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Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

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Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced. The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women’s and futsal teams. The Premier League club have been given three days to appeal. They have also been fined £460,000, while the Football Association (FA) has been fined £390,000. It comes following a Fifa investigation into Chelsea’s signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore. The world governing body says it found breaches of its rules in 29 cases. The FA has been told it must address its rules regarding the international transfer and registration of minors. HOW DID THIS
Ghana Premier League ranked 21st in Africa

Ghana Premier League ranked 21st in Africa

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The Ghana Premier League is ranked the 21st best in Africa in the last decade by eurotopteams.com. The ranking was done based on points amassed in CAF’s inter-clubs club competitions since February 2019. Within the last decade, Ghana have had only Berekum Chelsea, Medeama SC, Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko SC making the group stages of either the CAF Champions League or the CAF Confederation Cup. This has seen Ghana earning 372 points in that regard and lying 21st from 55 African leagues. The list sees the Tunisian Ligue 1 toppling all other leagues on the continent. Egypt Premier League is in the second place with Morocco, Algeria and DR Congo following in that order. See the Top 25 Leagues in Africa below Table of Contents. Source: ghanaweb
Andre Ayew features as Fenerbache suffer Europa League elimination to Zenit

Andre Ayew features as Fenerbache suffer Europa League elimination to Zenit

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Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew played full throttle as Fenerbache suffered a 3-1 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.  Russian League giants Zenit St. Petersburg have progressed to the Europa League round of 16 stage after beating Fenerbahce 3-1 at Gazprom Arena on Thursday. Despite losing the reverse fixture by a lone goal in Turkey earlier this month, coach Sergei Semak's men put up an impressive performance to seal their passage on 3-2 aggregate. Magomed Ozdoev opened scoring for the hosts in the fourth minute, while Sardar Azmoun doubled his side's lead with barely seven minutes to the end of the first half. Mehmet Topal pulled one back for the visitors in the 43 minute to give his side an away goal advantage should the game end
José Mourinho to host own football show on Russian network RT

José Mourinho to host own football show on Russian network RT

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Manchester United's ex-manager José Mourinho is to host his own show on Russian TV channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, the station says.  Mourinho, 56, will provide analysis of Champions League games in the fortnightly football programme.  "I'm going to talk about football on RT. What else did you think I was going to do?" he says in a promotional video. Mourinho worked as a pundit for the Moscow-based RT network during the 2018 World Cup, which was held in Russia. He was sacked by Manchester United in December after two years at the Old Trafford club, following a disappointing period in which United said it had identified a catalogue of failings.  "After the previous stage of my career was over, everyone wondered what I was going to do next,
GFA presidential hopeful starts social media campaign

GFA presidential hopeful starts social media campaign

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Owner of second-tier club Tema Youth, Wilfred Osei, popularly known in football circles as Palmer has stepped up his campaign to become the next Ghana Football Association President by taking it to social media. He is one of five – the rest being Alhaji Grusah, Nana Yaw Amponsah, George Afriyie and Fred Pappoe – to openly declare they will run for the local federation’s top position when Normalisation Committee finishes its mandate by March ending. Palmer started his campaign last month and he is believed to have interacted with majority of the delegates. However, Palmer has moved to social media to garner more support from the public, launching the hashtag #P4P, which stands for Palmer for President. Wearing a three-piece traditional agbada in classy surroundings, t
“My team is not coming home empty handed” – Satellites Coach

“My team is not coming home empty handed” – Satellites Coach

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Jimmy Cobblah, head coach for the national U-20 team, the Black Satellites, has said, his team knows what is ahead of them going into Saturday’s encounter against Mali in the ongoing Confederation of African Football (CAF) Youth Championship in Niger. According to Cobblah, his team was well prepared physically and psychologically in their do or die clash, as they seek to make it to the medal zone of the competition and possibly qualify for the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Poland later in the year. At a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s fixture at Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niger, Cobblah said “we look ready for this encounter and in times like this, it looks like you are already into the knockout stage of a competition, where you h
Satellites Game Called Off

Satellites Game Called Off

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The national U-20 Football soccer side, the Black Satellites’ opening game against their Burkina Faso counterparts yesterday in the ongoing CAF Africa Youth Championship has been called off due to floodlights issues. A new date, according to a source at the team’s camp would be communicated soon.
Newcastle rock City’s title bid … as United stage late escape

Newcastle rock City’s title bid … as United stage late escape

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Newcastle rock City’s title bid … as United stage late escape Christian Atsu (far right) joins the celebration as Newcastle struck the equalizer MANCHESTER City’s Premier League title challenge was rocked by a stunning 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, while Manchester United’s late escape preserved Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s unbeaten start in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday. City needed a win at St James’ Park to close the gap on leaders Liverpool to one point ahead of the Reds’ clash with Leicester yesternight. But Pep Guardiola’s 100th league game as City manager proved an evening to forget for the champions. Second-placed City’s loss means Liverpool, chasing their first English title since 1990, can move seven points clear with a win over Leicester. It was a remar