Manchester City have completed the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker for an initial £45m on a five-year deal. Walker made 183 Premier League appearances in eight seasons at Spurs and has won 27 England caps. The deal for the defender is worth £50m, including £5m of add-ons. “I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” said Walker. “Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world.” He added: “I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.” Walker, who will wear the number two shirt, is expected to travel with City on Monday for their tour of the USA. City boss Guardiola released three full-backs at the end of last season, including both right-sided players – Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna. He misse
Wednesday Clubs who have made it into the Round of 32 of the MTN FA Cup Competition will know their fate when the live draw is conducted on Wednesday, May 3 2017. Ten Premier League sides, nineteen Division One clubs and three Division Two teams have made it into the next stage of the competition. The Live draw for the Round of 32 will be held at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra at 11:00 am next Wednesday. All media houses and Clubs who have qualified to this stage of the competition are invited to attend the event. Teams for the draw on Wednesday: DIVISION ONE 1. Liberty Professionals 1. Amidaus Professionals F.C 2. Hearts of Oak S.C 2. Danbort F.C
Isaac Amoako has declared that, the tumultuous winless streak Asante Kotoko has been experiencing is over and that, the Porcupines are now back on winning track, following the win in the FA Cup Round of 64 match against Bekwai Youth Academy last Sunday. The goalie’s conviction isn’t only based on the victory chalked at Bekwai. He’s in fact, certain that, his comeback to full activity brings good omen to the team like it has in previous years. Prior to game, Kotoko had played five Premier League matches without victory. The Porcupines thus slipped to fourth from second position on the league table. That sparked loads of supporters’ agitation, which even led to the exit of former Coach Zdravko Logarusic. Isaac Amoako, who has been injured for nearly two years, played n
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would prefer to play "without a referee" in Thursday's derby with Manchester United after criticizing the standard of officiating in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal. Referee Craig Pawson ruled out Sergio Aguero's first-half strike at Wembley. Replays suggested the goal should have stood and City went on to lose the game 2 - 1 after extra time. "I think the referees have to stop this," said Toure. "I am very disappointed. It is not the first time, there have been a couple of times. "Maybe on Thursday we are going to have a better referee or maybe play without a referee - I'd prefer that." Officials ruled that Leroy Sane's cross had gone out of play before reaching Aguero. The Argentina striker later did score to put City a...
The second local transfer window is set to be opened on April, 15 for all clubs in the country including the women league clubs. This comes as a relieve to teams who wishes to strengthen their team in the league. A statement from the GFA reads: The Ghana Football Association wishes to inform all leagues Premier, Division One, All Regional Leagues, Women’s League, All District League and Juvenile Leagues) that the Second Window Registration period would be opened on 15th April, 2017, 00:01hrs GMT. The transfer window is expected to end on 15th May, 2017, 23:59hrs GMT. Clubs are advised to take note accordingly.
The Live Draw for the 2016/2017 MTN FA Cup Round of 64 has being scheduled for Thursday, April 13, at the GFA Secretariat in Accra. The draw involving 16 Premier League clubs, 34 qualified clubs from the Division One League and 14 clubs from the Division Two League will be paired to determine which club qualifies to the next stage of the competition. The 2016/17 edition will mark the seventh year of MTN's sponsorship of the FA Cup competition since its reintroduction in the 2010/2011 football season. Previous winners such as Nania FC failed to make it past the preliminary round of this year’s competition while this year’s Champions Bechem United will begin their title defence from Thursday’s draw. The draw is expected to begin at 11:00am. Here are the teams who will pla
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 ...
EMBITTERED fans of Accra Hearts of Oak yesterday demanded a ‘pound of flesh’ from the club’s Chief Executive, Vincent Sowah-Odotei, after the Phobians slumped 0-1 to visiting Medeama SC in their penultimate Premier League clash at the Accra Sports Stadium. The distressed supporters dreadfully hunted for Odotei like a game in the Dodowa forest, raging to ‘tear him apart’ and the fluky man had to be whisked away in Hollywood style to safety. Odotei crime: They blamed him for masterminding the exit of their trusted Japanese-American trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi which they attribute to the club’s current position. With the hunted man fleeing from their sight, the fans then turned their anger on the club’s management members and chanted obscenities at them. Failure to cr
Congo international moves to Goodison Park on five-year deal Everton have announced the signing of Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old has agreed a five-year deal to move to Goodison Park as Ronald Koeman's fourth senior signing of the summer transfer window. “I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” Bolasie told evertonfc.com. “This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years. “For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge." Yannick Bolasie has made 90 career Premier League appearances Koeman was delighted to complete a deal for the attacki
West Ham Manager Slaven Bilic says he expects Andre Ayew to make an instant impact after joining the club as a record signing. The 26-year-old joined up with his new teammates in training for the first time on Tuesday morning after completing his £20.5m move barely 24 hours earlier. Ayew joins the Hammers as their biggest signing this summer following his stellar debut season in the Premier League with Swansea City. There is thus a weight of expectation on the influential Ghanaian forward but manager Slaven Bilic feels Ayew will be up to it. “Yes, I mean a lot of players make it straight away, and some need a little bit of time to adjust. His first big advantage is that he played in a big, big club like Olympique Marseille, he’s an international and is captain of Ghana and