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October 8, 2017 11:48 PM Egypt's 27-Year Wait To Qualify For FIFA World Cup Ends Thanks To Mohamed Salah

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville on Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Salah put Egypt ahead during the second half in Alexandria only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalise two minutes from the end of regular time. Victory gave Egypt an uncatchable 47

October 7, 2017 8:26 PM Chelsea's N'Golo Kante exits France game with apparent hamstring injury

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante left France's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria with an apparent injury on Saturday. Kante was holding his hamstring on his left leg when he was taken off 34 minutes in the game. He was replaced by Adrien Rabiot with France already leading. The loss of Kante could be another injury blow to Chelsea, who are already without 56

October 7, 2017 5:32 AM Liberia's Weah denies contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor

Monrovia - Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the-scenes role in the country's politics. After stepping off a helicopter on his return to the capital, Monrovia, from a nationwide tour ahead of elections on October 10, Weah categorically 51

October 5, 2017 4:23 PM Knowledge of French language can be asset for Ghana – Ambassador

The Ambassador of France to Ghana says knowledge of the French language can be an asset to the country in many ways. Mr Francois Pujolas said knowledge of the French language for a Ghanaian, combined with a French degree, represent a real asset for getting a job in the surrounding French speaking countries, and can contribute to Ghana’s efforts at regional 22

October 4, 2017 10:02 AM Black Queens coach names provisional squad for France friendly

Head Coach of the Ghana Black Queens, Mas Ud Didi Dramani has named a 28 member provisional squad for camping ahead of the International Friendly against France on October 23 in Paris. The squad consists of debutants Gifty Ayew Asare and Peterson Kundok. Experienced player Samira Suleman, who plays as a forward in Iceland for Víkingur Ólafsvík, was not included 55

October 3, 2017 12:14 PM Metro, roads disrupted in Catalonia pro-independence protest

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Metro stations were closed in Barcelona, pickets blocked roads and state workers walked out on Tuesday in protests across Catalonia over a Spanish police crackdown on a banned independence referendum. The stoppages, in response to a call for a general strike by pro-independence groups and trade unions, affected the public sector 35

September 29, 2017 9:18 PM Catalans occupy voting stations to defy Madrid's order to stop referendum

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum cannot go ahead. The central government, which has sent thousands of police reinforcements to stop people voting and has attempted 61

September 29, 2017 1:31 PM Paul Pogba's injury is now 'long-term'

MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has said he considers Paul Pogba to be a "long-term" injury absentee for Manchester United along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo. Pogba has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and will sit out Crystal Palace's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday. Sources have told ESPN FC that the France international 51

September 29, 2017 12:05 AM Trump’s travel ban on Chad makes absolutely no sense

Nasser Weddady is a Boston-based independent consultant working on terrorism, youth movements and countering radicalization. The latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban came with a twist that baffled many Africa watchers: the inclusion of Chad, a country that has played a critical role in fighting Islamist terrorist groups in Africa 51

September 28, 2017 12:51 AM Black Stars to play Saudi Arabia in a friendly

Accra, Sept.27, GNA - The Black Stars of Ghana would play a friendly against Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on October 10, 2017. The match would take place a few days after the Stars match against the Cranes of Uganda in Kampala in the penultimate game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Ghana is in a dicey position to make it to their fourth successive FIFA world 31