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October 11, 2018 7:34 AM Kwasi Appiah hints at handing K.P Boateng Ghana call up in future

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is ready to hand Sassuolo midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng another call up after a four-year absence from international duties. The 31-year-old and Sulley Muntari were sacked from the Black Stars camp during the 2014 Fifa World Cup after the duo were accused of masterminding agitations for players’ appearance fees to be paid before 767

March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 149

February 16, 2018 12:31 PM Ghana drops to 54th in February FIFA Ranking

Ghana dropped four places to the 54th position in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA Ranking released on Thursday. The Black Stars had occupied the 50th position in the January ranking but lost 68 points to drop out of the top 50. The Black Stars, however, still remain the 8th ranked team in Africa, behind Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon 74

February 10, 2018 2:37 PM Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or can produce a passport will be able to cross. They fear it will become more difficult for them to enter Colombia once the measures are fully 77

January 20, 2018 1:20 PM Pele resting at home not hospitalized – Spokesperson

Brazil legend Pele is resting at home according to his spokesperson, who dismissed reports he had been taken to hospital with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele – the only player to win three World Cups – withdrew and the FWA said he was being 70

December 21, 2017 12:25 PM Ghana moves up in latest FIFA rankings

Ghana has moved up one place and is now 50th on the latest and final FIFA rankings for the year 2017 released on Thursday. The Black Stars also moved up one place to 8th on the continent overtaking rivals Nigeria in the process. Senegal remain the top ranked team in Africa above Tunisia, with Egypt (31), Congo DR (39) and Herve Renard’s Morocco (40) completing 58

December 1, 2017 7:54 AM Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries

Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines. The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Not too different from Facebook Lite, Twitter has also built a version of its app that’s optimized for developing countries. Twitter Lite minimizes 64

November 30, 2017 9:53 AM Neymar, Cavani send PSG 10 points clear in Ligue 1

Brazil striker Neymar broke Troyes’ resistance as Paris St-Germain took a 10-point lead in Ligue 1 while Monaco lost ground by losing to Nantes. PSG wore down Troyes to win 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from their world-record signing and Edinson Cavani. Lucas Lima’s goal in the 92nd minute gave Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes a dramatic victory that pushed 88

November 27, 2017 6:05 AM Miss South Africa is crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview 96

October 31, 2017 1:05 AM Nomadic herdsmen activities in Ghana: To ban or not to ban?

The clamping down on illegal mining otherwise known in local parlance as “galamsey” [corrupted from gather and sell] remains a watershed moment for many stakeholders of agriculture, environment and water resources in Ghana. All the major drawbacks associated with “galamsey” are likely to be sunk into oblivion in the coming years. Ghana media clarion 89