Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker will ‘end his career’ at club – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker will ‘end his career’ at club – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life at Barcelona”, the club’s president has said. Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021. “We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to stay,” Bartomeu told Spanish network Movistar. “And so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.” Bartomeu was speaking following the Catalan club’s 4-1 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday evening, which saw them close the gap to leaders Real Madrid…

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes AFCON is tougher than the World Cup

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes AFCON is tougher than the World Cup

Former Ghana defender John Painstil believes the Africa Cup of Nations is tougher than the FIFA World Cup.  According to Painstil, who played in two World Cups and five Nations Cup, the biennial continental competition is strongly contested for because of the rivalries among African countries. “I think the Africa Cup of Nations is stronger than the World Cup,” he told Goal, “because Africans, we know ourselves, and the competition is very high. “I’m not going to talk about the officiating side [of things], because the officiating is fantastic, but…

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

Iconic Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has warned he will take drastic action against scammers who are using fake Twitter identification to damage his hard-won reputation. The 34-year-old is angry by fraudsters who have created several fake accounts to cause harm to his global image. Some bloggers have made news out of unscrupulous account attributed to the former Sunderland hitman. Gyan has issued a strongly worded statement against such fraudsters, warning he will take legal action against media that relies on such fake hubs. Source: Ghana Soccernet

Over $2.2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

Over .2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

The Ghana Football Association says it has spent more than $2.2 million on the 2019/2020 league season which was officially cancelled on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Communication Director of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum, disclosed this hours after the season was declared null and void following the COVID-19 pandemic. “2.2 million dollars was spent on the 2019/2020 football season. This comprises money spent by the FA, StarTimes and MTN. The football association spent at least 6,000 Ghana cedis on every match day. These monies went into paying referees, cameramen and VMO’s,” he…

Griezmann losing the fight to prove he’s not just another Barcelona transfer flop

Griezmann losing the fight to prove he’s not just another Barcelona transfer flop

The France international is no longer assured of a place in the starting line-up as he prepares to face former club Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou As broadcasters began to show replays of Iago Aspas’ late equaliser for Celta Vigo against Barcelona on Saturday, the eyes of all watching Blaugrana supporters focused on the actions of one man. Stood on the end of the defensive wall as Aspas lined up his free kick was Antoine Griezmann. Having been left out of the starting line-up, the France international had been thrown on by Quique…

Liverpool win first Premier League title since 1990

Liverpool win first Premier League title since 1990

Fans across the world celebrate the title, with thousands gathering outside the club’s home ground in Anfield. Liverpool football fans are celebrating after the club won the English Premier League title for the first time in 30 years. Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the title after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea in London, meaning Liverpool could not be caught with a 23-point lead over City with seven games remaining. Despite social-distancing rules and restrictions on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool supporters flocked to Anfield to show their joy at…

Two Ghanaian coaches to participate in FIFA coach educators’ online course

Two Ghanaian coaches to participate in FIFA coach educators’ online course

National U20 (female) Head Coach, Yusif Basigi, and Assistant Coach of the Black Satellites, Evans Augustine Adotey, will be participating in a FIFA Coach Educators’ Individual Mentoring programme. The two coaches participated in the FIFA Coach Educators’ Course (CEC) programme in 2018 and 2019 in collaboration with CAF. As part of internal capacity-building for member associations and the continuous professional development for the coach educators globally, FIFA is implementing the 2020 edition of the programme. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current global situation where football activities are…

Louis Saha advises Thomas Partey to join Manchester United

Louis Saha advises Thomas Partey to join Manchester United

Former Manchester United legend Louis Saha has urged Ghana and Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to join the club in the summer. The 26-year-old is enjoying his best season in LaLiga with Atletico Madrid and with his release clause set at just €50million (£43.5m), it is no surprise he is on the radar of several clubs. Partey, who has three years left on his contract has made 28 league appearances and scored two this campaign. “He’s a top player. He’s a defensive presence and a tremendous prospect. Whether he can…

Happy Birthday GOAT: Lionel Messi reaches 250 assists, a look at his incredible stats this season

Happy Birthday GOAT: Lionel Messi reaches 250 assists, a look at his incredible stats this season

Widely seen as the “Greatest Of All Time”, Lionel Messi has turned a year older today. On the occasion of his 33rd birthday, a look at his mind-blowing stats from this season. Considered as the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) by many, Lionel Messi, celebrates his 33rd birthday on June 24, 2020. The superstar footballer was in action for his boyhood club FC Barcelona on the eve of his birth anniversary and once again played an instrumental role in his side’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. In…

You don’t love football more than Akufo-Addo – Kennedy Agyapong fires ‘football people’

You don’t love football more than Akufo-Addo – Kennedy Agyapong fires ‘football people’

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has hinted on when football will return. The 2019/20 football season in Ghana has come to a standstill following the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Ghana Football Association will make a final decision on the future of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season on June 31. The ban on contact sports has been extended to July 31 by President Akufo-Addo. But, administrators want football to return with preventive measures following the resumption of football leagues in Europe. However, the firebrand politician says administrators…