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Gabon begin AFCON campaign with Burkina Faso win

Sunday 18th January , 2015 7:48 am  0  0  0  0  New Gabon began their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win over 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso to go top of Group A. Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a cool finish from inside the penalty area before the break. Burkina Faso were dangerous throughout with ...

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Suarez happy with ‘bittersweet’ Barcelona debut in El Clasico

Luis Suarez says it was a “big relief” to make his Barcelona debut in their 3-1 defeat by Real Madridafter sitting out a four-month ban for biting. The 27-year-old, who signed from Liverpool in July for £75m, set up his new side’s goal before being substituted on 69 minutes. “It was a big relief. I’m very happy with the minutes I had,” he said. ...

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I haven’t accepted to host AFCON 2015 – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has said Ghana has not yet decided to host African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015. The Minister of Youth and Sports earlier revealed to Citi Sports that the country had been approached by CAF about the possibility of hosting the biannual tournament in 2015, after reports that original hosts are considering withdrawing. “CAF wrote to us a few days ago ...

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Ghana’s Fastest Human Launch Today

The stage is set for the official launch of the standard Chartered Bank Ghana’s Fastest human (GFH) launch at the handball court of the Accra stadium today. According to Reks Brobby, founder of GFH, the event, designed for U-18 boys and girls (students), seeks basically to unearth athletes to feed the national athletics teams as done in football. He mentioned that his outfit had partnered the Ghana Education ...

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ET Mensah Vowed To End My Career…Says Charles Taylor

Ex-Hearts winger Charles Taylor claims former Ghana Sports Minister Enoch Teye Mensah threatened to kill his international career if he signed for Asante Kotoko. The 33-year-old claimed the long-standing sports minster threatened to pull the plugs on his international career if he abandons Hearts to join sworn-rivals Asante Kotoko in a shocking revelation on Obuasi-based Shaft FM. E.T Mensah, who ...

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‘My best years at Man Utd are yet to come’ – Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney believes he can still improve as a footballer and that his best years are yet to come. Speaking to The Sunday Times  to mark 10 years at Old Trafford, the 28-year-old said he “reads the game” better than ever. In an interview before Saturday’s sending off against West Ham, the Manchester United and England captain said he was “a lot more mature”. ...

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Rooney sees red in Man United win over West Ham

Wayne Rooney was sent off for Manchester United as his side clung on to resolutely beat West Ham for their second league win of the season. The home side were cruising after Rooney swept in a Rafael cross and Robin van Persie rifled in a low shot. But Diafra Sakho nodded in for the Hammers before Rooney was sent off ...

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Neymar scores hat-trick in big Barcelona win

Neymar and Lionel Messi ran riot as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season with a stunning 6-0 demolition of Granada at Camp Nou on Saturday evening. The Brazilian scored a hat-trick but the night belonged to Messi, who netted his 400th and 401st career goals. Luis Enrique’s men were already well on their way to victory – courtesy ...

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Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea to host future Afcons

Cameroon and Ivory Coast were handed the right to hold future African Nations Cup finals as the Confederation of African Football sprung a surprise on Saturday and also named Guinea to host the continental championship. Ghana is watching events at the Confederation of African closely as it looks to land the right to host Afcon 2017, too. Five countries were ...

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Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has further clothing struggles – this time with his shorts!

  Mario Balotelli had problems with his shorts in training at Melwood Liverpool forward missed Italy’s win over Norway Brendan Rodgers’ side face Aston Villa in Premier League this weekend  What’s Mario Balotelli up to now? Liverpool’s £16million striker was sporting an odd new look at training. Whether the 24-year-old carried on training like this was unclear but it had ...

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