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19/04/2018 09:05 PM
Maritzburg United Safest Pair Of Hands Richard Ofori Confident Of Sundowns Defeat In Nedbank Semis Clash
Goalkeeper Richard Ofori is confident his side Maritzburg United can edge Razak Brimah 39;s Mamelodi Sundowns to reach the Nedbank final. The 26-year-old Ghana international has been one of the club 39;s standout performers this term. He has recorded 11 clean sheets in 25 Absa Premiership appearances. Ofori told The Witness on Tue ...

19/04/2018 09:03 PM
Match Report: Liberty 0-1 Dreams FC
Liberty Professionals were given a further blow in their already bleeding sour after a stunner from Zuberu Sharani helped Dreams FC to pip the home side at the Sogakope Park on Thursday afternoon. A lovely backheel from Dreams FC skipper Leonard Owusu found Eric Gawu at the mouth of the Liberty eighteen box who set up Zuberu Sharani to bl ...

19/04/2018 06:12 PM
Black Satellites Coach Jimmy Cobblah Counting On Ghana Premier League Stars Ahead Of Africa U20 Qualifiers
Black Satellites coach Jimmy Cobblah is counting on Ghana Premier League stars to build a strong team for 2019 Africa U20 qualifiers. The former Wa All Stars coach wants to assemble the best in the Ghana top-flight for their second-round qualifier against the winner of the Algeria/Tunisia. Cobblah cannot wait to train with boys from Pr ...

19/04/2018 06:07 PM
Marcos Alonso: Banned Chelsea Defender To Miss FA Cup Semi-Final
Chelsea 39;s Marcos Alonso will miss the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton at Wembley on Sunday after being given a three-match ban for violent conduct. The 27-year-old Spanish defender was charged by the Football Association (FA) after a challenge on Shane Long in Saturday 39;s 3-2 win against the Saints. He will also miss Premi ...

19/04/2018 01:51 PM
AshantiGold SC Coach CK Akonnor Delighted With WAFA Draw
AshantiGold SC coach Charles Akunnor has expressed his delight with their 1-1 stalemate with WAFA on Match Day 8 of the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday. The league leaders went into the game on the back of their defeat against Liberty Professionals in Week 6 and needed to return to winning ways. But they were pegged back by Bashiru O ...

19/04/2018 01:50 PM
Andre Ayew Anticipates 'Difficult' Manchester City Clash
Swansea City forward Andre Ayew is relishing a stern clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Welsh-based side, who are sitting four points above the relegation zone, will travel to the Manchester City Stadium with the hope of picking a result against the flamboyant Pep Guardiola 39;s side. Despite the Citize ...

19/04/2018 12:50 PM
"We Want To Rebrand And Rebuild Ashantigold" - Frederick Acheampong
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold Frederick Acheampong has stated their ambition to make the club a major force on the continent once again. AshantiGold were one of the most attractive clubs both on the local scene and on the continent during the early 90 39;s. The Miners clinched the Ghana Premier League in three ...

19/04/2018 12:18 PM
Edward Odoom Laments ''Bad Day'' Second Half Performance In Karela Defeat
Hearts of Oak assistant coach Edward Nii Odoom insists his side had a very bad day that 39;s why they lost 3-1 to newcomers Karela United FC on Wednesday at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park. The Phobians blew out a 1-0 first-half lead to concede three goals within 19 minutes in the second half to record a second straight defeat in the prem ...

19/04/2018 12:11 PM
Neymar ‘Spits’ On PSG
Neymar ldquo;spat rdquo; on Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) by not returning to the club in time to lift the Ligue 1 trophy last week, former France star Christophe Dugarry has said. Since breaking a bone in his foot in February, Neymar has been recovering in his native Brazil, and PSG said at the beginning of April that they expected him back ...

19/04/2018 12:08 PM
FIFA Monitoring DR Congo FA Boss Detention
Fifa says it is monitoring the situation in DR Congo after the detention of the football association 39;s president Constant Omari. Omari is also on the Fifa Council and a vice-president with the Confederation of African Football. Fifa is closely following the matter and gathering additional information but has no further statement t ...

19/04/2018 12:06 PM
GPL Review: Fabin Pleads Patience With Bumbling Kotoko
Asante Kotoko coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has urged fans to be patient as he needs time to rebuild the team following their slow start to the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League campaign. The Porcupine Warriors were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Berekum Chelsea on Wednesday and have dropped to the seventh position with 10 points after eight games. How ...

19/04/2018 12:05 PM
Ghana: A Timeline Of Disgraceful Sporting Scandals Swept Under The Carpet
In the midmorning of Wednesday, hundreds lined up at the Sir Seretse Khama International, the international airport of Botswana, to welcome the nation 39;s proud contingent from the Commonwealth Games. The nation finished the Games at the 16th position overall, copping three gold, a silver and a bronze. The athletes spoke of dedication, ...

19/04/2018 12:04 PM
Australia Visa Scandal: Why It's Hard To Trust Akufo-Addo To Punish Culprits
Ghana has a rich history of sporting scandals that have brought disgrace to the nation at international level. We 39;ve profiled some of the most notorious of them (click here to read), but what all of them have had in common is how successive governments have failed to punish culprits for political expediency. Politics pervades every ...

19/04/2018 12:02 PM
Karela United FC Hat-Trick Hero William Opoku Mensah: My Remarkable Feat In My Football Career
Karela United FC forward William Opoku Mensah stole the headlines on Wednesday after he scored a hat-trick to help his side to beat giants Hearts of Oak 3-1 at the CAM Park. The 22-year-old, came on in the second half when his side were down by a goal to bag one of the fastest hat-tricks in the history of the Ghana Premier League. He s ...

19/04/2018 12:01 PM
WAFA Deputy Coach Ibrahim Moro Blames Player Exodus For Side’s Dip In Form
Deputy trainer of WAFA Ibrahim Moro has blamed the side 39;s recent dip in form to the movement of players from the club to other sides. Moro made the comments after his side failed to win against AshGold at the Sogakope Park on Wednesday after, sharing the spoils with the Miners. WAFA has failed to win a game in their last five outin ...

19/04/2018 11:58 AM
Leaders Juventus Held To Surprise Draw At Crotone
Juventus 39; advantage at the top of the Serie A table was cut to four points as they were held to a surprise draw by struggling Crotone. The visitors are looking to win their domestic title for a seventh successive year and made the ideal start when Alex Sandro flicked home a superb header from Douglas Costa 39;s cross. But Simy Nwa ...

19/04/2018 11:55 AM
Man Utd Sink Bournemouth After Mourinho Rings Changes
Manchester United 39;s professional 2-0 win at Bournemouth proved the players want to feature in Saturday 39;s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham, according to manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho made seven changes to his side as United bounced back from Sunday 39;s surprise home defeat by bottom club West Brom. Chris Smalling and subst ...

19/04/2018 11:42 AM
Ronaldo Saves Real Madrid With Late Equaliser
Cristiano Ronaldo 39;s 42nd goal of the season prevented Real Madrid from suffering a second successive defeat at the Bernabeu. Inaki Williams had put Athletic Bilbao ahead with a fine clipped finish. But Ronaldo, who had earlier hit the crossbar with a header, diverted Luka Modric 39;s shot in with his heel to score his 26th goal in ...

19/04/2018 12:15 AM
Match Report: Inter Allies 1-0 Eleven Wonders
Tema-based Inter Allies bounced back to winning ways by pipping newly promoted side Techiman Eleven Wonders at the Tema Park on Wednesday afternoon. A second-half strike by Abdul Nassiru Hamzah condemned the visitors to a narrow defeat in the matchday 8 fixture. Despite being down by a man, Kenichi Yatsuhashi 39;s men played with dete ...

19/04/2018 12:14 AM
Witsun Horseracing Starts Saturday 21
The Accra Turf Club (ATC), would on Saturday, April 21, commence the Witsun Horserace. The race would come off under the distinguished patronage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Witsun Horserace is organized by the ATC for seven continuous weeks after Easter celebrations in each year, to commemorate the descent of the Holy ...