PSG in good mood ahead of UCL showdown v Man United
In what should be one of the most exciting fixtures of matchday 1 in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain welcome Manchester United at the Parc des Princes. L'Equipe journalist, Dan Perez was on the AM Sports with Owuraku Ampofo talking about the mood in the PSG camp, the pressure on Thomas Tuchel and his prediction for the game on Tuesday night.
Kotoko and Hearts to pay ¢20k per match for using Accra Stadium
Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will pay GH¢ 20,000 to the government for the usage of the Accra Sports Stadium per match, according to the National Sports Authority. A statement from the NSA categorising matches from A to C said, matches between Hearts and Kotoko is under category A, and matches involving these two clubs against any other opposition are grouped under category B and the home team will be made to pay GH¢20,000.
Covid-19: Attamah Larweh becomes seventh Black Stars player to test positive after friendlies
Ghanaian defender Joseph Attamah Larweh has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the seventh Black Stars player after recent international friendlies. The 26-year-old is the seventh player but ninth member of the Black Stars contingent to contract the deadly virus.
Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori joins Orlando Pirates
Ofori has been a long-term target for the Buccaneers since establishing himself as one of the leading stoppers in Africa with United and the Black Stars. 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.
Morocco's RSB Berkane reach Confederation Cup final
Two penalties from Mohamed Aziz spurred Renaissance Berkane to a 2-1 win over Moroccan compatriots Hassania Agadir in the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final on Monday. Aziz put Berkane ahead after 20 minutes after Mouhissine Yajour was hacked down.
GFA president, Kurt Okraku calls on CGI
The GFA President, Mr. Kurt Okraku extolled the CGI for his contribution to the GFA and the development of Ghana's football, citing the role the CGI played as a member of the security committee when Ghana hosted the 2008 African Cup of Nations. The GFA President was accompanied by the Chairman of the Western Regional Football Association, Simon Ehomeh, Head of Marketing of GFA, Jamel Maraby and a member of the Executive Council of GFA, Anim Addo..
Cavani and Maguire to miss Man Utd's trip to PSG
Manchester United will be without Edinson Cavani and Harry Maguire for their Champions League trip to Paris Saint-Germain. Cavani, who joined United on a free transfer after his PSG contract expired last season, had to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the United Kingdom.
McDan Foundation Training Matches gets underway in Accra
The games being organised in a knockout format featured 16 professional men's singles matches. The McDan Foundation Tennis Traning Matches is in to replace the McDan and ITF tennis tournament which had to be called off due to complications surrounding the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Rooney tests negative for Covid-19 but must self-isolate
Wayne Rooney played the whole of Derby's Championship defeat by Watford on Friday. 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.
Messi could be playing better
Lionel Messi has scored 115 goals in the Champions League - second only to Cristiano Ronaldo. Italian champions Juve will prove tough opposition and Koeman played down Barcelona's chances of helping Messi to another win this year.
Venue and dates for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualifying matches not yet confirmed
"CAF stated in a correspondence addressed to the GFA that:"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 at Cape Coast since August 2020 to prepare for the qualifying matches and are currently waiting to resume training once the dates for the qualifying matches are confirmed.
4 positive COVID-19 tests at Brugge ahead of Champions League tie
Belgium's Club Brugge arrived in Russia for Tuesday's Champions League group stage tie at Zenit St Petersburg without three players and their CEO. The four have all tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Brugge have also been hit by injury to Ivorian defender Simon Deli in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Standard Liege and the international also misses their opening Group F match.
Champions League and Europa League guide: Format, dates and rules on fans attending
With delays to the 2019-20 season meaning the Champions League and Europa League finals were not played until late in August, fixtures for the 2020-21 competitions were delayed. At the start of October, Uefa announced that fans would be allowed into stadiums for Champions League and Europa League games, but only in those areas where local law permits it.
VIDEO: Thomas Partey's family reaction to Arsenal debut
Waiting for Sunday must have felt like eternity for the Partey family. The moment of truth arrived as Partey enjoyed a cameo appearance at the Etihad against Man City.
Pickford challenge on Van Dijk will not bring retrospective punishment
Van Dijk could not continue after Pickford's challenge on him in the first half of the Merseyside derby. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will not face retrospective action over his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in Saturday's Merseyside derby.
African Champions League semi-final: Zamalek win first leg 1-0 away to Raja
Ashraf Bencharki scored for Zamalek in the 18th minute to give the Egyptians a precious away win against Raja Casablanca ahead of next week's second leg. Zamalek of Egypt secured an away victory in the first leg of their African Champions League semi-final, beating Raja Casablanca 1-0 in Morocco on Sunday night.
Timeline: All we know about how 8 Black Stars players and officials contracted Covid-19
There is growing concern about a Covid-19 outbreak among the Black Stars after Jordan Ayew became the sixth player to test positive following the recent international break. Mali FA doctor Adama Sangare confirms four of their players test positive for Covid-19 on the eve of a friendly with the Black Stars.
Ghana FA react to Black Stars coronavirus cases
"We are informed that some of our Black Stars players have tested positive for Corona virus following their involvement in Ghana's friendly games against Mali and Qatar." With just about an hour to the start of the game against Mali, the Ghana team Doctors, together with Turkish Health officials conducted another round of tests in the dressing rooms of both Ghana and Mali before kick-off.
Spurs throw away three-goal lead as West Ham grab remarkable draw
Tottenham somehow contrived to throw away a three-goal lead as West Ham grabbed a remarkable 3-3 draw in their dramatic Premier League clash. Heung-Min Son scored in the opening 45 seconds and Harry Kane got two all inside the first 16 minutes, but late goals from Fabian Balbuena, a bizarre Davinson Sanchez own goal and a Manuel Lanzini screamer saw West Ham snatch a point in injury time.
Mohammed Kudus scores first Ajax goal in big victory
Mohammed Kudus scored his first Ajax goal as the Dutch champions cruised to a 5-1 victory against Heerenveen on Sunday. Kudus had assisted Dusan Tadic for the first goal of the game before smashing his effort into the bottom corner.