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The out of form Belgian - Christian Benteke - gave away Palace's chance to go ahead with his poorly struck spok kick that was saved by Asmir Begovic.

English Premier League

With three of the top four teams out of action on Saturday, third off the bottom, West Ham, stunned defending Premier League champions – Chelsea - with a lone goal for their first win under David Moyes.

Nuttal holding Hearts to ransom?

Sports

Accra Hearts of Oak coach, Frank Nuttall, appears to be holding the club’s pre-season preparations to ransom after demanding his return ticket from Scotland where he is currently on vacation with his family.

Russia barred from competing in Winter Olympics

Sports

The International Olympic Committee has barred Russia from the Winter Olympics this February over systemic doping, but will allow some individual Russian athletes to take part under a neutral Olympic flag.

GH₵ 50,000 at stake in Aliu Mahama commemorative match. Photo credit - graphiconline

Sports

Two select-sides representing northern Ghana and Southern Ghana will face-off in a commemorative match in honour of the late Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Sunday, December 10 at the soon to be re-named Tamale Sports Stadium.

Black Maidens beat Gambia 5-1 in first leg tie. (File image)

Sports

The Black Maidens have beaten their Gambian counterparts 5-1 in their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying match played on Bakau, Gambia on Saturday.

College Football Playoff: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama will vie for national championship

Sports

After months of anticipation, we have our four College Football Playoff teams.

1. Clemson (12-1) – For the third consecutive year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff. It is the second time the Tigers have been the No. 1 overall seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015. A decisive 38-3 ACC Championship victory over Miami sealed the deal for Clemson, which only has one blemish on its resume, a 27-24 road loss to Syracuse in a game in which Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant was injured.
Bryant has been excellent in the six games since the Syracuse loss, completing 125-of-186 passes (67 percent) for 1,303 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Clemson entered selection day with eight wins over teams with a .500 or better record, including victories over Auburn and Miami.

 

2. Oklahoma (12-1) – Even after a home loss to Iowa State, Oklahoma has remained within striking distance of the top four spots in the playoff rankings. The Sooners haven't been ranked worse than No. 5 since the selection committee unveiled their initial 2017 rankings in Week 10. Oklahoma's resume only improved since then, with wins over Oklahoma State, TCU (twice, including in the Big 12 Championship), and West Virginia. Plus, the Sooners have one of the most impressive victories of the entire college football season, a 31-16 rout of Ohio State in Columbus.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield is playing like the Heisman Trophy frontrunner and Oklahoma's offense is a well-oiled machine at this point. While the loss to Iowa State was a shocker at the time, the Cyclones finished the regular season with a respectable 7-5 record. Oklahoma makes the playoff for the second time, its first appearance since 2015.

3. Georgia (12-1) – The Bulldogs made the jump from No. 6 to No. 2 after a decisive victory over Auburn in the SEC Championship. They avenged their only loss of the season, a 40-17 defeat at Auburn on Nov. 11. Georgia put itself in position to make the playoff after a road win over Notre Dame in Week 2 and with the exception of their loss to the Tigers, the Bulldogs rolled through SEC play, winning by an average of 29 points in their seven regular season SEC victories.

Georgia is the first non-Alabama SEC team to make the College Football Playoff.

4. Alabama (11-1) – There was no way the committee could leave out a one-loss Alabama, right? Before the Crimson Tide's road loss at Auburn, they had been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every edition of this year's playoff rankings. The Tigers were the hottest team in the country in November, taking down two No. 1 teams at home, so a 26-14 loss to Auburn certainly isn't the worst loss among the teams in the playoff field. After Saturday's conference championship games, the question was whether the committee would value better wins and a conference title (Ohio State) or fewer losses and perhaps a more convincing eye test (Alabama). Well, we found out the answer Sunday afternoon.

Despite not playing in the SEC Championship and a relative lack of perceived quality wins, Alabama beat Florida State when the Seminoles were ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25 Poll, in addition to wins over LSU and Mississippi State. While it took an 11th hour decision by the committee to keep Alabama's playoff streak alive, the Crimson Tide make the playoff for the fourth consecutive year. This is their lowest final ranking in the playoff era, after entering the playoff ranked No. 1 in 2014 and 2016, and No. 2 in 2015.

Who missed the cut?

5. Ohio State

6. Wisconsin

 

Source: NCAA

Mame Biram Diouf latches on to a knock-down from Peter Crouch before firing his left-footed strike past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

English Premier League

Manchester United inched five points closer to the Premier League summit on Saturday after ruthlessly taking advantage of defensive errors to bang in three goals to end Arsenal’s perfect season at the Emirates. The loss dropped Arsenal out of the top four.

File photo - Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Ghana Premier League

Former Accra Hearts of Oak boss, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, is set to make a second return into the coaching field in Ghana.

Ghana Rugby to tender for 2018 international tournaments

Sports

Ghana Rugby also intends to host an international men’s 7s tournament between eight nations that will primarily include West African Rugby Unions
ACCRA, Ghana, November 30, 2017. The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has indicated that it plans to submit tenders to host two international rugby tournaments in 2018.

Africa - 2019 Rugby World Cup: Three African teams could represent Africa during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

Sports

Across 6 countries in 15 two-legged matches, the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup promises 7 days of intense matches pitting Africa's top six men's rugby union nations against each other between 16 June and 18 August 2018. The stakes are particularly high this year, since the 2018 African champion will automatically qualify for  the 2019 World Cup in Japan though the runner-up will participate in a last chance bracket tournament.

Rugby Championship introduces women’s league in historic matches

Sports

The Ghana Rugby Championship (GRCC 2017/18) kicked off in Cape Coast on Saturday 25 November 2017 with the first official Women’s Sevens GRCC in the history of Ghana Rugby.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger scores his first PL goal against Swansea City with a header.

English Premier League

Week 14 of the English Premier League got underway this past Tuesday with Ashley Young scoring two superb goals before Manchester United held off a second-half Watford fightback for an impressive 4-2 win at Vicarage Road that saw them remain 8points behind leaders Manchester City.

File photo - Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Ghana Premier League

Former Accra Hearts of Oak boss, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, is set to make a second return into the coaching field in Ghana.

Aduana Stars formally Crowned 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League Champions

Ghana Premier League

Aduana Stars were this past Sunday formally crowned Champions of the just-ended 2016/17 edition of the Ghana Premier League.

GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has held a meeting with the founder of Ghana Premier League Broadcast sponsors, Star Times, Mr. Pang Xinxing on his trip to China.

Kotoko thrash Hearts of Oak 3-1 to lift MTN FA Cup. Photo - @images_image

Ghana Premier League

Kumasi Asante Kotoko, this afternoon, thrashed archrivals, Accra Hearts of Oak, by three goals to one at the Tamale Sports Stadium to lift the coveted 2017 MTN FA Cup.

The MTN FA Cup cliffhanger: Will it be Asante Kotoko or Accra Hearts of Oak?

Ghana Premier League

The Tamale Sports Stadium will come alive this Sunday as the two most revered clubs in the annals of Ghana football, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak, pitch their strength against each other in the much anticipated final of this year’s MTN FA Cup.

Inter Allies express gratitude to Dreams FC and Coach Karim Zito. Photo credit - IAFC

Ghana Premier League

The management of Ghana Premier League side, Inter Allies, have expressed their sincere appreciation to Dreams Football Club for allowing their Head Coach - Abdul Karim Zito - to take over the technical part of their team.

GPL Week 30 Roundup: Gt. Olympics And Tema Youth Seal Relegation To Division One Soccer, Dwarfs Edge Kotoko Out Of Top-Four Finish

Ghana Premier League

Ultimate matches of this year’s edition of the Ghana Premier League matches came on as expected with relegation threatened Accra Gt. Olympics and Tema Youth securing their exit from the Premiership after going down on the road to Bechem United and Berekum Chelsea respectively.

GPL Week 30 Preview: Pressure mounts on Gt. Olympics and Tema Youth to win as relegation fears loom large on final day. Photo - @images_image

Ghana Premier League

Season ending matches for this year’s edition of the Ghana Premier League will come on this Sunday with all the intrigue on the bottom half of the Premier League table, as the relegation drama heads off into a photo finish with Accra Gt. Olympics and Tema Youth hoping to stave off looming relegation in the Brong Ahafo Region, as guests of Bechem United, and Berekum Chelsea respectively.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulates Aduana Stars

Ghana Premier League

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has applauded Aduana Stars FC for their second Ghana Premier League win  and has congratulated them as champions.

Elmina Sharks owner Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom lambasts Ghana FA

Ghana Premier League

Businessman extraordinaire and owner of Elmina Sharks, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has called out the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for what he considers ongoing shenanigans within the Association that includes football administrators and referees taking bribes to predetermine the outcome of soccer games.

GPL WEEK 29 ROUNDUP: ADUANA STARS WIN GHPL TITLE AS INTER ALLIES, GT. OLYMPICS, AND TEMA YOUTH STAY ALIVE WITH CRUCIAL VICTORIES

Ghana Premier League

Penultimate matches of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season came on as scheduled this afternoon with league leaders – Aduana Stars – avoiding the upset at home, as they roared back from a goal down for the win, and the Premier League title with a game to go.

GPL Week 29 Preview: Aduana stars poised to win GHPL title as Inter Allies, Tema Youth and Gt. Olympics battle to avoid relegation. Photo credit - S. A. Adadevoh

Ghana Premier League

Penultimate matches of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season will come on as scheduled tomorrow with Aduana Stars poised to haul in their second Ghana Premier League title in club history.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Premier League bound Eleven Wonders end season on winning note, Techiman City, and Guan FC all win

GN Bank Division One League

Season ending matches for GN Bank Division one - Zone one – teams came on this midweek with winners of the zone, Premier League bound side – Techiman based Eleven Wonders - notching a second straight win in as many outings to end the season with a tally of 60points.

Action in the GN Bank sponsored Division One football League returned this past weekend with penultimate matches devoid of the usual fanfare.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Karela FC and Dreams FC Promoted to Premiership Division. Eleven Wise, Wassaman, Dunkwa Utd, Dynamo FC and Zein FC Relegated

GN Bank Division One League

The ultimate weekend of this year’s GN Bank Division One League came to a triumphant conclusion for Zones two and three sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC - as they were officially handed their promotion papers to the elite division and a bitter end for Dunkwa Utd and Wassaman United as they joined relegation bound Eleven Wise, Dynamo FC and Zein FC into the abyss of Division One soccer.

GN Bank DOL: Karela and Dreams FC Crowned Champions, Promoted to Premiership Division

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank Division One League sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC – were formally declared winners of Zones Two and Three respectively following the final round of matches played on Sunday.

GN Bank DOL Week 30: Intriguing season ending matches in Zones two and three as relegation beckons for several teams

GN Bank Division One League

GN Bank Division One League season ending games for Zones two and three teams will come on as scheduled this weekend. The main order of business will be the crowning of Karela FC and Dreams FC as Champions of Zones two and three respectively, and the determination of the teams that will join relegation bound Eleven Wise, Dynamo FC and Zein FC into the abyss of Division Two soccer.

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GN Bank Division One League

Penultimate matches for Division One League - Zones two and three teams - came on as scheduled this past midweek. Interestingly, the developing relegation battle will stretch into the last match day of the season as Sekondi Eleven Wise was the only team that categorically sealed their exit to join Zein FC and Dynamo FC from Zone 3 as relegation bound teams.

GN Bank DOL Week 29: Relegation problems pile up for Fijai Real United, Wassaman Utd, Eleven Wise, Young Wise and Okwahu United. Photo credit - @images_image

GN Bank Division One League

Penultimate matches for Division One League - Zones two and three teams will come on at the various league centers today.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Division One League Board (DOLB) wishes to inform clubs and all stakeholders in Zone One that Match day 29 games in the zone will not be played as scheduled.

GN Bank DOL Week 28 Roundup: Dreams FC Seal Premier League Return, Salamina Stun RTU, Relegation Battle Remain Stiff In Zone Two

GN Bank Division One League

Week 28 of the GN Bank Division One League ended joyously for Zone three side, Dreams FC, as they joined Zone two side, Karela FC, as the second team to book their ticket for top-flight soccer in the land come next season. In Zone one, the battle remains far from over with W. NEA Salamina and Techiman City set to slug it out to the very hand.

Breaking: Dreams FC Clinch Record Return to Ghana Premier League

GN Bank Division One League

Barring any unexpected pronouncements from the FA Disciplinary Committee, or any other quarters, GN Bank Division One, Zone One side, Dreams FC have, this afternoon, qualified to play in the nation’s elite soccer division come next season following their 3-0 home rout of Okwahu United.

GN Bank DOL Week 28 Preview: RTU set to play spoiler role, Dreams FC likely to seal tier-one return as relegation battle heats up in Zone two

GN Bank Division One League

The GN Bank Division One League will move a step closer towards the penultimate stage this weekend with Techiman City and B. A. United trying upstage W. NEA Salamina for the top spot. In Zone two, the relegation battle is all that matters as the three bottom clubs continue the battle of overcoming looming relegation. In Zone three, Dreams FC will have the chance to clinch their return to the top-flight division with a win at home this weekend and a Heart of Lions tie or defeat.

GN Bank DOL Week 27 Roundup: Salamina open seven-point lead, Eleven Wise fall into the cellar, Dreams FC hold Planners, Phar Rangers dump 8 goals on Zein FC

GN Bank Division One League

Week 27 of the GN Bank DOL came on as scheduled this past weekend with Premier League bound Karela FC continuing their decimation of the competition, W. NEA Salamina looking like likely favorites to make it out of Zone one, and Dreams FC securing a crucial point on the road to remain in full control of their destiny.

The out of form Belgian - Christian Benteke - gave away Palace's chance to go ahead with his poorly struck spok kick that was saved by Asmir Begovic.

English Premier League

With three of the top four teams out of action on Saturday, third off the bottom, West Ham, stunned defending Premier League champions – Chelsea - with a lone goal for their first win under David Moyes.

Mame Biram Diouf latches on to a knock-down from Peter Crouch before firing his left-footed strike past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

English Premier League

Manchester United inched five points closer to the Premier League summit on Saturday after ruthlessly taking advantage of defensive errors to bang in three goals to end Arsenal’s perfect season at the Emirates. The loss dropped Arsenal out of the top four.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger scores his first PL goal against Swansea City with a header.

English Premier League

Week 14 of the English Premier League got underway this past Tuesday with Ashley Young scoring two superb goals before Manchester United held off a second-half Watford fightback for an impressive 4-2 win at Vicarage Road that saw them remain 8points behind leaders Manchester City.

Mamadou Sakho came to Crystal Palace's rescue at the death with his stoppage-time winner at Selhurst Park

English Premier League

With English Premier League leaders – Manchester City – set to take on Huddersfield City on Sunday, Manchester United drew 5points closer to the summit following a hard fought win at home over an unyielding Brighton side.

Forster, in full dive, was unable to get anywhere near Salah's effort as it made its way into the back of the net.

English Premier League

The English Premier League returned this weekend with leaders, Manchester City, showing no rust from the break, as they ended Leicester’s recent resurgence with an impressive 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium for their 10th straight successive win.

Salah makes it 4-1 with a crisp left-footed shot, again set up by Mane, who completed 77 minutes for Jurgen Klopp

English Premier League

With the top four teams in the English Premier League set to play tomorrow, 2015/16 champions – Leicester City – bungled the chance to climb into the top half of the log, as Stoke City came from behind twice to claim a point in their thrilling game played at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Ghana international Andre Ayew smashes in a rocket for West Ham’s second goal. Photo credit - Reuters

English Premier League

Manchester City continued their plausible run for the title with their eighth straight win for a five-point advantage at the helm.

Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal leaves a trail of flailing Baggies players whilst on his mazey, jinky run from his own half ... Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

English Premier League

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City's all-time goalscoring record on Saturday, as they handed Burnley a 3-0 shutout defeat to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League, following a 2-1 defeat of their closest competitors and rivals, Manchester United by Huddersfield.

Leicester City fire manager Craig Shakespeare. Photo credit - Eurosport

English Premier League

Leicester City have pulled the trigger much early than many expected.

Tammy Abraham celebrates his second goal following a dink from Jordan Ayew. Photo credit – skysports.

English Premier League

The English Premier League returned this weekend with reigning champions – Chelsea – taking yet another blow to their title defense aspirations, as they lost for the second straight time in as many outings, this time, to Crystal City who had lost their seven previous games.

Arthur Masuaku found Sakho unmarked in the box and the forward finished with aplomb, striking the ball high into the net. Photo credite - dailymail

English Premier League

Chelsea’s title defense aspirations took a severe jolt on Saturday as they picked up their second home defeat of the campaign following a lone goal loss to Manchester City that pegged them back six huge points behind the summit.

Senegalese forward, Oumar Diasse, who came on as a second-half substitute for Wayne Rooney at Goodison, turned the game on its head with 2 goals to earn Everton a crucial win. Photo - Reuters

English Premier League

English Premier League title hopeful sides; Manchester City and Manchester United continued their stellar run for the title with respective victories over flailing Crystal Palace who are yet to score a goal this season and Southampton to maintain their hold on the top two spots.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies Retain NWL Title

National Women’s League

Winners of the National Women’s League Northern Zone, Ampem Darkoa Ladies, retained the National Women’s League (NWL) title after edging out Southern Zone winners, Lady Strikers, by a lone goal.

Sanford Women's FA Cup semifinal: Ampem Darkoa and Police Ladies look to keep dream alive

National Women’s League

Semifinal matches for this year’s Sanford Women's FA Cup competition will be honored this weekend in Accra and Sunyani respectively.

NWL Week 11 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa open seven-point lead, Sea Lions edge Police Ladies

National Women’s League

Match day 11 of the National Women's League (NWL) came on as scheduled this past weekend with Southern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa – maintaining their recent winning run with a 5-0 rout of Prisons Ladies on the road. The win, the second for them this half of the season upped their tally to 27 points for the first spot.

Sanford FA Women’s Cup Quarter-finals Roundup: Ampem Darkoa, Prisons Ladies, Immigration Ladies and Police Ladies all move on

National Women’s League

This past weekend’s quarter-finals round of the Sanford Women’s FA Cup competition saw the best team in this year’s National Women’s League – Ampem Darkoa Ladies - continue their remarkable unbeaten run with a comfortable 4-0 win over Real Upper Ladies to keep their hopes of annexing the FA Cup and NWL title alive.

Sanford FA Women’s Cup Quarter-finals Preview: Police Ladies take on Army Ladies, Ampem Darkoa likely to maul Real Upper Ladies as Immigration Ladies clash with Sea Lions

National Women’s League

The Sanford Women’s FA Cup competition will transition into the quarter-final stage this weekend with Police Ladies looking to continue their title defense against Army Ladies, and Ampem Darkoa looking to stay on course for the double as hosts of Real Upper Ladies.

NWL Week 10 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa Rout Northern Ladies, Immigration Ladies move up top as Lady Strikers edge Sea Lions

National Women’s League

Match day 10 of the National Women's League (NWL) ended this past weekend with unbeaten Ampem Darkoa getting back to winning ways, Sea Lions taking a stunning hit to their aspirations at home, and bottommost Real Upper Ladies and Holy Royals unable to take advantage of playing at home to make a push at moving out of the cellar.

NWL Week 10 Preview: Ampem Darkoa, KSA eye double as Sea Lions look to rebound against Lady Strikers

National Women’s League

Match Day 10 the National Women's League (NWL) will come off as scheduled this weekend with Northern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa – under pressure to haul in their first win after three tries and Southern Zone leaders – Sea Lions – in dire need of victory to hold on to the top spot.

NWL Week 9 Roundup: Ampem Darkoa extend winless run to three games, Samaria Ladies thump Sea Lions, Holy Royals end winless run

National Women’s League

Week 9 of the National Women’s League came on as scheduled this past weekend with some very interesting results across both zones.

NWL Week 9 Preview: Ampem Darkoa and KSA clash for top spot as struggling Hasaacas Ladies welcome Police Ladies

National Women’s League

The National Women’s League will continue this weekend with Northern Zone leaders – Ampem Darkoa - looking to end their two game winless run following back to back ties with their fierce rivals – Fabulous Ladies - as they take on a solid second placed Kumasi Academy side on the road.

NWL Week 8 Roundup: Fabulous Ladies hold Ampem Darkoa, Sea Lions crush Hasaacas Ladies, Police Ladies and KSA win

National Women’s League

The second half of the National Women’s League got underway this past weekend following a five week break with Ampem Darkoa and Fabulous Ladies showing no letdown in their rivalry as the two sides played to another pulsating tie.

NWL Week 8 Preview: Ampem Darkoa and Fabulous Ladies set to renew rivalry as Hasaacas Ladies look to overcome poor start to season five

National Women’s League

The National Women’s League will return this weekend with the second half of its fifth season following a two week break with interesting matches scheduled for the various venues.

NWL Week 7 Roundup: Fabulous Ladies End Ampem Darkoa’s Perfect Run, No Rebound For Hasaacas Ladies As They Hold Sea Lions To A Tie

National Women’s League

The first round of this year’s National Women’s League competition came to an end yesterday with Ampem Darkoa holding on to their lead in the Northern Zone and things tightening up more than a bit in the Southern Zone as Immigration Ladies drew Level with Sea Lions for the top spot on 14points.

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