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FIFA order South Africa/Senegal World Cup qualifier replay

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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

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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

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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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Ghana Black Stars start training in Houston for Mexico/USA friendlies

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Ghana Black Stars; the senior national men’s soccer team of Ghana, start training in Houston on Sunday, June 25, ahead of their friendlies against Mexico on Wednesday, June 28, and the United States July 1, 2017, respectively. The Black Stars arrived in Texas on Saturday evening after traveling from Accra on Friday night for the two matches. Ghana will play …

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US national team to face Venezuela, Ghana in summer friendlies

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The US national team will play home friendlies against Venezuela in June and Ghana in July, according to a report from ESPN FC’s Doug McIntyre. According to the report, the Yanks will welcome El Vinotinto to Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3 as a tune-up for two World Cup qualifiers. The US continues CONCACAF qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago …

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Sports Minister sells “ever ready” Ghana to FC Barcelona

Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Honorable Isaac Asiamah has described FC Barcelona’s exploratory business visit to his country as “a great development.” A five man delegation from the Spanish football giants concluded a successful three-day-trip looking at future partnerships and investments in the West African state. Minister Asiamah welcomed the Barcelona delegation with a passionate 15-minute presentation about doing …

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Ghana Boxing Authority President Says Boxing Is Number One Sport In Ghana

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Lawyer Peter Zwennes, President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) says boxing is the number one sport in Ghana, and members of the boxing fraternity have stories to tell as Ghana gears up for the 60th Independence Anniversary. Speaking at the launch of the Freedom Fight Night at the International Conference Center in Accra on February 16, 2017, he noted …

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Infantino and Hayatou both need goals and glory in Gabon

LONDON, January 14, 2017 – Gianni Infantino needs the African Nations Cup, launching this weekend in Gabon, to be a success on the pitch; Issa Hayatou needs to be able to boast of a financial success off it. The presidents of world federation FIFA and the African confederation have been tied together in political power games ever since the downfall …

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