Sports News Summaries for August 8, 2020
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Bernard Mensah gets a big vouch in Galatasaray move
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Bernard Mensah gets a big vouch in Galatasaray move


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The Ghanaian is being chased by many clubs within and outside Turkey, but the Kayserspor coach believes his midfielder can settle at Galatasaray.
Galatasaray have expressed keen interest in the 25-year-old midfielder amid competition from other clubs across Europe.
Besiktas and Galatasaray are the other Turkish clubs to have expressed interest in acquiring the services of the talented player.


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Yahaya Mohammed on Ashgold's radar
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Yahaya Mohammed on Ashgold's radar


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Yahaya Mohammed is one of the experienced players in the League.
Yahaya Mohammed 32, scored 11 goals in 15 appearances in the canceled 19/20 Ghana Premier League.
An Aduana Stars official speaking to Oyerepa FM said, "Ashgold have inquired about Yahaya Mohammed and we will meet the player on it,".


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Jordan Ayew models in Crystal Palace new home kit


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Jordan Ayew with his teammates modelling in the jersey.
The Selhurst Park club will don three uniforms next season, the home kit with their traditional colours of red and blue, a white away jersey and a third jersey dominated by black.
Ayew who won the player of the season at the club plus two other awards wore the new jersey alongside Christian Benteke and Gary Cahill to Officially outdoor it to the fans.


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Nana Kofi Babil included in SCR Altach first team ahead of 2020/21 season


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Babil joined the Vorarlberg-based side on a one-year loan deal from Ghana Premier League giants SC Medeama SC last month.
The 18-year-old has been drafted into the side's first team squad for the forthcoming campaign after impressing in pre-season training.
Babil was in sensational form during his debut campaign for Medeama SC in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season where he netted 4 goals and contributed 3 assists in 12 appearances.


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I will give Bole a football training pitch in the next NDC government


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"Speaking to the people of Bole during his son Sharaf Mahama's Football training game with selected players in Bole on Wednesday 4th August 2020, the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress said;"I was coming to Bole to register so that I can vote in December.
"Mr Mahama added;"I have also asked Hon Yussif Sulemana MP for Bole Bamboi Constituency to look for space so that we build a training pitch for footballers in Bole.
The Bole District Football Association Vice- Chairman Mr Bakari Yahaya on behalf of the Chairman Mr Ewuntomah Joachim thanked former President John Dramani Mahama and his son Mr Sharaf and put before them somw challenges facing football in Bole.


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Kwame Bonsu returns to training after two-month injury
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Kwame Bonsu returns to training after two-month injury


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Bonsu who has been out for the past two months rejoined his teammates in training ahead of their must win game fixture against US Ben Guerdane on Saturday.
The 25-year-old underwent a knee surgery which kept him in the treatment room for six weeks.
Before the knee injury, Bonsu had featured nine times with an assist in the 2019/20 Tunisian top-flight league.


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Ronaldo brace not enough as Lyon knock out Juventus
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Ronaldo brace not enough as Lyon knock out Juventus


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Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on Friday but it was not enough as the French side reached the quarter-finals on away goals.
Ronaldo put Juventus ahead out of the blue on the hour as he found space for a shot and blasted the ball past Anthony Lopes from 25 metres.


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Friday debate: Who was the best Ghanaian player in Europe this season?


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Black Stars trio, Andre Dede Ayew, Jordan Ayew, and Thomas Teye Partey gave us one of the excellent seasons a footballer can have.
Jordan Ayew recently became the talk on social media after winning the Amazon Prime and Crystal Palace Goal of the Year Award, Player of the Year award, and the club's Players' Player of the Year award.
On today's episode of GhanaWeb Friday debate, we ask you to choose your best Ghanaian player in the 2019/2020 European season.


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UCL: Juventus crash out on away goals despite 2-1 victory over Lyon – Citi Sports Online
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UCL: Juventus crash out on away goals despite 2-1 victory over Lyon – Citi Sports Online


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Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals inspired Juventus to a 2-1 comeback victory over Lyon but it wasn't enough as a 2-2 aggregate draw saw them crash out of the Champions League on away goals.
Trailing 1-0 from February's the first leg - which took place 163 days prior - recently-crowned Serie A champions Juve found themselves needing to score three goals after Memphis Depay's nonchalant 12th-minute Panenka penalty.
Ronaldo reduced the arrears two minutes before the break with a penalty of his own and gave Juventus further hope when he rocketed his 130th Champions League goal into the top corner on the hour.


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Jerry Akaminko wasn't devastated after missing out on World Cup squad


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The 32-year-old was in fine form for the Black Stars leading to the World Cup, but unfortunately, he missed out after picking up an injury in Ghana's preparatory game against the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
Akaminko's junior brother, James Akaminko in an interview with Wontumi FM said, "I can't speak for Jerry, but he told me that we shouldn't attribute his injury to anyone because God knows what is best for us".
"He is with me now and we train together. He is one of the happiest guys in the world, missing out in the world cup does not hurt him at all. He is still playing actively" he said.


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CAF celebrates legendary Ghanaian footballer Junior Agogo
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CAF celebrates legendary Ghanaian footballer Junior Agogo


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Agogo became a cult hero in African football during the 2008 AFCON, scoring three goals in the tournament as Ghana won bronze including his stunner against Nigeria in the quarter-finals.
Agogo suffered a stroke, which affects his speech and passed away after battling with the sickness for a while in 2019.
When Junior Agogo dazzled the world in the 2008 #TotalAFCON ???? pic.


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I want to achieve a legendary status at Kotoko
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I want to achieve a legendary status at Kotoko


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Dacosta, who joined the Kumasi based club in 2019 from Karela United in an interview with Nationalist TV promised to work hard to achieve his target at Asante Kotoko.
A session of the Kotoko claims that he has been a failure after joining the club but according to him"I played all matches in The CAF Champions League in my first season at Asante Kotoko. My hard work made me play all those matches and I know with a lot more hard work I would play more matches for the club".
He continued, "My target is to play for a good club in Europe but before that, I want to be a legend in Asante Kotoko. I want my name to be mentioned and compared to that of Nana Arhin Duah, Stephen Oduro, and the other legends. But in the meantime I'm focused on playing for the club" he said.


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Daunting yet surmountable task for NYA


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NYA is the young man thrusted onto the club's hot seat with loads of expectation.
NYA comes in as the second Kotoko leader to have shown a verifiable blueprint for the club's development in the last decade.
How NYA sets up his managerial structure, who he appoints to assist him execute his mandate, how he goes about his work, the output of his managers, the team's overall performance on and off the field; his relationship with fans and the Board of Directors will offer early yet insightful pointers to the exact direction the club may chart.


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UCL: Manchester City through to quarter-finals after 2-1 win over Real Madrid – Citi Sports Online
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UCL: Manchester City through to quarter-finals after 2-1 win over Real Madrid – Citi Sports Online


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Manchester City capitalised on two Raphael Varane errors as they made it through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Etihad. The hosts added to their first leg advantage early on as a lackadaisical Varane was caught in possession on his own byline by Gabriel Jesus, who squared for Raheem Sterling to tap home for his 100th Manchester City goal.
It was chaos in the second period as Real continued to mess around with the ball deep in their half, and City eventually killed the tie off as Jesus nipped in to capitalise on a weak Varane header to brilliantly poke home from an angle.
Pep Guardiola's City, chasing that elusive first Champions League crown, will now travel to Lisbon for the single-leg quarter-final against Lyon, on August 15.


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Profile of Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah
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Profile of Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah


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Nana Yaw Amponsah is the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko FC. Click to read all about coronavirus .
Amponsah, who contested in the 2019 Ghana Football Association elections and placed third out of six candidates holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master's Degree in Sports Law and Practice from the Leicester DE Montfort University, UK. He was also given the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in Sports Leadership at Concordia University in the United States of America.
Nana Amponsah is the Chairman and Founder of Ghana Division One Club Phar Rangers FC from 2016 to present and would step down after the unveiling.


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Kotoko Board member Kofi Abban throws support behind new C.E.O Nana Yaw Amponsah
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Kotoko Board member Kofi Abban throws support behind new C.E.O Nana Yaw Amponsah


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Nana Yaw Amponsah has been appointed as the Cheif Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko.
"Congratulations to Nana Yaw Amponsah, the new Chief Executive of our dear club Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Big responsibility but there's no one better suited for this job than you. You have the full support of the Board. May God bless this partnership," Mr. Abbanposted on Twitter.
Congratulations to Nana Yaw Amponsah, the new Chief Executive of our dear club Kumasi Asante Kotoko.


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Man City down Real Madrid to reach Champions League quarter-finals
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Man City down Real Madrid to reach Champions League quarter-finals


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Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Manchester City kept their cool to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Real Madrid.
Their objective didn't change when Sterling opened the scoring for City after just nine minutes, but the goal would have had alarm bells ringing for Zinedine Zidane who watched Raphael Varane lose possession to the high-pressing Jesus who set the England international up for a simple finish.


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UEFA punish Wolves for breaching financial rules – Citi Sports Online
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UEFA punish Wolves for breaching financial rules – Citi Sports Online


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Wolves have been punished for breaching UEFA's financial break-even requirements for the 2019/20 season.
"Wolverhampton Wanderers FC undertakes to report a maximum break-even deficit of €30 million in the financial year ending in 2020 and to finally reach, in the 2021/22 season, an aggregate break-even result for the financial years ending in 2019, 2020 and 2021 within the acceptable deviation."
"Wolverhampton Wanderers FC agrees to pay a total financial contribution up to €0.6 million, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions."


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‘We will create jobs for the youth of Asanteman' – New Kotoko CEO – Citi Sports Online
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‘We will create jobs for the youth of Asanteman' – New Kotoko CEO – Citi Sports Online


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Newly-appointed Kumasi Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah, says he plans to create jobs for the youth of Asanteman during his tenure.
"We will create jobs for the youth of Asanteman, in particular, and Ghana."
"Asante Kotoko has a huge potential to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive," he said.


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Asante Kotoko will participate in the FIFA Club World Cup
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Asante Kotoko will participate in the FIFA Club World Cup


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The former Ghana Football Association presidential aspirant beat off competition from Samuel Osei Kuffour and Elloeny Amande for the job.
"I'm going to make sure Kotoko participate in the FIFA Club World Cup," he said.
In order to play in the Club World Cup, Asante Kotoko must win the CAF Champions League, a tournament they haven't won in over three decades.


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