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.
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.
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.
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.
Jordan Ayew tests positive for coronavirus
Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from international duty with Ghana. Ahead of the Mali game, it was confirmed that four players of the Eagles had tested positive.
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.
Van Dijk needs knee surgery and faces lengthy lay-off
Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk needs surgery on a knee ligament injury sustained in the 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday. Van Dijk has been a key figure for Liverpool since signing for them in January 2018 for £75m. He has played every league game for the club in the past two seasons as Liverpool finished second in 2018-19 before winning their first top-flight title in 30 years in 2019-20.
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.
I will not play Kotoko for free
Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan says he will not play Asante Kotoko for free although he loves the club and dreams of wearing the Porcupine Warriors' jersey before calling time on his playing career. "People are getting the impression that because I love Kotoko I will play for free. No, I will not play for free," Gyan added.
African Champions League semi-final: Ahly beat Wydad 2-0 in first leg
Egyptian giants Al Ahly secured a big advantage over Wydad Casablanca in the African Champions League semi-final on Saturday with a 2-0 win in the first leg in Morocco. The first leg of the other semi-final is also being played in Casablanca on Sunday night between newly crowned Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca and Zamalek of Egypt.
Check out photos from Shatta Wale's surprise birthday party
The boss of Shatta Movement and Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale yesterday turned a year old and had a lot of well wishes from his friends, families, fans, followers and even from his enemies. Well, in the evening some of his friends decided to organise a surprise birthday party for him.
"Without free SHS, all students in school now would've become armed robbers"- Diana Asamoah
According to the musician who was a guest on United Television with actress Nana Ama Mcbrown explained that without the introduction of the free shs, all the students we have in the senior high school now would have turned armed robbers. Great Ampong explained that though he is an NPP member, he wouldn't sit on the show to say all the students enjoying the free SHS by President Nana Akuffo Addo would have turned to armed robbers without the initiative.
Ghanaian dancer Incredible Zigi arrested
Ghanaian dancer Incredible Zigi has been arrested by the East Legon Police after he was sighted in town in the evening. Born Michael Amofa, Zigi in a series of post on his social media handle explained that he was arrested by the police based on his looks because they felt he was a yahoo boy or a scammer.
Ardent Asamoah Gyan fan quits football over dying mother
The boy, Albert Aburipoore, learned his mother, Susana, was dying with chronic kidney disease after she had been to four health facilities in the region before she was finally referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region where she has been on haemodialysis since 2019. Her husband, Atingane, added: "In the beginning, we thought it was pregnancy. Several tests were run at the Upper East Regional Hospital. Nothing was found after the tests had been done. Later, they diagnosed diabetes. We visited a number of facilities. Her legs and stomach were swollen. As she was not recovering, we went back to the regional hospital. They referred us to the Tamale Teaching Hospital." "Asamoah Gyan is my idol. But it has been difficult to play football outside there with friends and be happy even when you score a goal or when your team wins when you always remember your mother is weeping at home because she is not well and your dad is sad because he is too poor to help her. I feel it is better to always stay around her even if I cannot help her," the boy said.
Lopez beats Lomachenko to become undisputed champion
Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko via unanimous decision to become the undisputed lightweight division's first champion. Lomachenko came on in rounds 8 through 11, but Lopez closed the show by landing a fight high 50 punches, the most ever by a Lomachenko opponent.
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.