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Organizers of historic Ghana-Canada friendly brief media

Ghana and Canada rekindle a historic soccer rivalry at the senior level during their October 13, 2015, clash at Washington DC in the United States. The million dollar question is, will the Canadian underdogs repeat history with another victory or will Ghana avenge the 2-1 defeat suffered during their first clash a little over 30 years ago? A desire to …

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Canada playing Black Stars on October 13 friendly in USA

After Canada drew 1-1 against lowly Belize in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, it was clear there was a lot of improvement needed before round 4 of qualifying. Canada will meet a difficult group of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador for a chance to reach their first qualifying final round since France 1998 qualifiers. The Ghana Senior National soccer …

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Sonny Young goes One On One With Luol Deng

Writing about the Top 100 National Basketball Association players of 2016, Sports Illustrated magazine’s Rob Mahoney says of Luol Deng, “Coaches sing his praises. Teammates past and present adore him. Such positive reflection is far from coincidence.” As I reflect on Deng’s first visit to our Voice of America headquarters, it’s hard not to sing a few more verses in …

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Wellington Phoenix to sign Ghana’s Jeffrey Sarpong

The Wellington Phoenix are set to announce the signing of Ghanaian Jeffrey Sarpong for the upcoming A-League season in New Zealand. Radio Sport understands the 27 year-old attacking midfielder is arriving in the capital August 24, 2015. Jeffrey Sarpong is a former Dutch under-17 and under-21 international who came through the ranks of the famed Ajax academy. In June 2009, he changed nationalities …

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Asamoah Gyan Scores First Goal For Shanghai SIPG On Debut

Many people doubted Asamoah Gyan; the Ghana international soccer star’s decision to sign with China Super League team, Shanghai SIPG in July 2015. A Career in the English premier league, the Italian Serie A or German Bundesliga is what is expected of all top level football talent and people were expecting to see Gyan play in one of these leagues. …

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FIFA sets presidential election for February 2016 and supports reform

Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the Executive Committee today pushed for a range of important reforms to be submitted for decision to the upcoming extraordinary Congress, underlining FIFA’s commitment to better governance and greater accountability. They also decided that this Congress will take place in Zurich on 26 February 2016, when a new FIFA President will be elected. The reform …

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Ghana skipper Gyan to leave Al Ain for China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Ghana captain and striker Asamoah Gyan is expected to leave Emirati champions Al Ain and sign a lucrative deal with Chinese Super League title challengers Shanghai SIPG, local media reported. Gyan, who has scored 95 goals in 83 matches over a four-year spell in the UAE, will make the move on Wednesday and can expect an increase …

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African professionals of 2015 Major League Soccer season

As of March 31, 2015, Major League Soccer (MLS) comprising teams in the United States and Canada had 37 players of African origin plying their trade in the North American league which is carving a niche for itself as it catches the eye of players from across the world. Writer Oral Ofori of #TheAfricanDream in an attempt to respond to …

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Nigerian Femi Ogunode dumps homeland for Qatar to become fastest Asian

Born in the Akoko area of Ondo State, South-West Nigeria, sprint-star, Femi Ogunode, is now celebrated as Asia’s fastest man. Ogunode on June 4 broke the Asian record of the men’s 100m at the Asian Athletics Championships as he ran a time of 9.91secs to lower his previously held record of 9.93 secs. Speaking on his latest achievement, Ogunode, who …

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