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Messi to appeal prison sentence 3 days before El Clasico
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Lionel Messi and his father’s appeal against a 21-month prison sentence will be heard three days before El Clasico, according to Spanish media reports. Cadena Ser state the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Messi, will be due in court on April 20 for their appeals after being found guilty on three counts of tax fraud. Prosecutors maintained that Messi and his father used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay as well as shell companies in the U.K. and Switzerland...

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Monday, 27 March 2017
Stars’ video analyst Nus grateful to Ghanaians after departing for Spain
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Spanish coach Gerard Nus has thanked Ghanaians after finally leaving the country for Spain on Sunday. Nus finally paid the US$ 1,000 debt incurred for using the mini-bar, laundry and telephone after initial resistance, enabling him to make his exit. His departure brings to an end the drama between the assistant coach and the Ghana Football Association. He posted on his official twitter page: “Thanks to all people of Ghana. Great memories always from this passionate football country. Back to...

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Monday, 27 March 2017
African football can’t be managed by bandits – New CAF chief
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Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as head of the Confederation of African Football came to an end Thursday, after Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat him in CAF’s presidential election. Mr. Ahmad picked up 34 votes while Mr. Hayatou polled 20. “I’m not a candidate who will serve his personal interests,” Ahmad said in a statement before the voting at a congress in Ethiopia took place, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. “African football cannot be managed by bandits,” He said: “I...

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Monday, 20 March 2017
FIFA bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life
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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to ban Ghanaian match official Joseph Odartei Lamptey from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life. The official was found guilty of breaching article 69 paragraph 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal on 12 November 2016. On the other hand, all charges against...

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Monday, 20 March 2017
Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao as Casemiro strikes winner
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Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points, as they won 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Karim Benzema scored the first goal of the game as Cristiano Ronaldo found space down the left and he crossed for the France striker to put it past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. But, after Keylor Navas had made a wonderful save from Inaki Williams, the Spaniard powered home after a good knockdown from Raul Garcia. However, Casemiro struck...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017
Monaco 3-1 Man City (Agg: 6-6): City out of Champions League on away goals
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Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League on away goals after a 3-1 defeat (6-6 on aggregate) to Monaco in their last-16 second leg on Wednesday. A desperate first-half display at the Stade Louis II saw the visitors squander their two-goal first-leg advantage earned from a 5-3 win at the Etihad two weeks ago. Kylian Mbappe and Fabinho gave the hosts a deserved 2-0 lead as City struggled to cope with Monaco’s attacking brilliance. Pep Guardiola’s side improved markedly after the...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017