Real Madrid: Does Zinedine Zidane get the credit his Champions League wins deserve?

Real Madrid: Does Zinedine Zidane get the credit his Champions League wins deserve?

“You don’t win three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and 13 out of 14 European knockout ties if you are not a good manager, this is crazy.” When French football journalist Julien Laurens frames Zinedine Zidane’s managerial CV like that on the Euro Leagues podcast, it is hard to disagree.  People do, though. And plenty of them. Despite seven major trophies in four-and-a-half years as Real Madrid boss, the Frenchman continues to be seen by some as more of a club suit than a skilled tactician, a manager whose chief…

GFA: Referee in Ashgold-Hearts penalty controversy banned

GFA: Referee in Ashgold-Hearts penalty controversy banned

The referee at the center of a penalty controversy in a Ghana Premier League game between AshantiGold SC and Accra Hearts of Oak, Gabriel O. Arhin has been punished by the Ghana Football Association. Referee Arhin and Assistant Referee Peter Dawsa have been suspended for the rest of the 2020/21 football season and the first eight matches of the first round of next season. The GFA Match Review Panel announced this decision after reviewing the video footage of the Ghana Premier League Week 19 match played at the Len Clay…

We Made The Super League To Save Football- Florentino Perez

We Made The Super League To Save Football- Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez who happens to be the first chairman of the European Super League has had to deal with a lot of criticisms over the new league. According to Florentino Perez, they are trying to save football and give it another source of income since tragedy struck with the pandemic. He noted that the big clubs faced huge financial loss in the Covid-19 era. Florentino Pere had a chat with El Chiringuito on Monday night where he explained the motive behind the new league. He said: “The biggest…

Sensational Messi scores twice as Barca beat Athletic to win Copa del Rey

Sensational Messi scores twice as Barca beat Athletic to win Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi scored twice, including a stunning solo goal, as Barcelona blew away Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, consigning their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks. It remains to be seen if his seventh Copa del Rey triumph is the last trophy Messi lifts in Barcelona colours but if this was to be a final flourish, the 33-year-old crafted a fitting farewell. Messi’s first goal, and Barca’s third, started with the Argentinian in his own half before a charging run down the…

We haven’t won AFCON title due to ‘Atopa’ in camp – Former Deputy Sports Minister

We haven’t won AFCON title due to ‘Atopa’ in camp – Former Deputy Sports Minister

A lot of theories have been propounded by football enthusiast, pundits and football kahunas as to why a football nation fraught with talented and skilled players have failed to win the AFCON title since 1982. Ghana has gone close since lifting the diadem in Libya in nearly about four decades ago but the latest to bring out another theory is Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, a former deputy minister of youth and sports during the erstwhile President Mahama administration, He says Ghana’s failure to lift the AFCON trophy is the penchant…

Ronaldo Apologizes ‘To All Mothers’ For That Awful Haircut Which Inspired School Kids To Copy His 2002 World Cup Style

Ronaldo Apologizes ‘To All Mothers’ For That Awful Haircut Which Inspired School Kids To Copy His 2002 World Cup Style

Almost 20 years later, legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo has finally admitted what we were all thinking about his haircut for the 2002 World Cup final. Ronaldo had been in electrifying form all tournament as Brazil made it to the showpiece event in Japan and South Korea in 2002, but ahead of the final against Germany he decided to shave his hair off… aside from his fringe. It didn’t look too good then, and the man himself admits it doesn’t look very good when he looks back on it now, either – but fortunately, he sees the funny side. ‘It…

Each Black Satellites player to pocket $10,000

Each Black Satellites player to pocket ,000

President Akuffo Addo has promised each player of the Black Satellites $10,000 for their triumph at the 2021 AFCON U-20 tournament. After presenting the trophy to Ghana’s President at Jubilee House on Tuesday evening, he made a promise of $10,000 to each member of the team and $5,000 to other members of the team. The team will get $5000 in cash and $5000 on a ten-year investment plan. “The country is very proud of your achievement, we have a package for you which I’m sure the Minister, the GFA President,…

10 man Porto knock Juventus out of Champions League in thriller

10 man Porto knock Juventus out of Champions League in thriller

Porto progressed from a pulsating Champions League match on away goals as it ended 4-4 on aggregate against Juventus. A topsy-turvy match saw chances at both ends, a red card, and five goals scored, but it was a brace from Sergio Oliveira that proved decisive. The visitors went into the game 2-1 up from the first leg, and it was they who edged an end-to-end opening to the game as chances came at both ends right from the first whistle. And a goal from the penalty spot after 19 minutes…

You have made Mother Ghana proud – President Akufo-Addo to U-20 team

You have made Mother Ghana proud – President Akufo-Addo to U-20 team

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated the National Under-20 team, the Black Satellites, on winning this year’s African U-20 championship. Ghana beat Uganda 2-0 at the Stade Olympique de Nouakchott in Mauritania on Saturday, March 6, 2021, to lift the trophy on the fourth time. The Black Satellites first won the competition in 1993 and also took it in 1999, and 2009. In a post on Facebook, President Akufo-Addo said: “Congratulations to the Black Satellites for winning Ghana’s 4th AFCON U-20 trophy. Thoroughly deserved victory, and they’ve made Mother Ghana proud. What…

Kotoko set to appoint ex-Real Madrid youth coach as new head coach

Kotoko set to appoint ex-Real Madrid youth coach as new head coach

Asante Kotoko is set to secure the services of former Real Madrid youth coach Kiko Martinez Lopez as the team’s senior team head coach, information reaching footballghana.com has revealed. The Ghanaian giants started the 2020/2021 football season with Coach Maxwell Konadu as the head coach. On the back of a dry run, the gaffer was sacked with assistant Johnson Smith taking over. Due to the fact that the ex-Karela United manager does not have a CAF License A certificate, Abdul Gazale has been registered as the head coach for the…