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Black Meteors in a "group of death?"
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U-23 AFCON: Ghana drawn in ‘Group of death’

The Black Meteors of Ghana have been drawn in what can be termed the ‘group of death’ with hosts Egypt, Mali and Cameroon for the 2019 U-23 AFCON tournament. The Black Meteors will be competing in Group A of the 8-team competition scheduled to be staged in Egypt from November […]

Dr Kofi Amoah, Normalization Committee Chair
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Fifa to dissolve Ghana’s Normalization Committee

The Fifa Normalization Committee, in its current form, will be no more after March 31, Joy Sports understands. The work of the four-member Normalization Committee put together last September to see to the reform of Ghana football 31 has not been completed, leading to a request for an extension of […]

Arsenal overturned a deficit against Rennes in the last 16
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Europa League: Arsenal play Napoli and Chelsea face Slavia Prague in quarter-finals

Arsenal have been drawn against Napoli, while Chelsea will face Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals. Villarreal take on fellow Spanish side Valencia with Portuguese team Benfica playing Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt. The first and second legs will be played on 11 April and 18 April, with the semi-final draw […]

Man City beat Tottenham 1-0 in the EPL in October
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Tottenham face Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

Tottenham will play Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona. Last year’s beaten finalists Liverpool will play Porto, and Ajax will face Juventus in the other ties. The semi-final draw was also made and Manchester United will meet Liverpool if both win […]

James Harden
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Houston Rockets: James Harden sets new NBA scoring record

Houston Rockets star James Harden hit a season-high 57 points for his side on Monday to set a modern-era NBA record of scoring at least 30 points in 17 consecutive games. It saw him pass Kobe Bryant’s record of 16 which he managed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the […]

Luka Modric
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Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup […]

Jordan Ayew
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Jordan Ayew hits brace to give Black Stars hope of qualification

Jordan Ayew enjoyed a dream return to the Ghana national team on Sunday afternoon as he struck twice in the first half of the Black Stars 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Crystal Palace striker was handed a start in Addis Ababa, joining […]

Thomas Partey
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Partey nominated for BBC African Best Player Award

Ghana international and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has been nominated for the 2018 BBC Africa Player of the Year Award. He was nominated alongside Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah for the award. It has been an outstanding year for Partey, a first time nominee, […]

Uefa ‘planning third European club competition from 2021’
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Uefa ‘planning third European club competition from 2021’

Real Madrid won the Champions League in May 2018 A third European club competition could be introduced alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021, according to the head of the association of Europe’s biggest teams. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also on Uefa’s executive […]

U.S.’s 9/11 match against Mexico ‘powerful, emotional, exciting’ – Wil Trapp
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U.S.’s 9/11 match against Mexico ‘powerful, emotional, exciting’ – Wil Trapp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United States captain Wil Trapp said the team’s Sept. 11 match against rivals Mexico will be “powerful, emotional and exciting” for the team. On Tuesday, the U.S. will face Mexico in a friendly that will take place at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). The […]