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Kotoko's Dr Amo Sarpong banned for 6 months

Ghana Premier League

This was after the DC had found Dr Sarpong guilty of misconduct, having pleaded not guilty to the charge of wrongfully wielding a gun at a match venue by the GFA prosecutor, Raphael Tottimeh.

The Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has suspended Dr Yaw Amo Sarpong, Policy Analyst of Asante Kotoko, from all football matches and competitions for six months with immediate effect pursuant to Article 39.1(a) of the GFA General Regulations.

GFA Special Competition set to kick off Kotoko face tough Aduana test

Ghana Premier League

Another encounter that will attract the headlines is the mouthwatering clash between Accra Hearts of Oak and Dreams FC at the Accra Sports Stadium in the southern zone.

Two local giants, Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars, are expected to thrill fans at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi tomorrow when they clash in the Special Competition of the GFA Normalisation Committee.

Dr Kofi Amoah

Ghana Premier League

Winners of the tier one competition will represent Ghana at next year’s CAF Champions League while the tier two winners will play in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

Fifteen Premier League clubs and 47 Division One sides have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Special Competition organised by the Ghana Football Association's (GFA’s) Normalisation Committee beginning Sunday.

New signee Richmond Ayi shakes hands with AHOSC CEO Mr. Mark Noonan. Image credit - AHOSC

Ghana Premier League

At a brief signing ceremony, AHOSC intimated that the shot stopper had signed a long-term contract but declined to make the full contents of the contract available to the public.

Ghana Premier League club, Accra Hearts of Oak, this afternoon added ace U23 goalie, Richmond Ayi, to their fold, following his departure from WAFA.

Mr. Kim Grant (L) with CEO of AHOSC, Mr. Mark D. Noonan. Image credit - @heartsofoakgh

Ghana Premier League

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Noonan noted that Mr. Grant is the right man at the right time to lead the club’s program.

Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak, has appointed Kim Grant as Director of Football and First Team Head Coach of the club.

CEO of Accra Hearts of Oak SC., Mark D. Noonan

Ghana Premier League

Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak, Mark D. Noonan, has rebuffed claims circulating within several social media platforms and media houses that AHOSC has engaged the services of a German coach.

In this undated image, Sporting Mirren’s Festus Nutakor (Black & yellow jersey) receives medical attention during an MTN FA Cup match against Accra Hearts of Oak. Image credit - @heartsofoak.com

Ghana Premier League

Touching on the increased rate of Ghanaian players migrating to countries like Sudan, Guinea, Congo, and Tanzania to ply their craft, he observed that if salaries are good in Ghana, ...

GN Bank Division One footballer, Festus ‘Nuke’ Nutakor, who plays for Sporting Mirren FC, has bemoaned the current fate of footballers in the country.

FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino. File image

Ghana Premier League

FIFA upon consultation with the GoG and CAF shall establish a normalization committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association;

A delegation of the Government of Ghana (GoG) led by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah (MP), today met with a delegation of FIFA officials, led by the president of FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino.

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, first female Secretary General of FIFA.

Ghana Premier League

Football's world governing body, FIFA, has given the government of Ghana an August 27 ultimatum to withdraw its application to the High Court to commence liquidation process of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) or risk Ghana being banned from all football-related activities.

The acts of the referees depicted in the documentary included allegations of match-fixing and other activities...

Seventy-four members of the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) have been temporarily suspended by the Association, following their implication in match-fixing scandals, in the wake of the documentary by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled #Number12.

GFA liquidation: 'Registrar yet to receive official documentation'

Ghana Premier League

The Attorney General has since the airing of the Anas Expose, being involved in the process of dissolving the GFA.

Madam Constance Takyi, Public Relations Officer of the Registrar of General Department, has said, they are yet to receive any official documentation that grants them the mandate to initiate the process of liquidating, which also involves the control of assets owned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Hearts of Oak announce Winful Cobbinah move to Albanian side KF Tirana

Ghana Premier League

The completion of the contract depends on the talented 26-year old midfielder passing the appropriate medical and physical tests upon his arrival arrival in Albania.

Zylofon Cash Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak, have reportedly reached a contractual agreement with Albanian side KF Tirana for the transfer of Winful Cobbinah.

GN Bank DOL Week 05 Results: Techiman City, Bofoakwa, FC Samartex, Venomous Vipers, Okyeman Planners, and Heart of Lions all win

GN Bank Division One League

Below are the result sof the GN Bank Division One League matches played this past weekend.

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Bofoakwa, Gold Stars at Skyy FC, Okyeman Planners at Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

Week 05 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Young Apostles, Gold Stars at Star Madrid, Gt. Olympics at Kotoku Royals. File image - Tema Youth

GN Bank Division One League

Week 04 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

GN Bank DOL Week 03 Preview: Pressure mounts on Gt. Olympics to win, Gold Stars eye third straight win as Bofoakwa and Salamina look to make gains. File image - Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

Zone two pacesetters, unbeaten Gold Stars, will have the chance to haul in their third straight win as they welcome fellow contenders, New Edubiase, to Bibiani in what is definitely the topmost encounter in the zone this midweek.

The GN Bank Division One League will continue this midweek with the pace a tad slow and tight in zone one, where heavyweights like Salamina, B. A. United, and Bofoakwa have yet to make any noticeable impact. In zone two, perennial contenders, Gold Stars, have already set the pace with two straight wins, while in zone three, preseason contenders like Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, Vision FC, and Tema Youth are yet to hit the field at full speed.

GN Bank DOL Week 02 Roundup: Gt. Olympics continue slow start, Vision FC fall at home, Bofoakwa, B. A. United, Gold Stars, and Hasaacas all win

GN Bank Division One League

Zone two favorites, Gold Stars, lived up to the tag with their second straight win of the season, a lone goal win over Pacific Heroes to take over the top spot in the zone...

The GN Bank Division One League continued this weekend with a mixed bag of results as several of the favorites, Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, and New Edubiase FC struggled to get into a winning rhythm, while several others, Hasaacas, Tema Youth, and Unity FC grabbed notable victories.

GN Bank Division One side, Vision FC. Image courtesy of @@vfootballclub

GN Bank Division One League

And Accra Gt. Olympics will surely have to step things up a notch if their hopes of a fast return to tier-one soccer is going to be a reality, following an unimpressive 1-1 tie with newly promoted side, Agbozume Weavers, last weekend at home.

The GN Division One League will continue this weekend with several of the favorites from the respective zones, Brong Ahafo United, W. NEA Salamina, Hasaacas, FC Samartex, Gt. Olympics, Heart of Lions, and Tema Youth, who all failed to notch a perfect start to the season hoping to rebound this weekend.

GN Bank DOL Week One Roundup: Tough start for favorites as Gt. Olympics, and Salamina bag ties at home, Vision FC, Heart of Lions, Gold Stars, New Edubiase, Bofoakwa and RTU all win

GN Bank Division One League

Zone 3 favorites, Accra Gt. Olympics, saw their campaign get off to a slow start out of the gates. Perhaps, a result of all that energy spent on trying to secure a stay in the premiership through the courts,

Week One of the GN Bank Division One League got underway this weekend with a mixed bag of results, especially for some of the favorite teams, as they failed to secure the expected victories at home, while some of the newly promoted teams surprised with wins at home and ties on the road.

GN Bank DOL Week One Preview: Techiman City, W. Nea Salamina, New Edubiase, Hasaacas, Gt. Olympics, and Heart of Lions eye fast start. File image courtesy of Vision FC

GN Bank Division One League

Barring any unexpected last minute hitches, the highly competitive GN Bank Division One League will kick off this weekend with forty-eight teams divided into three Zones (1,2, and 3), competing for the right to represent their respective zones in the premier division next season.

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.

Man City 6-0 Watford: City thrash Hornets in FA Cup final to claim domestic treble

English Premier League

The contest was effectively over from the moment David Silva finished from close range after 26 minutes, Jesus doubling the advantage before half-time after Bernardo Silva's sublime pass.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus both scored twice as Pep Guardiola's team became the first English men's side to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the same season.

Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City to become Anderlecht player-manager

English Premier League

"I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations," said Kompany, who first joined Anderlecht at the age of six.

Vincent Kompany says joining Anderlecht as player-manager is the "most passionate yet rational" decision he has made after announcing he has left Manchester City.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

English Premier League

Elsewhere on Sunday, Crystal Palace topped visiting Bournemouth by five goals to three, West Ham clinched a top-10 finish with a 4-1 road win at Watford, Newcastle ended the campaign with an impressive 4-0 win at relegated Fulham, and relegated Huddersfield stole a point at Southampton.

Brighton’s attempts to end the season on a high note after surviving relegation fell short as Manchester City roared back from a goal down in spectacular style to hand them a 4-1 thrashing at the Amex, a result that ended Liverpool’s magnificent challenge for the title.

Substitute Divock Origi scored a dramatic late winner as Liverpool beat Newcastle 3-2 to keep their title hopes alive

English Premier League

Cardiff city’s last stance for survival in the Premiership burned out at home Saturday afternoon following a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace that saw hitherto relegation-wary Brighton, who will be in action at Arsenal on Sunday heave a huge sigh of relief as they survived with just two games to go.

Michail Antonio produced a memorable celebration after opening the scoring as West Ham fans went wild in the stands in front of him.

English Premier League

Relegation-wary Brighton survived a scare at home as they came back from a goal down to snatch a crucial point against Newcastle, Southampton sealed their stay in the Premiership ...

With just two games to the end of the season, relegation threatened Cardiff City edged closer to the exit on Saturday following a lone goal loss at already relegated Fulham that left their survival hopes hanging by the thinnest of threads.

Bertrand and Perez both ended up in a heap on the floor before the Newcastle man sprung to his feet to run off in celebration of his second goal.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Fulham boosted their pending departure to the Championship with a lone goal win over Bournemouth, their first away win of the season, and West Ham ...

Game in hand Manchester city took a giant step towards retaining the Premier League title after edging Tottenham Spurs by a lone goal on Saturday in a tension packed game, a result that left closest contenders Liverpool with no choice but to win on Sunday against relegation threatened Cardiff City.

United's No 6 stands tall after scoring his second goal to give his side the lead late on.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Cardiff edged closer to relegation following a 2-0 loss at Burnley, relegated Fulham handed Everton a 2-0 shutout to end a run of nine successive defeats in the league, ...

With the top two teams on the table – Liverpool and Manchester City – set to be in action tomorrow, relegation-wary Newcastle took a big step towards retaining their status in the Premiership following a lone goal victory over Leicester on Friday that saw them increase their points haul to 38, 10 points better than Cardiff, who holds the first relegation spot.

Liverpool's Naby Keïta (8) celebrates scoring the equalizer with teammates Sadio Mane and Wijnaldum. Reuters photo

English Premier League

Saturday saw relegation-wary Burnley boost their survival hopes with an impressive 3-1 away win at Bournemouth, Leicester City made it a fourth straight win at relegated Huddersfield under new boss Brendan Rodgers, and Crystal Palace most certainly ...

Week 33 of the English Premier League got underway this past Tuesday with Fulham securing their return to the Championship following a 4-1 pounding at the hands of Watford that put to bed all mathematical formulations of salvaging their season, and Manchester United missed the chance to move up third on the leaderboard after the Wolves came from behind to hand them a 2-1 loss.

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure points to the sky after scoring what proved to be a consolation goal for the Hornets.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Southampton picked up a crucial lone goal win over Brighton to keep their survival hopes alive, not to be outdone, Burnley boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 win over Wolves, and ...

The English Premier League returned from the international break today with leaders, Manchester City, turning up the pressure on closest title contenders, Liverpool, to win against Tottenham Spurs on Sunday, following a 2-0 win over Fulham.

Raheem Sterling celebrates his hat-trick against Watford.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Newcastle stormed back from two goals down to edge Everton by a goal in a captivating five-goal thriller, Cardiff beefed up their survival hopes with an impressive 2-0 home victory over lacklustre West Ham, and Huddersfield ...

Raheem Sterling's quick-fire second-half hat-trick sent Manchester City four points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday with their closest competition Liverpool waiting to take their turn on the field on Sunday against Burnley FC.

United striker Lukaku dropped his shoulder and came inside the Saints defence before picking out the bottom corner.

English Premier League

Manchester United continued their meteoric ascendency under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (10 league wins) with a late winner against Southampton in an exhilarating five-goal fiesta to ...

Manchester City put up one of their best performances of the season as they overcame injuries to Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones to go two points clear at the top, following a lone goal win over a stubborn Bournemouth side on Saturday. However, hitherto leaders – Liverpool – will have their say over that tomorrow as guests of Everton.

Leicester have sacked manager Claude Puel

English Premier League

City were beaten 4-1 at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday in what proved to be Puel's final game.

Leicester City have sacked manager Claude Puel after 16 months in charge.

NWL Week 01 Fixtures: Ampem Darkoa at KSA, Halifax Ladies at Hasaacas Ladies

National Women’s League

The National Women’s League will kick off this weekend.

2017/18 National Women's League fixtures released

National Women’s League

According to the release, the upcoming season is scheduled to kick off on on Saturday & Sunday April 7 & 8.

The fixtures for the 2017/18 National Women's League has been released by released the Women's League Board.

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.

Chelsea have announced manager Maurizio Sarri has left the club to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Credit: PA

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The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri.

Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea on Sunday after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus.

Thailand's players celkebrate their side's first goal scored by Kanjana Sung-Ngoen during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and Thailand at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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“Everyone was very happy that we at least scored one,” Kanjana said through a translator. “The whole team is very glad.”

A couple of seconds elapsed before a disbelieving Kanjana Sungngoen raised her arms in celebration.

United States' Carli Lloyd , center, celebrates with Lindsey Horan and Tierna Davidson, right, after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Chile at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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Lloyd earned the start after coming off the bench in the opener, and in the 11th minute became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches.

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United States in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women’s World Cup champions to the round of 16.

File image - André Ayew

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Both teams have agreed to play the training match behind closed doors without spectators.

Swansea City forward André Ayew will lead the Black Stars for Saturday’s friendly match against South Africa at the Police Academy Stadium in Al Jalal, Dubai.

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and guard Kyle Lowry, back, celebrate after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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“We the North!” is now “We the Champs!”

Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship.

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sports

Boston will have to console itself with the two major sports championships it has already won in the past year, or the dozen trophies that have been chauffeured through Boston in a parade of the city’s iconic, amphibious Duck Boats.

Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and their first NHL championship.

Hosts France continue 100% start with victory over Norway in eventful game

Sports

France top Group A with six points from two games - three ahead of second-placed Norway and third-placed Nigeria - with one group game left against Nigeria on Monday (20:00 BST).

France are "outsiders" for the Women's World Cup, according to boss Corinne Diacre, despite the hosts all but securing a place in the knockout stage with victory over Norway.

Germany make it two wins out of two with narrow victory over Spain. Getty image

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Efficient and resolute, the Germans remain unbeaten in 14 games since March 2018, while they are yet to lose to Spain after five meetings.

Germany made it two wins from two at the Women's World Cup as they claimed a narrow win over Spain in Group B.

Nigeria players celebrate after taking the lead after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between Nigeria and South Korea in Grenoble, France, Wednesday June 12, 2019.(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday (20:00 BST) in Rennes.

A brilliant goal by former Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women's World Cup - and all but end South Korea's hopes of reaching the last-16.

'BoG Governor Ernest Addison's incompetence is threat to financial sector' - Isaac Adongo

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In the five months that followed, the Governor and his staff continued trumpeting that message until May 31 when they finally collapsed the 386 institutions.

Written By Isaac Adongo - The first week of June 2019 will surely go down in history as a bitter period for shareholders, directors, staff and customers of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and by extension those of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) in the country.

United States' Alex Morgan, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38, a loss to France in Le Havre in January. The team is 7-1-2 overall this year, with six straight wins ...

Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night.

Netherlands' Jill Roord celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between New Zealand and the Netherlands in Le Havre, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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The tough loss after a strong defensive effort means 19th-ranked New Zealand is still looking for its first-ever World Cup victory.

Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both teams Tuesday.

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