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Pep Guardiola’s wife Cristina Serra and two of their three daughters were caught up in the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena that left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The family of the Manchester City manager escaped from the atrocity unhurt, according to reports in Spain. It’s understood that the family members of some City players were also at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night and were unharmed. A message on Guardiola’s official Twitter account said: ‘Shocked. Can’t believe what happened last night. My deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. #Ilovemanchester’ Source:Dailymail.co.uk

Black Starlets Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin says he is looking forward to a cagey battle against Niger but is confident of victory. Ghana will play Niger on Wednesday for a place in the finals at the ongoing Africa under 17 cup of nations in Gabon.They are yet to concede at the competition after scoring nine goals from three games. Ghana defeated the Nigeriens in a friendly prior to the competition but Coach Fabin insists they will attack from all angles to progress to the grand finale “I believe its going to an interesting game because we have played them twice…

Asante Kotoko Coach Frimpong Manso says he is still struggling to find an antidote to the porcupine warriors poor run of form in the league. Manso took over after former coach Zdravko Logarusic was fired after a winless run of four games, a run that has increased to eight games since. He concedes that he is clueless about the cause of the club’s current troubles. “Nothing seems to be working for us. We have tried everything but nothing seems to be working,” he said “Sometimes you think things will turn around but when the match day comes it’s still the…

Tributes have been paid to former Gabon international Moise Brou Apanga who died on Wednesday from a suspected heart attack. The 35-year-old collapsed during a training session with his Gabonese club FC 105 Libreville. He played for the Panthers at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010 and 2012. “We played together, we played against each other but it was always a pleasure to play alongside you,” Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang posted. “Rest in peace my brother.” The Gabon Football Federation (Fegafoot) announced the news and also paid their own tribute. “The country has lost a brave son who has…

The Major League Soccer (MLS) Players Union announced a list of 2017 player salaries in the American top flight on Tuesday, April 25, with Jonathan Mensah emerging as the highest earnest among Ghanaian players in the league. Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah claimed the title of the highest-paid player of Ghanaian descent in the Major League Soccer, with guaranteed salaries (including bonuses) of USD 844, 000 per year. Fellow Ghanaian international David Accam of the Chicago Fire will take home a yearly salary of USD 820, 937 ( USD 68, 411 per month) while Harrison Afful, team mate of Jonathan…

GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that newly appointed Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah will be tasked to end the nation’s 35-year title drought. Appiah will be making a second attempt at the national team job, having coached the Black Stars from 2012 to 2014. His first game will be against Ethiopia in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kumasi on June 9. “We want the Black Stars to win trophies, so ultimately we the Executive Committee and whoever will be given the mantle – as with Kwesi Appiah – is to ensure that we win trophies. “That is…

The Premier League Board (PLB) has directed all Premier League Clubs to observe a minute silence ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures in honour of Coach Herbert Addo. The PLB further directs that all players and match officials should wear black arm bands for this weekend’s fixtures. The former Premier League manager passed away last week after a short illness.

Argentina will appeal the four-match ban handed to Lionel Messi by FIFA, national team secretary Jorge Miadosqui has confirmed. The punishment, which rules Messi out of competitive action for his country until the final World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next season, was announced just hours before Argentina take on Bolivia in La Paz on Tuesday. “We are surprised by the decision that has been taken,” Miadosqui said. “We are very angry because of the way it was handled hours before playing. “We are going to appeal the FIFA sanction. There are previous [examples] to believe the punishment can be decreased.…

Wa All Stars goalkeeper, Richard Ofori is set to leave Ghana for South Africa to complete his transfer to PSL side Mamelodi Sundowns. The Black Stars goalie earned the move after an outstanding 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League season, helping his club, Wa All Stars to lift a first ever league title. The highly rated shot stopper was in South Africa after the 2017 African Cup of Nations but the deal fell through due to failure to complete some paper work. However, Ofori is set to leave Ghana on Thursday Evening for South Africa where he is expected to sign a…

President of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GABF), Gideon Kwarte Quartey, is reported dead. According to a family source, the boxing administrator died in the early hours of Wednesday after complaining of heart pains. The founder of the Dade Boxing Club Gym was expected to cast his votes at the ongoing GOC congress. His demise has come as a shock to the leadership of the sporting federation. Quartey will be remembered for enhancing amateur boxing in the country, leading to the discovery of the likes of WBC Bantamweight Champion Duke Micah. His family is expected to officially inform the pugilists…

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