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Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico

Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico

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Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club. The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days. Spain international Diego Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil. He cannot be registered as a player for the La Liga outfit until January, when the club's transfer window ban comes to an end. The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League. Brazil-born Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico for a reported £32m three years ago. He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for t
Partey Parties in Brazzaville as Ghana wallop Congo

Partey Parties in Brazzaville as Ghana wallop Congo

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The Black Stars of Ghana put up a splendid performance to win 5-1 over the Red Devils of Congo in Brazzaville in their the 2018 World Cup qualifier game played on Tuesday. Five goals from two players Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Thomas Partey ensured the four time African Cup winners record a heavy win over the Congolese at their own backyard. Richmond Boakye Yiadom completed a perfect run fro Thomas Agyepong to put the Ghanaiains in the lead before Thomas Partey added the second in the 25th minute to put Ghana 2-0 up. Ukraine based player Illoy Ayett pull one back for the Red Devils to take the score to 2-1 before Thomas Partey registered his second of the day to take the tally to 3-1 in favor of the away side to end the first half. Back from recess, Partey completed his hat...
Liverpool’s Adam Lallana out for two months

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana out for two months

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London - Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for "a couple of months" due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool's friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday. "This is certainly not news we would have wanted," manager Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool website. "Unfortunately, the damage is such that it will likely mean Adam is out for a couple of months not weeks, so I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September. Beyond that we will monitor and wait and see. "He is a boy with a world-class attitude to everything professionally and he has always come back in good time from injury setbacks since I have been here, so we will see." Lallan...
Bernard Mensah joins Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan

Bernard Mensah joins Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan

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Ghana international midfielder Bernard Mensah has joined Turkish side Kasimpasa on a season long loan from Spanish side Athletico Madrid. Mensah is yet to make an appearance for the Spanish Side since joining them in 2015 on a six-year-deal. This would be the third time he is sent on loan after playing last season with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. "It's my first time of playing outside Portugal and Spain, but I'm ready," Mensah told the Turkish club's website. Kasimpasa have the option to sign Mensah on a permanent deal when his loan expires next year. He also previously spent time on loan at Spanish La Liga side Getafe in the 2015/16 campaign. Mensah made his debut for Ghana in a match against Togo on 8 June 2015 and scored the only goal of the game. He has ...
Ghanaian players celebrate Partey on his birthday

Ghanaian players celebrate Partey on his birthday

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Ghanaian players celebrate colleague Thomas Partey as he turns a year older. The Athletico Madrid midfielder turns 24 today (Tuesday) and his colleagues and team has congratulated him. Partey was part of Ghana's team which walloped Ethiopia 5-0 in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. The former Tema Youth star made his Ghana debut on June 5, 2016 before going ahead to be part of the team after an impressing performance in the 2017 African Cup of Nations. Below are some of the messages sent by colleagues on Twitter Bernard Mensah‏Verified account @oliver_mensah Happy birthday obordobidi enjoy to the fullest.. may God be with you bro .. @Thomaspartey22 Sarfo Maldini‏ @SarfoMaldini12 Happy earth strong day @Thomaspartey22 #God b
Saddick Adams holds first training with Asante Kotoko

Saddick Adams holds first training with Asante Kotoko

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Former Ghana youth striker Saddick Adams has began training with Asante kotoko after sealing a deal with the Porcupine Warriors. The Former Athletico Madrid player on Wednesday afternoon started training at the club's Adako Jachie training grounds where he met with his new teammates. The former Berekum Chelsea marksman is expected to bring sharpness to the team’s attack as they they seek to improve the fortunes of the club in the Ghana Premier League. Saddick could play his first game for the Reds this weekend when they clash with Accra Great Olympics at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in the week 17 of the Ghana league.  
Thomas Partey scores first season goal for Athletico

Thomas Partey scores first season goal for Athletico

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Ghanaian player Thomas Partey was on the score sheet for Athletico Madrid as they wallop Las Palmas in their La Liga game played on Saturday. The Ghanaian midfielder scored one for his side as they beat their opponents by 5 - 0 at the at Estadio de Gran Canaria. The 23-year-old added his name on the scorers of the day five minutes on the pitch after Kevin Gameiro, Saul Niguez and Fernando Torres had scored earlier for Athletico. This is Partey's first goal of the season after he miss the opportunity to score his first goal with a penalty miss some weeks back. In that same game, his countryman Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off after accumulating two yellow cards.
Partey Thomas commits future to Athletico Madrid

Partey Thomas commits future to Athletico Madrid

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Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has extended his stay with Athletico Madrid by signing a long- term contract with the Spanish giants to 2022. "I am very happy and want to keep improving at Atletico," Partey told the club's website. The 23-year-old joined Atletico in 2011 and made his breakthrough into the first team last season after loan spells at Mallorca and Almeria. He has scored three goals in 31 appearances for Los Rojiblancos. Partey was a member of the Ghana side that reached the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Thomas Partey apologies to Ghanaians for AFCON

Thomas Partey apologies to Ghanaians for AFCON

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Athletico Madrid Midfielder Thomas Partey, sent an apology to the Ghanaian fans on their failure to win the 2017 AFCON held in Gabon as they were tasked to do. The Black Stars led by Coach Avram Grant were tasked to win this years trophy to end their 35 year old trophy drought but failed to do after they were beaten 2 -1 by Cameroon in the semi final. And Partey who played in midfield for the Black Stars took to his facebook page to render an unqualified apology for the disappointment of not winning the coveted trophy. "It was the dream and wish of all Ghanaians to win the prestigious cup of AFCON 2017 but unfortunately we couldn't attain that goal . We are sorry for disappointing all Ghanaians around the world who have given us the massive support and rallied ...
Gyan out, Jordan leads team for DR Congo game

Gyan out, Jordan leads team for DR Congo game

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Ghana will be without skipper Asamoah Gyan in today's AFCON quarter - final game against DR Congo in Oyem. The experience striker could not recover on time from the injury he picked up against Egypt on Wednesday. This means young striker Jordan Ayew has been appointed to lead the Ghanaian attack in this afternoon's game. The Aston Villa forward will receive support from his senior brother Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu and Thomas Partey who have been shifted up front.  The Black Stars goes into this game with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Afriyie Acquah and Mubarak Wakaso protecting the back four. Ghana finished behind Egypt with six points in Group D. Below is Ghana's team to play DR Congo Today 1. Razak Brimah 2. Harrison Afful 3. Frank Acheampong 4. John Boye