Bruno Fernandes' reaction after finding out he will captain Man Utd will make your day [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
Ahead of Manchester United's trip to France to face last year's UCL finalists, Paris Saint Germain, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced that Bruno Fernandes will captain the team. Bruno Fernandes' reaction to being named captain against PSG is the best thing you'll see today pic. "The captain sits next to me. Bruno will captain the team tomorrow," Solskjaer said.
Schalke investigate alleged death threats aimed at Dortmund youngster – Citi Sports Online
Bundesliga side Schalke said Tuesday they are investigating alleged death threats and racist abuse aimed at Borussia Dortmund's 15-year-old prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko during an Under-19 match. In a clip from the German FA's livestream of the game, fans could be heard screaming alleged threats and racist abuse at Moukoko. Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider contacted Dortmund to apologise to Moukoko.
Black Satellites drawn against Nigeria and Cote d' Ivoire in WAFU tournament – Citi Sports Online
Ghana's U-20 national team, the Black Satellites, have been drawn against rivals Nigeria and Cote d' Ivoire in the group stages of their WAFU Qualifying Tournament. The two top teams in the group will progress to the semi finals. The Wafu Zone B tournament will serve as qualifiers for the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations, as the top two teams in Togo will be rewarded with qualification tickets.
Orlando Pirates announce Richard Ofori signing – Citi Sports Online
Orlando Pirates have announced the signing of Ghana international goalkeeper Richard Ofori from Maritzburg United on a three-year contract. "I am very happy to be here. It is a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with the technical team," Ofori said upon his official unveiling. Ofori has featured 85 times in the South African top-flight, keeping 29 clean sheets whilst conceding 80 goals and is expected to assume the number one spot over Wayne Sandilands this season.
GFA express concerns on Black Stars' coronavirus cases recorded after friendly games – Citi Sports Online
Five players from the Black Stars camp, including Jordan Ayew and Kassim Nuhu, have tested positive for coronavirus after their friendlies against Mali and Qatar in Turkey. Aside the five confirmed players, Black Stars Management Committee member, Jones Abu Alhassan, who was a member of Ghana's contingent to Turkey for the friendlies, has also tested positive upon arrival. "We are informed that some of our Black Stars players have tested positive for Coronavirus following their involvement in Ghana's friendly games against Mali and Qatar."
CL: Frank Lampard defends Chelsea's defensive record ahead of Sevilla clash – Citi Sports Online
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has defended his team's defensive record this season ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie against Sevilla. Chelsea kick off their Champions League campaign off against the Europa League winners at Stamford Bridge having conceded nine goals in five Premier League games. Chelsea welcome Sevilla to the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and will be looking to improve on last season's performance in the competition, with the arrival of their new signings.
Wayne Rooney to self isolate despite testing negative for Covid – 19 – Citi Sports Online
Derby County forward Wayne Rooney will have to self-isolate for 10 days after a friend who visited him at home on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19. Derby say Rooney must self-isolate until Thursday, 29 October in line with UK government and EFL guidelines. The Sun newspaper reported on Sunday Rooney was angry after Bardsley visited him at home despite the fact he should have been self-isolating.
Stephen Appiah, John Paintsil commiserate with J. J. Rawlings after mother's death – Citi Sports Online
Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah and John Paintsil were among the special guests who visited the former first couple, Jerry John Rawlings and Nana Konadu Agyeman to mourn with them on the demise of the former's mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui. Stephen Appiah who was the first captain to lead Ghana to the FIFA World Cup in 2006 stated he was saddened by the death of the great woman who gave the nation a son that many look up to. Madam Victoria Agbotui, mother of the former president died on Thursday, September 24 at the age of 101 after she had celebrated her birthday a fortnight earlier.
Brazil defender suffers testicular injury in Flamengo's 5-1 win over Corinthians – Citi Sports Online
The Flamengo defender had to leave the field after he suffered a cut to one of his testicles with a bloodstain in front of his shorts. The Flamengo defender, at first, left the field to change his kit because his shorts were stained with blood but was subsequently replaced by Gabriel Noga as the defending champions surged on to victory. In an official statement, Flamengo said that "The athlete suffered a direct trauma to the testicle".
19: GFA reject claims of negligence as Black Stars players test positive – Citi Sports Online
Six Black Stars players have tested positive for Covid - 19 since the friendly matches against Mali and Qatar with the latest being Caleb Ekuban and Jordan Ayew. "The players who came to came, all of them were subjected to strict Covid - 19 protocol." he told Citi sports. Reports also indicate that a Black Stars management member, Jones Abu Alhassan is in self-isolation in Turkey after he also tested positive.
COVID-19: Trabzonspor confirm Caleb Ekuban has tested positive – Citi Sports Online
Turkish side, Trabzonspor have confirmed that Ghana striker, Caleb Ekuban has tested positive for Coronavirus and is currently self isolating. Ekuban becomes the fifth Black Stars player to test positive following their friendly matches against Mali and Qatar in Turkey. "After our footballer Caleb Ansah Ekuban returned to Trabzon from the Ghana National team camp on October 13, it was learned that his roommate at the camp tested positive for COVID-19.".
Black Maidens and Princesses to break camp on 19 October – Citi Sports Online
Ghana's Black Maidens and Black Princesses will break camp on October 19 after the Confederation of African Football decided to call off the remaining qualifying matches for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup. "Reference to the decision already taken by CAF in August 2020 concerning the rescheduling of the U17 Women's World Cup qualifiers due to the current situation of COVID -19 in Africa, we would like to inform you that CAF Competitions Division had a meeting with their FIFA counterpart to inquire about the dates and Venue of the Final Tournament of FIFA U-17 WWC-2021.". The Black Maidens and the Black Princesses have been camping in Cape Coast since August as part of preparations for their respective qualifying matches.
EPL: West Ham fight back from three goals down to draw with Tottenham – Citi Sports Online
Manuel Lanzini's brilliant long-range strike in injury time levelled the scores after Spurs had taken complete control in the opening 16 minutes through two goals from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-min. Fabian Balbuena's header began West Ham's fightback, with Davinson Sanchez's own goal giving even more hope with five minutes to go. The result sees Spurs remain in sixth place, while West Ham move up two places into eighth.
Jordan Ayew tests positive for Coronavirus – Citi Sports Online
Ghana international, Jordan Ayew has tested positive for Coronavirus after Crystal Palace's manager, Roy Hodgson confirmed the news on Sunday. Ayew, 29, did not make the team for the clash against Brighton and it seems his positive test for COVID-19 is the reason behind his omission from the team list. Bernard Mensah, Gideon Mensah, and Kassim Nuhu, who were all part of the Ghana team, have tested positive since the friendlies.
COVID-19: Four Black Stars players test positive after friendlies in Turkey – Citi Sports Online
Four players from the Black Stars camp, including Jordan Ayew and Kassim Nuhu, have tested positive for Coronavirus after their friendlies against Mali and Qatar in Turkey. The others, Gideon Mensah and Bernard Mensah also returned positive tests after returning to their respective clubs. Aside the four confirmed players, Black Stars Management Committee member, Jones Abu Alhassan, who was a member of Ghana's contingent to Turkey for the friendlies, has also tested positive.
See how Mohammed Kudus scored his first Ajax goal [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
With three games under his belt now, Kudus finally grabbed his first Dutch league goal in Ajax's 5-1 thrashing of Heerenveen. The prolific midfielder has also contributed three assists for Ajax in the 2020/2021 season against Waalwijk and Heerenveen. The Ghanaian now averages an assist or goal per game since joining Ajax in July 2020 from the Norwegian side, FC Nordsjælland.
Brighton sign Welbeck on one year deal – Citi Sports Online
Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton after he terminated his deal with Watford by mutual consent earlier this month; former Manchester United and Arsenal striker should be available for next Monday's clash with West Brom at the Amex. The 29-year-old has joined the Premier League club after he terminated his deal with Watford by mutual consent earlier this month. His contract with the Hornets had a £5.5m release clause built in and was due to expire next summer, but he has now joined Brighton as a free agent and should be available for next Monday's clash with West Brom at the Amex.
MASTERCLASS: Kudus Mohammed bags debut goal, two assists in Ajax win over Heerenveen – Citi Sports Online
Ghana's Mohammed Kudus returned to Ajax's starting line-up to score his first goal for the team and set up two others as the Dutch champions cruised to a comfortable 5-1 win against Heerenveen on Sunday. Tadic, moments later, grabbed his second goal of the game as he converted a spot-kick to extend Ajax's lead. Kudus then got his first Ajax goal as he picked up a pass from Ryan Gravenberch, turned, and then shot into the bottom corner to beat Erwin Mulder in post for the visitors. Heerenveen pulled one back in the second half but Ajax restored their three-goal advantage as Lacina Traoré was pulled to the ground for Davy Klaassen converted from the spot.
Teofimo Lopez upsets Lomachenko to become youngest four-belt champion – Citi Sports Online
At just 23 years old, Teofimo Lopez became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world by dethroning Vasiliy Lomachenko over 12 tense rounds inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Lopez becomes the youngest fighter to become a four-belt champion since the WBO was founded in 1988. Despite Lopez's father saying he had the fight won entering the last round, Lopez kept the pressure on and got his hand moving, landing several significant power shots that halted Lomachenko in his tracks.
EPL: Sterling strike edges Manchester City past Arsenal – Citi Sports Online
Arsenal had chances to level but City keeper Ederson denied them with three excellent first-half saves and both David Luiz and Pepe were off target with free-kicks in good positions after the break. Guardiola is yet to drop a point against the Gunners in five encounters at Etihad Stadium since he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City manager in 2016. More importantly for his side, after picking up a single point from their last two games, they were able to claim maximum points in this one.