UEFA Europa Conference League explained – Citi Sports Online
Starting the 2021/22 season, UEFA will introduce a third tier of continental competition dubbed the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Conference League is an attempt by UEFA to make continental football more accessible to clubs of smaller nations who have struggled to reach the group stages of the Champions League and Europa League in recent years. They will be be put in 8 groups of 4 much like the Champions League but the difference here and now in the Europa League is that only the group winners qualify for the round of 16.
It's an honour for me to wear Al Sadd jersey; I'll give my all – Andre Ayew – Citi Sports Online
Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew says it is an honour to wear the jersey of Qatari champions Al Sadd. The unveiling video had Andre's father Abedi Ayew Pele chronicling his career which took him from RTU to Al Sadd before he moved to Europe. Al Sadd have been champions of Qatar 15 times and won the league and cup double last season.
DOL: RTU declared winners of protest against BA United – Citi Sports Online
The game was abandoned on the 40th minute mark after fans of BA United attacked the referee for awarding RTU a penalty. Following the game, RTU filed a protest, asking to be granted all three points after the violence caused an abrupt end to the game. The Disciplinary Committee has now ruled that all the three points be awarded to RTU, putting them in pole position to gain promotion to the Ghana Premier League from Zone 2.
Manchester United sign Sancho from Dortmund for £73m – Citi Sports Online
Manchester United have signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m. Sancho, whose move to Old Trafford was agreed in principle on July 1, completed a medical earlier this month after his participation at Euro 2020. He has signed a five-year deal at United, with an option of a further year.
Tokyo 2020: Know the dates and times Ghanaian athletes will be competing – Citi Sports Online
The schedule for Ghanaian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics has been released. Team Ghana, with 14 athletes will be hoping to win a first medal at the games since 1992 in Barcelona. The various athletes will compete in five sporting disciplines, namely: athletics, swimming, judo, boxing and weightlifting.
VIDEO: #TeamGhana's colorful procession at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony – Citi Sports Online
Team Ghana presented a colorful representation of the country during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Donning white kaftan with kente stripe across at the chest, Team Ghana came out onto the Tokyo Olympic Stadium to cheerful vibes, with team flag bearer, Nadia Eke, who spotted a gold-plated face mask particularly exciting and dancing while waving the Ghana flag. Know the dates and times Ghana's athletes compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
‘BA United fans pulled and squeezed my testicles' – Referee Hanson narrates ordeal – Citi Sports Online
Referee Maxwell Hanson, who was attacked and beaten during a Division One League game between BA United and Real Tamale United has now revealed the home team fans targeted his reproductive organs in the vicious attack. On July 4, 2021, Hanson was brutally attacked by fans of BA United after he awarded a penalty in favor of the away team RTU on the 40th minute. With BA United not in the fight for promotion, Brong Ahafo-based Bofoakwa and Arsenal fans reportedly stormed the Sunyani Coronation Park to throw their support behind BA United knowing victory for BA United would keep their promotional hopes alive.
The Premier League clubs Andre Ayew rejected to move to Qatar – Citi Sports Online
Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew has completed a move to Qatari champions Al Sadd. It has now emerged Ayew indeed had the chance to play for Premier League clubs but chose a move to the gulf instead. Brighton Hove and Albion had been in contact and offered wages in the region of £40,000 a week, an Improvement on the £30,000 they offered him the previous summer while Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce offered £60,000 a week one a year deal with an option for a second based on performance. Former Swansea star Ayew enjoyed a strong campaign in south Wales last season, scoring 17 goals on route to the Championship play-offs against Brentford in Wembley where they lost 2-0.
Black Stars captain Andre Ayew pictured in Al Sadd kit ahead of move to Qatari champions – Citi Sports Online
Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew has been spotted in the apparel of Al Sadd ahead of his move to the Qatari side. Al Sadd announced on Twitter on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to sign the Ghanaian. Some media reports indicate that Ayew could earn over $200,000 a month at his new club.
Ghana's Andre Ayew unveiled after completing move to Qatari champions Al Sadd [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew has completed a move to Qatari champions Al Sadd. The unveiling video had Andre's father Abedi Ayew Pele chronicling his career which took him from RTU to Al Sadd before he moved to Europe. Al Sadd have been champions of Qatar 15 times and won the league and cup double last season.
Barcelona ready to take some of their players to court – Citi Sports Online
Spanish giants Barcelona are ready to take some of their player to court in a bid to trim their wage budget. Barcelona were hoping that other players would follow in Messi's footsteps but it appears that some are proving to be a bit more resistant. According to Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are concluding legal action against players who reject the wage cuts.
Brazil 4-2 Germany: Richarlison scores hat-trick in Brazil's Olympics opener – Citi Sports Online
Richarlison struck a stunning hat-trick inside 30 minutes as defending Olympic champions Brazil beat Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game of the Olympics. Brazil should have had the outcome decided by the break given the amount of chances they created but Germany struck twice in the second half, despite going down to 10 men in the 63rd minute. Richarlison opened the scoring, driving home at the second attempt in the seventh minute, before heading Brazil into a 2-0 lead. He completed his hat-trick with a fine strike in the 30th minute with the Germany defence in chaos.
Abraham Kotei Neequaye elected new Ghana Boxing Authority President – Citi Sports Online
Second vice-president of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Abraham Kotei Neequaye, has been elected President of the Authority for a four year term following an elective congress held at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Thursday July 22, 2021. The NDC Parliamentary candidate who contested and lost the Okaikoi South Constituency seat during the 2020 General Elections, replaces Peter Zweenes, who had served two terms as GBA President following his election in 2013. Rabbon Doodo will serve as 1st Vice President and boxing referee Roger Bannor as 2nd Vice President.
Every goal Chelsea target Erling Haaland has scored for Dortmund in the Bundesliga [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
Borussia Dortmund forward, Erling Haaland is one of the most sought-after players in Europe. The Bundesliga's Twitter page recently posted a video of every one of the 40 goals Haaland has scored since signing for Dortmund. Keen Chelsea fans noted that the video was reposted by Dortmund on the same date Bayer Leverkusen posted a similar video about Kai Havertz before the German moved to Stamford Bridge, sparking some hope that another big transfer might be imminent for the Blues.
Atletico Madrid's Llorente proposes to girlfriend in Wanda Metropolitano stadium – Citi Sports Online
Atletico Madrid midfielder, Marcos Llorente, proposed to his girlfriend at the club's Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Llorente got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend, Patricia Noarbe to marry him and, of course, she said no. Patricia Noarbe had apparently been lured to the stadium thinking she was going to witness a tribute to her boyfriend, that's what it seemed like at first.
Nana Yaw Amponsah to stay on as Kotoko CEO after Appeals Committee ruling – Citi Sports Online
Nana Yaw Amponsah will stay on as Asante Kotoko Chief Executive after the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association overturned an earlier ruling by its Disciplinary Committee banning directors of Division One League side Phar Rangers. Amponsah, who remains a director of the club despite resigning from his role as CEO to take over the Kotoko job, was affected when the DC handed a 5 year ban to the club, as well as its directors for pulling out of all GFA competitions in the middle of the season. In its ruling, the Appeals Committee said the DC erred in its ruling because the Division One League regulations did not mention directors of the club as part of persons who could suffer punishment for infractions of the club.
Joseph Agbeko explains how Don King ‘manipulated' his fight against Abner Mares – Citi Sports Online
Ten years after losing a unanimous decision to Abner Mares in an IBF Championship fight, Joseph Agbeko has blamed his defeat on his then promoter, Don King, whom he accused of selling the fight. Agbeko, who had lost a controversial majority decision to Mares in their maiden fight in August 2011, failed to recapture his title in a rematch four months later. Narrating events which led to his second defeat to Mares, Agbeko recalled that he lost the fight before entering the ring due to his opponent's Golden Boy Promotions hijacking the bout.
Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan weightlifter found by police after fleeing hotel – Citi Sports Online
A Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police, officials said on Tuesday. Mie prefectural police in central Japan said the 20-year-old weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko was in the city of Yokkaichi, 105 miles east of his host town in western Japan. Ssekitoleko left behind his luggage and a note saying he wanted to stay in Japan and work, Izumisano officials said.
GPL: Samuel Boadu, Mariano Barreto up for coach of the month awards – Citi Sports Online
Accra Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu has for the second time on the spin been nominated for the NASCO Coach of the month award. Boadu led Hearts of Oak to three wins, one draw in June - while Kuuku Dadzie lost one and won three in the month for Ebusua Dwarfs. The winner of the NASCO coach of the month will take home a 43' inch NASCO Television set and a plague from our partners NASCO Electronics.
GPL: Fabio Gama, Augustine Boakye nominated for monthly awards – Citi Sports Online
WAFA ace Augustine Boakye, Asante Kotoko talisman Fabio Gama Dos Santos, Ebusua Dwarfs midfielder Emmanuel Anaful and Benjamin Bernard Boateng of Elmina Sharks have been nominated for the NASCO Premier League player of the month for June. Augustine Boakye scored two goals and won two Man of the match awards, helping WAFA to close in on a Top 4 finish while Fabio Gama swept away two Man of the match awards and scored twice in the month of June. Ebusua Dwarfs midfielder Emmanuel Anaful couldn't find the back of the net but his stellar display in June won him two Man of the match awards.