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No leader sensible enough to repair dysfunctional scoreboards – Songo fires

Host of Fire for Fire on Adom TV, Patrick Osei Agyemang popularly known as Country Man Songo has launched a fresh attack on the Ministry of Sports of and Ghana Football Association describing the two institutions as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘useless’. In a typical rant on his show, Songo slammed the …

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Dreams dispatch hearts to lift G-8 Trophy

Dreams FC defeated Hearts 2-1 in the finals of this year’s G-8 competition in a fascinating match played at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday. Goals from Cromwell Abdul Razak and Leonard Owusu ensured victory for the newly promoted Ghana Premier League as they won the trophy for the …

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Neymar scores four as PSG destroys Dijon

Neymar scored four goals and Edinson Cavani became Paris St-Germain’s all-time joint top scorer as the Ligue 1 leaders hammered mid-table Dijon. PSG were 4-0 up at half-time after goals by Angel Di Maria (2), Cavani and Neymar. Neymar scored the next two to complete a 31-minute hat-trick before Kylian …

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Brazil legend Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, although he has not played a game since 2015. Ronaldinho, 37, was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d’Or in 2005. His brother and agent Roberto …

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Kato Ottio died of ‘severe heat stroke’ after training run

Widnes Vikings and Papua New Guinea centre Kato Ottio, who died aged 23, is believed to have suffered severe heat stroke after a training run. The Pacific International Hospital in Papua New Guinea, where he was treated, said he “collapsed during a training session, involving road running”. Ottio signed for …

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January 2018 Transfers and news

The January 2018 transfer window opened on 1 January 2018 and will close at 23:00 GMT on 31 January. We will bring all the latest signings made from the 2017/18 season’s 20 clubs below. This list is correct as of 17:10 GMT, 17 January. Confirmed deals Arsenal In Konstantinos Mavropanos …

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Didier Drogba opens fully furnished school for Ivorian village

Former Ivorian international footballer, Didier Drogba, has inaugurated a school built in his region. It is specifically in the village of Onahio Pokou-Kouamekro. Under the auspices of the Didier Drogga Foundation and with support from Nestle and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), some 350 children can now have access to …

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Ryan Giggs aims to win over doubters

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs insists he will convince fans sceptical of his appointment with success on the field. The Manchester United great, who has yet to decide on his backroom staff, was named as Chris Coleman’s successor on Monday. Some supporters questioned Giggs’ commitment as a Wales player but …

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French FA suspends referee after kicking player

The referee who aimed a kick at a Nantes player before sending him off in a game against Paris St-Germain has been suspended “until further notice” by the French Football Association. As PSG broke into the Nantes penalty area, defender Diego Carlos clipped referee Tony Chapron’s heels in what appeared …

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Swaziland football boss gunned down

The owner of Swaziland’s leading football club, Mbabane Swallows, has been shot dead at close range at a filling station in the capital, Mbabane. Mr Gamedze was killed soon after leaving the Somhlolo National Stadium, having watched his team, the reigning champions in Swaziland, beat Manzini Wanderers 1-0 in the …

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