Ivory Coast Seydou Doumbia is facing two months on the sidelines after injuring himself diving trying to win a penalty for his Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon. He is set to miss the Elephants' final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Morocco. Ivory Coast's Belgian coach Marc Wilmots confirmed Doumbia had torn a tendon. Doumbia was shown a yellow card for diving and limped off the pitch during Sporting's European Champions League defeat by Barcelona. The 29-year-old went down on the edge of the area as he tried to go past Gerard Pique and then stayed on the ground needing treatment from the Sporting medical team. He was substituted just minutes before half-time and is one of several injuries Wilmots has ahead of the game on Saturday in Bamako. Crystal Palace's ...
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 ...
Liverpool are in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for forward Gelson Martins as they fear being priced out of a move for Roma's Mohamed Salah. Reports in Portugal claim Martins, 22, is the Reds' latest target as talks over Salah stalled after Liverpool's opening offer of £28m was rejected. Roma are believed to want even more than the £40m touted as the original price tag for the 24-year-old Egypt international - leaving Liverpool to consider moving on alternative targets unless the Italian side compromise. Liverpool are understood to have now made contact with Sporting for Portugal international Martins, who has a release clause of about £50m. But this is likely to be negotiable as Sporting have not automatically qualified for the Champions League group stage and are fa
Cameroon will represent Africa in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup competition in Russia. The tournament which begins from June 17 to July 2 will see the African champions face Germany and Chile as they make their second appearance in the competition. The Cameroonians overturned a 1-0 El Neny's goal to beat Egypt 2-1 to lift their fifth AFCON trophy in Gabon. The Indomitable Lions are housed in Group B with Germany, Chile and Australia. European champion Portugal will face hosts Russia in Group A, along with Mexico and New Zealand. Russia will play New Zealand in the opening game in St. Petersburg. Cameroon took part in the the Confederations Cup in 2003 and played a semi-final against Colombia that witnessed one of the poignant incidents in the country's footballing
Former Berekum Chelsea captain Abdul Basit has completed a move to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Maritimo da Madeira the club have confirmed. The Ghana premier league winner signed a three - year deal with the Green and Red lads on Tuesday. Before his move to the Portuguese top flight side, he was a player for Lithuanian side FC Stumbras. Abdul Basit led Berekum Chelsea to win the Ghana Premier League in 2010 and also helped the side to a semi final stage at the CAF Champions League.
Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso has promised to do his best for FC Lorient after signing for the French league one side. Wakaso signed a three - year deal with the French side after a his performance for Portuguese side Rio Ave attracted officials of the ligue one side. “Playing in France was a real goal and being able to do it today is a great pleasure. With my new teammates we have a great challenge to keep the club in Ligue 1. We have the arguments to do it and I will do everything to reach it.” he said. "I know is a difficult task but with the help of my new teammates and also my Ghanaian counterpart Majeed Warris who is also a good friend i believe we can achieve our dream" he added. The 24 year old was the best player for Rio Ave and since been in the best of for
Former Bechem United head coach Manuel Zacharias has joined Dreams FC as the clubs Technical Director the club. The club confirmed the news after the Portuguese trainer completed his move. Zacharias mutually left Bechem United after having a successful season with them winning the FA cup trophy. "Dreams Football Club is delighted to announce Manuel Zacharias as the club’s new Technical Director" the club reported. Zacharias will assist Head Coach C.K Akunnor as they seek to make a quick return to top flight football. The division one league side have been replaced by Tema Youth in the Ghana League after fielding an unqualified player.
Bayern Munich have signed Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels. Several national newspapers linked the 18-year-old Sanches with Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool in the January transfer window. But German giants Bayern have completed a deal for the Portuguese player, who will move to Munich in the summer for an undisclosed fee. And they have also bolstered their defence with the acquisition of Dortmund's German international center-back Hummels on a deal until 2021. Speaking of the Sanches transfer, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "Renato Sanches is a dynamic, technically-gifted midfielder who is strong in the tackle and will strengthen our squad." Sanches was reportedly being targeted by s