Friday Debate: Should Callum Hudson-Odoi switch nationality and play for Black Stars?
The son of former Accra Hearts of Oak player Bismark Odoi is currently in Accra to spend his summer holidays after helping Chelsea to win their second Champions League trophy against Manchester City on May 29, 2021. The presence of the 20-year-old winger has sparked talks about him switching camp from the Three Lions of England to feature for the Black Stars as he is still eligible to represent the country of his father per the new FIFA rules. We table this for a discussion on today's episode of the Friday Debate on GhanaWeb TV with Joel Eshun.
Euro 2020: Check out European countries with players of Ghanaian descent
With the tournament, dubbed Euro 2020 starting today, all participating nations have their 26-man squad intact and that has included players who can trace their roots to Ghana. The three foreign players of Ghanaian descent will be looking to put up a good showing and eventually hoist the flag of their country high. The winger of Ghanaian descent is expected to blossom in the tournament.
Chelsea's Jorginho lead Italy's quest for glory in Euro 2020 opener against Turkey
Italy will be strong favourites to top Group A. The kick-off is at 7:00 PM. The small matter of the opening game of UEFA EURO 2020. Italy are unbeaten in 27 fixtures and will have the added boost of home advantage at the Olimpico in Rome, with Turkey looking to avoid defeat in their first match of a EURO at the fifth time of asking. Italy will be strong favourites to top Group A but will need to be wary against some of the most unpredictable teams in the tournament, including the surprise package of the last European Championship, Wales, who have added several promising young players like Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu to the core of the team which reached the semi-finals in 2016.
Kotoko board member Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi defiant about club's title chances
The Porcupine Warriors have been outstanding in the ongoing season and are joint-top with Accra Hearts of Oak on 50 points after 28 matches. In an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, the board member declared board support to the management of the two-time African Champions. Asante Kotoko will play Inter Allies on Monday in matchday 29 of the Ghana Premier League at the Theater of Dreams, Dawu.
Better than Giannis?: Mason Mount's basketball skills prove he could dominate NBA [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
A video, showing Mason Mount nail a three-pointer off a between-the-legs dribble has gone viral. Mount was obviously quite pleased with himself with many fans in awe of the 22-year-old's proficiency on the court. New Orleans Pelicans guard and Chelsea superfan, Josh Hart joked that Mount was searching for a 10-day contract, adding that the young England playmaker might even have a better shooting form than him.
Legon Cities hope to wrap up GPL season with top four finish
Legon Cities FC. The Royals have managed to battle out from the relegation zone after a torrid start of the campaign. With six matches remaining to end the season, Legon Cities occupy the 9th position on the league log with 38 points. Bashir Hayford says football fans should not be surprised to see the club finish in the top four at the end of the season.
Black Stars join Green Ghana project
Black Star's captain, Andre Ayew captured planting a tree. Black Stars joined the Green Ghana project as they planted trees in Cape Coast where they will be playing Ivory Coast in a friendly on Saturday. The Black Stars will host Ivory Coast at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday 12 June as part of preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
FA Cup: MTN extends sponsorship for three more seasons
MTN disclosed that the finals of the competition will come off on August 8, 2021. Marketing Manager of Star-Times, Mrs Akofa Benson said her company is happy to be associated with the MTN FA Cup. Chairman of the FA Cup Committee, Mr Wilson Arthur disclosed that the finals of the competition will come off on August 8, 2021.
Racism should not be allowed in any way
Racism against black players has become a global pandemic with FIFA struggling to get rid of the canker. The former Manchester United right-back despite not suffering any form of racism as a black player has seen the racist acts. According to him, racism should not be allowed into the game and has backed players to walk off the pitch when racially abused in matches.
Ghanaian duo Afful and Mensah receive MLS championship rings
The players together with their Columbus Crew teammates and staff of the club have presented the rings on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the new Crew stadium. The rings are 10 carats yellow and white gold and have 2.15 total carat diamonds. Afful and Mensah together with American-born Ghanaian Gyasi Zardes played a pivotal role in the club's success last season despite challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legon Cities eyes win against Karela United
Legon Cities FC. The Pride of the West will play host to the Royals on matchday 29 of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Ahead of the game, the trainer indicated that they are going in for the three points at stake and is confident of achieving the target. Legon Cities currently sit 9th on the league standings with 35 points after 29 matches.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah picks Messi over Ronaldo as the greatest footballer of all-time
The debate as to which player is the greatest of all time never gets old as the Portuguese and Argentine internationals go head to head in recent times. The Juventus and Barcelona superstars have ruled world football for more than a decade with the duo winning a combination of 11 Ballon d'Or awards, with Messi winning six of them. He joined Bayer Leverkusen in the January transfer window.
Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu wants league matches played simultaneously
Accra Hearts of Oak SC. The Phobians are joint on 50 points with the rivals Asante Kotoko on the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League table but occupies the first position due to the goal difference between the two clubs. Accra Hearts of Oak failed to extend their lead on top of the league after drawing 1-1 with City rivals Great Olympics on matchday 28.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah refuses to rule out Manchester United return
The defender joined German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in January 2021 after a five-year spell with the Red Devils. Speaking to Happy FM, he revealed that he left Manchester United due to lack of playing time but is not ruling a return to the club in the future. He arrived in Ghana for the first time in 16 years, having spent most of his life in Europe.
Christian Atsu donates football boots to former club Cheetah FC
The 29-year-old who left Newcastle United in the summer following the end of his contract made the donation to the club through the Donate Boots To Ghana Cheetah FC brand. The Donate Boots To Ghana brand receives boots and sports kits donation which they further distribute to the needy in society. Christian Atsu is in Ghana for the summer holidays and will be making a decision over his next move in the coming days.
Fabio Gama reacts to his performance
Gama joined the Porcupine Warriors as a free agent prior to the start of the 2020//2021 Ghana Premier League campaign and has turned out to be a fantastic piece of business. In an interview, Gama disclosed that a chunk of Ghanaians were against his signing but psyched himself to work hard and he is not surprised that people love him now. Asante Kotoko's matchday 29 game against Inter Allies will be played on Monday, June 14, 2021, instead of Saturday due to the Black Stars clash with Ivory Coast.
Coach CK Akonnor hopeful of Black Stars' improvement against Ivory Coast
The game is the second of two games that the Black Stars are playing as part of preparations towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which begin in September this year. The Black Stars lost 1-0 to Morocco in their first game on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, while Ivory Coast defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in a similar exercise. Despite the defeat to Morocco, Akonnor was impressed with the output of his boys, especially because there were notable absentees like Thomas Partey and Wakaso in that game.
Andre Ayew reportedly earned £80,000-a-week at Swansea
Re Dede Ayew is reported to have been earning £80,000-a-week, a huge amount for the Championship club. Scottish media reports that Ayew won't be at Celtic Park next season unless he is in it for the challenge and not the cash. Ayew scored 17 goals for Swansea in the 2020-21 season, an improvement as he scored 15 goals the season prior.
The 11 players in France's Euro squad with links to Africa
Interestingly, the 33-year-old striker is one of 11 players in the France squad with a connection to Africa, with his parents said to be of Algerian descent, just like his former Los Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane. His striker partner Kylian Mbappe also has ties to former French colony Algeria through his mother, while his father, Wilfried Mbappe, is from Cameroon. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar could have chosen to represent either African nation but ultimately picked France.
ACE Power Promotions returns with Wahab Oluwaseun on 'War Zone' July 10 – Citi Sports Online
Set to be formally announced at a press conference in Accra on Monday, 14 June, an action packed fight night is promised on July 10th when refreshing boxing syndicate, ACE Power Promotions, stages the 'War Zone' show. The event is headlined by the WBO junior lightweight title fight between unbeaten Ghana-based Nigerian boxer, Joshua 'The Sensation' Oluwaseun Wahab and Anthony 'Homeboy' Moloisane of South Africa at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra. ACE Power Promotions' prime signings, Daniel Aduku and undefeated Holy Dorgbetor will also be in action versus experienced Benjamin 'Congo Soldier' Ankrah and Mustapha Appiah in super welterweight and featherweight contests respectively, both scheduled for 10 rounds.