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Ghana government calms fears over international ban after meeting with FIFA

The Ghanaian government is giving little away after Friday’s meeting with Fifa over the standing football impasse in the country, but sports ministry communications director Elvis Adjei Baah says fears that Ghana would be banned from the game must be buried. The sport has been brought to a standstill due to an indefinite suspension on all matches and a 10-day ...

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Nigeria captain Mikel slams Croatia decision to rest star players

The Super Eagles could find themselves relying on the Group D leaders – who plan to leave big names out against Iceland – to reach the knockout stages Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has called on Croatia to be professional and not rest players against Iceland in a match that could yet decide the Super Eagles’ World Cup fate. Two ...

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Messi is not a leader like Ronaldo – Petit

The former Barcelona star believes the Portugal star’s leadership abilities give him the edge over over the Argentine Lionel Messi does not have the same leadership qualities as Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Barcelona player Emmanuel Petit. Messi has struggled to make an impact so far at Russia 2018, with Argentina on the brink of an early World Cup exit ...

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Anas video: FIFA okays Government moves to fight illegality – Hamid

The government of Ghana has been given the go-ahead by FIFA to use its national laws to fight criminal conduct and illegality in the Ghana Football Association. This was made known after a meeting between the government of Ghana and FIFA officials to resolve the current crises that has bedeviled the Ghana Football Association following the corruption expose by investigative ...

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Nigeria 2-0 Iceland REPORT as Ahmed Musa hits double in World Cup 2018 Group D clash in Volgograd

The African nation kick-started their World Cup bid – and it’s Argentina next for the Super Eagles. Ahmed Musa was restored to Nigeria’s starting XI with devastating effect as he scored both goals to help them resuscitate their World Cup hopes. Left out of his country’s opening Group D game at the tournament in Russia, Musa showed his worth with ...

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Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica REPORT: Coutinho and Neymar net injury-time double to land World Cup win in St Petersburg

Don’t miss a kick as we bring you all the latest action, pictures and video from the Group E showdown at the Krestovsky Stadadium Play Video TAP TO PLAY WATCH NEXTWhat channel is Brazil v Costa Rica? Kick-off time, live stream and team news for World Cup 2018 clash BRAZIL 2-0 COSTA RICA: MATCH IN PICTURES Tite’s World Cup favourites left ...

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#Number 12: FIFA, Government to meet in Accra this Friday

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has confirmed that the Government of Ghana and world football governing body, FIFA, will meet later this week in Accra to discuss the way forward for Ghana football in the light of government’s decision to clean the Ghana FA. The overhaul of the FA was stated by the government after revelations of alleged corruption ...

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Nyantakyi gives a blow-by-blow account of how Anas and his team framed him up

Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has responded to a litany of allegations leveled against him since the latest investigative piece of Anas Aremeyaw Anas was made public. Prominent amongst the responses is the controversy surrounding an amount of $65,000 he was reported to have received from Anas and his team in Dubai and what the ...

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“I was asked to pay $150k to cancel screening of Anas exposee” – Nyantakyi

PRESS STATEMENT BY KWESI NYANTAKYI ON THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT BY ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS AND HIS TIGER EYE PI TEAM. INTRODUCTION Good morning media and fellow Ghanaians. Thank you for the opportunity you have offered to listen and consider my responses to the investigative report on corruption in Football in Ghana by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team. ...

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Russia ease to victory in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

Hosts Russia got their World Cup off to a dream start with a thumping 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Moscow. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored twice, with Yuri Gazinsky, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin also on target at a delirious Luzhniki Stadium Although the Saudis pressed in the opening moments, Russia created the first clear threat when Mario Fernandes crossed ...

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