man squad for their tour of the United States, where they will play a game each against Mexico and the USA this week. The Columbus Crew trio of defenders Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah and midfielder Mohammed Abu are joined in the side by Chicago Fire forward David Accam, Gershon …

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