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October 10, 2018 10:12 AM Goal against Barcelona one of the best of my career – Essien

Former Ghanaian international, Michael Essien says his stunning strike against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League is his best goal. Essien’s exquisite goal was cancelled by Andreas Iniesta in the dying minute of the game as the English side were shown the exit. However, the Chelsea legend describes the goal as one of the best in his football 74

February 8, 2018 9:35 PM Sulley Muntari set for Deportivo trial

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, is on trial with Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna. According to Spanish media outlet Marca, the 33-year old midfielder will train with the La Liga side over the next couple of weeks, and will sign on a free transfer if he impresses. Deportivo Head Coach is Muntari’s former team mate at AC Milan, Clarence Seedorf, and he is desperately 64

November 1, 2017 5:28 PM Borussia Dortmund's Aubameyang and RB Leipzig's Keita nominated for 2017 African Player of the Year Award

Aubameyang, who won the award in 2015 and finished second in 2014 and 2016, is bidding to become only the sixth player to win the award more than once, while Keita is in the running for his first individual accolade after being named on a 30-player shortlist. Current head coaches and technical directors of the affiliated nations of the African Football 132

October 18, 2017 11:31 PM Keita Balde upbeat despite Monaco loss to Besiktas

Monaco forward Keita Balde is upbeat despite his side's 2-1 loss to Besiktas in a Uefa Champions League game on Tuesday evening. Leonardo Jardim's side has now lost two out of their opening three games - with both losses coming on their home turf - and they are currently winless and sit bottom of the Group G log. However, the 22-year-old who joined the French 102

October 14, 2017 12:24 PM Chelsea Ace Tiemoue Bakayoko States Determination to Follow in Footsteps of Blues Midfield Legend

​Chelsea ace Tiémoué Bakayoko has expressed his desire to emulate the successes of his former mentor and Blues icon Claude Makélélé. The 23-year-old was in contact with Makélélé during his time at Monaco, where the former Blues star was the technical director. Bakayoko is set for an extended run in the Chelsea side, following N'Golo Kanté's hamstring 84

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 74

October 1, 2017 5:24 AM Chelsea 'gave everything' in defeat

LONDON -- Antonio Conte insisted that Chelsea "gave everything" despite being outplayed by Manchester City in a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, and added that he does not believe Alvaro Morata's hamstring injury is a serious concern. Kevin De Bruyne's emphatic strike in the 67th minute settled the match in favour of Pep Guardiola's men, who made a Premier 66

September 30, 2017 1:56 PM Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace LIVE: Mate scores plus Premier League latest updates

Express Sport brings you all the best snaps as Manchester United players arrive at the Lowry ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace Man Utd vs Palace 12: Manchester United are dominating here. Mamadou Sakho has already cleared a few balls away but the hosts are knocking on the door of a second goal. Man Utd vs Palace 2: GOAL! Juan Mata puts United 75

September 14, 2017 5:26 AM Alhassan Wakaso named in Vitoria Guimaraes team to play Red Bull Salzburg in UEFA Europa League

Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso will get an opportunity to test his European fortitude when his Guimaraes team play host to Red Bull Salzburg this evening. The 25-year-old joined Guimaraes this summer and made his debut in the 1-0 victory against Boavista last weekend. He was deployed in his favorite holding midfield role where he bossed the game throughout 65

September 12, 2017 8:55 PM Marouane Fellaini the catalyst on Man United's Champions League return

Manchester United dominated throughout on their way to a 3-0 win over Basel in the opening game of their return to the UEFA Champions League. The only major downside was the hamstring injury to Paul Pogba. United were incisive, their passing and movement several levels beyond Basel at times, and their goals again came from a range of scorers -- the crucial 97