Coach of the Ghana U-20 Women’s team, Yussif Basigi, has stated that his team is fully prepared to face their Algerian counterpart come Friday. The Princesses left Accra for Algeria on Tuesday for the game in the North African country on Friday night. Black Princesses have been in camp preparing for the first leg encounter against the Algerians in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. Despite admitting preparations wasn't enough for the team, the former Hassacas coach believes his girls are ready for the game. “Preparations wasn’t enough for us but we are getting on. I am very happy for the girls because they have been able to catch up very fast and things are going on well for them,” Basigi told the media. “We are on course. To be able to make to it to the
Neymar scored on his Paris St-Germain debut following his world record £200m transfer from Barcelona. The Brazilian had a hand in all three goals as PSG beat Guingamp to maintain their 100% start to the season. Jordan Ikoko opened the scoring with an own goal moments after Neymar's pass to Edinson Cavani was cut out. Neymar then assisted Cavani with an excellent through ball, before the Uruguayan passed to his new team-mate late on to score from six yards out. The 25-year-old Brazil international, who played on the left side but got involved centrally too, had a bright debut with plenty of flicks and tricks - although most of his shots were blocked before his late strike.
Radamel Falcao scored his fifth Champions League goal of the season Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2004 after an impressive second-leg performance in the last eight against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The Ligue 1 side took a 3- 2 first - leg lead back to Stade Louis II, where kick-off was pushed back five minutes after Dortmund's team bus was delayed. Teenager Kylian Mbappe pounced from close range to increase Monaco's advantage after three minutes and Radamel Falcao headed in soon after to all but put the tie beyond Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit threw on exciting forward Ousmane Dembele and it was a fantastic run from the 19-year-old that set up Marco Reus to lash in after the break. But substitute Valere Germain scored 21
Ghana's Andre Ayew has revealed that he is close to getting to his best after a difficult start with West Ham united in the English Premier league. The Black Stars deputy skipper after a record transfer from Swansea to join the hammers suffered an injury in a game against Chelsea which delayed his progress at the club. He came back before the turn of the year and went to Gabon to play for Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Since his return from the African competition, the former has been showing signs of his qualities for the his side by getting in some goals. “I think I’m getting there,” he observed. “I have said it before, I’m getting there. I know my quality and I’m working hard and my teammates are giving me a lot of confidence. They have a lot of trust in me".
Former Super Eagles striker Peter Odemwengie has joined Indonesian top flight side Medura United. The 35-year-old Nigerian teamed up with the Sape Kerrab Warriors since after a shot stint with Rotherham United. Peter Odemwengie, was unveiled on Monday afternoon to the club's fans in Jarkart where he was given the number 24 shirt. Odemwengie has in the past had stints in the ligue 1 with Lille and in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow before moving to England where he played for clubs like West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Bristol City.
Former Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Micheal Essien has joined Indonesian side Persip Bandung. The 34-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the option of an extension. Essien told the club's website: "Thank you for bringing me here. I'm excited and want to give my best." Teddy Tjahyono, part of the Persib Bandung management, said: "The reason to bring Michael Essien is in order to increase the value of competition in Indonesia." He added: "Opening the door to the other world players to strengthen the team in Indonesia. "The process to bring in players to this part of the world is quite difficult. It took months to negotiate." Essien who has also played for Real Madrid and AC Milan, is the highest profile signing for Indonesian football since Cameroon World Cup hero ...
Ghanaian striker Abdul Majeed Warris second half goal could not save Lorient from losing against Sporting Dijon in their French Ligue 1 game on Saturday. The 25-year-old old converted a beautiful penalty to put his side in a 2-1 lead. But a last- minute goal from Dijon's Pier Lees-Melou ensured the away side walked away with all the three points. The visitors took the lead in the 10th minute through Lois Diony to end the first half of the game. Waris registered his name on the score sheet from the spot after Sylvain Marveaux has leveled the score. He failed to hit a brace in the game when he missed the second penalty opportunity awarded him in the 76th minute. The Ghanaian has discover an impressive form for his club since he was dropped from the Black Stars team.
Former Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been named in the final 23 man squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations. The unattached forward leads his country as the experienced player for this years competition in Gabon. Adebayor, 32, a free agent since his contract expired with Crystal Palace last summer, will be making his fifth appearance at the tournament also veteran goalkeeper Kossi Agassa, 38, is another player currently without a club named in the squad for Gabon. Fulham midfielder Floyd Ayite was included as was another Europe-based forward Ihlas Bebou of German Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf. LeRoy, who guided Cameroon to the 1988 Nations Cup title and has only failed to reach the quarter-finals once, has also included three players from the domestic leagu
ert song Former Cameroon captain Rigobert Song is fit again after a narrow brush with death when suffering a stroke in early October, he explained in an interview published by French daily L'Equipe on Saturday. "I'm back from the brink," the former Liverpool and West Ham defender who led Cameroon to back-to-back African Cup of Nations declared. "My blood pressure was up at like 25 and it felt like my head was exploding," he said of his stroke, suffered at his home in Yaounde October 3. "I was lucky to fall on my side and that way when I went down my tongue came out." "My dog started barking and the concierge came up but didn't dare come in. But then a friend showed up and got me help," he explained. The 40-year-old was airlifted to France for specialist treatment after su
Ghana Black Stars have been hit with a blow as striker Majeed Waris, suffers fresh injury in Lorient's game against PSG. The Ghana forward was replaced by Jimmy Cabot just before the end of first half on Wednesday night after starting the game on a high note. But the inform striker was forced to pull out on a sour note after he picked an injury in their 5-0 lost to PSG at the Parc de Princes in Paris. The Ghana forward was substituted on the 42nd minutes as the visitors trailed by one goal. Majeed Warris has been in though form for Lorient in the ligue 1 scoring in all of their last four games. Coach Avram Grant will be hoping his injury will not prevent him from representing the black stars in the impending AFCON slated for Gabon.