Monday, February 6

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Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi ‘close’ to taking over Sheffield United
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Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi ‘close’ to taking over Sheffield United

Sheffield United are second in the Championship, five points behind leaders Burnley A takeover of English Championship club Sheffield United by Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is at an advanced stage. The Championship promotion contenders' owner Prince Abdullah has been in talks with Mmobuosi, the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Inc, the parent company of Tingo Mobile. Talks with the Nigerian, who is worth $7.6bn (£6.2bn) take place eight months after American businessman Henry Mauriss failed in a bid to take over the Yorkshire club. The process of buying the Bramall Lane club is at "an advanced stage", according to sources close to Mmobuosi, who is also the founder of Africa's leading Agri-Fintech company and digital platform, Nwassa. Nwassa, Tingo Mo...
Morocco setting the pace for African football’s global dominance
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Morocco setting the pace for African football’s global dominance

African football has been gaining momentum in both club and national competitions over the last few years, and the Kingdom of Morocco is undeniably setting the pace. The semi-final berth attained by the Atlas Lions of Morocco at the 2022 FIFA World Cup didn't happen by chance but with a clear development strategy that was planned many years ago. The Moroccan magic at the Qatar World Cup perhaps reminded the world of the vast football potential that Africa possesses, as the continent is gradually becoming the bedrock of football talent. Mr Omar Khyari, Advisor to the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Association (FRMF), Mr Fouzi Lekjaa, told GNA Sports during a facility tour that Morocco's recent success can be attributed to the development plan that was set in 2014. Acc...
Malta Guinness WPL: Hasaacas Ladies suffer painful defeat to Faith Ladies in Accra
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Malta Guinness WPL: Hasaacas Ladies suffer painful defeat to Faith Ladies in Accra

After an entertaining 90 minutes of action, Hasaacas Ladies FC, giants of the Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League (WPL) suffered a painful 1-0 defeat to Faith Ladies at the Carl Reindorf Park in Accra. Faith Ladies’ Jennifer Kankam Yeboah’s well-taken free kick was all her side needed to walk away with the maximum points in match-day nine of the WPL.Both teams were a delight to watch with skillful displays from Faith Ladies’ Mafia Nyame, Jennifer Kankam Yeboah, Matilda Bless Fodu, Akomabea Dwamena, goalkeeper Mary Neequaye, and Hasaacas’ Doreen Corpson, and captain Linda Eshun. With Hasaacas Ladies’ Doris Boaduwaa missing some decent chances in the game, Kankam Boadu wasted no time to put her side ahead in the 45th minute before halftime. This would be Hasaacas Ladies’ second d...
Wydad Casablanca exit 2022 FIFA Club World Cup
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Wydad Casablanca exit 2022 FIFA Club World Cup

Reigning CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca were eliminated from the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup after a 3-5 loss on penalties to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco. The fierce encounter between the two sides ended one all after regulation time with Amloud and Kano scoring for Wydad AC and Al- Hilal respectively. There was a flurry of chances for Wydad Casablanca in the opening minutes of the game, and they even had the ball at the back of the net, but Didier Lamkel's strike was adjudged offside. The over 40, 000 Wydad Casablanca fans made their presence felt as they rallied to support their team with some astounding support, which encouraged the players on the field. Al Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf was the busier of the t...
Senegal clinches double continental glory
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Senegal clinches double continental glory

Senegal confirmed their newly found continental superiority by winning the 7th Championship of African Nation (CHAN) after beating host nation Algeria in the finals on Saturday evening. The Lions secured the historic win through a penalty shoot-out which saw them win 5-4 over host nation Algeria, after regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time at the Nelson Mandela Sports Stadium in Algiers. Senegal last year won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after years of elusion, and made it double by winning the second-tier competition on the continent made for locally based players. Both sides converted their kicks successfully until Algeria player Kendouci hits the crossbar to hand the west Africans their first win. They became the first West African side to win the com...
Rebels FC defender Manuel Agyemang attracting offers after a successful season 
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Rebels FC defender Manuel Agyemang attracting offers after a successful season 

Ghanaian international Manuel Nana Agyemang is attracting interest from some top European clubs after an impressive season with the Indian side, Rebels FC in the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) Super Division league.  The 20-year-old is on the radar of some teams in Asia, Europe, and the African continent chasing for his signature.  In an interview with GNA Sports, he said, "I am excited my work is finally appreciated and this comes as a motivation to me to put in much effort in my career and win more titles going forward”. According to him, it would be a great honor to get his debut call-up to the national under-23, the Black Meteors of Ghana to help his motherland in achieving success both on the continent and on the world stage. Manuel Agyemang played 16 ga...
Adamus commends SWAG for maintaining 47 years of honoring sports excellence in Ghana
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Adamus commends SWAG for maintaining 47 years of honoring sports excellence in Ghana

Adamus Mining Resources, a wholly owned Ghanaian mining company, has hailed the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) for maintaining its hallmark of honoring sports excellence for the past 47 years through its prestigious award event. The group, prior to the 47th SWAG awards, came on board to partner with the association due to its impact in developing sports both in Ghana and on the African continent. Speaking at this year's SWAG awards was Madam Angela List, the Chief Executive Officer of Adamus Mining Resources said " We commend SWAG for its consistency over the years in holding this event. We commend SWAG for not just lifting the torch but keeping the flame burning and lighting the path for our heroes and heroines to be celebrated”. According to her, it was a great hono...
Ghana skipperAndre Ayew seals deal to join Nottingham Forest
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Ghana skipperAndre Ayew seals deal to join Nottingham Forest

Ghanaian international midfielder Andre Ayew has sealed a move to join English premierleague side Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. The experienced Black Stars forward became a free agent in January after mutually terminating his contract with Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd SC. Before the January transfer window was shut on Tuesday, Andre Ayew was offered to Everton and Nottingham Forest but no deal was agreed upon. Today, it can be confirmed that the Black Stars captain has reached a deal with Nottingham Forest to become the latest signing of the side. Sources have confirmed that his former coach at Swansea City, Steve Cooper played a key role in making the deal happen. Andre Ayew, 33, is already in the UK where he is set to sign the six-months contract. ...
Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped
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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

Image caption,Mason Greenwood was arrested in January 2022 after the allegations emerged Charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood. The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year amid allegations surrounding images and videos that emerged online. He was later charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after key witnesses withdrew their involvement. A spokesman said: "We have a duty to keep cases under continuous review. "In this case a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of convicti...
BetPawa PL WK 15: Hearts, Legon Cities share spoils in a feisty derby
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BetPawa PL WK 15: Hearts, Legon Cities share spoils in a feisty derby

Accra Hearts of Oak and Legon Cities shared the spoils in their betPawa Premier League (PL) matchweek 15 encounter at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday evening. The phobias have never beaten Coach Maxwell Konadu in any of the sides he has ever coached, and the results keep this record intact. Hearts of Oak came into the game with a previous lone-goal victory over Medeama SC at Akoo Park, while Legon Cities lost their previous game to Bechem United 3-1 in their week 14 fixture. Both sides created chances with an impressive display but failed to produce goals, with Sadat Mohammed presented with a glorious chance to put Legon Cities in the lead, but his effort was not enough to open the scores. In the 17th minute, Linda Mtange also had a chance to put Hearts ahead, but Michae...