Which 4 Ghanaian players could have won the Ballon d’Or?

Which 4 Ghanaian players could have won the Ballon d’Or?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year’s Ballon d’Or ceremony was cancelled with Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski almost nailed on to win the award. The year before Lionel Messi won his sixth prize, a moment which marked the 11th time in the last 12 years that either the mercurial forward or Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo had picked up the prize. Luka Modric’s win in 2018 broke the monopoly of the two ‘GOATs’ over one of the world’s top football prizes. Prior to that, however, the Ballon d’Or was hardly…

5 stats that show Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s greatest ever striker

5 stats that show Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s greatest ever striker

Asamoah Gyan is one of the biggest names ever to play football on the continent. His popularity stretches beyond his home nation, Ghana, with Gyan being one of the first names mentioned when Africa’s most influential players are talked about. With Gyan celebrating his 34th birthday today, a number of people have taken to social media to applaud the former Ghana captain for his achievements. Some are also debating where Gyan ranks among the country and continent’s best forwards. At Citi Sports, we’ve put together five stats which show that Gyan is…

NLA partners with Kotoko with 1,000,000-cedi sponsorship deal and Atena Game

NLA partners with Kotoko with 1,000,000-cedi sponsorship deal and Atena Game

The Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Samuel Awuku, and some top management members of the NLA together with the Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko this morning 22nd November 2021 launched the partnership deal with the Kumasi-based club. In August this year, after the appointment of Mr. Samuel Awuku as Director General, the Nana Yaw Amponsah-led Kotoko Management presented a partnership proposal to the NLA. “After the appointment of my boss as Director-General NLA, Nanayaw Amponsah and his management were the first to present a working proposal to…

Jose Mourinho: “I promised Afena-Gyan expensive new boots and now I have to buy them in the morning”

Jose Mourinho: “I promised Afena-Gyan expensive new boots and now I have to buy them in the morning”

Jose Mourinho has revealed he promised to buy Roma starlet Felix Afena-Gyan a new pair of ‘really expensive’ boots after a debut brace, while he lied to the media about his tactical plans against Genoa. The Giallorossi were struggling badly to create genuine scoring opportunities at a rain-drenched Stadio Luigi Ferraris, until 18-year-old Felix Afena-Gyan came off the bench and made all the difference. The teenager was making only his third Serie A appearance when he scored both goals for the 2-0 victory, an angled drive and sensational curler into…

CAFWCL: Hasaacas Ladies vs Mamelodi Sundowns – Preview

CAFWCL: Hasaacas Ladies vs Mamelodi Sundowns – Preview

Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies will take on South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the final of the CAF Women’s Champions League on Friday evening, with the big trophy, and ultimately the history of becoming the first team to win the competition both in the offing. The final is scheduled for 17:00GMT at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo. Hasaacas Ladies: The Hasmal Ladies made it to the Women’s Champions League after beating River’s Angels in the final of the WAFU-B zonal qualifiers and have been unstoppable so far in the competition. Yussif…

FIFA WCQ: Just accept you weren’t good enough – GFA President blasts SAFA amid match fixing allegations

FIFA WCQ: Just accept you weren’t good enough – GFA President blasts SAFA amid match fixing allegations

There has been brewing tension between Ghana and South Africa following last Sunday’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Cape Coast. Ghana, courtesy an Andre Ayew first half penalty, beat the Bafana Bafana 1-0 to top Group G and book a place in the final playoff round, in a game the South Africans just needed to avoid defeat. Since then, the South Africa Football Association has launched a public attack on the officials of the game and have officially filed a complaint to FIFA, citing match fixing and influence of third…

TotalEnergies AFCON trophy arrives in Ghana ahead of tour

TotalEnergies AFCON trophy arrives in Ghana ahead of tour

The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations trophy will arrive in Ghana today, November 16, 2021 as part of a two-day trophy tour of the country. The continental trophy will make a stop at the offices of some selected Total fuel stations in Accra on November 17. The trophy will be accompanied by CAF ambassadors as it makes its way through CAF member states ahead of the tournament in Cameroon early next year. The trophy tour in Ghana forms part of preparations of CAF to whip up interests of participating countries…

2022 WCQ: Play-offs draw explained – Who are Ghana’s potential opponents?

2022 WCQ: Play-offs draw explained – Who are Ghana’s potential opponents?

The final ten teams for the play-off stage of Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers have been decided following Tuesday’s round of matches. Cameroon pipped Cote d’Ivoire to qualification; Nigeria and Algeria also secured their spots despite drawing at home to their closest challengers. Tunisia, meanwhile beat Zambia 3-1 to seal their place. Before Tuesday, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Mali, DR Congo and Ghana had already qualified to the last round. The ten teams will be put into Two pots for next month’s draw, with the pots determined by the teams’ FIFA Rankings. The seeded teams in Pot 1 will be…

Hasaacas Ladies’ Evelyn Badu in pole position for top scorer prize at CAFWCL

Hasaacas Ladies’ Evelyn Badu in pole position for top scorer prize at CAFWCL

Hasaacas Ladies forward, Evelyn Badu is favourite to win the topscorer award at the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League. After scoring the winner in Monday’s semi-final win over Moroccan club ASFAR, Badu now has five goals in four games. Her closest contenders, ASFAR’s Sanaa Mssoudy and Drepoba Stephanie Gbogou of Malabo Kings failed to add to their three goals in yesterday’s semis. However, both have another opportunity to add to their tallies in Thursday’s 3rd and 4th place match. Badu will also get a chance to score more goals as…

It’s Ghana vs South Africa for the second time in a week as Hasaacas Ladies reach CAFWCL final

It’s Ghana vs South Africa for the second time in a week as Hasaacas Ladies reach CAFWCL final

Just a day after the men’s senior national team, the Black Stars earned a narrow and somewhat controversial victory over South Africa, Ghanaian club, Hasaacas Ladies booked their place in the final of the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League against South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns. The final on Friday will climax a week of great tension between the two footballing nations. Winning Friday’s final would cement either club in history as the first-ever winners of CAF’s Women’s Champions League. As such, the match is set to be highly competitive on…