Zidane claims he can fix Real Madrid as pressure builds
Zinedine Zidane believes he can arrest Real Madrid's slump and restore order amid growing pressure after the club's shock Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. Pressure is mounting on Zidane ahead of Saturday's El Clasico showdown against Barcelona after Madrid tasted a third consecutive Champions League defeat for the first time since 1986, but the under-fire boss remains convinced he is the right man for the job in the Spanish capital.
André Ayew gratified over Swansea City draw at Coventry City
Swansea City remains unbeaten on the road in the Championship this term after 6 round of matches. The Welsh-based side nearly lost that record during their 1-1 draw with Coventry City at the St Andrew's Stadium. Jordan Shipley put Coventry ahead in the 19th minute but the Jack Army rallied to pick a point from the game courtesy a 41st-minute goal by André Ayew.
Prince Opoku Agyemang to wear No.9 for Cape Town City FC
The former Medeama SC striker completed his transfer to the South African side on Thursday, October, 22. Agyemang signed a one-year deal with the club with the option to extend to June 2024. Prince Opoku Agyemang scored 11 goals and provided three assists in 14 games for Medeama SC in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season.
GFA announces deadline for Transfer Matching System
Clubs are entreated to note that they have till the deadline to conclude the transfer of players from other football federations using the TMS. According to the GFA, clubs are to use the Domestic Transfer Matching System to transfer their local players before the deadline. Whereas Player registrations are done through the FIFA Connect, the transfer of players domestically and transfer agreements will be done through the DTMS. The Ghana Premier League is set to start on November 14, 2020, with the Division one and Women Premier League scheduled for December and January 2021 respectively.
Ghana U-20 beat Division 2 side Asekem FC in friendly ahead of WAFU Cup
Captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Precious Boah scored for the U-20 team with Benjamin Awuah grabbing a consolation for the Division 2 team. This was their second preparatory game in four days, after dispatching Premier League side Karela United over the weekend. Ghana has been grouped alongside Nigeria and the Ivory Coast at the WAFU Championship which serves as a qualifying tournament for the Africa Youth Championship next year.
Aguero scores 40th UCL goal as Man City begin campaign with win over Porto – Citi Sports Online
The Portuguese champions took a surprise early lead but Sergio Aguero quickly levelled from the spot and second-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and substitute Ferran Torres gave City victory. City had not even managed a shot at goal when they fell behind in the 14th minute, after a poor pass by Ruben Dias allowed Matheus Uribe to start a Porto attack. Porto were unhappy with the decision, claiming Gundogan had stepped on goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin in the build-up, but the penalty stood and Aguero blasted home his 40th Champions League goal.
Tagliafico own goal hands Liverpool narrow UCL win at Ajax – Citi Sports Online
Tagliafico sliced Sadio Mane's cross into his own net with 10 minutes of the first half remaining, moments after Liverpool keeper Adrian denied Quincy Promes from close range. Ajax looked to exploit any weakness out of possession by dropping deep, encouraging Liverpool's defence to have the ball and forcing them to use Adrian as a passback option. They had some success in the first half, as Liverpool rode periods of pressure - Fabinho had to produce a smart tackle to block Tadic, while Tagliafico almost escaped from Gomez before Adrian pushed him wide in the box.
GFA to start coronavirus testing of Ghana Premier League clubs today
"The testing of players, coaching staff and officials of the 18 Premier League clubs will begin on Thursday, October 22, 2020," a statement on the FA website read. "This is part of preparations towards the 2020/2021 football season that is expected to commence on November 13, 2020. The first club to undergo the tests is Dawu based Dreams FC.". "The testing of players and officials, an alliance between the Ghana Football Association and the government covid-19 task force is part of efforts being made to ensure that football is played in the safest possible way." "The GFA is also working hard to put forward measures to ensure that games are played under strict covid-19 protocols for a successful 2020/2021 season."
Thomas Partey is ready to start against Rapid Vienna
Partey joined the Gunners from Atlético Madrid for €50 million this summer. The 27-year-old made his bow over the weekend in the 1-0 loss against Manchester City when he replaced Granit Xhaka in the 83rd minute. Arsenal will take on Austrian giants Rapid Vienna in the opening day of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Amartey out of 25-man Europa League squad due to injury – Rodgers – Citi Sports Online
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has opened up on what informed the club's decision to omit Daniel Amartey from their UEFA Europa League squad. The Ghana international was missing from Leicester City's 25-man squad for the group stages of this season's competition, after the squad registration deadline passed last week. According to Rodgers, Amartey's recent injury against West Ham, before the international break, will keep him out till at least December, hence Leicester's decision to leave him out of the Europa squad. "Daniel was purely [excluded] because of injury. He's going to be out for a long period," Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers said, Leicester Mercury. Amartey only returned from a long injury layoff earlier this month, after missing almost two years of competitive action.
Griezmann shames racist reporting about Fati after Barca win in Champions League
Antoine Griezmann has slammed racist remarks made about Ansu Fati in the Spanish press following their 5-1 win in the Champions League against Ferencvaros on Tuesday. Despite Fati's great showing, the Spain international was subjected to racist reporting from ABC, a Spanish newspaper outlet.
Champions Bayern Munich start UCL title defence in style by thrashing Atletico – Citi Sports Online
After lifting the 2020 title in Lisbon, Hansi Flick's side were in ominous form again as they made light work of Diego Simeone's usually watertight side. Winger Kingsley Coman, matchwinner against Paris St-Germain in Lisbon at the end of August, scored in either half of a superb all-round display. Coman opened the scoring when he deftly collected a Joshua Kimmich pass to fire across goal and the France winger then found Goretzka who doubled the lead with an angled drive.
McDan Tennis Training Matches day 3 wrap
Day 3 of the McDan Foundation Tennis Training Matches saw men's top seed Jephet Bagerbaseh knock out Henry Asokwa in two straight sets winning 6-3, 6-0. Shika booked her place in the quarterfinals with a dominant display by knocking out Lawrencia Manu in 2 straight sets to secure a 6-0, 6-2 victory only after Yayra Mckorley in the late hours of Tuesday morning, had seen off competition from Margaret Donkor to win 7-5, 6-3 in a very competitive encounter.
Torric Jebrin completes move to Al-Arabi Sports Club
Torric Jebrin was available on a free transfer after leaving DR Congo outfit TP Mazembe. He is making a return to Saudi Arabia after playing for Pro League side Al Wahda in 2007. Al-Arabi becomes the 11th club Torric has played for since he left Hearts of Oak in 2009.
“I won't watch again”: How Ghanaians reacted to Kudus Mohammed's injury on UCL debut – Citi Sports Online
Kudus Mohammed made his much anticipated UEFA Champions League debut on Wednesday night as his team, Ajax Amsterdam hosted 6-time European Champions Liverpool. Kudus debut in the Uefa champions league cut short by injury. Ajax say a scan and diagnosis will be conducted to determine the severity of the injury to Kudus who had just returned from an injury lay-off that forced him to miss Ghana's two friendly games against Mali and Qatar early this month.
#Donkomi: Cape Town City sign Prince Opoku Agyemang from Medeama [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
Opoku Agyemang joins on an initial one-year loan deal with an option for a further three that could keep up him at the club until 2024. Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of Ghanaian international striker Prince Opoku Agyemang. City and Medeama SC have reached a transfer agreement for an initial 1-year deal with the option to extend to June 2024.#iamCityFC pic.
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
Home News Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions. Pope Francis has endorsed same-sex civil unions, saying in a documentary that homosexual people are 'children of God' and that they 'have the right to be in a family'.
Four things Chelsea fans say Frank Lampard must STOP doing or risk getting sacked – Citi Sports Online
With Chelsea set to face Man United in a huge match on Saturday, most fans are apprehensive, particularly after United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer finished last season with a superior record against Lampard. One thing Chelsea fans have pointed to as a major reason for this is the fact that Lampard started Pulisic on the right wing for both those games. 'Super Frankie' Lampard might be a legend at Chelsea but even his legendary status might not save him from the wrath of Chelsea fans if he can't get his side to start picking up consistently positive results soon.
2021 Tokyo Olympics: GOC boss blames lack of finances for late qualification of athletes – Citi Sports Online
President of the Ghana Olympics Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah says qualification of athletes would not have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic if they were financially adequately funded. Only four Ghanaian athletes have qualified for the postponed 2020 Games to be hosted by Tokyo in Japan next summer. Ghana currently has four athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo Games which has been rescheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Nadia Eke - Triple Jump, Joseph Paul Amoah - Sprinter, Samuel Takyie - Boxer, Sulemana Tetteh - Boxer while Daniel Kankam has also qualified for the Paralympics.
Getafe vs Barcelona: Messi fails to impress as Catalan giants lose 1-0 ▷ YEN.COM.GH
Getafe vs Barcelona could be described as a hundred percent tactical game. Barcelona lost to a very much tactical side Getafe on Saturday evening, October 17, as the hosts proved too strong for the Catalan giants. Getafe vs Barcelona saw Jaime Mata get the only goal via the penalty spot.