GPL: Goalkeepers steal headlines as Hearts of Oak hold Asante Kotoko in Accra – Citi Sports Online
Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak played out an exciting 0-0 draw in the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Hearts of Oak were dominant in the first half, largely pinning Kotoko to their own half but a combination of good goalkeeping from Abalora and at times poor decision making from the Hearts of Oak attackers ensured the first half ended goalless. In the 72nd minute, Hearts of Oak won a penalty after substitute Isaac Mensah was brought down by Kotoko goalkeeper Abalora with a clumsy challenge inside the 6-yard box.
U-20 AFCON: We are going into Gambia game like ‘wounded tigers' – Karim Zito – Citi Sports Online
Black Satellites head coach, Abdul Karim Zito says the team will approach their semi-final against Gambia with a different character and attitude. Ghana's U-20 side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Gambia in their final group stage match, a result that left them third place in the group. Ghana progressed to the semi-final after overcoming the Young Lions of Cameroon on Penalty shoot-out while Gambia made light work of Central Africa Republic, beating them 3-0.
EPL: Bale inspires Tottenham to win over Burnley – Citi Sports Online
Spurs had lost five of their previous six league matches but went ahead inside two minutes when Bale converted Son Heung-min's low cross. Bale's superb long pass released Harry Kane to net Tottenham's second, before Lucas Moura added a third from Sergio Reguilon's delivery. Son was the architect for the fourth as he ran at the Burnley defence before finding Bale, and the Wales forward curled a fine finish into the far corner to seal the emphatic win.
Wakaso to seek new team as Jiangsu FC cease operations – Citi Sports Online
Veteran Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will be looking for a new club after the dissolution of his Chinese Super League side Jiangsu FC, formerly known as Jiangsu Suning. The club, Jiangsu FC was purchased by retail giants Suning Group who also own Inter Milan in 2015. Wakaso made 18 appearances for the former CSL side who will now be replaced in the AFC champions League.
Isaac Dogboe threatens Sports Ministry officials with jail time – Citi Sports Online
Former Super Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe has threatened to incarcerate some individuals at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. I'm going to make sure some individuals at the Ministry of Sports Go to Jail. Dogboe last fought in July 2020 but has recently spoken of his intent to stage a bout in Ghana in the near future.
#Donkomi: Hearts of oak complete Ibrahim Salifu signing – Citi Sports Online
Techiman Eleven Wonders midfielder, Salifu Ibrahim has completed his transfer to Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak. Hearts of Oak confirmed the signing via their official twitter handle on Saturday. He becomes Accra Hearts of Oak's first signing in the second transfer window as they continue to strengthen their squad. Salifu may make his debut for his new club against rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
U-20 AFCON: Black Satellites to face Gambia in semi-final – Citi Sports Online
Ghana's Black Satellites will take on Gambia in the semi-final of the ongoing 2021 U-20 AFCON in Mauritania. The Black Satellites lost to Gambia in their group match but managed to book a place in the quarter-final after finishing third in Group C. Ghana made it to the semis after defeating the young lions of Cameroon 4-2 in a penalty shootout whereas Gambia made light work of Central Africa Republic beating them 3-0. The Black Satellites will be looking for revenge against their Gambian opponents in the semi-final when they face off on Monday at the Stade Olympique.
#Donkomi: Sulley Muniru joins Belarusian side FC Minsk – Citi Sports Online
Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder, Sulley Ali Muniru has completed a move to Belarusian top-flight side FC Minsk on a short-term contract, the club has announced. The 28-year old joins the club on a free transfer for ten months with an option to extend. The Ghana International has previously played for Romanian top division sides CFR Cluj and Steaua Bucharest and Portuguese side CD Tondela.
GPLwk16: Great Olympics go second with win over Berekum Chelsea – Citi Sports Online
Accra Great Olympics secured a 1-0 win over Berekum Chelsea to move into second place in the Ghana Premier League on Matchday 16 on Friday. Michael Yeboah's 63rd minute goal was enough to hand the Dade boys all three points and regain their spot in 2nd place, just a point behind leaders Karela United. Great Olympics move into second place while Berekum Chelsea find themselves in 12th place after the defeat.
Liberty Professionals' match venue license revoked, WAFA attain full license – Citi Sports Online
The Club Licensing Board acting as the First Instance Body for the Club Licensing Framework, has granted a full license to West African Football Academy after its mid - season review of recommendations. Before the start of the Ghana Premier League season, all 18 clubs were granted a conditional license pending the completion of requirements in all five thematic areas of the Club Licensing Process here in, Infrastructure, Sporting, Administrative & Personnel, Finance and Legal. Liberty Professional FC is the first club to have its Match Venue License revoked as the Club Licensing Department began the spot - check inspection on Wednesday February 24,2021.
GPL: Elmina Sharks appoint Nii Odartey Lamptey as Interim head coach – Citi Sports Online
Elmina Sharks have appointed former Black Stars player Nii Odartey Lamptey as interim head coach. The former Sekondi Eleven Wise assistant coach's first game in charge will be against Kumasi Asante Kotoko on the 6th of March. Acheampong had been at the club since 2017 but a string of poor performances in the Ghana Premier League this season led to Sharks wielding the axe on him and his entire back room staff.
Martin Keown lays into Arsenal midfielder – Citi Sports Online
Martin Keown has heavily criticised Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos' mistake-riddled performance against Benfica in the Europa League and questioned his role in the team. On Ceballos' error for Benfica's second goal on the night, Keown continued: 'Well you hope he can come back from it, but I would argue as to why he's sitting there on the edge of the box. Ceballos' header played Rafa clean through on goal put Benfica ahead. 'He's dealing with the forward run and he's got a pivotal role there and he's looking around him and I think he can actually see the player running through but for some reason actually heads it back to his keeper.
Europa League: United to face AC Milan in last 16, Arsenal play Olympiakos – Citi Sports Online
Manchester United will face AC Milan in the last-16 of the Europa League, while Arsenal have been drawn against Olympiakos. Arsenal will travel to Greece in the first leg of their tie with Olympiakos, who knocked them out of the Europa League in the round of 32 last season. Elsewhere in the draw, former Arsenal boss Unai Emery - the most successful manager in the history of the Europa League - will see his current side Villarreal take on Dynamo Kiev.
[VIDEO]: Black Satellites players jam to Stonebwoy's ‘Putuu' after making U20 AFCON semis – Citi Sports Online
Ghana's Black Satellites were in a celebratory mode after qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2021 U-20 AFCON on Thursday. The U-20 side beat the Young Lions of Cameroon 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after recording a 1-1 draw in extra time. Frank Boateng's equaliser forced the match into penalties where Ghana came out on top thanks to goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad. Ghana now await the winner of the other quarter-final match between Central African Republic and Gambia in the semi-final.
Police reopen Jerome Boateng assault investigation after ex-girlfriend's death – Citi Sports Online
A police investigation involving Jerome Boateng has been reopened by officials in Berlin following the death of his former girlfriend, Kasia Lenhardt. Those investigations have now been reopened by police in Berlin, based on "New information in the course of the investigation into the death in Berlin, which could provide indications of a possible continuation of the proceedings." "The investigation has not yet been completed. We cannot comment on the investigations carried out by the Berlin police on behalf of the Berlin public prosecutor's office."
U-20 AFCON: Making semis is a big achievement for me – Karim Zito – Citi Sports Online
Black Satellites head coach, Abdul Karim Zito believes Ghana's qualification to the Semi-final of the 2021 U-20 AFCON tournament is a great accomplishment for not only himself but all coaches in the country. Zito says words of encouragement and support from coaches in Ghana helped in getting the victory over Cameroon. "This is a big achievement for me and for the all Coaches in Ghana", Coach Zito emphasized.
HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Ghana's expertly converted penalties against Cameroon – Citi Sports Online
The Black Satellites of Ghana booked a place in the semi finals of the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Cameroon. After a goalless 90 minutes, Kevin-Prince Milla gave the Baby Lions the lead in the first half of extra time before Frank Boateng pulled Ghana level to take the game into penalty shoot-out. Ghana scored all of their first 4 kicks, while Ngoni Ali missed and Danlad Ibrahim saved from Kevin-Prince Milla to hand Karim Zito's men victory.
Liverpool captain Henderson out until April after groin surgery – Citi Sports Online
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has undergone surgery on the groin injury he suffered in the Merseyside derby and will be out until April at the earliest. "A Liverpool statement read:"Following further assessment with the club's medical team, Henderson has successfully had a corrective procedure carried out on the adductor injury. Henderson's injury means Liverpool will certainly be without their captain for the Premier League fixtures against Sheffield United, Chelsea, Fulham and Wolves.
Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal head coach – Citi Sports Online
Henry said it was "With a heavy heart" that he was leaving after "An extremely difficult" period away from his family. Henry added that he will return to London and thanked Montreal for a "Wonderful opportunity", during which he led the club to the play-offs for the first time since 2016. Montreal director Olivier Renard said: "Thierry's departure is unfortunate and premature because it was very promising, but he told me of his desire to find his family."I would like to thank him, first of all in human terms, because he showed the example last year by being away from his family, but also in sporting terms for what we have built together upon his arrival".
UEL: Late Aubameyang goal sees Arsenal advance to last 16 – Citi Sports Online
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued Arsenal's Europa League campaign from the jaws of defeat as his late winner secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Benfica in Greece. Arsenal were staring down the barrel of elimination at the round-of-32 stage for the second successive season after Diogo Goncalves' stunning first-half free-kick and Rafa Silva's second - after a costly Dani Ceballos error - gifted Benfica the advantage after Aubameyang's opener. Kieran Tierney's venomous strike sparked the comeback, which was sealed with three minutes remaining when Aubameyang peeled away to the back post to head in Bukayo Saka's cross, and Arsenal into the last 16 of the Europa League after a 4-3 aggregate win.